Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University was established in 2010 with a list of qualified scholars to provide high quality education with the aim of contributing the progress of our society and humankind. ?ZÜ's "Science and Grace Base" campus is a unique living space, bringing a historical and natural balance close to the center of Istanbul. 

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • A Campus in History and Nature
  • %13 international students
  • Scholarship for success



Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University was established in 2010 with a list of qualified scholars to provide high quality education with the aim of contributing the progress of our society and humankind. IZU is endeavoring to be one of the world's prominent and comprehensive universities. Its strength lie mainly in the area of social sciences and humanities.


IZU’s objective is to build an internationally renowned institution that meets the aspirations. IZU grooms and fosters intelligent and talented graduates who will lead their people to a better future. “Zaim” means leader in the old language which evidently shows what to be expected of IZU students. They are prospected to be outstanding exemplars for their nation and society who have a good command of foreign languages and powerful abilities to integrate Science and Art. With the cooperation with industry, the business life and international exchange programs IZU students feels the difference starting from their freshman year to their alumni.


  • Mehmet Akif Ersoy Art, History, Literature, Civilization Application And Research Center
  • International Research Center For Islamic Economics And Finance
  • Education, Research And Application Center For Special Talented Children
  • Research Center For Turkish Language Education And Training
  • Research Center For Silkroad Studies
  • Research Center For Distance Training
  • Research Center For Istanbul Studies
  • Research Center For Contunuing Education
  • Research Center For Food And Agriculture Studies
  • Research Center For Local And Regional Policies
  • Halil Inalcik Application And Research Center For History And Social Sciences


IZU guides its students when choosing their career and prepares them for that career with IZU Career Center. IZU seeks to provide oppurtunities for students to put their theoretical knowledge in practice and get the experience of applications. IZU Career Center organizes sectoral introductions, business conferences, focused training sessions and technical trips to top-notch businesses.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)


Student services

  • International Office
  • Erasmus Office
  • Farabi Office
  • Mevlana Office
  • Student Affairs
  • IZU Career
  • Health Unit
  • Psychological Counseling Unit

Housing services

We serve to provide you with a warm and friendly atmosphere in the guesthouses during your university education. Our aim is to facilitate all the services that we promise and accommodate you in a safe and peaceful environment.

In addition to security, comfort and services, we as the guesthouses organize social events and provide various opportunities for our residents.

There are two separate guesthouses for male and female students within IZU Campus. They have been providing comfortable and secure accommodation since then. Students find the best personal space and social environment to develop their academic studies and engage into social activities.

Within the complex of guesthouses there are separate apart rooms.

Library services

We are working to create a library that will be strong and exemplary in a short time with a good collection in every subject, especially the branches of science in the university.

There are two main libraries with large number of books and publications in IZU Campus,

  • Main Librariy
  • Islamic Economics and Finance Library

ICT services

There are 6 computer laboratories in our campus which students can use 7/24,We have high speed internet connection, eduroam wireless network,All our students have IZU e-mail address with free MS office programs and 1 TB One Drive cloud account.

Medical services

The main aim of the Health Center is; to provide medical intervention and care to the staff and the students in emergency health problems with daily policlinic services and to direct the patients to full-fledged hospitals for further examination and treatment if it is necessary.

Students and staff are examined free of charge by contacting the health center directly.

Student Life

Campus life

Are all building of the Organisation locates in one place or are they separated? Is it close to the city? What kind of facilities doest it have? (e.g. supermarket, canteen, hairdresser etc)IZU, students live a real university experience with 650 acres of natural wonder campus. ?ZÜ's "Science and Grace Base" campus is a unique living space, bringing a historical and natural balance close to the center of Istanbul.

An all in one campus in the Istanbul city center

  • Guesthouses
  • Libraries
  • Cafetarias
  • Football Field
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Indoor / Outdoor Sports Facilities
  • Ochards
  • Day Care Center
  • Parking Areas

Sports facilities

  • Football Field
  • Basketball Courts / Indoor, outdoor
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Archery Team
  • Fitness Center
  • Table-tennis Tables

Student clubs

The IZU Student Council, establishes an effective communication between the management of our university and our students, provides the management of the expectations and wishes of the students accurately and effectively.

We have 24 student clubs active in IZU. These are; Communication Club, Mehmet Akif Literature Club, Architecture and Art Club, Music Club, Psychology Club, Guidance Club, Healthy Life and Sports Club, Cinema Club, Children's Clubs, Children's Clubs, Children's Clubs, Free Civilization Clubs, Travel Clubs, Food Clubs, Entrepreneurship Clubs , Social Youth Club, Young Volunteer Club, Science and Law Club, Sociology Club, Social Responsibility Club.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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