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About Istanbul University

Istanbul University — public non-profit university. It is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul University was founded back in 1453, which is why it is among the oldest higher education institutions in the country. Istanbul University is an active member of European University Association (EUA).

The university is among the top-710 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. The educational institution is in 1083 position of Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE).

Istanbul University does research in different fields of study. You can find them on the official site.

LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Establishment year1453
International students7,053
Female students50%

Place in ratings

Rating QS2024#713
Rating THE2023#1083
By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Arts & Humanities282
Life Sciences & Medicine309
Agriculture & Forestry313
Social Sciences & Management355
Engineering & Technology465
Natural Sciences469
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Istanbul University tuition fees

The academic calendar at Istanbul University is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in Turkey. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. For foreign students, the minimal tuition fee at Istanbul University is 2,999 USD per year. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

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Bachelor degree at Istanbul University

In order to enter an undergraduate program at Istanbul University, you must successfully pass the entrance exams.

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Istanbul University campus

The university campus is located in Istanbul. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more.


What to do after graduation

There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this on the embassy website. Graduates of Istanbul University are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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