Yeditepe University was officially founded in 1996 by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation (ISTEK) as a foundation university Supported by a pioneering and distinguished academic and administrative staff, Yeditepe University aims to educate students who are intellectually inquisitive, innovative, well-equipped with technological skills, well-acquainted with world culture, have a solid identity, and are prepared with all the qualifications required by today’s global business and academic worlds. With its state-of-the-art academic and training programs, Yeditepe University offers an education compatible with the expectations of the information age.
Yeditepe University comprises a School of Applied Sciences and 13 faculties, namely the Faculties of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Commerce, Communications, Dentistry, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, and Pharmacy, encompassing 61 undergraduate, 73 Masters, and 32 PhD programs. The university offers MA courses in Biotechnology, Educational Sciences, Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.
All undergraduate and graduate programs except for the Faculty of Dentistry are located on the main campus ‘26 August Campus’ in a tranquil, easily accessible district on the Asian side of Istanbul. The Faculty of Dentistry and its hospital are located in their own dedicated building in Erenköy/ Kadıköy. The University Hospital in Bostancı/ Kadıköy, opened during the 2005-06 academic year. The Center for Applied Research in Eye Diseases is located in Balmumcu/ Beşiktaş.
The language of instruction at Yeditepe University is English. Two undergraduate programs are also taught in German and French. The students are offered a selection of foreign languages, among them German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.
Yeditepe University is chiefly distinguished from other universities by its academic quality and world-class campus facilities for more than 23,000 students. Yeditepe University is the first foundation university in Turkey accredited by the Institutional Accreditation Program of the European Universities Association (EUA). The University is a pioneering institution in Turkey in terms of higher education, working in collaboration with leading universities around the world including Europe, the United States, Russia, and the Far East.
Yeditepe University offers students the opportunity to pursue double majors, to obtain dual or joint degrees, and enroll in master minor programs at world-renowned universities such as Texas Tech, Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, Loyola, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and FH Kiel University of Applied Sciences, among others. Currently, Yeditepe University has 493 students completing a double-major and 354 students a minor. In addition, through the Study Abroad Erasmus-Exchange Program, each year Yeditepe University hosts over 300 foreign students with an equal number of students studying in the US, Canada, Europe, Russia and the Far East.
All faculties at Yeditepe are distinguished by the outstanding quality of their academic staff with many professors holding degrees from universities around the world, including the U.S. and Europe. With high global standards and top quality faculty members, Yeditepe has earned an excellent reputation both within Turkey and internationally. The university is recognized for its comprehensive curriculum as well as its culturally rich, talented and high caliber student body, ranking Yeditepe University among the top educational institutions in Turkey.
The Faculty of Dentistry has been ranked as one of the best dentistry faculties in Europe by the European Dentistry Association (ADEE). The Faculty of Medicine has been fully accredited by the National Standards for Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UTEAK). In addition, at its very first inspection, Yeditepe University Hospital was accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s leading arbiter and auditor of health standards.
Our Faculty of Law leads the field in US and European student exchange programs. Graduates gain greater opportunities for successful careers in their chosen profession through access to postgraduate education abroad. Yeditepe University is also a pioneer in terms of international agreements to EU standards, with 92 Erasmus agreements with Law Faculties in other EU countries. In the previous academic year, 98 foreign students chose Yeditepe University Faculty of Law. With an internationally recognized academic staff, our Law Faculty aims to train lawyers who will reach the top of their profession in Turkey.
Enrollment to the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and the Faculty of Commercial Sciences is especially sought after due to the high level of student satisfaction and post-graduation employment opportunities. In 2011 and then again in 2013, the Faculty of Commercial Sciences’ Department of Tourism and Hotel Management was awarded the Skalite Awards, known as the ‘Tourism Oscars’, by SKAL International, a professional organization promoting global tourism and friendship world-wide.
The Faculty of Engineering is one of the country’s most popular among students. With its state-of-the-art stem cell studies and laboratories, our Genetics and Bioengineering Department is one of the best equipped in Europe. Yeditepe University Faculty of Engineering is accredited by MUDEK (the Association for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs) in the fields of Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Genetics and Bioengineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
Staffed by outstanding faculty members, the Faculties of Communication, Fine Arts, Arts and Sciences, and Education also maintain high levels of academic success. The Departments of Philosophy and Physics, Anthropology, Translation and Interpretation Studies, English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Psychology, Turkish Language and Literature have a five-year record of accreditation by Turkey’s authorized accreditation institute FEDEK, followed by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Physics Department’s metrology (calibration) laboratory has gained TS EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from the authorized accreditation agency in Turkey, TÜRKAK. This laboratory not only provides students with metrology and calibration, but also serves Turkish industry in terms of the measurement and calibration of temperature and dimension.
The Faculty of Education is a member of the European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) and is now ready for the accreditation process with its Departments of Turkish Language and Literature Teaching, English Language Teaching, Guidance and Psychological Counseling.
Campus facilities are of course crucial for the provision of higher education at the highest global standards.
Yeditepe University’s on-campus sports facilities and the success of our sports teams attest to the importance we attach to sporting achievement. Our 24 university teams all enjoy high levels of success..
Yeditepe University’s ‘26 August Campus’ is equipped to satisfy all student needs in terms of education, culture, arts, sports and leisure activities. Located on the Asian side of Istanbul, situated at the foot of Kayışdağı hill, an equal distance from both international airports, the campus covers an area of 125.000 square meters with 223.000 square meters of enclosed space. Inspired by the architecture of the medieval Seljuk Empire period, the Campus comprises educational and social facilities with two adjacent halls of residence, providing comfortable housing for 4.400 students.
On the university campus there are male and female halls of residence that accommodate up to 4.250 students. Most rooms are designed for two students and are equipped with toilets-bathrooms, mini fridges, desks, chairs, bookshelves, wardrobes with mirrors, and other equipment made of fireproof material. All rooms have 24–hour internet access and students staying in the halls of residence benefit from various facilities such as a knowledge center, restaurants, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, squash court, spa and Turkish bath.
Restaurants – Canteens - Snack Bars
There are four main restaurants located in the Student Social Centre along with a classy pastry café with a view to the tennis courts. Also we have nine cafeterias or snack bars strategically located in the surrounding faculty buildings - available for both students and faculty.
Outside cafés with panoramic views of the forest-covered hills and distant sea offer agreeable venues for relaxing and student interaction as well as nearby picnic areas during the long seasons of good weather in Istanbul.
The Social Centre building is centrally located on the main campus.
If you are looking for something -- it is usually here.
Within the Student Social Centre students will find the campus bookstore, banking services, coiffures, and a general store known as ‘The Market’, convenient for small necessities, all located on the ground floor.
Entrances to both swimming pools as well as the Fitness Club are located on the lower levels.
Recreation facilities are available to all registered students and faculty.
The administrative offices for the campus Residence Halls and the university bus services are also located in this building.
The large spacious lobbies on all levels are multi-purpose areas where students promote university and club sponsored activities, such as tournaments, travel excursions, international fairs, semester-break events, spring festivals and concerts; students can be informed through social networking in an energized environment of what is happening both on and off campus.