Aydin University

Istanbul Aydin University

Istanbul Aydin University was founded on May 18, 2007, by the Anatolian Education and Culture Foundation (AKEV), with the aim of training qualified workforce at both local and international levels. Since then, the university has grown and flourished to occupy a prominent position in higher education, adopting the motto “Towards a Bright Future”.

Istanbul Aydin University is distinguished by its vibrant campus, hosting a distinguished academic staff with extensive expertise, renowned for its scientific research at both the national and international levels. Located in the heart of Istanbul, the campus provides a dynamic and stimulating learning environment.

The aim of Aydin Istanbul University is to equip its students for their dream profession through advanced career planning services provided to them and its graduates. In addition to focusing on theoretical education, the university offers a practical educational experience on a global level, aimed at developing students’ skills and preparing them to face the challenges of the job market with confidence and efficiency.


Advantages of Istanbul Aydın University 

Emphasis on Practical Application

  • The university implements a directed educational model towards practical application.
  • It possesses 165 laboratories and application centers equipped with state-of-the-art technological facilities.
  • The Aziz Sancar Technology Center is one of the most prestigious multidisciplinary university technology centers in Turkey.

Ease of Transition into the Job Market

  • The university has the ECTS system and Diploma Supplement (ECTS Label) to facilitate mobility within the European Union.
  • The university’s professional employment center collaborates with students to plan their careers.
  • Contracts with tens of thousands of partners ensure that students secure jobs after graduation.
  • The university’s employment rate for graduates is 85%.

Focus on Entrepreneurship

  • Five training units in the fields of media, promotion, training, support, industrial cooperation, intellectual property rights, and entrepreneurship.
  • The Entrepreneurship Center, Incubation Center, Biocube Istanbul Center, and TTC Chicago Incubation Centers.
  • Principle: “Join the university with a job guarantee.”

Rich Academic Environment

  • A large university campus located in the heart of Istanbul.
  • Over 1000 academic and social events are held during the semester.
  • Separate fitness centers, as well as indoor and outdoor sports halls.

Exceptional Academic Opportunities

  • Double major programs with full scholarships.
  • Financial support for students.
  • An experienced academic staff closely follows the latest developments in scientific literature.

International Collaboration

  • Student exchange agreements under the ERASMUS+ program with 266 universities from 49 countries.
  • Facilitation of education and employment opportunities in EU countries.

Outstanding Facilities

  • A university campus covering a total area of ​​500,000 square meters.
  • A library rich in scientific resources.
  • Student housing.
  • Sports and recreational facilities.

Istanbul Aydın University is one of the distinguished universities that offer a distinguished educational model focusing on practical application and entrepreneurship, while providing a rich academic environment and exceptional academic opportunities on a global scale.


Location of Istanbul Aydın University

Istanbul Aydın University has three campuses in different areas, providing a distinguished and suitable educational environment for students at all academic levels.

  • The main campus is located in Florya area and houses all faculties (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D.), featuring modern facilities and advanced technologies, with easy access via public transportation.
  • The second campus is located in Kadıköy area and houses  Vocational schools . It is characterized by its proximity to the city center, providing a conducive learning environment for students.
  • The third campus is located in Buyukcekmece area and houses the preparatory school for foreign language education, providing students with an opportunity to improve their language skills before joining the university.

Aydın University Faculties
Aydın University Faculties

Istanbul Aydın University Faculties

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Architecture and Design
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Communication
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
  • Faculty of Law

Core programs at Aydin University

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Aviation Management

Note: Please be aware that seats for the following specializations (Medicine, Dentistry, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering) fill up quickly at Istanbul Aydın University.


 Istanbul Aydın University Fees

The annual tuition fees for all English-taught programs range from $3600 to $5400, excluding medical programs. For Medicine, the annual tuition fee is $20900, and for Dentistry, it is $19000.
As for programs taught in Turkish, the annual tuition fees range from $3500 to $4500, again excluding medical specializations. For Medicine, the annual tuition fee is $20900, for Dentistry it’s $19000, and for Pharmacy, it’s approximately $7600.

 Istanbul Aydın University Fees (Medical and Engineering)

Program Price before Discount Price after Discount
MEDICINE 25000 20900
DENTISTRY  25000  19000
COMPUTER ENGINEERING  8000  5400
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 8000  5400
MECHANICAL ENGINEEERING  8000  5400
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING 8000  5400
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  8000  5400
CIVIL ENGINEERING 8000  5400
ARCHITECTURE  8000 5400
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING  8000 5400
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT  8000  5400

 Istanbul Aydın University Fees (Other Programs)

Programs Price before Discount Price after Discount
AVIATION (PILOTAGE) 8000 5400
AVIATION MANAGEMENT  8000  4500
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  8000  4500
INTERNATIONAL TRADE 8000  5400
POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  8000  5400
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 8000  5400
TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION  8000  5400

Scholarships at Istanbul Aydın University

Istanbul Aydın University offers partial scholarships where students only cover the costs of two and a half years of tuition fees, without the need to pay any additional fees throughout the study period. For example, if the annual cost of the program is $3600, the scholarship amount would be $9000. If the annual cost is $4500, the scholarship would be $11250. And if the annual cost is $5400, the scholarship would be $13500.


Is Istanbul Aydın University Recognized?

Yes, Istanbul Aydın University is recognized. The university is accredited by FEDEK, an association for evaluating and accrediting colleges of science, literature, history, and geography. It also follows EPDAD standards to enhance the quality of the Faculty of Education and train more qualified teachers. Additionally, the university has received accreditation from SABAK for healthcare education programs, and its Faculty of Dentistry is a member of the European Association for Dental Education. The university’s dental hospital is also accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). The university follows MÜDEK standards for engineering faculties.


Istanbul Aydin University Ranking
Istanbul Aydin University Ranking

Ranking of Istanbul Aydın University

Istanbul Aydın University is considered one of the top private universities in Istanbul. It has been globally ranked between 1201-1400 and in Europe between 511-520 in the QS World University Rankings. According to the US News ranking, Istanbul Aydın University is ranked 631 globally. According to Webometrics, it ranks 36 locally and 1821 globally.


How to Apply to Aydın University

  1. Choose the program you want to enroll in and ensure that you meet the admission requirements for the program.
    For example, the acceptance rate for Medicine and Dentistry is 85%, while it’s 75% for Engineering, and 60% for other programs.
  2. Then, submit the required documents to the university, including your passport, high school diploma, a passport-sized photo, and an English language proficiency certificate if available.
  3. Afterward, the university will review your application and issue the appropriate admission decision. You will receive a notification via email with the outcome.

Housing at Istanbul Aydın University

Istanbul Aydın University offers student accommodation with a total capacity of 640 beds, providing all necessary facilities, including wireless internet access and fingerprint entry and exit systems. The complex is continuously monitored with 24-hour night vision camera systems and is secured by a professional security team, prioritizing safety and security.


Foundation Year at Istanbul Aydın University

The cost of the foundation year at Istanbul Aydın University varies depending on the program. For example, the cost of the foundation year for English language preparation for the diploma program is $3000, while it reaches $6000 for Medicine and Dentistry. The foundation year for English language preparation in bachelor’s programs has the same fees as the regular program. Additionally, the cost of the foundation year for master’s programs is $4000, and the TOMER exam fee for all programs is $1500.


Is Aydın University Governmental?

No, Istanbul Aydın University is a private university, not governmental. It was established in 2007 in Istanbul and is considered a private educational institution offering educational and research programs in various disciplines.


Accepted Language Proficiency Tests at Istanbul Aydın University

  • Minimum TOEFL iBT of 79 for two-year diploma and bachelor’s students.
  • Minimum TOEFL iBT of 66 for graduate students.
  • Minimum PTE score of 55.
  • TOMER level B1, and for Medicine and Dentistry, level C1 is required.

Free Services 

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Initial and Final Admission Processing: We facilitate the process of obtaining university admission from application to final acceptance.
Assistance in Obtaining Student Visa: We provide support in obtaining study visa procedures for international students.
Airport Pickup Service: We offer airport pickup service to ensure students arrive at their destination smoothly.
Student Accommodation Assistance: We assist students in finding suitable and safe accommodation in the city where they will study.
Residence Permit Appointment: We provide support in obtaining student residence permits in the study country.
Degree Equivalency: We offer diploma equivalency services to ensure the university recognizes grades and achievements.
Continuous Support: We ensure continuous communication with students and their families throughout their study period to provide necessary support and resolve any issues that may arise.
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