Top Private Universities in Istanbul, Turkey

Ever wondered why a lot of students choose Istanbul in Turkey for higher education? As they say, Istanbul is one of the best and popular for its medical treatment, tourism, investment, and higher studying amongst all cities in Turkey. For higher education, Istanbul must be on your list as it has some of Turkey’s best and top-ranked private universities.

International students live in Istanbul comfortably without any hassles because people who live in this city have a good knowledge of the English language and the atmosphere is also suitable for everyone out there. You can find people in Istanbul who are ambitious and always ready to help you. That’s why Turkey is amongst the first choices of international students to study abroad.

Schools and universities in Istanbul help you to pursue your Master’s, Bachelor’s, or PhD degree and besides you will find some of the best law, engineering, business, and medical universities.

There are many public and private universities in Turkey that are located in Istanbul. These schools provide an affordable alternative for education as compared to the other countries without compromising quality and accreditation. Here is the list of top private schools in Istanbul.

Bilgi University

Bilgi University is a private university established in 1996 in Eyup, Istanbul. This university ranked at 52nd position in Turkey and 2476th position in the world. Bilgi university provides various disciplines courses like social science, media, administrative science, etc in English only.

Koc University

Koç University in Istanbul is a cross-disciplinary research university founded in 1993  which ranked at 13th position in Turkey and 1433rd in the world as a non-profit private university, that offers all undergraduate and graduate programs in the English Language.

Koç University distinguishes itself with its strong academic structure, research opportunities, international achievements, vivid social environment, and the wide range of career opportunities available to its graduates.

Koç University’s commitment to excellence and its well-resourced programs attract world-class academics. The university’s faculty consists of Turkey’s senior researchers and PhD’s from elite research institutions worldwide.

Yeditepe University

Yeditepe University was founded in 1996 by Istanbul Foundation for Education and Culture (ISTEK). It has been established in accordance with modern standards, in which it focuses on the welfare of young people, and on advanced teaching methods in all departments to attract students from all over the world. This university ranked at 38th position in Turkey and 2972th in the world.

The language of teaching at Yeditepe University is English, and it includes 12 colleges and foreign language schools, in addition to a vocational training school. The university is considered as one of the best Turkish universities and is ranked among the top 50 Turkish universities at the local level, and on the global level, it is considered as one of the best 2000 universities around the world with its medical specialties for the undergraduate grade such as the Faculty of Medicine, the College of Dentistry and the College of Pharmacy, and its strong education in medical specialization in the postgraduate grade.

Beykent University

Established in 1997, Beykent Üniversitesi (Beykent University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution that ranked at 71st position in Turkey and 4472th across the world.

Beykent Üniversitesi (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Sabanci University

Sabanci University was established in 1996 in Tuzla, Istanbul as a private and excellent university in Turkey. This university ranked at 15th position in all universities in Turkey and 1490th in the world. Sabanci University provides a high level of education and research facility in engineering, social science, natural science, organization, and arts.

The university has a reputation for providing job opportunities for its graduate students. Also, it provides all educational programs in English language.

Bahcesehir University

Bahcesehir University is also known as BAU that has many branches in different countries like the USA, Canada, Germany, Northern Cyprus, Georgia, Italy, and China. This university established in 1998 in Besiktas whose aim to become one of the top 500 universities in the world by 2023. BAU ranked at 33rd position among all universities in Turkey and 2619th in the world.

It contains eight faculties, four institutes for the preparation of postgraduate programs and four schools, including an English and Turkish language school, a vocational school, a vocational school for health services, a school of applied specialties, and a center for scientific research.

Acibadem University

Acibadem University was established in 2007 with the support of the Health Foundation. The main purpose of this university is to bring all medicine and health into one place. It was ranked at 123rd position in Turkey and 6784 positions across the world as private universities in Istanbul. So, if want to make your career in the medical field then Acibadem is one of the best medical universities in turkey you’ll ever find.

Kadir Has University

Kadir Has University is one of the best universities for those who want to higher education in the scientific field. This university was established in 1997 in Fatih, Istanbul and ranked at 50th position in private universities in Istanbul and 3477th in the world. Kadir University provides various courses for students who want to make their careers in engineering, law, economic, natural science, social science, and many more.

KHÜ also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

Özyeğin University

Ozyegin University was established in 2007 and ranked at 62nd in Turkey and 4039th in the world. This university is famous for its teaching staff as well as the Olympic swimming pool, gym, and Olympic stadium.

OZU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

Dogus University

Dogus University was established in 1997, which provide 27 UG courses, 11 high institute, and 25 PG courses. This university provides an opportunity for students who attend a one-year English course at other private universities in Great Britain and America. Students can get the opportunity to learn different languages like Arabic, Chinese, German, and Russian.

Dogus University is one of the best private universities in Turkey ranked at 66th in Turkey and 4218th position in the world.

DU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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