Due to the low cost of living and studying in Turkey and the high standard of teaching in this country, Turkish universities have become one of the main destinations for foreign students to continue their education.
Istanbul Technical University is one of the public universities in Turkey, which has a long history in the field of education, and also cooperates with international universities under the name of the Erasmus Student Exchange Program, a program that is very popular among students.
In this article, we will learn about this university, its facilities, and how to get admission in it, so stay with us.
Istanbul Technical University
It was the third largest technical university in the world at the time, and over time the university’s activities expanded from training military personnel to teaching architecture in the nineteenth century and civil engineering in the twentieth century.
Today, the university focuses on engineering majors and offers various majors in basic sciences and social sciences.
The important thing about Istanbul Technical University is the international agreement that this university has with the best American universities through the Erasmus Student Exchange Program.
Where students who study at Istanbul Technical University can spend part of their education in world famous universities, and obtain a certificate from these universities as well.
Istanbul Technical University focuses on research and development, as the first boats in Turkey were built at this very same University, the first hydrogen-powered boat and the first driverless car, in addition to the design of the first communication satellite in Turkey.
For this reason, it is not farfetched to expect that Mustafa Inan Library, the central library of Istanbul Technical University, is the largest reference for engineering and basic science books in Turkey.
The library contains about 533,000 books on different subjects and 600 volumes from the Ottoman era, also it is connected to other libraries through databases, and that is why many students use this library for research and study.
Faculties and majors at Istanbul Technical University and their fees
Istanbul Technical University has 13 different faculties, each offering several specializations. These faculties are divided into:
|College of Computer Science and Informatics|
|Specialization||Study language||Fee / Annually|
|computer engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Information Systems Engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Maritime Transport Engineering||Turkish||4183 Turkish lira|
|Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|electrical engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish lira|
|electrical engineering||English||3323 Turkish lira|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish lira|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||English||3323 Turkish lira|
|Control engineering and automation||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish lira|
|Control engineering and automation||English||3323 Turkish lira|
|College of Arts and Sciences|
|physical engineering||Turkish – 30% English||2785 Turkish lira|
|chemistry||Turkish – 30% English||2785 Turkish lira|
|Mathematical engineering||Turkish – 30% English||2785 Turkish lira|
|Molecular biology and genetics||English||2785 Turkish lira|
|College of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering|
|Naval architecture and engineering||Turkish – 30% English||4183 Turkish lira|
|Ship engineering and marine technology||Turkish – 30% English||4183 Turkish lira|
|Faculty of Civil Engineering|
|environmental engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|environmental engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|geomatics engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|geomatics engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|civil engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|civil engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|map engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|map engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|College of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering|
|food engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Chemical Engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Materials and Metallurgy Engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Economy||English||3048 Turkish lira|
|the industrial engineering||English||3048 Turkish lira|
|Business Management||English||3048 Turkish lira|
|management engineering||English||3048 Turkish lira|
|College of Mining Engineering|
|geophysical engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|geoengineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Mining Engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Petroleum and natural gas engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Faculty of Mechanical Engineering|
|mechanical engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Faculty of Architecture|
|architecture||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|architecture||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|landscape architecture||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|City planning||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|City planning||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Industrial Product Design||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Faculty of Textile Engineering and Design|
|textile engineering||English||4183 Turkish lira|
|College of Space Sciences|
|meteorological engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|Aviation Engineering||Turkish – 30% English||3323 Turkish Liras|
|space engineering||English||3323 Turkish Liras|
Campus of Istanbul Technical University
In general, Istanbul Technical University has 6 campuses, each of which is located in different areas of Istanbul, which are:
The main campus of Istanbul Technical University is the Maslak Campus, and it contains research centers, swimming pools, sports fields, a central library, and a number of colleges, while the other facilities and colleges are spread over 5 different places.
The Faculty of Architecture is located on the Taşkışla Campus, one of the historical buildings in Istanbul that dates back to the Ottoman era.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is located in the Gümüşsuyu Campus and the Business School is located in the Maçka Campus which is also among the historical buildings in Istanbul.
Istanbul Technical University Ranking
According to THE official website, Istanbul Technical University is ranked from 801 to 1000 in the 2021 World University Rankings.
In the Impact Rankings in 2020, the university is ranked 601st, while in the Asian University Rankings it is ranked 137th.
Conditions for admission to Istanbul Technical University
Applicants must take the SAT or ACT and have the minimum required scores for the various majors.
Postgraduate and PhD applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 213 or pass a language test administered by the university.
Frequently Asked Questions
❓ Istanbul Technical University is a public or private university?
This university is one of the oldest public universities in Turkey.
❓ What is the language of instruction at Istanbul Technical University?
The language of instruction in the various disciplines of this university is English and Turkish.
❓ What are the best majors at Istanbul Technical University?
The university focuses more on engineering majors, however the university is also interested in basic science majors.
The best and most popular majors of Istanbul Technical University are civil engineering and architecture, and many prominent Turkish personalities have studied in these two disciplines.