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Altinbas University

Check whether Altinbas University is right for you as an international student.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Study abroad at Altinbas University

Altinbas University is an international research university based in the historic city of Istanbul, Turkey. The University welcomed its first students in 2011, and has since produced a high number of granted patents, faculty publications and participated in international conferences.

The University is home to nine undergraduate schools, one institute of graduate studies, one school of foreign languages, and one vocational school. It currently offers 27 bachelor’s degree programs, 11 associate’s degree programs, 26 master’s degree programs, and 11 PhD programs.

Altinbas is set across three campuses in Istanbul: Mahmutbey campus, Bakirköy campus and Gayrettepe campus. Mahmutbey is the main campus and is home to the University's residence halls. It also offers a range of facilities including the main library, health center, and sports center and stadium.

Why study at Altinbas University?

  • Strong academic staff

    Teaching staff have PhD degrees obtained from internationally-known universities

  • Student-staff ratio

    4:1 student-staff ratio helps each student receive a personalized education

  • Flexible program structure

    Flexibility to transfer between departments, with individual programs developed according to your interests

  • International university

    Altinbas is Turkey's 3rd Best Education Services Exporter, and it boasts the highest percentage of international students among Turkish universities

  • Extensive links

    The university has links with more than 270 universities in 45 countries, and business partnerships with over 100 companies

Life as an international student

Altinbas has a strong international student population, with more than 5,600 of its 10,000 students representing 96 different countries from all over the world.

Accommodation is available for international students in a number of dorms, all of which are located on the Mahmutbey campus. These dorms are designed to provide a clean, comfortable, secure and civilized environment for all students.

The University’s international office is available to support all international students. Dedicated staff can guide and support you at every stage of your student journey by offering advisory services and guidance, advice on immigration and employment issues, and organizing events and trips. They also run an orientation program that’s designed to help you get to know the campus, meet other international students and register with the University.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Swimming Pool
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 70
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate students are required to make payments for each academic year they enroll. Students have the option of making a full payment at the beginning of academic year or can choose to make payments in two installments. Graduate degree students are required to make full payment of their program fee in the first academic year of enrollment. Students have the option of making a full payment at the beginning of academic year or can choose to make payments in two installments. For any late payments pass the due date of enrollment for academic courses will be charged a 5% late penalty fee.

Undergraduate tuition

  • Tuition - USD$8,500 per year
  • School of Medicine - USD$25,000 per year
  • School of Pharmacy - USD$15,000 per year
  • School of Dentistry - USD$20,000 per year

Graduate tuition

  • Masters programs - USD$6,900 per program
  • PhD Programs - USD$19,800 per program

Scholarships are available up to 60%.

Honor Scholarship


  • First student in ranking

    The student is exempt of the total of the tuition fee

  • Second student in ranking

    The student is exempt of half of the tuition fee

  • Third student in ranking

    The student is exempt of one-quarter of the tuition fee

Requirements: Students enrolled in their regular programs and who have obtained a GPA greater than 3.50 out of 4.00 will be entitled an honor scholarship with the condition that they are registered to a full load. Students on OSYM Scholarship fulfilling the same conditions are entitled to this scholarship with similar percentages. Assessment for this scholarship is done at the beginning of each academic year. Students need not apply for the scholarship. The directorate of Health, Culture and Sports informs the students who are entitled to the scholarship.

Sports and Art Scholarships

Students who have obtained national or international degrees in arts and/or sports competitions and who are selected to represent the university in art and/or sports organizations are entitled to a scholarship whose amount is decided on by the Board of Trustees.


  • 100% and 75% Tuition Scholarship Amount: 100% and 75% Tuition Fee Coverage Requirements: students need to submit an SAT score along with their application. Without a valid SAT score, students will not be considered for those scholarship categories.

  • 50% and 25% Tuition Scholarship Amount: 50% and 25% Tuition Fee Coverage Requirement: For %50 and %25 tuition scholarship, having a SAT score is an advantage but not required.

Graduate Scholarships

  • %50 and %25 tuition scholarships are available on merit basis.


Altinbas University

Mahmutbey Mahallesi, Dilmenler Caddesi Mahmutbey Yerleşkesi No:26, 34218 Bağcılar/İstanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, and is its cultural and financial hub. It bridges Europe and Asia, creating a melting pot of influences and cultures.

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Visa requirements for Altinbas University

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