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Istanbul, Turkey | Private University (European Side)

About Altinbas University

Founded in 2008 by the Altinbas family, Altinbas University is a private-owned institution located in Istanbul. With diverse academic programs, students have the opportunity to choose from 9 faculties, 1 institute of postgraduate studies and 2 vocational schools. The university provides a wide range of Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programmes in Turkish and English, attracting students from more than 101 countries. It stands as the top university in terms of international student ratio in Turkey, with 46% of the student body being international. To provide students with an exceptionally distinctive educational experience and equip them for a globalized world, Altinbas University offers two dual degree programs in collaboration with University of South Dakota, USA and University of Cologne, Germany. Even more partnerships are established within the scope of a Top-Up Degree or ‘’4+1’’ program, allowing students to enhance their subject knowledge within a year at partner universities in the USA and France. The university further empowers students to learn in locations all over the world through its extensive network of 140 exchange agreements with educational institutions across 50 countries. Altinbas University’s 3 campuses are home to 13 research centers, each dedicated to advancing the academic mission through research, study, collaboration, and innovative thinking. Among these centers are the Center for Marketing and Neuro-Marketing, Center for Social and Economic Research, and Center for Oral and Dental Health. With a student-to-faculty rate of 4 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to supporting the success of its students.



Altınbaş University keeps always updating itself with the latest trends in 21st-century education and educational technology, constantly improving its learning processes through a lifelong learning methodology. It advances its mission by fostering boundary-free thinking, promoting creative and innovative learning and research environments, and acting as a solution-oriented institution that benefits society. The Bakirkoy campus spans 40,000 m2, making it the largest health sciences campus among the universities in Turkey. Through the affiliation agreement with Medical Park Bahçelievler Hospital, one of the country’s leading healthcare groups, medical students can gain invaluable hands-on experience. From their first year, students engage in clinical medicine courses led by the experienced faculty, who are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories.

Altinbas University consistently ranked among the top universities nationally. It tops all universities in Turkey in international student ratio ranking and holds the 34th place among Young Universities Worldwide for its international student diversity, according to the Times Higher Education (THE). Additionally, the university’s dedication to sustainability is evident, as it has secured a ranking between 1-300th place in the UN Sustainable Development Goals index.

Located in Mahmutbey, the Engineering & Technology Hub, Altinbas University’s main campus with the majority of academic subjects is complemented by two campuses in Gayrettepe, the Management & Social Sciences Hub, and Bakirkoy, the Health Sciences hub. Dorms are located in Mahmutbey Campus and designed to provide clean, safe, comfortable accommodation with its 7/24 security and available staff. Cleaning services, laundry, gym and even music room are all free of charge. Students can also choose a meal plan including three courses in a day during their stay or cook their own meals at the common kitchen area. Altınbaş University has 53 active student clubs that enable students to socialize and encourage their spirit of solidarity such as TEDxAltınbaş Club, Erasmus Club, Gender Equality Club, Robotics Club, Sailing Club and many more.

Before students arrive in Istanbul they can sign up for the buddy program to apply for an Altınbaş University student or buddy who will assist them upon arrival and during their entire stay in Istanbul. Buddies consider their students’ well-being at all times and are always ready to address questions or concerns.

Faculty of Medicine (English)

Faculty of Dentistry (English and Turkish)

Faculty of Pharmacy (English)

Faculty of Fine Arts and Design (Turkish)

Faculty of Law (English, Turkish, and German)

Faculty of Management (English)

Faculty of Applied Sciences (Turkish)

Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences (English)

Faculty of Engineering & Architecture (English)

The tuition fee at Altinbas University starts at $8500. To apply for exclusive scholarships, please complete the application form provided below and get in touch with us!

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Shaheen Alkadri – Business Administration (bachelor)

“I graduated from Altınbaş University in 2021, and if I were to describe this place in a few words, I would say it offers great connections and a fantastic experience. A significant part of this is the Altınbaş network platform, where students and alumni can interact with each other. This platform provides numerous job opportunities and events. By using it, I was able to expand my professional network considerably.”

Yubin Jeong – Exchange Student

“Deciding to study in Istanbul was the best choice in my life. Special thanks to the
assistance of Erasmus and the Exchange Office for helping deal with all the tasks. I was
able to spend the most special 6 months of my life with good friends here. I will never
forget the foods I tasted in Istanbul, the experiences I gained, the Bosphorus, and so on
in my future life. Altınbaş, thank you for giving me the best memories!”