Top Law Schools in Turkey

The basic objective of law is to regulate the relations between people, and to ensure that those relations comply with the resulting regulations. So if you are student of law and wanted to study law in top law schools in Turkey, here is the list. These top law schools in Turkey offers the law courses that are not only designed to provide the in-depth knowledge but gives teaches different fields of law. Theses top law schools have best faculties. The law universities and top law schools in Turkey includes Bilkent University School of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law and Ankara University Faculty of Law.

Top Law Schools in Turkey

Bilkent University

Bilkent University is a private university located in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded by Prof. İhsan Doğramacı in 1984, with the aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. It was the first private university established in the country.

Bilkent University has different Faculties and departments, Applied and Graduate Schools. Bilkent University offers the Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs.

Bilkent University: Faculties and Departments

The university has following faculties and departments as well as undergraduate programs:


  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Communication and Design
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Graphic Design
  • Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture


  • Department of Management


  • Department of Economics
  • Department of History
  • Department of International Relations
  • Department of Political Science and Public Administration
  • Department of Psychology


  • Department of Computer and Instructional Technology Teacher Education
  • Education Sciences and Teacher Education
  • M.A in Teaching English as a Foreign Language


  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering


  • Department of American Culture and Literature
  • Department of Archaeology
  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Translation and Interpretation
  • Department of Turkish Literature


  • Faculty of Law


  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Department of Physics


  • Department of Music
  • Department of Performing Arts

Graduate Program

Bilkent University offers many opportunities for the graduate students. The university offers 51 graduate degree programs. These programs are with moto, “excellence in teaching and research.” According to Bilkent University, the graduate education plays a pivotal role in a research university. As such, from the beginning Bilkent has allocated, and continues to devote, the scholarships and resources necessary to create a productive environment for advanced study and research.

Here are the follow graduate schools and offers the relevant degree programs.

Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences

The graduate school of economic and social science offers graduate degree programs in the following subjects:

  • Archaeology (MA)
  • Business Administration (MBA, Executive MBA, MS, Ph.D.)
  • Conference Interpreting (MA)
  • Economics (MA, Ph.D.)
  • Energy Economics, Policy and Security Program (EEPS) (MA)
  • History (MA, Ph.D.)
  • Interior Architecture and Environmental Design (MFA, PhD)
  • International Affairs and Public Policy (MIAPP)
  • International Relations (MA, Ph.D.)
  • Law
    • M. in Law and Economics (without thesis)
    • M. in Private Law and Public Law (with thesis)
    • D. in Private Law and Public Law
  • Media and Design (MFA)
  • Media and Visual Studies (MA)
  • Music (MA, PhD)
  • Philosophy (MA)
  • Political Science (MA, Ph.D.)
  • Psychology (MA, Ph.D.)
  • Turkish Literature (MA, PhD)

Graduate School of Education

The following subjects are offered for the graduate degrees:

  • Curriculum and Instruction (MA, Ph.D.)
  • Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate (MA)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA)

Graduate School of Engineering and Science

This school offers degrees in the following subjects:

  • Architecture (MS)
  • Chemistry (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Computer Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Industrial Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Mathematics (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Neuroscience (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Physics (MS, Ph.D.)


The annual tuition for the 2018-2019 per academic year is 14,500 USD for international students and 37,120 TL for Turkish students (including value-added tax).

Financial Assistance

Besides that, university offers scholarships. And about  90 percent of graduate students are receiving financial support. Financial assistance is provided in the form of a tuition waiver or a tuition waiver plus a monthly stipend. The amount of the stipend is adjusted annually to cover changes in the cost of living.

Both admission and financial assistance are based on academic accomplishment and scholarly promise, without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, or physical disability.

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Ankara University-Faculty of Law

Ankara University is a public university in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It was the first higher education institution founded in Turkey after the formation of the republic. It has Faculty of Law has two main departments, one is Private Law and the other is Public Law.

 Private Law

The departments comes under the  Private Law are:

  • Department of Law
  • Department of International Law
  • Department of International Private Law

Public Law

The departments comes under the Public Law are:

  • Department of Common Law
  • Department of Commercial Law
  • Department of Civil Procedure Law and Law of Bankruptcy
  • Department of International Private Law
  • Department of Roman Law
  • Department of Law of Labor and Social Security
  • Department of Comparative Law

International students

For international Students University offers the Master program in Maritime Law or Law of Sea.

Master in Maritime Law

The program established for the aim of training qualified persons work in the sea and maritime law, master program focuses to graduate with master degree without thesis, for the ones graduated from law faculty or other faculties. During the program, depending on their performance, an opportunity of ‘master degree with thesis’ (LL.M) will be provided to participants graduated from law schools and faculties in order to pursue them to continue PhD degree.

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