List of Top Universities in Turkey
1Adana Alparslan Türkeş University of Science and Technology
Adana Science and Technology University or in Turkish: Adana Bilim ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi, is a public university located in Adana, Turkey. Although the university is newly constructed, it is considered one of the leading universities in the region with its technological infrastructure.
Çukurova University has sixteen faculties, three colleges, seven vocational colleges, three institutes and twenty-six research and application centers. The university campus is located 10 kilometers away from Adana city center, by the Seyhan Dam Lake.
Adıyaman University is a state university, established in 2006 in Adıyaman province, Turkey.
4Afyon Kocatepe University
Afyon Kocatepe University is a state university in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. It was established on July 3, 1992.
5Afyonkarahisar University of Health Sciences
Afyonkarahisar University of Health Sciences (AFSU) was established on 18 May 2018 by leaving Afyon Kocatepe University as a health-themed University in order to contribute to the health service delivery of our country by educating qualified health personnel, to conduct scientific studies in the field of health and to contribute to health technology and pharmaceutical production.
6Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University
Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University is a public higher education institution located in Ağrı, Eastern Anatolia in Turkey. It was formerly the Faculty of Education linked to the Atatürk University of Erzurum. In 2007, the facility was developed to a university named Ağrı Dağı University.
Aksaray University is a public higher educational institution established on March 17, 2006, in Aksaray, Central Anatolia in Turkey. Formerly it was a subunit of the Niğde University. The university has seven faculties, two institutes, two colleges and five vocational colleges.
Amasya University is a university located in Amasya, Turkey. It was established on 17 March 2006.
Ankara University is a public university in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It was the first higher education institution founded in Turkey after the formation of the republic in 1923. The university has 40 vocational programs, 120 undergraduate programs and 110 graduate programs.
10Ankara Music and Fine Arts University
Ankara Music and Fine Arts University is a public university in Ankara, Turkey. It was established on July 1, 2017. The university continues its education with 4 Faculties, 1 institute and 1 vocational school.
11Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University
Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University, shortened AHBV, is a public university in Turkey that was formed on 18 May 2018 by the separation from Gazi University.
12Social Sciences University of Ankara
The Social Sciences University of Ankara – higher education institution in Turkey. One of the attractions of the capital of Turkey is the main campus of the Social Sciences University of Ankara.
Gazi University is a public university primarily located in Ankara, Turkey. It was established in 1926 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as Gazi Teacher Training Institute.
Hacettepe University, established on July 8, 1967, is a leading state university in Ankara, Turkey. By URAP 2019, it is ranked 1st among Turkish universities. The University has two main campuses.
15Middle East Technical University
Middle East Technical University is a public technical university located in Ankara, Turkey. The university puts special emphasis on research and education in engineering and natural sciences, offering about 40 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties, 97 masters and 62 doctorate programs within 5 graduate schools.
16Yıldırım Beyazıt University
Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University is a university located in Ankara, Turkey. It was established in 2010.
17Anka Technology University
Anka Teknoloji Üniversitesi – also known as the Anka University of Technology is a Private Controlled higher education institution located in Ankara, Ankara. The school is Established in 2013 officially accredited and/or recognized by Ankara, Turkey Ministry/ Commission/ Department of Higher Education.
18Ankara Medipol University
Ankara Medipol University one of the modern and greatest universities in Turkey. It is founded by the Foundation for Science and Research in 2018 in order to meet the business world needs and the required capacities in different fields. And the University aims to raise qualified scientists and individuals who have strong abilities in different technological fields that can socio-economic development.
Atılım University is a private university, created in 1997. It is located in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The language of instruction for most courses is English. Education programs are at international standards.
Başkent University was founded on 13 January 1994 by Professor Dr. Mehmet Haberal. The University Center is located in Ankara and also has Medical and Research Centers and Dialysis Centers all around Turkey.
Çankaya University is a private university in Ankara, Turkey. It was established on July 9, 1997, by the Sıtkı Alp Education Foundation. The university began its teaching in the Fall 1997 semester. Sıtkı Alp is the chairman of the board of trustees.
Bilkent University (in Turkish, Bilkent Üniversitesi) is a private university located in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded by Prof. İhsan Doğramacı in 1984, with the aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. It was the first non-profit private university established in the country.
23Lokman Hekim University
Lokman Hekim University started its academic activities in the 2018-2019 academic year. Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Sports Sciences and Vocational School of Health Services, 5 Faculties and 1 School with 7 undergraduate and 9 associate degree programs started teaching life. In addition, the Institute of Health Sciences, 5- master’s program with thesis are continuing education.
24Ostim Technical University
OSTIM Technical University is located in the capital of Turkey “Ankara”, which is a center of the business world and the public sector. The University is surrounded by thousands of multinational companies that most of them have mutual agreements with OSTIM Technical University, the University creates a good environment for all students with internship opportunities during their years of study.
TED University (TEDU) is a young, dynamic university, located in the heart of Ankara. It was founded in 2012 by the Turkish Education Association (TED), which has been pioneering the development of education in Turkey since 1928. With an emphasis on liberal arts education, TEDU aims to foster graduates, who are creative, critical-minded, self-confident and well-rounded.
26TOBB University of Economics and Technology
TOBB University of Economics and Technology is a private non-profit foundation university in Ankara, Turkey.
Ufuk University, located in Ankara, Turkey, was established by the Turkish Foundation of Traffic Accidents in 1999. The University consists of Faculties of Medicine, Law, Education, Science-Literature, Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences.
28University of Turkish Aeronautical Association
The University of the Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA) is a newly established school in Turkey. UTAA was established in 2011 based on the strong experience inherited from the Turkish Aeronautical Association established in 1925. The university is specialized in aviation and related sciences.
29Yüksek İhtisas University
Yüksek İhtisas University or Yüksek İhtisas Üniversitesi (YIU) – private higher education institution in Turkey. Yüksek İhtisas University began its history in 2013. Yüksek İhtisas University is one of the best universities in Turkey, taking its rightful place among the top 5 educational institutions of the country. Despite being one of the youngest educational institutions, Yüksek İhtisas University it ranks in the national ratings of Turkey.
30Police Academy (Police)
Located in Ankara, the Turkish National Police Academy is a public institution of higher education in Turkey dedicated to training its police officers.
Akdeniz University is a campus university in Antalya Province of Turkey. It is the leading higher education and scientific research center of the West Mediterranean region of Turkey. It is 15 minutes away from Konyaaltı Beach.
32Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University is a state university located in Alanya, Turkey. The university was founded in 2015 by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
33Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University
Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasha University is the first and only foundation university established in the province of Alanya, affiliated to Antalya in 2011 by the Hamdullah Emin Pasha Foundation. The decision on the establishment of the university was published in the official gazette dated 3 March 2011 and numbered 27863. Hamdullah Emin Pasha University, 2 faculties, 3 departments and 1 college started education and teaching in the 2014 Academic year, which is based on 16 acres of land allocated Cikcilli Municipality in Alanya. The University’s educational language is English.
34Antalya AKEV University
Antalya Akev University in Antalya is a foundation university that has started in 2015. AKEV Foundation, which provides educational services for students, has begun to prepare for university education within its Kindergarten, Primary School and Anatolian High School. The university is built on a closed area of 16,000 square meters and has two faculties containing 5 departments and a vocational school containing 6 programs. The university, which has the capacity to accommodate 1,500 students; Social facilities, Faculty members’ halls and environment arrangements have been completed and sports facilities and dormitory constructions are under construction.
35Antalya Bilim University
Antalya Bilim University (ABU) started achieving its milestone back in 2012 with a crystal vision and mission to promote quality education through research, highly competent foreign qualified professionals, by use of modern teaching methodologies and determination for world standard students, in order to develop a prosperous and progressive society.
Ardahan University is a university located in Ardahan, Turkey. It was established in 2008.
37Artvin Çoruh University
Artvin Çoruh University is a university located in Artvin, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
38Aydın Adnan Menderes University
Adnan Menderes University was founded in Aydın, Turkey in 1992. The name of the university comes from the former Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes.
Balıkesir University is a public university in Turkey. It was established in 1992.
40Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University
Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University is a state university established in 2015 in Bandırma, Balıkesir, Turkey.
Bartın University is a public university located in Bartın, Turkey. It was established in 2008.
Batman University is one of the 17 new universities established with “Law on Amendments to the Statements Attached to the Law on the Organization of Institutes of Higher Education.
Bayburt University is a public research university in the city of Bayburt, Turkey. The research and education conducted by the university have an emphasis on engineering and natural sciences. The official language of instruction at BU is Turkish.
44Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University
Bilecik University is a university located in Bilecik, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
Bingöl University is a university located in Bingöl, Turkey. It was established in 2007. The University is led by Prof. Dr. İbrahim Çapak.
46Bitlis Eren University
Bitlis Eren University is a university located in Bitlis, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
47Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University
Abant Izzet Baysal University is a university in Bolu, Turkey. It was founded by Izzet Baysal.
48Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University is a public university located in Burdur, Turkey. It was established in 2006. It is named after Mehmet Akif Ersoy.
49Bursa Technical University
Bursa Technical University, is a public research university in Bursa, Turkey. Established in 2010, it is the country’s fifth Technical University. The university consists of six faculties, two institutes and a school. It started education in the 2011-12 semester.
50Bursa Uludağ University
Bursa Uludağ University, located in Bursa, northwestern Turkey, is one of the best public research universities in Turkey. The research and education conducted by the university have an emphasis on International Relations, Medicine, Engineering, Natural & Social sciences and Arts.
51Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University is a Turkish public research university located in Çanakkale province and its surrounding towns. It is a member of the Balkan Universities Network, the European University Association, the International Association of Universities, and the Thrace Universities Union.
52Çankırı Karatekin University
Çankırı Karatekin University is a university located in Çankırı, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
Hitit University is a university in Çorum, Turkey, founded in 2006. The university was affiliated with Gazi University before splitting into an independent university, with existing educational units affiliated to this newly founded university in 2006.
Pamukkale University, founded in 1992 in Denizli in the Denizli Province of Turkey, has 45,000 students and 1400 academicians.
Dicle University is a public university located in Diyarbakır, Turkey, on the eastern side of the Tigris river. The university is one of the oldest and largest higher education institutions in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.
Düzce University is a university located in Düzce, Turkey. It was established in 2006 but its oldest unit, Duzce Vocational School, has existed since 1976. In 2008, the university joined the National Quality Movement and received an Excellence 4 Star Award by the Turkish Quality Association, within the scope of EFQM.
Trakya University, a.k.a. University of Thrace, established on July 20, 1982, is a state university located in Edirne, at Turkey’s European part Eastern Thrace. Trakya University is a regional university with institutions and schools spread over the Thrace region.
Fırat University is a state university based in Elazığ, Turkey. The university was founded in 1975 and named after the Turkish name of the Euphrates River which originates near Elazığ.
59Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University
Erzincan University is a university in Erzincan, Turkey, with more than 25,000 students. It has 11 faculties and 12 high schools. It was established on March 1, 2006, from a number of existing schools. The law school was established in 1987. The university plans to offer a program in cemetery management.
Atatürk University is a land-grant university established in 1957 in Erzurum, Turkey. The university consists of 23 faculties, 18 colleges, 8 institutes and 30 research centers. Atatürk University’s main campus is in Erzurum city, Eastern Anatolia’s largest city. It is now one of the city’s most significant resources.
61Erzurum Technical University
Erzurum Technical University is a public university located in Erzurum, Turkey. It was founded in 2010 as one of the six technical universities in Turkey. The university consists of 6 faculties, 1 graduate school and 3 institutes.
Anadolu University is a public university in Eskişehir, Turkey. The university is ranked by Times Higher Education among the best in Turkey.
63Eskişehir Osmangazi University
Eskisehir Osmangazi University, abbreviated as ESOGU, is located in Eskişehir, in the Eskişehir Province of Turkey.
64Eskişehir Technical University
Eskişehir Technical University is a state technical university in Turkey. On May 18, 2018, it started to provide education in Eskişehir with five faculties, three institutes and two vocational schools on two different campuses.
Gaziantep University is a public university in Gaziantep, Turkey. Gaziantep University has 10 faculties, containing a total of 22 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. Gaziantep is the largest trade and industrial center in the west of Southeastern Turkey.
66Gaziantep University of Science and Technology
Gaziantep University of Science and Technology is a public university in Gaziantep, Turkey. Gaziantep University has 10 faculties, containing a total of 22 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research.
67Hasan Kalyoncu University
Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) – private higher education institution in Turkey. The studies at Hasan Kalyoncu University began in 1998. The campus is located in Gaziantep. You can find the university on Flickr, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, which might tell you more about the day-to-day life of HKU.
Sanko University is a private university located in Şehitkâmil, Gaziantep, Turkey. Established on June 18, 2013, Sanko University was the first thematic university in Turkey to offer education in the fields of medicine and health sciences.
Giresun University is a public university in Giresun, Turkey, founded in 2006.
Gümüşhane University is a university located in Gümüşhane, Turkey. It was established in 2008.
Hakkari University is a university located in Hakkari, Turkey. It was established in 2008.
72Iskenderun Technical University
Iskenderun Technical University is a public university located in İskenderun district of Hatay, Turkey. It was formed on March 31, 2015, by the separation from Mustafa Kemal University. It is a technical university dedicated to engineering sciences as well as provides education in social sciences and music.
73Hatay Mustafa Kemal University
Mustafa Kemal University, abbreviated as MKU, is a public university established in 1992 at Antakya, Hatay Province in southern Turkey. It is named after the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
Igdir University is a university located in Igdir, Turkey. It was established in 2008.
75Süleyman Demirel University
Süleyman Demirel University is a private university in Kaskelen, Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is named after Süleyman Demirel, the former prime minister and president of Turkey.
76Isparta University of Applied Sciences
Isparta University of Applied Sciences is a university which is located in Turkey. It includes five Faculties and has three schools. It offers various degree programs.
The Turkish Military Academy is a four-year co-educational military academy and part of the National Defence University. It is located in the center of Ankara, Turkey. Its mission is to develop cadets mentally and physically for service as commissioned officers in the Turkish Army.
78Air Force Academy
The United States Air Force Academy is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force immediately north of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Turkish Naval Academy is a four-year co-educational military academy and part of the National Defence University. It is located in the district of Tuzla in Istanbul. Its mission is to develop cadets mentally and physically for service as commissioned officers in the Turkish Navy.
Galatasaray University is a Turkish university established in İstanbul, Turkey in 1992, following an agreement signed in the presence of President François Mitterrand of France and President Turgut Özal of Turkey during a ceremony at Galatasaray High School, the mother school of the university.
Boğaziçi University is a major research university in Istanbul, Turkey. Its main campus is located on the European side of the Bosphorus strait. It has four faculties and two schools offering undergraduate degrees, and six institutes offering graduate degrees. Traditionally, the language of instruction is English.
82Istanbul Medeniyet University
Istanbul Medeniyet University is a public university in Istanbul, Turkey. It was established on July 21, 2010. “Medeniyet” is the Turkish word for “civilization” or “culture”.
83Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul Technical University is an international technical university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the world’s third-oldest technical university dedicated to engineering sciences as well as social sciences recently and is one of the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey.
Istanbul University is a prominent Turkish university located in Istanbul. The main campus is adjacent to Beyazıt Square in Fatih, the capital district of the province, on the European side of the city.
Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa is a public university in Istanbul. Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa was formed in Istanbul on 18 May 2018. It takes its name from Cerrah Mehmed Pasha, who gave its name to the Cerrahpaşa, Fatih district in Istanbul.
Marmara University is a public university in Istanbul, Turkey. Erol Özvar replaced M. Emin Arat as rector in 2018.
87Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University is a Turkish state university dedicated to the higher education of fine arts. It is located in the Fındıklı neighborhood of Beyoğlu, İstanbul, Turkey. Mimar Sinan Fine Arts High School in İstanbul and Ankara is not a unit of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.
Turkish-German University is a state university located in Istanbul, Turkey. The university was founded in 2013 with the intent of having an institute merging academic traditions from both Germany and Turkey. The university offers courses in Turkish, English and German.
89University of Health Sciences
The University of Health Sciences is a state university in Turkey established in 2015. It is the country’s only higher educational institution for health sciences. As of 2019, the rector of the university is Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdöl.
90Yıldız Technical University
Yıldız Technical University is a prominent technical university dedicated to engineering and natural sciences as well as social sciences recently and is one of the oldest educational institutions in Istanbul, Turkey. The central campus lies within the Beşiktaş district.
Founded in 2007, Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University is a non-profit foundation university in Istanbul, Turkey, dedicated to the field of health sciences. The founder is Mehmet Ali Aydınlar, an entrepreneur and founder of Acıbadem Healthcare Group, Turkey’s leading healthcare institution.
Plato College of Higher Education was founded with the Cabinet Decision number 14944, dated April 21, 2009. It gained its legal entity status subsequent to the cabinet decision being published in the T.C. Resmi Gazette.
Bahçeşehir University is a private educational institution in Turkey, located at the European side of Istanbul. The Turkish National Assembly authorized the establishment of the University of Bahçeşehir by the Bahçeşehir Uğur Education Foundation in 1998.
Beykent University is a foundation university in Istanbul, Turkey, teaching in English, Russian Combined and Turkish with 29,401 students.
95Bezmialem Foundation University
Bezmialem Vakıf University, originating from the roots of Gureba-i Müslimin, the first modern hospital of the Ottoman Empire that was founded in 1845 by Bezmiâlem Mother Sultana, was transformed into a university in 2010.
Biruni University is one of the Top Turkish Universities and the Ministry of Higher Education accredits it. The University has a fascinating location in Istanbul. The University also pursues to agree with more Universities in Europe, America, Asia, Middle East and Africa by attending conferences and international events.
Doğuş University, is a foundation university located Acıbadem, Kadıköy, İstanbul. It stands on the lower side of Acıbadem Hill.
98Fatih Sultan Mehmet University
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University (FSMVU) is a newly established higher education institute whose goal is to be at the forefront of Turkish higher education and research. Its supporting waqf, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif was, however, established in 1470 and has been providing such facilities for over five centuries.
Gedik University – higher education institution in Turkey. The main building is in Istanbul.
Haliç University is a foundation university, which was founded in 1998 by the Children Leukemia Foundation in Turkey. Haliç University offers 21 academic departments in its five faculties, with three schools, School of Nursing, School of Physical Education and Sport and School of Health Sciences and Conservatory.
Işık University is a private university located in Istanbul, Turkey. The university is a part of the Feyziye Schools Foundation’s Işık Schools, which was established by the Feyz-i Sıbyan School in the city of Salonica on 14 December 1885.
102Ibn Haldun University
İbn Haldun Üniversitesi, IHU, (English: Ibn Haldun University), is a university in Istanbul. IHU was established by the TÜRGEV Foundation, set up by Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 1996 when he was Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. The Rector is Dr. Recep Şentürk. In December 2019, IHU set up a four-year project to improve the understanding of the work of Al-Tirmidhi. It also held a seminar to celebrate the work of Fuat Sezgin.
103Istanbul 29 Mayıs University
Istanbul 29 Mayıs University’s commitment to excellence in teaching and its well-resourced programs attract leading academics. The university’s academic staff consists of Turkey’s leading senior and junior scholars who have received their degrees from prestigious universities in Turkey as well as abroad. They are experts in their subject areas and a significant number of them are either editors or on an editorial committee of national and international periodicals.
104Istanbul Arel University
Istanbul Arel University of High Education Life Learning Education is a private nonprofit university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was established in 2007 by the Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation. Teaching is done mostly in English, and there are bachelor’s, masters and doctoral programs.
105Istanbul Aydın University
Istanbul Aydın University is a private university founded on May 18, 2007, in Istanbul, Turkey by extension of its predecessor, the vocational college of Anadolu BIL that existed since September 26, 2003. The university is a technology center built on an area of 175,000 m².
106Istanbul Bilgi University
Istanbul Bilgi University, officially established in 1996, is a private university located in Istanbul, Turkey. The university has 4 campuses centrally located in Istanbul namely SantralIstanbul, Kuştepe, Dolapdere and Kozyatağı.
107Istanbul Bilim University
Istanbul Bilim University is a private university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was established in 2006 by the Turkish Cardiology Foundation.
108Istanbul Commerce University
Istanbul Commerce University is a private university established in 2001 by the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as doctorate programs in Istanbul.
109Istanbul Esenyurt University
Istanbul Esenyurt University – higher education institution in Turkey. The main building is in Istanbul.
110Istanbul Gelişim University
Istanbul Gelisim University, is a private non-profit university in Istanbul, Turkey. Gelisim Education, Culture, Health, and Social Service Foundation took steps in the direction of establishing a vocational school under the name of “Istanbul Gelisim Vocational School” in 2008.
‘Altınbaş University is a foundation university in Istanbul, Turkey. The university was established in 2008 as Istanbul Kemerburgaz University and changed to its current name in 2017. Altınbaş University has more than 3700 international students from 84 countries, more than 38% of the students are international.
112Istanbul Kent University
Istanbul Kent University is located in the heart of Istanbul and has a unique harmony within the campus, as well as with its surrounding environment. It was founded by the Unimpeded Education Foundation (ENEV) to help in Turkey’s development. ENEV was founded to introduce advanced technology, modern scientific developments, and technology at world standards to teens in order to provide them with a modern, productive, and effective education while offering public service in education, health, and culture.
113Istanbul Kültür University
İstanbul Kültür University is one of the many private universities located in Istanbul, Turkey. It has a total of four campuses all in close proximity to each other in the western part of Istanbul.
114Istanbul Medipol University
Istanbul Medipol University (Turkish: İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi) is a private university in Istanbul, Turkey. It was founded by Health Education and Research Foundation in 2009. Its founder is Fahrettin Koca. The university consists of 12 faculties, 5 institutes and 4 vocational colleges. There are 30.232 registered students studying at the university. The number of undergraduate students is 13.791 and the number of graduate students is 1.361. The number of associate degree students is 11.379. And the foreign student’s number is 497. Some 1.011 academicians lecture at the university and 1.631 administrative personnel work at the university.
115Istanbul Rumeli University
Istanbul Rumeli University is a foundation university founded in Istanbul on April 23, 2015. To bring the scientists who need the society to the country; Knowledgeable, contemporary, equipped, experienced, helpful to collect, aiming to educate young researchers, to be a higher education institution and a center of excellence.
116Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University
Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University is one of the highest-ranking foundation universities in Turkey and a leading research institution in the region.
117Istanbul Şehir University
Istanbul Şehir University was a private, non-profit university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It was established in 2008 by the Bilim ve Sanat Vakfı.
İstinye Üniversity is a private university located in the Turkish capital of Istanbul. It was established as recently as 2015. Funding for the institution came from the MLP Care Group, the largest healthcare company in Turkey.
119Kadir Has University
Kadir Has University is a foundation university in Fatih, Istanbul, established in 1997 by Kadir Has, the late Turkish industrialist and philanthropist.
Koç University is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. It started education in temporary buildings in İstinye in 1993 and moved to its current Rumelifeneri campus near Sarıyer in 2000. Koç University is ranked highest in Turkey according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Maltepe University is a private university located in the Maltepe district of Istanbul, Turkey. It was established on July 9, 1997, by the “Istanbul Marmara Education Foundation”. The institution has a broad scope of education starting from the elementary level to university. The first students graduated in June 2001.
MEF University is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, founded by the İbrahim Arıkan Education and Scientific Research Foundation. It opened in the academic year 2014–2015. It is the first university in the world to adopt the “flipped classroom” educational model university-wide.
Nişantaşı University is a private, non-profit educational institution, founded in 2012 and located in Istanbul, Turkey. The university is supported financially by the Nişantaşı Education and Culture Foundation. It started education in the academic term 2010-11.
124Istanbul Okan University
The university was founded by Okan Holding, a Turkish company, in 1999. The university’s first year of offering education was 2003. The first graduations took place in 2007.
Özyeğin University is a private, non-profit university located in Istanbul, Turkey.
126Piri Reis University
Piri Reis University is a private university founded by the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation in 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey. Named after the Turkish admiral and cartographer Piri Reis, it is devoted to the education of maritime studies.
Sabancı University, established in 1999, is a young foundation university located on a 1.26 million square meter campus which is about 40 km from Istanbul’s city center. Its first students matriculated in 1999. The first academic session started on October 20, 1999.
Üsküdar University, founded by the Human Values and Mental Health Foundation, is the first thematic university of Turkey in the field of Behavioral Health and Sciences.
Yeditepe University is a private foundation university situated in Istanbul, Turkey. Established by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation in 1996, Yeditepe University now claims to be the largest of the 74 foundation universities in Turkey. Students pay fees that vary according to discipline and faculty.
130Yeni Yüzyıl University
Yeni Yüzyıl University was founded in 2009 in Turkey.
131Dokuz Eylül University
Dokuz Eylül University is a university in Turkey. It is located in İzmir, Turkey. It was founded in 1982 and is organized in 15 faculties. DEU is the first university that applied the problem-based learning method in Turkey, beginning in the School of Medicine in 1997.
Ege University is a public university in İzmir, Turkey. It was founded in 1955 with the faculties of Medicine and Agriculture. It is the first university to start courses in İzmir and the fourth oldest university in Turkey. Ege University commonly ranks close to the top among research universities in Turkey.
133İzmir Institute of Technology
İzmir Institute of Technology is a public research university in İzmir, Turkey. İYTE maintains a strong emphasis on the natural sciences and engineering and is the only institute of its kind in Turkey with a special focus on scientific research.
134İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University
İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University is a public university in İzmir, Turkey, established in 2010.
135İzmir Bakırçay University
İzmir Bakırçay University is a public university in İzmir, Turkey. It was established by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on 20 August 2016 with other 3 new universities.
136İzmir Democracy University
İzmir Democracy University is a public university in İzmir, Turkey. It was established by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey on 20 August 2016 with other 3 new universities.
137İzmir University of Economics
İzmir University of Economics, which is the first foundation university in İzmir and in the Aegean region, was established in 2001 by the İzmir Chamber of Commerce Education and Health Foundation. IUE is a non-profit university recognized by the Higher Education Council of Turkey.
138İzmir Tınaztepe University
İzmir Tınaztepe University was founded with the mission of being a higher education institution that focuses on application-oriented education in all disciplines, especially in health sciences, provides services at national and universal standards, supports entrepreneurship with innovative research, and aims to transfer the knowledge of the Tınaztepe Health Group to future generations. It is a health specialty university.
Yaşar University is a university, in Izmir, Turkey on the Aegean Sea. The university faculty teaches in English, with programs at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
140Kahramanmaraş İstiklal University
Kahramanmaraş İstiklal University (KİÜ) started to serve in its new building, whose infrastructure works have been completed. Established in 2018 and serving in Bahçelievler Campus of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University (KSÜ) until today, KİÜ moved to its new building with the new year.
141Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University
Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University is a public university founded in 1992 in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. The university carries out its academic activities in the campus located in the Avsar Campus, Bahceli evler, Karacasu, The Faculty of Medicine and Aksu campuses.
Karabük University is a public university in Karabük, Turkey. It was founded in 2007 as one of the 17 new universities of that time in Turkey.
143Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University
Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University is a public university in Karaman.
Kafkas University is a public higher educational institution established on July 11, 1992, in Kars, Eastern Anatolia in Turkey. It has six faculties, three institutes, three colleges, four vocational colleges and several research and application centers. The university campus is situated 3.5 km southwest of Kars.
Kastamonu University is a public university located in Kastamonu and some of its districts, Turkey. It was established in 2006 after some colleges and schools in Kastamonu, which were administered by Ankara University and Gazi University, were gathered under one institution.
146Abdullah Gül University
Abdullah Gül University is a state university, supported by a philanthropic foundation, located in Kayseri, Turkey. The university, which was inaugurated in 2010, has 5 schools offering 12 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs. All courses at AGU are taught in English.
Erciyes University is a Turkish institute of higher education located in Kayseri, Turkey. As of 4 April 2019, a total of 64,194 students were studying for their bachelor’s degree and postgraduate studies.
Kayseri University is a public university located in Kayseri, Turkey. It was founded on 18 May 2018 by the separation from Erciyes University. The main campus of Kayseri University, 15 Temmuz Campus, is located in Talas district.
149Nuh Naci Yazgan University
Nuh Naci Yazgan University is a university located in Kayseri, Turkey. It was established in 2009.
Kırıkkale University is a university located in Kırıkkale, Turkey. It was established in 1992.
The Kırklareli University was founded in 2007 under the administration of the Trakya University Rectorate Enver Duran. The University is based on a strong background of the Faculty of Engineering, built-in 1992. The University has four faculties, two institutes, seven vocational schools and a school of health, with nearly 10000 students, more than 300 academic and 200 administrative staff. The University is a member of the Balkan Universities Network.
152Kırşehir Ahi Evran University
Ahi Evran University is a university located in Kirşehir, Turkey. It was established in 2006.
153Kilis 7 Aralık University
Kilis 7 Aralık University is located in the city of Kilis, in southeastern Turkey. The name of the university comes from the date when the city of Kilis was liberated from occupation during the Turkish War of Independence – December 7, 1921.
154Gebze Technical University
Gebze Technical University, formerly known as Gebze Institute of Technology, is one of two institutes of technology founded in Turkey; The other one is İzmir Institute of Technology.
The University of Kocaeli is a state university in Kocaeli, Turkey. It was founded as the Academy of Engineering and Architecture of Kocaeli in 1976. The electrical and mechanical engineering departments, basic sciences, and department of modern languages were the original departments of the academy.
156Konya Technical University
Konya Technical University is a public research university in Konya, Turkey. It was established on 18 May 2018.
157Necmettin Erbakan University
Necmettin Erbakan University is a public university in Konya, Turkey.
Selçuk University (Turkish: Selçuk Üniversitesi) is a state-owned higher educational institution, which was founded in 1975 in Konya, Turkey. Selçuk University started education in the academic year of 1976-1977 with two faculties. Faculty of Science and Faculty of Literature, 7 departments, 327 students and 2 permanent lecturers. Selçuk University has significantly improved the state of a modern university by its physical structure, technological equipment and social-cultural facilities in recent years with the rapid development of the new campus.
159Konya Food and Agriculture University
Konya Food and Agriculture University, KFAU is a private university founded in Konya in 2013 by Scientific Research Technology Education and Culture Foundation. The decision on the establishment of the university was published in the Official Gazette dated 18 June 2013 and numbered 28681.
160KTO Karatay University
KTO Karatay University – higher education institution in Turkey. The main building is in Konya.
161Kütahya Dumlupınar University
Kütahya Dumlupınar University is one of the newest universities in Turkey. The university began to operate as a new institution under the name of Kütahya Dumlupınar University on 3 July 1992.
162Kütahya University of Health Sciences
Kütahya Dumlupınar University is one of the newest universities in Turkey. The university began to operate as a new institution under the name of Kütahya Dumlupınar University on 3 July 1992, with the force of governmental decree numbered 3837; before it’s been a part of the Anadolu University with The Faculty of Kütahya Economics and Administrative Sciences which was established on 12 October 1974 as The Business Administration High School of Kütahya under the name of The Economics and Commercial Sciences Academy of Eskişehir.
İnönü University is a public university in Malatya, Turkey. On 28 January 1975, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey ordered the establishment of İnönü University in Malatya, the hometown of the second president of Turkey, İsmet İnönü.
164Malatya Turgut Özal University
Malatya Turgut Özal University, shortened MTÜ, is a public university in Malatya, Turkey which was formed on 18 May 2018 by the separation from Inönü University. As of 2021, the university has 6 faculties, 2 colleges, 1 institute and 8 vocational schools.
165Manisa Celal Bayar University
Manisa Celal Bayar University or is a public research university located in Manisa, Turkey. CBU traces its root back to 1959 as an independent sports and teachers’ college in Manisa. The main campus is in Muradiye district of Manisa. The university is composed of 14 colleges, 3 schools, and 15 vocational schools.
166Mardin Artuklu University
Mardin Artuklu University is a university located in Mardin, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
Mersin University is a public university, built-in 1992 in Mersin province, Turkey. It has about 25,000 students, 1,405 academic staff, and a number of foreign and guest academic staff. The university has research and sports facilities, in Mersin town center and in other towns.
The Çağ University is a private, non-profit university in Mersin Province, Turkey. It was established officially on 9 July 1997 by Bayboğan Education Foundation in Adana. “Çağ” means “epoch”. Situated on the state highway D.400 near Yenice, it is 22 km west of Adana, 18 km east of Tarsus and 45 km east of Mersin.
Tarsus University is a public university in Turkey, Mersin. On May 18, 2018, it was established as a separate university in the Tarsus district with the establishment of academic units affiliated to Mersin University and new academic units.
Toros University is a private university, founded by a foundation. It is located in Mersin; a city on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey, famous for Turkey’s largest seaport.
171Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University
Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University was established in 1992 as a state university with four proposed faculties: the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and Humanities, the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, the Faculty of Technical Education and the Faculty of Fisheries.
172Muş Alparslan University
Muş Alparslan University is a university located in Muş, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
173Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University
Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, commonly referred to as Nevşehir University, is a public institute of higher education established in 2007 located in Nevşehir, Turkey.
Cappadocia Vocational College was founded in 2005 by Ilke Education and Welfare Foundation and has become an important and successful model of vocational higher education in Turkey.
175Ömer Halisdemir University
Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University is a public higher education institution located in Niğde, Central Anatolia in Turkey. It has six faculties, two institutes, two colleges and six vocational colleges. The university campus is situated 6 km southwest of Niğde. The university was renamed in honor of Sgt.
Ordu University is a public higher education established in 2006 in Ordu, Turkey.
177Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University is a university located in Osmaniye, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
178Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University is a state university founded on 17 March 2006 in Rize, Turkey. The university is predominantly science and health-oriented. The university is a member of the Caucasus University Association.
Sakarya University, frequently referred to simply as SAU, is a public research university located in the city of Serdivan, the capital of the Turkish province of Sakarya.
180Sakarya University of Applied Sciences
Sakarya University of Applied Sciences was established with the Decree-Law published in the Official Gazette dated 18 May 2018. The school has 1 institute, 8 faculties, 1 college and 15 vocational schools. These units were affiliated with Sakarya University before the university was established.
181Ondokuz Mayıs University
Ondokuz Mayıs University is a major state university founded in 1975 in Samsun, Turkey. The university bears the name “19 May”, which marks the date when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, came to Samsun in order to start the War of Independence.
Samsun University, is a public university in Samsun, Turkey. It was formed on 18 May 2018 by the separation from Ondokuz Mayıs University. The main campus of Samsun University, the second public university in Samsun, is located in Canik district.
Sıirt University is a university located in Siirt, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
Sinop University is a university located in Sinop, Turkey. It was established in 2007.
185Sivas Cumhuriyet University
Sivas Cumhuriyet University is a public university established in the Sivas Province of Turkey in 1973 at the 50th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey. The main campus of the university is located 5 kilometers away from Sivas city center, settled in an area of 2,720 acres by Kızılırmak River.
186Sivas University of Science and Technology
Sivas University of Science and Technology (Turkish Sivas Bilim ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi), is a public university in Sivas, Turkey. It was founded on 18 May 2018 as the second public university in Sivas province. Sivas University of Science and Technology (SUST) is providing education in technical sciences with the aim of educating students who will contribute to science and technology with a focus on research activities.
Harran University is a state university in Şanlıurfa, Turkey, founded in 1992.
Şırnak University is a university located in Sirnak, Turkey. It was established in 2008.
189Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University
The Namik Kemal University was founded in 2006 under the administration of the Trakya University Rectorate Enver Duran. The University is based on a strong and old background of 26 years.
190Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University
Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University is a public university established in 1992 and primarily located in Tokat, Turkey. The university takes its name from the famous Turkish commander Gazi Osman Nuri Pasha, who was born in Tokat.
191Karadeniz Technical University
Karadeniz Technical University, is a public research university in Trabzon, in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. Established in 1955, it is the fourth oldest university in Turkey. Karadeniz Technical University is a state university institution subject to Law No. 2547 on Higher Education in Turkey.
Trabzon University is a state university in Akçaabat, Trabzon. The university was established on May 8, 2018, including 5 faculties, 7 colleges, 1 state conservatory and an institute previously affiliated to Karadeniz Technical University.
Avrasya University, is the first private university in Trabzon, Turkey. Established in 2010, it is a young university in Turkey.
Munzur University is a university located in Tunceli, Turkey. It was established in 2008 as “Tunceli Üniversitesi”. In time, the university has grown to have 7 faculties, 3 vocational schools, and 6 institutes. It is named after a nearby mountain.
Uşak University is a university located in Uşak, Turkey. It was established in 2006.
196Van Yüzüncü Yıl University
Van Yüzüncü Yıl University is a university in Van, Turkey. The name was “Yüzüncü Yıl University” until June 15, 2017.
The University of Yalova is a university in Turkey’s Yalova Province. The University of Yalova has been founded under Law no 5765 on May 22, 2008, and Prof. Dr. M. Niyazi Eruslu has been appointed as the first rector.
198Yozgat Bozok University
Bozok University is a university located in Yozgat, Turkey. It was established in 2006.
199Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University
Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University is a state university located in Zonguldak, Turkey. The University was founded in 1992 with a primary focus on education in Mining and Engineering.