Ankara University, founded in 1946, was the first institute of higher education to be established in the modern Turkish Republic. A public university with more than 60,000 students, it offers a large academic portfolio with courses in a number of scientific disciplines, including social, medical, natural and applied sciences, as well as arts and sports. It also offers associate, undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level programmers. Distance and continuing education courses are also available.
The university is situated on the main campus near the center of Ankara, Turkey’s capital and the country’s second-largest city after Istanbul. It is organized across 14 faculties, nine graduate schools and various research institutes within the city.
The campus itself offers a variety of academic and recreational facilities, as well as providing accommodation for undergraduate students. Facilities include a sports center, a swimming pool, and gymnasium, as well as a number of student societies.
Ankara has been a member of the Erasmus program since 2004 and boasts a multitude of partnerships. Other memberships include IAU, EUA, and UNICA. Its alumni include Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener, Istanbul Governor Muammer Guler and former CEO of the Turkish Stock Exchange Osman Birsen.
Ankara itself is an ancient city and students of the university have easy access to a vast array of religious and cultural sites, and the city’s museums. As a major metropolis, Ankara also possesses all the trappings of a modern European city with extensive retail parks, nightlife, and a modern transport network.
Courses & Fee details
- Communication & Media Studies
- Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
Arts & humanities
- Art, Performing Arts & Design
- History, Philosophy & Theology
- Languages, Literature & Linguistics
- Physics & Astronomy
- Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
- Mathematics & Statistics
- Agriculture & Forestry
- Veterinary Science
- Sport Science
- Biological Sciences
Business & economics
- Business & Management
- Economics & Econometrics
- Accounting & Finance
Engineering & technology
- General Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Clinical, pre-clinical & health
- Medicine & Dentistry
- Other Health
- Computer Science
Ankara University provides low-priced accommodation at its 7 dormitories for both Turkish and international students. The fully furnished single, double and triple rooms are equipped with telephone, TV and free wireless internet access. Dormitories also have laundry and ironing facilities, internet rooms, fitness saloons, cafeterias.
There are also private or public dormitories outside of the Ankara University campuses that give service to Ankara University students. Ankara University can provide health services for all students at the University Health Center and University Hospitals. Ankara University has a wide range of sports facility including Olympic swimming pool, indoor-outdoor tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, football courts and fields, open to the use of numerous amateur sports teams.
All students can use these facilities for free except a very small amount of membership fees taken for the pool. The university offers a socially and culturally active life with more than 180 student clubs active in a wide spectrum in arts and sports such as theater, rugby or folk dances. Students can attend shows, plays, concerts and conferences organized by university or by student clubs in many concerts and conference halls on many campuses during the whole year.
Also, the university can provide low priced or free attendance opportunities for its students to a variety of events, outside the university. University’s recreation facilities at Ilgaz Ski Resort and Manavgat Recreation Center make possible to spend their holidays both in summer and wintertime for its students. These facilities also give an opportunity to introduce Turkey’s important touristic fields for foreign students. University offers for all students at reduced prices lunch in the university facilities.