İstanbul Arel University

İstanbul - Türkiye


Istanbul Arel University was founded on 18th May, 2007 by “Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation”.

Our University has 5 Faculties asFaculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts; 3 Schools as School of Health Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, School of Foreign Languages; 1 Vocational School; and 2 Institutes as Institute of Sciences and Institute of Social Sciences.

Istanbul Arel University graduated its students firstly in 2008-2009 academic year, and has 6.000 students in 2010-2011 academic year.

Istanbul Arel University has 2 campuses: Tepekent campus and Sefaköy campus.


Istanbul Arel University, since its foundation, has been acting with the vision of being a world-class university. Within this context, and conscious of the changes in the globalising world, the University gives great importance to developing and diversifying international relations. Arel University International Office has been established for this purpose. In this respect, International Office has accepted international students since 2009. As for the distribution of students who choose us, our students are mainly from Middle East, Caucasia, Central Asia and Africa.


Istanbul Arel University, while rapidly progressing on its way to being a world-class university, develops cooperation with universities in countries outside the European Higher Education Area and makes arrangements for admission of students from these countries. Within this context, principal objectives of the International Office include increasing opportunities for enhancing cooperation with universities in America, Canada, Africa, Middle East, Japan and China. “Directive on International Student Admissions” has been established to systematize international student admissions, and an increasing number of international students from various countries have been admitted to the University.


Istanbul Arel University’s mission includes providing the best education for all students without discrimination, and the International Office undertakes this mission in the international context.



  • Accounting and Tax Applications Program
  • Applied English and Translation Program
  • Banking and Insurance Program
  • Business Management Program
  • Child Development Program
  • Civil Aviation Transportation Management Program
  • Computer Programming Program
  • Culinary Program
  • Electrical Program
  • Electronic Technologies Program
  • Fashion Design Program
  • Foreign Trade Program
  • Graphic Design Program
  • Health Care Management Program
  • Human Resource Management Program
  • Jewellery and Jewel Design Program
  • Logistics Program
  • Office Management and Executive Assistance Program
  • Printing and Publishing Technologies Program
  • Public Relations and Advertising Program
  • Public Relations and Publicity Program
  • Radio and Television Programming Program
  • Real Estate and Property Management Program
  • Tourism and Hotel Management Program




1-Faculty of Communication

  • Journalism
  • Media and Communication Systems
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Radio, Television and Film
  • Visual Communication Design


2-Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences

  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration (English)
  • International Relations
  • International Relations (English)
  • International Trade and Finance (English)
  • Political Science and Public Administration


3-Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering (English)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (English)
  • Industrial Engineering (English)
  • Industrial Product Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering


4-Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Graphic Design


  1. Faculty of Science and Letters
  • Mathematics & Computer Science(English)
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics (English)
  •  Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Translation and Interpreting (English)
  • Turkish Language and Literature


6-School of Health Sciences

  • Child Development
  • Health Care Administration
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Social Work


  1. School of Applied Sciences
  • Accounting & Information Systems
  • Banking and Finance
  • International Logistics and Transportation
  • Real Estate and Asset Valuation
  • Tourism and Hotel Management




1-Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences


a)Master’s Degree

  • Architecture (with and without thesis)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (with and without thesis)
  •  Engineering Management (with and without thesis)
  • Municipal Engineering (with and without thesis)
  • Executive MBA (with and without thesis)


b)Doctorate Degree

  • Architecture


2-Institute of Social Sciences


a)Master’s Degree

  • Accounting and Auditing (with and without thesis)
  • Administration Organization (Distance Education) (without thesis)
  • Business Administration (with and without thesis)
  • Business Administration (without thesis)
  • Fashion and Textile Design (with and without thesis)
  • Graphic Design (with and without thesis)
  • Health Service Management (Distance Education) (without thesis)
  • Hospital and Health Services Management (with and without thesis)
  • International Relations (with and without thesis)
  • Media and Cultural Studies (with thesis)
  •  Psychology (with and without thesis)
  • Turkish Language and Literature (with thesis)

b)Doctorate Degree

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Graphic Design (Proficiency in Art)
  • Business Administration – Management Organization (PhD)

English Requirements


Please contact the university to learn about the scholarships for international students.


Please click on the link below for information on Turkey Scholarships provided by Turkish Republic for international students in higher education in Turkey.

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