Yeditepe University

Year of foundation: 1996
Approx. number of students: 15,000
Period of study: Mid September-Mid January; Mid January -Early June
MCI partner since: 2008

The City

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey with a population of 12.6 million. Istanbul is the cultural and financial center of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the Europe (Thrace) and on the Asia (Anatolia) side of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. The city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010.

The University

Yeditepe University is the largest of 27 foundation universities in Turkey. The University was established in 1996 by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation which seeks to promote educational opportunities on a non-profit basis. Yeditepe University is principally located in a purpose-built campus at Kayisdagi on the Asian side of Istanbul. All academic programs are offered in English except for a program of political science and international relations in French, a program of business administration in German and a program of art and design in Italian.