Turkish University Links

In 2002 there were a total of 76 universities (53 State + 23 Vakif-Private) in Turkey. In 2020 this number reached 202 universities (129 State + 73 Vakif-Private) with 7,74 million students in total.

Both state and private universities in Turkey are full members of the Bologna Process since 2001, which standardizes degree programs across Europe. Many Turkish universities participate also in the Erasmus+ program, EU's programme which supports international student exchanges. Some of the universities have opportunities for scholarships as well.

Besides State and Private universities, there are also Professional and Vocational 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. You can get more information on the Turkish education system by clicking the link.

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
Name City
Abdullah Gul University Kayseri
Adana Alparslan Turkes Science and Technology University Adana
Adiyaman University Adiyaman
Adnan Menderes University Aydin
Afyonkarahisar Saglik Bilimleri (Health Sciences) University Afyon
Afyon Kocatepe University Afyon
Agri Ibrahim Cecen University Agri
Ahi Evran University Kirsehir
Akdeniz (Mediterranean) University Antalya
Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University Antalya
Aksaray University Aksaray
Amasya University Amasya
Anadolu (Anatolia) University Eskisehir
Ankara University Ankara
Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Ankara
Ankara Muzik ve Guzel Sanatlar (Music and Fine Arts) University Ankara
Ankara Sosyal Bilimler (Social Sciences) University Ankara
Artvin Coruh University Artvin
Ardahan University Ardahan
Ataturk University Erzurum
Balikesir University Balikesir
Bandirma Onyedi Eylul 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
Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University Bolu
Bozok University Yozgat
Bursa Technical University Bursa
Bulent Ecevit University Zonguldak
Celal Bayar University Manisa
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 Binali Yildirim University Erzincan
Erzurum Technical University Erzurum
Eskisehir Osmangazi University Eskisehir
Eskisehir Technical University Eskisehir
Firat (Euphrates) University Elazig
Galatasaray University Istanbul
Gazi University Ankara
Gaziantep University Gaziantep
Gaziantep Islam Bilim ve Teknoloji (Islamic Sciences and Technology) University Gaziantep
Gaziosmanpasa University Tokat
Gebze Technical Institute Kocaeli
Giresun University Giresun
Gumushane University Gumushane
Hacettepe University Ankara
Hakkari University Hakkari
Harran University Sanliurfa
Hatay Mustafa Kemal University Hatay
Hitit (Hittite) University Corum
Igdir University Igdir
Iskenderun Technical University Hatay
Isparta Uygulamali Bilimler (Science) University Isparta
Istanbul Medeniyet University Istanbul
Inonu University Malatya
Istanbul University Istanbul
Istanbul Cerrahpasa University Istanbul
Istanbul Technical University Istanbul
Izmir Bakircay University Izmir
Izmir Demokrasi University Izmir
Izmir Katip Celebi University Izmir
Izmir High Technology Institute Izmir
Kafkas University Kars
Kahramanmaras Istiklal University Kahramanmaras
Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Kahramanmaras
Karabuk University Karabuk
Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University Karaman
Karadeniz (Blacksea) Technical University Trabzon
Kastamonu University Kastamonu
Kayseri University Kayseri
Kirikkale University Kirikkale
Kirklareli University Kirklareli
Kilis 7 Aralik University Kilis
Kocaeli University Kocaeli
Konya Technical University Konya
Kutahya Saglik Bilimleri (Health Sciences) University Kutahya
Malatya Turgut Ozal University Malatya
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
Saglik Bilimleri (Health Sciences) University Istanbul
Sakarya University Sakarya
Sakarya Uygulamali Bilimler (Science) University Sakarya
Samsun University Samsun
Selcuk University Konya
Siirt University Siirt
Sinop University Sinop
Sivas Bilim ve Teknoloji (Science and Technology) University Sivas
Sivas Cumhuriyet University Sivas
Suleyman Demirel University Isparta
Sirnak University Sirnak
Tarsus University Mersin
Trabzon University Trabzon
Trakya (Thrace) University Edirne
Tunceli Munzur University Tunceli
Turk-Alman (Turkish-German) University Istanbul
Turk-Japon (Turkish-Japanese) Science and Technology University Istanbul
Turkey International Islam, Science and Technology University Istanbul (NOT OPENED YET)
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
Name City
Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar UniversityIstanbul
Altinbas UniversityIstanbul
Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa UniversityAntalya
Anka Technology UniversityAnkara
Ankara Medipol UniversityAnkara
Antalya Bilim (Science) UniversityAntalya
Antalya Akev UniversityAntalya
Atilim UniversityAnkara
Avrasya (Eurasia) UniversityTrabzon
Bahcesehir UniversityIstanbul
Baskent UniversityAnkara
Beykent UniversityIstanbul
Beykoz UniversityIstanbul
Bezm-i Alem UniversityIstanbul
Biruni UniversityIstanbul
Cag UniversityMersin
Cankaya UniversityAnkara
Demiroglu Science UniversityIstanbul
Dogus UniversityIstanbul
Fatih Sultan Mehmet UniversityIstanbul
Fenerbahce UniversityIstanbul
Halic (Golden Horn) UniversityIstanbul
Hasan Kalyoncu UniversityGaziantep
Ibn Haldun UniversityIstanbul
Isik UniversityIstanbul
Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent UniversityAnkara
Istanbul Arel UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Atlas UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Aydin UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Ayvansaray UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Bilgi UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Esenyurt UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Galata UniversityIstanbul (NOT OPENED YET)
Istanbul Gedik UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Gelisim UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Kent UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Kultur UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Medipol UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Okan UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Rumeli UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Sehir UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Ticaret (Commerce) UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil UniversityIstanbul
Istanbul 29 Mayis UniversityIstanbul
Istinye UniversityIstanbul
Izmir Ekonomi (Economy) UniversityIzmir
Izmir Tinaztepe UniversityIzmir
Kadir Has UniversityIstanbul
Kapadokya (Cappadocia) UniversityNevsehir
Koc UniversityIstanbul
Konya Gida ve Tarim (Food and Agriculture) UniversityKonya
KTO Karatay UniversityKonya
Lokman Hekim UniversityAnkara
Maltepe UniversityIstanbul
MEF UniversityIstanbul
Nisantasi UniversityIstanbul
Nuh Naci Yazgan UniversityKayseri
Ostim Technical UniversityAnkara
Ozyegin UniversityIstanbul
Piri Reis UniversityIstanbul
Sabanci UniversityIstanbul
Sanko UniversityGaziantep
Semerkand Bilim ve Medeniyet (Science and Civilization) UniversityIstanbul (NOT OPENED YET)
TED UniversityAnkara
TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji (Economy & Technology) UniversityAnkara
Toros UniversityMersin
THK (Turkish Aeronautical Association) UniversityAnkara
Ufuk UniversityAnkara
Uskudar UniversityIstanbul
Yasar UniversityIzmir
Yeditepe UniversityIstanbul
Yuksek Ihtisas UniversityAnkara
Vakif Vocational Higher Education
Name City
Atasehir Adiguzel Vocational High schoolAtasehir - Istanbul
Avrupa (European) Vocational High schoolKazlicesme - Istanbul
Faruk Sarac Vocational School of DesignOsmangazi - Bursa
Izmir Kavram Vocational High schoolIzmir
Istanbul Sisli Vocational High schoolIstanbul
Police & Military Institutions Higher Education
Name City
Police AcademyAnkara
National Defence UniversityIstanbul
Gendarmerie and Coast Guard NCO AcademyAnkara
Hava Harp (Air Force) High school CommandIstanbul
Hava (Air Force) Astsubay (NCO) Profession High schoolIzmir
Kara Harp (Army) High school CommandAnkara
Deniz Harp (Navy) High school CommandIstanbul
Important note: After the Coup attemp in July 2016, all Land, Navy, Air Force high schools and Air Force NCO high schools are shut down and then are operated by the National Defence University.
Universities in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC)
Name City
Dogu Akdeniz (Eastern Mediterranean) UniversityFamagusta - Cyprus
Girne American UniversityKyrenia - Cyprus
Lefke Avrupa (European) UniversityLefke - Cyprus
Uluslararasi Kibris (International Cyprus) UniversityNicosia - Cyprus
Yakindogu (Near East) UniversityNicosia - Cyprus
Special Status State Universities
Name City
Ahmet Yesevi Turkish Kazak UniversityAnkara
Kyrgyzstan Turkey Manas UniversityBishkek - Kyrgyzstan

Source: The Council of Turkish Higher Education (YÖK)