Marmara University Istanbul


Facts and Figures

Founded in Istanbul in 1883, under the name of Hamidiye Higher School of Commerce. Restructured in 1959 as the Istanbul Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences, which formed the basis for the University. Reorganised in 1982 as Marmara University with addition of other higher education institutions in Istanbul each having its own rich history.

The University is located on 14 different campuses, and comprises 15 faculties, 11 institutes, 10 schools and vocational schools, 42 research and application centres, a preparatory school (Turkish, English, German and French), and a university hospital.

About 60.000 students (about 51.000 undergraduate students and 9.000 graduate students), 2nd in Istanbul, 3rd in Turkey.

About 3.000 academic staff and 1.500 administrative personnel.

Faculties and Schools: 175 programs,

Institutes: 539 programs.

Medium of Instruction: Marmara University provides education in five different languages: Turkish, English, French, German and Arabic, thus making Marmara University the only “multi-lingual” university in Turkey.


Undergraduate Programs

Faculties; Arts & Sciences, Education, Communication, Dentistry (English), Economics, Administrative Sciences, Political Sciences, Engineering (English), Fine Arts, Health Education, Law, Medicine (English), Pharmacy, Technical Education, Theology

Schools (Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees – 4 Years); Banking And Insurance, Physical Education And Sports, School of Nursing, Health Services, School of Foreign Languages

Vocatıonal Schools (Awarding Associate Degrees – 2 Years); Health Services, Social Sciences, Technical Sciences, Theology, Jewelry Technology and Design


Graduate Programs

Instıtutes; Banking & Insurance, Educational Sciences, European Union, Fine Arts, Gastroenterology Science, Health Sciences, Middle East Studies, Neurological Sciences, Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, Turkic Studies


International Relations

The International Office manages international affairs, programmes in cooperation with international partners. Marmara University has established a wide-ranging network of international partners both on the institutional and interpersonal level: active cooperation and agreements.

International Agreements; 585 agreements with 250 European universities within Erasmus programme, 40 agreements with US universities and universities in Asia & Africa.

Exchange Students; more than 500 outgoing, 450 incoming students

Bologna Process, applications for ECTS label and Diploma Supplement label. Double Degree Program with Leuphana Lüneburg University, Germany.