İstanbul 29 Mayıs University, which was established by the Turkish Religious Foundation (Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı - TDV) in 2010, is a private university dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in social studies.

Students benefit from small classes and research opportunities.

The University offers multilingual education and has the highest number of foreign students in Turkey.

The University is also strengthened by its collaboration with the ISAM library, which holds one of the most important collections in Turkey for the study of the Middle East and Islam.

The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in three faculties, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, and the Faculty of International Islamic and Religious Studies.

The Faculty of Arts has departments in History, Philosophy, Psychology, Translation and Interpretation (with English or Arabic as major), and Turkish Language and Literature. They offer BA and MA degrees. The Department of History has also a PhD program specializing in Ottoman history. From the academic year of 2015-2016 the teaching language in all departments is to be Turkish and English.

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences has departments in Political Science and International Relations (offering BA and MA degrees), Economics and Social Services. The teaching language in the departments of Political Science and Economics is English, and in the Department of Social Services it is Turkish.

The Faculty of International Islamic and Religious Studies, which is one of the top theology faculties in Turkey, offers a BA degree, Turkish and Arabic being the teaching languages. It also has MA and PhD programs.

The University has been awarded with the European Charter of Higher Education (ECHE) in 2014 and is an active participant in the Erasmus exchange program.

The University also has the Centre for Training and Research for Arabic Teaching (Arapça Öğretim Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi, ARÖMER), which is the first institution in Turkey designed to provide training for Arabic learning and teaching.

Vision

Our vision is to be a pioneering, desired and exemplary university that directs the social development of our country, region, and humanity, and to contribute to the shaping of a better future with our academic, social, and cultural activities.

Mission

In the light of our corporate values, which we have developed based on our ancient/national culture, by building an internationally qualified teaching and research environment, we aim to raise people who are respectful for beliefs, adhere to ethical values, sensitive to the fundamental problems of our country, region and humanity, are solution-oriented, open to development, and have high awareness of professional and social responsibility.

  • Faculty of Letters
    • Philosophy (Full Scholarship)
    • Philosophy (50% Scholarship)
    • Translation and Interpretation (Arabian) (Full Scholarship)
    • Translation and Interpretation (Arabian) (50% Scholarship)
    • Translation and Interpretation (English) (Full Scholarship)
    • Translation and Interpretation (English) (50% Scholarship)
    • Psychology (Full Scholarship)
    • Psychology (50% Scholarship)
    • History (Full Scholarship)
    • History (50% Scholarship)
    • Turkish Language and Literaturee (Full Scholarship)
    • Turkish Language and Literaturee (50% Scholarship)
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
    • Economics (English) (Full Scholarship)
    • Economics (English) (50% Scholarship)
    • Political Science and International Relations (English) (Full Scholarship)
    • Political Science and International Relations (English) (50% Scholarship)
    • Social Services (Full Scholarship)
    • Social Services (50% Scholarship)
  • Faculty of International Islamic and Religious Studies
    • Islam and Religious Studies (Full Scholarship)

Required Documents for Associate Degree and Undergraduate Program

  • Copy of Diploma
  • Copy of Transcript
  • Copy of Passport
  • Exam Results / If Available (SAT, ACT, YOS)
  • 1 Photo

Documents Required for the Master Program

  • Copy of UNDERGRADUATE Diploma
  • Copy of Official Transcript of Undergraduate Records
  • 2 Reference Letters
  • Letter of Intent
  • Current CV of the applicant
  • Copy of Passport
  • 1 Photo
  • Certificate of Equivalence at the time of registration
  • Motivation Letter

Documents Required for the Doctorate Program

  • Applicants are required to submit a valid exam score. ALES EA 60 / GRE: 685 / GMAT: 500
  • English Proficiency Exam Score: YDS: 65 / TOEFL IBT:79
  • Copy of both for Graduate and Undergraduate Diploma
  • Copy of both for Graduate and Undergraduate Transcript
  • Two reference letters
  • Letter of Intent
  • Corporate document
  • Current CV of the applicant
  • Copy of Passport / Copy of the identity card
  • 1 Photo
  • Certificate of Equivelance at the time of registration
  • Motivation Letter

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