Universities in Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul
25 out of 29
  • Universities in Istanbul
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
20
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Istanbul
  • (14 institution and 6 subject rankings)
9
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Istanbul
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Istanbul, Turkey

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Istanbul
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Istanbul University with highest ranking among universities in Istanbul ranked #429.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Engineering - Chemical). Istanbul Technical University with highest ranking among universities in Istanbul ranked #36.
  • 01 Mar, 2021: Publication of THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education. Sabanci University with highest ranking among universities in Istanbul ranked #44.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Latest Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities from Webometrics. 25 universities from Istanbul appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Istanbul

Geology
#107 
Istanbul Technical University
Archaeology
#151 
Koc University
Dentistry
#157 
Istanbul University
Chemical Engineering
#198 
Istanbul Technical University
Agricultural Sciences
#275 
Istanbul Technical University

Rankings of universities in Istanbul, Turkey 2021

#1

Koc University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #465 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #475 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Bogazici University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (736 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #471 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Sabanci University

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  • #4 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #521 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #492 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

Istanbul Technical University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (297 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #751 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #456 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Istanbul University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (452 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #429 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Özyegin University

  • #7 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #13 
  • #513 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #1587 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#7

Yildiz Technical University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (187 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #569 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Marmara University

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  • #21 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #509 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #892 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#9

Bahcesehir University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (240 reviews)
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  • #29 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #31 
  • #568 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #3901 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#10

Yeditepe University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (175 reviews)
  • #19 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #19 
  • #546 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #3257 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#11

Acibadem University

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  • #22 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #66 
  • #600 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #501 
THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 01 March, 2021]


#12

Istanbul Bilgi University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (110 reviews)
  • #49 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #3073 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #35 
  • #1601 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#13

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

  • #46 
  • #581 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #2472 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #37 
  • #1674 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#14

Kadir Has University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (45 reviews)
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  • #73 
  • #609 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #3206 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #70 
  • #301 
QS EECA University Rankings - Emerging Europe & Central Asia
[Published 16 December, 2020]

#15

Beykent University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (51 reviews)
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  • #51 
  • #584 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #3813 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #64 
  • #2606 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#16

Piri Reis University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (168 reviews)
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  • #71 
  • #605 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #4125 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #74 
  • #2977 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#17

Istanbul Arel University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (47 reviews)
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  • #83 
  • #628 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #55 
  • #4326 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #174 
  • #2758 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#18

Maltepe University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (92 reviews)
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  • #43 
  • #578 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #79 
  • #3215 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

Istanbul Kultur University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (592 reviews)
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  • #61 
  • #594 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #153 
  • #351 
QS EECA University Rankings - Emerging Europe & Central Asia
[Published 16 December, 2020]
  • #84 
  • #3364 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#20

Okan University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (408 reviews)
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  • #85 
  • #656 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #85 
  • #3393 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

Dogus University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #1907 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #30 
  • #1447 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]
  • #178 
  • #2783 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]


#22

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (90 reviews)
  • #160 
  • #2702 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #97 
  • #6517 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#23

Isik University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
  • #66 
  • #301 
QS EECA University Rankings - Emerging Europe & Central Asia
[Published 16 December, 2020]
  • #80 
  • #3227 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Istanbul Commerce University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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  • #91 
  • #3927 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

Halic University

Student satisfaction: 3.3 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
  • #95 
  • #6067 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

Galatasaray University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
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#27

Fatih University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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#28

Bezmialem Vakıf University


#29

Istanbul Medipol University


Istanbul Key Facts for International Students

Population: 11175000

Time: GMT +2

District/province: Istanbul,

Living costs for students in Istanbul:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 77* (23% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 67* (33% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 72* (28% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 33.49 TRY
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

Koc University ranks #1 in Istanbul in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Istanbul Sabanci University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 25 rankings where Sabanci University is listed.

Istanbul Technical University is ranked best in Istanbul for Natural Sciences (Geology). See all rankings for the Istanbul Technical University.

Koc University is ranked best in Istanbul for Social Studies & Humanities (Archaeology). See all rankings for the Koc University.

Istanbul University is ranked best in Istanbul for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the Istanbul University.

Istanbul Technical University is ranked best in Istanbul for Engineering (Chemical Engineering). See all rankings for the Istanbul Technical University.

Istanbul Technical University is ranked best in Istanbul for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the Istanbul Technical University.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS EECA University Rankings - Emerging Europe & Central Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
Papers per faculty 10%
International research network 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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