August 25th 2023

Going global: new partner university in Turkey

New option to study abroad for students of the Social Work bachelor's program: Istanbul Kent University, Turkey

MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® offers its students the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of its numerous partner universities. During this international semester, the department of Social Work welcomes students from other universities to our bachelor program of Social Work.

About 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.

About the university

The Istanbul Kent University was founded by the UnimpededEducation Foundation (ENEV) in 2016 and is located on the European side of Istanbul, in Thrace, the very center of the Istanbul, near numerous famous cultural sights. Four faculties, two vocational schools and one graduate school offer a diverse range of programs in the fields of humanities and social sciences, health sciences, dentistry, art and design as well as justice.

Year of foundation: 2016
Approx. number of students: 4,000
MCI partner university since: 2023

Partner universities department of Social Work Image: © MCI/Department of Social Work

At MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®, students have three opportunities to experience international outreach:

  • The international semester can be spent at the MCI, in which case courses are enriched by lecturers from partner universities and incoming students from all over the world.
  • An exchange semester can be spent at partner universities selected by the MCI and recognized by the state (with a corresponding program for the respective degree program).
  • Furthermore, a freemover option is possible through independent organization of the semester abroad at universities that are not partners of the MCI by the students themselves if a specific university is targeted (prerequisite: coordination of the study content with the MCI).