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Turkish University Links

In 2002 there were a total of 76 universities (53 State + 23 Vakif-Private). In 2016 this number reached 170 universities (109 State + 61 Vakif-Private) with 6,7 million students in total. Besides State and Private universities, there are also Profession high schools giving BA degrees as well as special status and military or police higher education schools throughout the country. Here you can find external links to most of the universities and other higher education institutions in Turkey. For more information on the Turkish education system, please Click Here.

Foreign students who wish to enroll to a Turkish university, can check this information out first and then apply to the university directly.

State Universities

Abant Izzet Baysal University (Bolu)
Abdullah Gul University (Kayseri)
Adana Science and Technology University (Adana)
Adiyaman University (Adiyaman)
Adnan Menderes University (Aydin)
Afyon Kocatepe University (Afyon)
Agri Ibrahim Cecen University (Agri)
Ahi Evran University (Kirsehir)
Akdeniz (Mediterranean) University (Antalya)
Aksaray University (Aksaray)
Amasya University (Amasya)
Anadolu (Anatolia) University (Eskisehir)
Ankara University (Ankara)
Artvin Coruh University (Artvin)
Ardahan University (Ardahan)
Ataturk University (Erzurum)
Balikesir University (Balikesir)
Bartin University (Bartin)
Batman University (Batman)
Bayburt University (Bayburt)
Bilecik Seyh Edebali University (Bilecik)
Bingol University (Bingol)
Bitlis Eren University (Bitlis)
Bogazici (Bosphorus) University (Istanbul)
Bozok University (Yozgat)
Bursa Technical University (Bursa)
Bulent Ecevit University (Zonguldak)
Celal Bayar University (Manisa)
Cumhuriyet (Republic) University (Sivas)
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (Canakkale)
Cankiri Karatekin University (Cankiri)
Cukurova University (Adana)
Dicle (Tigris) University (Diyarbakir)
Dokuz Eylul University (Izmir)
Dumlupinar University (Kutahya)
Duzce University (Duzce)
Ege (Aegean) University (Izmir)
Erciyes University (Kayseri)
Erzincan University (Erzincan)
Erzurum Technical University (Erzurum)
Eskisehir Osmangazi University (Eskisehir)
Firat (Euphrates) University (Elazig)
Galatasaray University (Istanbul)
Gazi University (Ankara)
Gaziantep University (Gaziantep)
Gaziosmanpasa University (Tokat)
Gebze High Technology Institute (Kocaeli)
Giresun University (Giresun)
Gumushane University (Gumushane)
Hacettepe University (Ankara)
Hakkari University (Hakkari)
Harran University (Sanliurfa)
Hitit (Hittite) University (Corum)
Igdir University (Igdir)
Istanbul Medeniyet University (Istanbul)
Inonu University (Malatya)
Istanbul University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul)
Izmir Katip Celebi University (Izmir)
Izmir High Technology Institute (Izmir)
Kafkas University (Kars)
Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University (Kahramanmaras)
Karabuk University (Karabuk)
Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University (Karaman)
Karadeniz (Black sea) Technical University (Trabzon)
Kastamonu University (Kastamonu)
Kirikkale University (Kirikkale)
Kirklareli University (Kirklareli)
Kilis 7 Aralik University (Kilis)
Kocaeli University (Kocaeli)
Mardin Artuklu University (Mardin)
Marmara University (Istanbul)
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University (Burdur)
Mersin University (Mersin)
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul)
Mugla Sitki Kocman University (Mugla)
Mustafa Kemal University (Antakya)
Mus Alparslan University (Mus)
Namik Kemal University (Tekirdag)
Necmettin Erbakan University (Konya)
Nevsehir University (Nevsehir)
Nigde Omer Halisdemir University (Nigde)
Ondokuz Mayis University (Samsun)
Ordu University (Ordu)
Orta Dogu (Middle East) Technical University (Ankara)
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University (Osmaniye)
Pamukkale University (Denizli)
Recep Tayyip Erdogan University (Rize)
Sakarya University (Sakarya)
Selcuk University (Konya)
Siirt University (Siirt)
Sinop University (Sinop)
Suleyman Demirel University (Isparta)
Sirnak University (Sirnak)
Trakya (Thrace) University (Edirne)
Tunceli Munzur University (Tunceli)
Turk-Alman (Turkish-German) University (Istanbul)
Uludag University (Bursa)
Usak University (Usak)
Yalova University (Yalova)
Yildirim Beyazit University (Ankara)
Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul)
Yuzuncu Yil University (Van)


Private Non-profit Foundation (Vakif) Universities

Acibadem University (Istanbul)
Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University (Antalya)
Altin Koza Ipek University (Ankara) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Atilim University (Ankara)
Avrasya (Eurasia) University (Trabzon)
Ayvansaray University (Istanbul)
Bahcesehir University (Istanbul)
Bakircay University (Izmir) Note: ex-Gediz University that was shut down in July 2016
Baskent (Capitol) University (Ankara)
Beykent University (Istanbul)
Beykoz University (Istanbul)
Bezm-i Alem University (Istanbul)
Bursa Orhangazi University (Bursa) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Canik Basari University (Samsun) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Cag University (Mersin)
Cankaya University (Ankara)
Dogus University (Istanbul)
Fatih Sultan Mehmet University (Istanbul)
Fatih University (Istanbul) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Gedik University (Istanbul)
Halic (Golden Horn) University (Istanbul)
Hasan Kalyoncu University (Gaziantep)
Isik University (Istanbul)
Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University (Ankara)
Istanbul 29 Mayis University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Arel University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Aydin University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Bilgi University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Bilim (Science) University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Gelisim University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Kultur University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Medipol University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Sehir University (Istanbul)
Istanbul Ticaret (Commerce) University (Istanbul)
Izmir Ekonomi (Economy) University (Izmir)
Izmir Democracy University (Izmir) Note: ex-Izmir University that was shut down in July 2016
Kadir Has University (Istanbul)
Kanuni University (Adana) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Koc University (Istanbul)
KTO Karatay University (Konya)
Maltepe University (Istanbul)
MEF University (Istanbul)
Meliksah University (Kayseri) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Mevlana University (Konya) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Murat Hudavendigar (Istanbul) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Nisantasi University (Istanbul)
Nuh Naci Yazgan University (Kayseri)
Okan University (Istanbul)
Ozyegin University (Istanbul)
Piri Reis University (Istanbul)
Sabanci University (Istanbul)
Selahattin Eyyubi University (Diyarbakir) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Suleyman Sah University (Istanbul) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
Sifa University (Izmir) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
TED University (Ankara)
TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji (Economy & Technology) University (Ankara)
Toros University (Mersin)
Turgut Ozal University (Ankara) Important Note: shut down in July 2016
THK (Turkish Aeronautical Association) University (Ankara)
Ufuk University (Ankara)
Uluslararasi (International) Antalya University (Antalya)
Uskudar University (Istanbul)
Yasar University (Izmir)
Yeditepe University (Istanbul)
Yeni Yuzyil University (Istanbul)
Zirve University (Gaziantep) Important Note: shut down in July 2016


Vakif Professional Higher Education

Adiguzel Profession High school (Istanbul)
Avrupa (European) Profession High school (Kazlicesme - Istanbul)
Beykoz Logistics Profession High school (Beykoz - Istanbul)
Faruk Sarac Design Profession High school (Osmangazi - Bursa)
Istanbul Kavram Profession High school (Istanbul)
Istanbul Sisli Profession High school (Istanbul)
Kapadokya (Cappadocia) Profession High school (Nevsehir)
Plato Profession High school (Istanbul)


Police & Military Institutions Higher Education

National Defence University NOT OPENED YET
Important note: From July 2016 on, all Land, Navy, Air Force high schools and Air Force NCO high schools are shut down and will be run under this university
Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy NOT OPENED YET
Hava Harp (Air Force) High school Command (Istanbul) See above note
Hava (Air Force) Astsubay (NCO) Profession High school (Izmir) See above note
Kara Harp (Army) High school Command (Ankara) See above note
Deniz Harp (Navy) High school Command (Istanbul) See above note
Police Academy (Ankara)
GATA Gulhane Military Medicine Academy (Ankara) Important note: From July 2016 on, GATA is transfered to the State Ministry of Health and is no longer military


Universities in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC)

Dogu Akdeniz (Eastern Mediterranean) University (Famagusta - Cyprus)
Girne American University (Kyrenia - Cyprus)
Lefke Avrupa (European) University (Lefke - Cyprus)
Uluslararasi Kibris (International Cyprus) University (Nicosia - Cyprus)
Yakindogu (Near East) University (Nicosia - Cyprus)


Special Status State Universities

Ahmet Yesevi Turkish Kazak University (Ankara)
Kyrgyzstan Turkey Manas University (Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan)

Source: The Council of Turkish Higher Education (YOK)

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