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List of Higher Education Institutions in Turkey

In Turkey, there are 190 higher education institutions: 104 of them are State Universities, 2 are institutes of technology, 5 of which are technical universities, and 1 is a fine arts university; 72 private universities, 7 of which are two-year institutions; 6 military and police academies; and 8 post-secondary vocational schools.

State Universities

  • Abant Izzet Baysal University (Bolu) 
  • Abdullah Gul University (Kayseri)
  • Adana Science and Technology University (Adana) 
  • Adiyaman University (Adiyaman) 
  • Adnan Menderes University (Aydin) 
  • Afyon Kocatepe University (Afyon) 
  • Agri Ibrahim Cecen University (Agri) 
  • Ahi Evran University (Kirsehir) 
  • Akdeniz (Mediterranean) University (Antalya) 
  • Aksaray University (Aksaray) 
  • Amasya University (Amasya) 
  • Anadolu (Anatolia) University (Eskisehir) 
  • Ankara University (Ankara) 
  • Artvin Coruh University (Artvin) 
  • Ardahan University (Ardahan) 
  • Ataturk University (Erzurum) 
  • Balikesir University (Balikesir) 
  • Bartin University (Bartin) 
  • Batman University (Batman) 
  • Bayburt University (Bayburt) 
  • Bilecik Seyh Edebali University (Bilecik) 
  • Bingol University (Bingol) 
  • Bitlis Eren University (Bitlis) 
  • Bogazici (Bosphorus) University (Istanbul) 
  • Bozok University (Yozgat) 
  • Bursa Technical University (Bursa) 
  • Bulent Ecevit University (Zonguldak) 
  • Celal Bayar University (Manisa) 
  • Cumhuriyet (Republic) University (Sivas) 
  • Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (Canakkale) 
  • Cankiri Karatekin University (Cankiri) 
  • Cukurova University (Adana) 
  • Dicle (Tigris) University (Diyarbakir) 
  • Dokuz Eylul University (Izmir) 
  • Dumlupinar University (Kutahya) 
  • Duzce University (Duzce) 
  • Ege (Aegean) University (Izmir) 
  • Erciyes University (Kayseri) 
  • Erzincan University (Erzincan) 
  • Erzurum Technical University (Erzurum) 
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University (Eskisehir) 
  • Firat (Euphrates) University (Elazig) 
  • Galatasaray University (Istanbul) 
  • Gazi University (Ankara) 
  • Gaziantep University (Gaziantep) 
  • Gaziosmanpasa University (Tokat) 
  • Gebze High Technology Institute (Kocaeli) 
  • Giresun University (Giresun) 
  • Gumushane University (Gumushane) 
  • Hacettepe University (Ankara) 
  • Hakkari University (Hakkari) 
  • Harran University (Sanliurfa) 
  • Hitit (Hittite) University (Corum) 
  • Igdir University (Igdir) 
  • Istanbul Medeniyet University (Istanbul) 
  • Inonu University (Malatya) 
  • Istanbul University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Technical University (Istanbul) 
  • Izmir Katip Celebi University (Izmir) 
  • Izmir High Technology Institute (Izmir) 
  • Kafkas University (Kars) 
  • Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University (Kahramanmaras) 
  • Karabuk University (Karabuk) 
  • Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University (Karaman) 
  • Karadeniz (Black sea) Technical University (Trabzon) 
  • Kastamonu University (Kastamonu) 
  • Kirikkale University (Kirikkale) 
  • Kirklareli University (Kirklareli) 
  • Kilis 7 Aralik University (Kilis) 
  • Kocaeli University (Kocaeli) 
  • Mardin Artuklu University (Mardin) 
  • Marmara University (Istanbul) 
  • Mehmet Akif Ersoy University (Burdur) 
  • Mersin University (Mersin) 
  • Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Istanbul) 
  • Mugla Sitki Kocman University (Mugla) 
  • Mustafa Kemal University (Antakya) 
  • Mus Alparslan University (Mus) 
  • Namik Kemal University (Tekirdag) 
  • Necmettin Erbakan University (Konya) 
  • Nevsehir University (Nevsehir) 
  • Nigde University (Nigde) 
  • Ondokuz Mayis University (Samsun) 
  • Ordu University (Ordu) 
  • Orta Dogu (Middle East) Technical University (Ankara) 
  • Osmaniye Korkut Ata University (Osmaniye) 
  • Pamukkale University (Denizli) 
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan University (Rize) 
  • Sakarya University (Sakarya) 
  • Selcuk University (Konya) 
  • Siirt University (Siirt) 
  • Sinop University (Sinop) 
  • Suleyman Demirel University (Isparta) 
  • Sirnak University (Sirnak) 
  • Trakya (Thrace) University (Edirne) 
  • Tunceli University (Tunceli) 
  • Turk-Alman (Turkish-German) University (Istanbul) 
  • Uludag University (Bursa) 
  • Usak University (Usak) 
  • Yalova University (Yalova) 
  • Yildirim Beyazit University (Ankara) 
  • Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul) 
  • Yuzuncu Yil University (Van)

Private Non-profit Foundation (Vakif) Universities

  • Acibadem University (Istanbul) 
  • Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University (Antalya) 
  • Altin Koza University (Ankara) 
  • Ankara Bilge University (Ankara) 
  • Atilim University (Ankara) 
  • Avrasya (Eurasia) University (Trabzon) 
  • Bahcesehir University (Istanbul) 
  • Baskent (Capitol) University (Ankara) 
  • Beykent University (Istanbul) 
  • Bezm-i Alem University (Istanbul) 
  • Bursa Orhangazi University (Bursa) 
  • Canik Basari University (Samsun) 
  • Cag University (Mersin) 
  • Cankaya University (Ankara) 
  • Dogus University (Istanbul) 
  • Fatih Sultan Mehmet University (Istanbul) 
  • Fatih University (Istanbul) 
  • Gedik University (Istanbul) 
  • Gediz University (Izmir) 
  • Halic (Golden Horn) University (Istanbul) 
  • Hasan Kalyoncu University (Gaziantep) 
  • Isik University (Istanbul) 
  • Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent University (Ankara) 
  • Istanbul 29 Mayis University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Arel University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Aydin University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Bilgi University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Bilim (Science) University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Gelisim University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Kemerburgaz University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Kultur University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Medipol University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Sehir University (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Ticaret (Commerce) University (Istanbul) 
  • Izmir Ekonomi (Economy) University (Izmir) 
  • Izmir University (Izmir) 
  • Kadir Has University (Istanbul) 
  • Koc University (Istanbul) 
  • KTO Karatay University (Konya) 
  • Maltepe University (Istanbul) 
  • MEF University (Istanbul) 
  • Meliksah University (Kayseri) 
  • Mevlana University (Konya) 
  • Murat Hudavendigar (Istanbul) 
  • Nisantasi University (Istanbul) 
  • Nuh Naci Yazgan University (Kayseri) 
  • Okan University (Istanbul) 
  • Ozyegin University (Istanbul) 
  • Piri Reis University (Istanbul) 
  • Sabanci University (Istanbul) 
  • Suleyman Sah University (Istanbul) 
  • Sifa University (Izmir) 
  • TED University (Ankara) 
  • TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji (Economy & Technology) University (Ankara) 
  • Toros University (Mersin) 
  • Turgut Ozal University (Ankara) 
  • THK (Turkish Aeronautical Association) University (Ankara) 
  • Ufuk University (Ankara) 
  • Uluslararasi (International) Antalya University (Antalya) 
  • Uskudar University (Istanbul) 
  • Yasar University (Izmir) 
  • Yeditepe University (Istanbul) 
  • Yeni Yuzyil University (Istanbul) 
  • Zirve University (Gaziantep)

Vakif Professional Higher Education

  • Adiguzel Profession High school (Istanbul) 
  • Avrupa (European) Profession High school (Kazlicesme - Istanbul) 
  • Beykoz Logistics Profession High school (Beykoz - Istanbul) 
  • Faruk Sarac Design Profession High school (Osmangazi - Bursa) 
  • Istanbul Kavram Profession High school (Istanbul) 
  • Istanbul Sisli Profession High school (Istanbul) 
  • Kapadokya (Cappadocia) Profession High school (Nevsehir) 
  • Plato Profession High school (Istanbul) 

Police & Military Institutions Higher Education

  • Gulhane Military Tip (Medicine) Academy (Ankara) 
  • Hava Harp (Air Force) High school Command (Istanbul) 
  • Hava (Air Force) Astsubay (NCO) Profession High school (Izmir) 
  • Kara Harp (Army) High school Command (Ankara) 
  • Deniz Harp (Navy) High school Command (Istanbul) 
  • Polis (Police) Academy (Ankara)

Universities in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC)

  • Dogu Akdeniz (Eastern Mediterranean) University (Famagusta - Cyprus) 
  • Girne American University (Kyrenia - Cyprus) 
  • Lefke Avrupa (European) University (Lefke - Cyprus) 
  • Uluslararasi Kibris (International Cyprus) University (Nicosia - Cyprus) 
  • Yakindogu (Near East) University (Nicosia - Cyprus) 

Special Status State Universities

  • Ahmet Yesevi Turkish Kazak University (Ankara) 
  • Kyrgyzstan Turkey Manas University (Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan)
Source: The Council of Turkish Higher Education (YOK)
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