Istanbul Altinbas University is a non-profit foundation university founded in 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey.  With its exceptional academic staff and visionary institutional values, Istanbul Altinbas University is dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge to fulfill its mission of adding value and delivering free research and development to national and international scientific community.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Centrally located campuses in Istanbul, quality medium education in English.
  • Opportunity to study in an international environment (ranked as top 3 university in Turkey to recruit most international students).
  • Fast and simple application process for prospective students.



Since the university was established by Mehmet Altinbas Education and Culture Foundation in 2008, it has begun to admit students in 2011 and now continues to make its mark day by day in our scientific community through 9 schools, 3 graduate schools, 6 research centers and 30 undergraduate programs, 13 graduate programs and 6 doctorate programs in the Mahmutbey, Bakirkoy and Gayrettepe campuses.


Istanbul Kemerburgaz University is admitting students to its 9 schools and 30 bachelor programs, 3 graduate schools with the aim of becoming one of the most comprehensive and prestigious educational institutions of Turkey. The University was established by Mehmet Altinbas Education and Culture Foundation in 2008 and accepted its first students in the academic year 2011-2012. With its exceptional academic staff and visionary institutional values, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University is dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge to fulfill its mission of adding value to the society.

- Internationally recognized degree,

- Academics from all around the World with reputable degrees,

- State of the arts facilities. 


The conducting projects by our University has arised from 3 to 44 within 4 years. 22 of the ongoing projects are run by our investigators, our academicians are also the researchers in these projects. The 6 of our Projects are funded by the EU Commission. In addition to this, our University has established the Incubation Research Center under the Office of Innovation and Research Projects Department. The aim of this center is to give support for the students and academicians to establish their own firms as start-ups and give the entrepreneurialism to the students and academicians.


IKBU has a Career Development Center which aims to offer a new approach to adjustment of newly defined occupations, organize short-long term education programs, conduct research and consulting projects and make contribution to develop collaborations between private, public and international corporations and the University through the projects. It also makes students to gain practical skills and support their career planning  in order to increase the employability.  

In this sense, the program called Co-op and conducted by the Career Center provide long-term  internship oppurtunities with students in the business life before the graduation.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (5)
Business & Management (4)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)
  • L.L.B. Law
    School of Law


Student services

Our Student Office runs an Orientation Program for international students in September each year. The program takes place from Monday to Friday in the week before the start of the term (week one) and offers new students the opportunity to get to know our campuses, meet other international students and complete essential processes, such as registration and applying for a residency permit, discounted public transportation card, health insurance.

Students are also supported during their whole education life in the sense of their need. 

Housing services

Our Mahmutbey Campus dormitory’s capacity reaches to a large number of students, designed to provide comfortable, secure and cozy environment for our students, including  meal service. Located in a two minutes walking distance to Mahmutbey campus and shuttle services are available to Bakirkoy and Gayrettepe campuses. The dorm offers three types of room for one to four persons, furnished with study desk, wardrobe, mini fridge, bathroom facilities. It also has study rooms, computer halls, cafeteria, fitness room, TV room, lounge, music hall, and free laundry facilities for common use.  Some services such as surveillance system, hot water, security, infirmary room,  wireless internet are also available. 

Library services

IAU Library is to support the university’s teaching, learning, research activities by providing resources and services which is of modern, innovative, user focused (students, all staff, guests) in three campuses. IAU library make use of traditional and technological sources with 55,000 printed books, a large number of e-books and e-journals, in which the numbers reach over  2 million sources.

ICT services

Internet access  offered on the campuses to all students is to use it on their own devices as well as on the laboratories’ and library’s computers in which the number of devices reach 300 in total. With online ticket submission, students also are able to get immediate solutions in the sense of IT services.

Medical services

Located in all IAU campuses, Health Services Unit is open between working hours. Full-time doctor and nurses employed in our unit offer a variety of services. The Unit provides first and immediate medical aid for both staff and students who may suffer a sudden illness or injury during the day. 

Student Life

Campus life

IAU has three campuses which are centrally located in Istanbul. Mahmutbey Campus boasts state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities for the majority of academic subjects. The campus is also home to the Students’ Council, a well-equipped sports center, catered, student guest house, a library, a conference hall as well as shops, a hairdresser, cafes and ATMs.

Gayrettepe Campus is home to Graduate Schools and School of Management. Students also find teaching and research facilities, a library and cafes.

Bakirkoy Campus hosts the health sciences programs and is very well equipped and designed for this purpose. 

Sports facilities

Istanbul Altinbas University sports facilities are provided with students to support their physical and psychological wellness. Our athletic amenities include the following:

  • An indoor gym  in the dormitory
  • An outdoor and and indoor basketball court
  • An outdoor football field
  • An outdoor volleyball
  • A pilates studio
  • An indoor table tennis area

IKBU has also sports teams as follows;

  • Male and female basketball team
  • Male and female volleyball team
  • Male futsal team
  • Table tennis team 

Student clubs

IAU has sixty student clubs which are centers for activities that contribute to the socializing of the students promoting their senses of sharing and solidarity. In our university, student clubs are formed in accordance with the demands and inclinations of the students, with their own will. Clubs functioning in various areas like music, sports, art, entrepreneurship, law, psychology, etc , to prepare the students to the future and contribute to the enrichment of their cultural and social lives. Club activities and membership are open to all the students. Students can freely establish new clubs in accordance with their hobbies or interests.


The ongoing accreditation list:

- Jordan,

- Nigeria,

- Iran


Listed in Iraq and Libyan Government Scholarships body.

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