Işik University is one of the well-known private universities in Turkey and was founded in 1996 by Feyziye Schools Foundation. This foundation has been conducting its educational activities for 134 years.
Işik University has been distinguished among Turkish universities with many enrolled students and graduates. It has scored an increased number of applications by international students, especially students of Arab countries seeking to pursue their studies in Turkey.
Işik University aims to develop students' skills during their academic life and to graduate generations that keep pace with the latest technological developments.
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Advantages of Işik University
Several advantages make Işik University a suitable destination for many students. These advantages can be stated as follows:
- The unique location of Işik University in the Sile district on the Asian side of Istanbul. This district is known for its beautiful nature and its charming view of the Black Sea away from the city's hustle, creating a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for study and other activities.
- The university takes advantage of the view of nature and the sea to provide several sports activities such as swimming, mountain climbing, and others.
- The university is concerned with scientific research and puts much effort into keeping pace with research and scientific developments worldwide and graduate generations serving their societies.
- The university has an excellent infrastructure with advanced equipment to meet the needs of the students during their studies.
- English is the medium of instruction at the university. Moreover, some specializations are available in the Turkish language.
- The university provides several student exchange programs, such as the Erasmus program. Under these programs, the students can pursue their studies in one of the European Union countries for one or more semesters, allowing them to experience a new culture and life.
- The university has one of the largest libraries, containing more than 600,000 printed and electronic books in various fields and practical branches.
- The university has a School of Foreign Languages (SFL) in which the student can enroll to study the language before starting the academic year at the university.
- The university encourages the students to join all sports and student activities, as it contains more than 50 student clubs, several sports clubs, swimming pools, and playgrounds.
- The university also offers a Double Major/Minor where the student can study two different specializations to acquire more knowledge and experience and qualify him for the labor market and administration jobs.
- The university fees are affordable compared to many Turkish private universities.
Specializations at Işik University
Işik University has three faculties:
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
which offers the following specializations:
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Architecture and Design
has the following specializations:
- Interior Design
- Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
- Architecture (in Turkish or English)
Faculty of Economics, Administrative, and Social Sciences
which includes the following specializations:
- Business Management
- International Relations
- Management Information Systems
- Logistics Management
- International Trade and Finance
Accreditation of Işik University
- The university is accredited by MÜDEK, recognized by the Council of Higher Education and Higher Education Quality Board of Turkey as the National Quality Assurance Agency in accrediting engineering programs. The university also holds the EUR-ACE label, which indicates that the quality of the engineering programs is of the highest standard.
- The language school at the university has also obtained the EAQUALS accreditation, which is used to indicate the high quality of a school's language teaching and the skill of its teachers.
- The university is recognized by the European Union, and it is a member of the Erasmus program for student exchange. It also has many partnerships, such as the partnership with the German Volkswagen company.
- The university is also recognized in many Arab countries such as Syria, Jordan, and Palestine.
Ranking of Işik University
- At the national ranking, it ranked 104th among Turkish universities.
- At the international ranking, it ranked 3370 for 2021, which is considered a good rank among universities worldwide.
Location of Işik University Campus
- Işik University is in the Sile district on the Asian side of Istanbul. The district is marked by the calm and beautiful nature with an overlook of the Black Sea. It is also a sparsely populated area with a cool temperature. Hence, it is the best destination for students to pursue their studies.
The university has two campuses:
- Faculty of Economics, Administrative, and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
- Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture
- School of Foreign Languages
The Maslak Campus
This campus is in the European part of Istanbul. It has the Graduate School, which includes the following programs:
- Master's in Computer Engineering
- Master's in Electronic Engineering
- Master's in Industrial Engineering
- Master's in Information Technologies
- Master's in Computer Graphics and Animation
- Master's in Mathematics
- Master's in Mechanical Engineering
- Master's in Civil Engineering
- Master's in Business Administration
- Master's in International Relations
- Master's in Applied Economics
- Master's in Information Management Systems
- Ph.D. in Computer Engineering
- Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering
- Ph.D. Mathematics
- Ph.D. in Contemporary Management Studies
Dormitory Facilities at Işik University
The university has dormitories on both campuses. The dormitory facilities are divided into three sections, and two classes:
- First class: It includes a room for three people, a private kitchen, and a bathroom.
- Second class: It includes a room for three people and a bathroom, but without a kitchen. It overlooks the Black Sea.
Dormitories provide the following facilities:
- A shared kitchen between the rooms
- Laundry and ironing rooms
- Entertainment halls and game rooms
- Restaurant in the dorm
- Gym equipped with all sports equipment
- Fast internet connection throughout the day
- Dormitories are secure 24 hours
- Dormitories are close to the university, which you can reach by walk.
How Can I Register at Işik University?
- Passport copy, translated.
- High School Certificate (Baccalaureate - Tawjihi) translated into English or Turkish and approved.
- If you have not completed high school, the certificate of the last semester, is translated and certified.
- High school graduation certificate, if available, translated, and certified.
- Certificate of completion of the English language, if any, (if the student prefers to study in English).
Extra papers and certificates may nominate you for discounts on tuition fees, it is preferable to submit
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