Universities in Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul
26 out of 51
  • Universities in Istanbul
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
22
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Istanbul
  • (17 institution and 5 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
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Publication of QS University Rankings: EECA Emerging Europe & Central Asia. Bogazici University with highest ranking among universities in Istanbul ranked #13.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Urap published most recent results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Includes 4 universities from Istanbul.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: Publication of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. Istanbul Technical University with highest ranking among universities in Istanbul ranked #206.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Latest US News: Best Global Universities from Us News. 8 universities from Istanbul appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Istanbul

Engineering - Mineral & Mining
#42 
Istanbul Technical University
Earth & Marine Sciences
#101 
Istanbul Technical University
Education
#126 
Bogazici University
Archaeology
#151 
Koc University
Dentistry
#157 
Istanbul University
Modern Langugages
#201 
Istanbul University
Computer Science & Information Systems
#251 
Istanbul Technical University
Arts and Humanities
#251 
Bogazici University
Mathematics
#301 
Istanbul Technical University
Agricultural Sciences
#301 
Istanbul Technical University

Rankings of universities in Istanbul, Turkey 2022

#1

Koc University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (9 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #511 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #475 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Istanbul Technical University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (992 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #456 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Sabanci University

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  • #3 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #541 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #492 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

Bogazici University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (736 reviews)
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  • #9 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #701 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #471 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Istanbul University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (1360 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #429 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Bahcesehir University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (724 reviews)
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  • #8 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #568 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #921 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#7

Yildiz Technical University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (422 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #569 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Marmara University

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  • #39 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #509 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Özyegin University

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  • #13 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #513 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #1370 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#10

Istanbul Bilgi University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (339 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #495 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#11

Acibadem University

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  • #40 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #66 
  • #600 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #3153 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#12

Yeditepe University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (692 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #19 
  • #546 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #52 
  • #3820 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#13

Bezmialem Vakıf University

  • #17 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #56 
  • #3967 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #401 
THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 October, 2021]

#14

Istanbul Medipol University

  • #33 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #28 
  • #2281 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #501 
THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 October, 2021]

#15

Kadir Has University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (274 reviews)
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  • #73 
  • #609 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #3163 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings: EECA Emerging Europe & Central Asia
[Published 15 December, 2021]

#16

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

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  • #46 
  • #581 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #62 
  • #4131 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #1620 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#17

Maltepe University

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (92 reviews)
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  • #43 
  • #578 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #3719 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #82 
  • #3215 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#18

Beykent University

Student satisfaction: 3.5 / 5.0 (285 reviews)
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  • #51 
  • #584 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #51 
  • #3816 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #66 
  • #2606 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#19

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]
  • #61 
  • #4126 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #76 
  • #2977 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#20

Istanbul Kultur University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (760 reviews)
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  • #61 
  • #594 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #56 
  • #401 
QS University Rankings: EECA Emerging Europe & Central Asia
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #87 
  • #3364 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#21

Istanbul Arel University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (146 reviews)
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  • #83 
  • #628 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #65 
  • #4300 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #80 
  • #3095 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#22

Okan University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (408 reviews)
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  • #85 
  • #656 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #88 
  • #3393 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#23

Dogus University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (171 reviews)
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  • #25 
  • #2118 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #1427 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #2348 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

Isik University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (147 reviews)
  • #53 
  • #351 
QS University Rankings: EECA Emerging Europe & Central Asia
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #83 
  • #3227 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

Istanbul Commerce University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (114 reviews)
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  • #57 
  • #401 
QS University Rankings: EECA Emerging Europe & Central Asia
[Published 15 December, 2021]
  • #94 
  • #3927 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

Halic University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (302 reviews)
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  • #96 
  • #6067 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #801 
THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 21 April, 2021]

#27

Galatasaray University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
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#28

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (155 reviews)
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#29

Fatih University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (99 reviews)
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#30

Altınbaş University


#31

Beykoz University


#32

Biruni University


#33

Ibn Haldun University


#34

İstanbul 29 Mayıs University


#35

Istanbul Aydın University


#36

Istanbul Esenyurt University


#37

Istanbul Gedik University


#38

Istanbul Gelişim University


#39

Istanbul Medeniyet University


#40

Istanbul Rumeli University


#41

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University


#42

Istanbul Bilim University


#43

Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa


#44

MEF University


#45

National Defense University


#46

Nişantaşı University


#47

University of Health Sciences


#48

Turkish-German University


#49

Uskudar University


#50

Yeni Yüzyıl University


#51

Istinye 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 38.61 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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Koc University ranks #1 in Istanbul in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Istanbul Sabanci University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 26 rankings where Sabanci University is listed.

Istanbul Technical University is ranked best in Istanbul for Engineering (Engineering - Mineral & Mining). See all rankings for the Istanbul Technical University.

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

Bogazici University is ranked best in Istanbul for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Bogazici 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 University is ranked best in Istanbul for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the Istanbul University.

Istanbul Technical University is ranked best in Istanbul for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the Istanbul Technical University.

Bogazici University is ranked best in Istanbul for Arts Visual & Performing (Arts and Humanities). See all rankings for the Bogazici University.

Istanbul Technical University is ranked best in Istanbul for Mathematics (Mathematics). 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 University Rankings: EECA 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 Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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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 Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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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 Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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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 -THE Young 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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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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