Istanbul Altinbas University

Altinbas University has:

9 faculties, 3 graduate schools, 2 vocational schools, 1 school of foreign languages.

Providing  80 programs.

There are 3 campuses and 1 affiliated hospital in the heart of Istanbul.

1 of 3 the most preferable universities among the international students in Turkey 

9374 students from 69 countries (of which 21,7% are international and 43% female)

There are 60 student clubs.

Altinbas University Library with 56.553 publications, over 1.350.000 electronic books and journals.

40.000 m2 largest health sciences campus among the universities in Turkey

Student/faculty member ratio 4 to 1

1 fully equipped student guest house with a total of housing capacity 389 student

Links with more than 270 universities in 40 countries

Business partnerships with over 100 companies

We aim to provide the most supportive and personal experience possible, in keeping with our unique international spirit. Wherever you are from, whatever you plan to study, our global reach, academic excellence and dedicated support can help you on the road to professional and personal success.

Don’t take our word for it. Find out what some of our graduates have to say about their experiences at Altinbas.

“My study experience was enriching, fun and challenging’’. I encountered people from diverse culture and background which really developed my communication skills and power of self-reflection. And without a shadow of doubt it has had a great influence on my personality and on my career.”

Abdul Wahid Abro (Graduate, International Logistics Management)

Associate Degrees (Turkish)

4.250USD per year – Justice

4.250USD per year – Child Development

4.250USD per year – Foreign Trade

4.250USD per year – Graphic Design

4.250USD per year – Occupational Health and Safety

4.250USD per year – Business Administration

4.250USD per year – Jewelry and Jewelry Design

4.250USD per year – Health Services Management

4.250USD per year – Social Service

4.250USD per year – Civil Aviation Cabin Service

4.250USD per year – Culinary

4.250USD per year – Computer Programming

4.250USD per year – Child Protection and Care Services

4.250USD per year – Visual Communication

4.250USD per year – Law Firm Management and Legal Secretarial

4.250USD per year – Finance

4.250USD per year – Civil Aviation Management

4.250USD per year – Flight Operation Management

4.250USD per year – Oral and Dental Health

4.250USD per year – Operating Room Services

4.250USD per year – First Aid

4.250USD per year – Audiometry

4.250USD per year – Anesthesia

4.250USD per year – Opticianry

4.250USD per year – Radiotherapy

4.250USD per year – Medical Imaging Techniques

4.250USD per year – Physiotherapy

4.250USD per year – Physiotherapy

4.250USD per year – Hair Care and Beauty Salon Services

4.250USD per year – Electroneurophysiology

4.250USD per year – Medical Documentation and Secretarial

4.250USD per year – Medical Laboratory Techniques.

Undergraduate Programs

Management Information Systems*

Health Care Management*



International Relations

Political Science and Public Administration



Social Services*


Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Software Engineering*

Fashion and Textile Design*

Graphic Design*

Interior Architecture and Environmental Design*

Jewelry Design*

Cinema and Television


Cinema and Television

Turkish – German Law

Business Administration

International Logistics Management

International Trade



Masters Programs



Information Technologies

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Strategic Marketing and Brand Management*

Public Law*

Political Science and International Relations

Arts and Design*

International Relations Joint Degree PhD

PhD Programs


Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pediatric Dentistry

Electrical and Computer Engineering

International Relations Joint Degree

Private Law*

Business Administration

 Language of Teaching

Courses are taught in both English and Turkish. Some courses are taught exclusively in Turkish and would require students to learn the language before beginning their program. Although Turkish is the main language of communication in Turkey, lots of people are also fluent in English.

Application / Enrollment Fees

Application Deadlines

Spring Intake: starts – August, ends – January (best to apply before October)

Fall Intake: starts – January, ends – August (best to apply before June)

Application Documents


Fill out the Online Application form

Submit copy of High school diploma and Transcript of records/ required scores (either in English or Turkish)

Submit copy of legal passport

Submit certificate of foreign language exam results (Optional) TOEFL


Fill out online application form

Copy of undergraduate diploma, subject to YOK approval

Copy of official transcript

Passport copy

Provide certificate of English proficiency

Girls Dormitory

Single, triple and quadruple rooms are available.

Room Type – Fee per semester

Single Room – $1,875 per semester

Single Room – $1,775 per semester

Single Room – $1,725 per semester

Triple Room – $1,125 per semester

Quadruple Room – $1,225 per semester

Quadruple Room – $1,050 per semester

Boys’ Dormitory

Single, double, triple and quadruple rooms are available.

Room type – Fee per semester

Single Room – $1,825 per semester

Single Room – $1,775 per semester

Single Room – $1,675 per semester

Triple Room – $1,125 per semester

Quadruple Room – $1,225 per semester

Quadruple Room – $1,050 per semester

Room fee include accommodation, electricity, heating and water, Internet, cleaning services, laundry and gym.

Residents are also required to pay a deposit fee of $500 which is subject to room’s condition after check-out.

Travel with Visa — If you are a non-Turkish citizen, you will need to obtain a visa at a Turkish consulate in your home country before your arrival in the country. Once you have arrived in Turkey, you will need to apply and obtain a residence permit before your visa expires in order to prolong your stay.

Education Requirements for Student Visa

Student visa to come study in Turkey is easy to obtain. You apply for a student visa from the closest Turkish embassy to you.

Once you have your admission letter

confirmation letter from university (proof of payment of first tuition fees)

and have provided documents requested by the embassy.

There is no reason to reject your student visa application. In all our dealings, our students have never been rejected visa. But we have heard of a few students (not our own) who were rejected because they didn’t get the documents needed. But when they reapplied, it was granted them.

Visa Requirements & Documents

Document language:

All documents executed in a foreign language (except English) shall be accompanied by their translation into English. Translation of all documents must be notarized.

In order to apply for a student visa to study in Turkey you will need to submit several documents. These documents include:

6 months validity on passport — An International Passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months after the expiry of your visa. N:B: Your passport must have at least two unused page for entry/departure visa endorsements.

Photocopy of passport (all pages)

Filled visa application form online or provided by the embassy (varies in each country)

A proof of the visa application fee payment (An original receipt).

A 29mm x 34mm, colored passport with white background (have at least two more copies just in case).

Admission and acceptance letter by the university (for student visa applicants).
A letter from your employer outlining the reason for your visit, who you will be meeting and details of any payment/expenses (for work visa applicants).
Letter of Invitation (for visitor visa applicants).
Travel Itinerary (for tourist visa applicants).

Payment receipts of school fees usually from bank (or email of transaction if you paid online)

Confirmation letter from the University acknowledging receipt of payment

Proof of basic education qualification, etc, diploma, certificate and SSCE (IGCSE/A LEVEL/WAEC/NECO) signed and approved by the ministry of education.

Guarantors letter signed by the sponsor and the student, stating that sponsor will cover all the expenses of the student and the student will never apply to any person or institution (including, university) for financial support or scholarship certified notary public.

A copy of certificate incorporation of the sponsor. (Only if student is using a company bank statement of account).

A copy of certificate of income tax clearance of sponsor. (Only if student is using a company bank statement of account).

Original approval reference letter from the bank branch manager.

Bank statement (maximum 3 months old) — Financial documents to provide that you can financially sustain yourself in Turkey. Yours or that of a close relative or from your sponsoring company or government.
These documents might include:– bank statements- proof of earnings or the financial document of a guardian in the Turkey that has sufficient resources to financially support you.

(for Private medical treatment visa applicants) Letter from a doctor or consultant in Turkey showing:
– Details of health condition
– Cost and duration of treatment
– Location of treatment (for Private medical treatment visa applicants).

Most of the documents cut across all the different types of Turkish Visas and some are peculiar to the visa type needed. Submitting fake documents result in an abrupt closure of the visa application, and seizing of the documents. Original documents are mandatory for your application.

Please get the most updated visa requirement and document list from the Turkish embassy website or office in the country you wish to apply for your visa in.

Health Insurance Requirement

International students who study in Turkey will need to obtain a doctor’s certificate confirming that they can freely undertake study in the field of their choice.

You will also need to be insured for the duration of your stay in North Cyprus; this is part of your tuition fees.