Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Freedom of Research, of Education, and of Thought.
  • The University makes every effort to prevent the deprivation of its students of educational opportunities due to financial difficulties.
  • The University fosters lifelong learning, continuous improvement and sustainable productivity, and strives to provide the environment necessary.



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.


Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, in line with the international education standards, rapidly reflects the advancements in technology on all facets of the academic life it offers.

With its dynamic, innovative and research-oriented faculty, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University aims to educate the brilliant young generation of the new century to become self-confident, open-minded, and technologically capable adults of the global information and technology society.

Istanbul Kemerburgaz University is awaiting students who will create new pathways into the dynamic future of the world.


Teachers are entitled to full freedom in research and in the publication of the results, subject to the adequate performance of their other academic duties; but research for pecuniary return should be based upon an understanding with the authorities of the institution.


Our objective is to equip the future and the current workforce with new skills and knowledge to contribute to their employability and to the sustainable growth of our community. In this context we are aiming at bringing together the expertise and the competence of our university with the labor force of our country both from the private sector and state and local government institutions.

Life is a process we participate in inevitably. To lead an effectively life and to instill a meaning to it is only possible by spreading the learning process to our entire life.

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

When you arrive in Istanbul, you should expect the following:

  • If you have given your flight details, there will be an airport pick-up facility. The driver from the university together with a student representative will be waiting at the airport with your name written on a sign board.
  • If you will be staying in the dormitory, the driver will take you there or he will take you to your accommodation of your own.
Through the orientation, you will gain essential information about:
  • student health services
  • academic life at IKBU
  • residence permit rules and regulations
  • how to register for classes
  • campus facilities
  • opportunities to meet other international and local students

Housing services

Accommodation is available for Istanbul Kemerburgaz University students in a number of dorms. These dorms are located in the vicinity of the campus and are designed to provide a clean, comfortable, secure and civilized environment for the students. IKBU also offers students an All Inclusive package with their accommodation. This helps students with budgeting their money wisely during their time away from home.

Housing rates include: Basic utilities (Gas/electricity, water & garbage etc.), internet access, general maintenance and gym membership.

Room charges and meal plans are for 9 months, during the study period at the university.

Library services

The library of IKBU has a rich collection of boks and periodicals. IKBU provides the access to the worldwide databases. It is moving rapidly in order to become a modern library supporting scientific and intellectual activities, and using the latest technology while providing service at international standards.

Medical services

According to Turkish legislation, all international students have to be insured by Social Security Institution. This insurance is optional if you have your own insurance. In order to start your GHI, you should have a temporary citizenship number (resident permit).

Your GHI covers your treatment from the hospitals which are in agreement with Social Insurance Institution.

Student Life

Campus life

IKBU Mahmutbey Campus is not only designed for educational life, but also for hosting activities oriented to enrich social and cultural lives of students. In this respect, the campus has many facilities where international conferences, talks with professionals, concerts, festivals, exhibitions etc. can be held.

Sports facilities

IKBU offers many unique and exciting opportunities for students to participate in competitive team sports and stay physically fit at state-of-the-art, world-class training center.

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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