Istanbul Kemerburgaz University was founded as a social responsibility project of Altınbaş Holding in the field of education. Altınbaş Holding, that has been providing support to education almost in every region of Turkey, is developing corporate social responsibility projects together with Mehmet Altınbaş Education and Culture Foundation, which was established with regard to the testament of Honorable Mehmet Altınbaş, the founder of the holding. Mehmet Altınbaş Education and Culture Foundation established the university with an objective to educate young people with the most contemporary methods of education by providing scholarships to most of its students in its campus which is equipped with modern technology.
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University was established in 2008 and started to admit students in the 2011-2012 Academic Year for the first time.
The following academic departments are included in the establishment law of Istanbul Kemerburgaz University:
The University is admitting students to the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Fine Arts and Design, School of Law, School of Economics and Administrative Sciences, School of Engineering and Architecture, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Vocational School in the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
Students of foreign nationality can directly apply to the university for admission. Conditions of application and the list of the required documents can be found in the web page of the International Office
The undergraduate programs to be opened at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University in the 2014-2015Academic Year are as follows;
At the School of Arts and Sciences:
At the School of Fine Arts and Design:
At the School of Economics and Administrative Sciences:
At the School of Law:
At the School of Engineering and Architecture:
At the School of Pharmacy:
At the School of Medicine:
At the Graduate School of Social Sciences:
At the Graduate School of Social Sciences:
The language of Instruction at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University is:
The students whose English proficiency is not at the adequate level and who are placed at a program with full or 30% English language of instruction will be admitted to the English Preparatory Class.
The students whose English proficiency is not at the adequate level and who are placed at a program with full or 30% English language of instruction will be admitted to the English Preparatory Class for one year. Unsuccessful students at the end of the first year may attend to the preparatory class for another year.
The students who are placed at a program with Turkish medium of instruction may attend to English Preparatory Class according to their request or they can directly enroll as a freshman student.
English Preparatory Class of Istanbul Kemerburgaz University has adopted a skill-based education; developing speaking, writing, reading and listening skills are taken as priority.
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University promotes a student-oriented educational approach which prioritizes students at all matters.
The features of this approach are the following:
Honor students at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University may register in double major programs.
The student who attends to double major programs receives a second diploma in addition to her major field. For example, a student attending to computer engineering program may complete a double major in sociology and can receive diplomas of both departments.
Although it is possible to complete the double major program in 4 years, it usually takes more than 4 years to complete the required coursework of the two departments.
Successful students at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University may register in minor programs.
Any student who attends to a minor program may receive a certificate in a second field besides her main field. For example, a student attending to the computer engineering program may also attend to the business administration minor program and can obtain a business administration certificate in addition to the computer engineering diploma.
It is possible to complete the minor program during the 4-year normal education period.
Students are encouraged to take entrepreneurship courses at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University. The entrepreneurship course covers topics on how to bring an innovative idea to real life.
At Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, it is compulsory for students to work on a social responsibility project.
A social responsibility project is a project focused on societal development. For example, working on a project to improve the awareness of society for protecting the environment is a social responsibility project.
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University is located in the Mahmutbey district of Istanbul. Mahmutbey is near the TEM highway and close to Atatürk International Airport.
Students enrolled to 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. The conditions and the terms of the scholarship are indicated in the table below.
|GPA||Amount of 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|
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.
Other Scholarships and Supports:
In addition to the scholarships mentioned above, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University provides its students with various other scholarships and supports.
Each year the tuition fees will be re-determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with the economic conditions and will be announced before the beginning of the academic year. All students regardless of their years of entrance are expected to comply with the new tuition fees and payment conditions announced for that year.