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İzmir University of Economics

Izmir University of Economics (IUE) is the first foundation University of Izmir and the Aegean Region, which is established by the Izmir Chamber of Commerce Education and Health Foundation in 2001. The Mission of IUE is to educate and equip qualified students with leadership attributes, entrepreneurial capabilities, critical thinking skills and the ability to contribute valuable research in a variety of scientific areas. The Vision of IUE is to become a preeminent institution of higher learning at the forefront of education on a universal level and to pioneer valuable research in a variety of disciplines.

IUE is currently hosting international students from 5 continents and 61 countries, and also among the top universities of Turkey having international faculty. The medium of instruction at IUE is completely English for all programs (except Faculty of Law and Vocational Schools) and it is compulsory during the entire study period for all undergraduate students to choose and keep learning a second foreign language out of 10 language alternatives; German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish. With the start of 2015-2016 academic year IUE built most up-to-date smart classes and launched to be “the first and unique smart campus of Turkey” and to be “one of the leading smart campuses of the globe”.


IUE welcomes international students from all around the world in the friendly and tolerant atmosphere of İzmir.

Why study at IUE?:

  • English medium of instruction for all courses
  • Compulsory second foreign language
  • High quality education in undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Qualified International Academic Staff
  • Strong Infrastructure
  • The first and unique smart campus of Turkey
  • A wide variety of programs and courses
  • Easy course transfer
  • Close international academic relations with distinctive universities around the world
  • Internationally recognized diploma
  • An international environment with students from 5 continents, 61 countries


The University currently has 8 Faculties, 2 Schools, 3 Vocational Schools, 3 Graduate Schools, and 9 Research Centres.

These academic units offer 37 different undergraduate programs, 37 master programs, and 9 different PhD programs.

Seven of the undergraduate programs being offered are dual diploma programs executed jointly with the USA-(SUNY) New York State University.

İzmir University of Economics has ERASMUS program agreement with 169 universities in 26 countries and has academic cooperation protocol with 38 universities abroad as of June,2015.

Tuition Fees

- Undergraduate Programs : 8.750 USD (per academic year

Scholarship Opportunities

Diploma Scholarship

Students having Diploma Scholarship pay tuition fees with 50%  discount. including summer school fees, and dormitory fees (if applicable) based on the percentage of the scholarships throughout their education.  

Below you can see the diplomas and requirements subject to scholarship.

Diploma Name /Diploma Score

IB(International Baccalaureate) / 32 and above

ABITUR /2.00 and below

MATURA / 2.00 and below


Merit Scholarship

Merit scholarships are awarded to students with an average of at least 3.50 or above, excluding English Preparatory program, providing that they take the normal course load required for Fall/Spring semester of the present academic year and is determined according to priority. Students, who qualified to receive merit scholarship, pay a discounted tuition fee for the next academic year that is specified by the Board of Trustees.

Accommodation Options

IUE has an on-campus dormitory with a 480-room capacity. Detailed information about dormitory is available on

2016-2017 dormitory fee per person in double room is 11.900 Turkish Liras (VAT included-Annual).

If the dormitory is not preferred, there are also furnished apartments in the district available with reasonable prices.