Özyeğin University

Opens new horizons and presents new opportunities to students to enable them to discover their true competencies. In a quest to have its graduates stand out and be one step ahead of others, Özyeğin offers an innovative education model that adds value to its students.

International Ranking
Turkey Ranking
Institute Type
Student Population
Reasons to Study at Özyeğin University in Turkey

Özyeğin University is a world-class university in Istanbul with a high ranking globally and locally

  • One of the top 600-801 universities in the world, as per Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
  • Top performance across various indicators, with 10 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall as per Multirank
  • Özyeğin University Ranks Among The A+ Universities In Student Satisfaction
  • The Greenest in Turkey: Özyeğin University Ranked First Among Foundation Universities in Turkey in GreenMetric 2019
  • THE Emerging Economies 2021 Rankings named Özyeğin University one of the top five foundation universities in Turkey. Özyeğin University is also the youngest Turkish university in the 2021 rankings and is placed third among all Turkish universities in the terms of research influence as measured by citations.

The green campus of Özyeğin University is one of the most beautiful university campuses in Turkey

Environment-friendly university as Özyeğin University Becomes the First University to Receive the “Zero Waste Certificate

Özyeğin University Tops the Universities with Fastest Graduate Employment Rate Rankings for the Second Consecutive Time

Özyeğin University Ranks First in Overall Student Satisfaction for Three Consecutive Years

University’s Dorm 6 and OzU-X buildings ranked among the best architectural projects of 2017.

Özyeğin University has shaped its strategies with the belief that universities have an important responsibility to strengthen the Turkish entrepreneurship ecosystem.

  • The First Undergraduate and Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs in Turkey
  • Entrepreneurial Students: Özyeğin University supports the entrepreneurial ideas of its students and
  • provides the necessary support to turn these ideas into real businesses.
  • Startup Factory: Founded with the strategic partnership of Turkcell and opened in May 2011, the Startup Factory accommodates around 8 - 16 new businesses a year.
  • In 2013, 3 of our faculty members to establish startup companies. This shows that our faculty’s research capacity is translated into innovation and entrepreneurial activities as well as R&D activities.

Özyeğin University's Research Centers:

  • German Law Application and Research Center
  • Center for Computational Finance
  • Center for Energy, Environment, and Economy
  • Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Financially Accessible University
  • Entry scholarships
  • Academic merit scholarships for current students
  • Sports scholarships
  • Özyeğin University is truly a place where students and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds can find a safe and supportive home away from home in pursuit of continuous learning and growth.
  • In accordance with our non-discrimination statement, Özyeğin University admits students regardless of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in the administration of its educational and employment policies, its scholarship conferment, or any university-sponsored programs.

International Outlook

  • English Language Environment - All academic programs are offered in English with the following exceptions: Faculty of Law is in Turkish and Faculty of Architecture offers a program in English and the same program in Turkish.
  • International exchange programs and internships abroad. A large part of our 3rd-year students is embarking on an exchange at partner universities.
  • Opportunity to study a second foreign language
  • Foreign faculty members, distinguished faculty members with international experience and academic degrees from reputable universities around the world, and international students. Our university aspires to have 25% of its faculty members and 15% of its full-time students from overseas. Currently, 41 countries are represented at ÖzÜ.


The Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation began its efforts to establish Özyeğin University in the fall of 2005. The foundation for Özyeğin University entailed comprehensive surveys conducted with more than 500 subjects including businessmen, faculty members, and university and high school students, in addition to a study on "Developing Sectors and Professions in Turkey and in the World". Based on the results of these studies, ARAMA Consulting began the designing process. The University’s fundamental values and vision were discussed and identified in collaboration with all of the stakeholders. Özyeğin University shaped its vision through a series of workshops. More than 300 participants attended these workshops, including businessmen, faculty members, university students, and new graduates.

In line with its collectively-shaped vision, Özyeğin University was officially established on May 18, 2007, to serve as a unique university that would contribute to social development through its modern education system, innovative structure integrated with life, academic approach intertwined with sectors, and academic programs tailored accordingly.

Özyeğin University welcomed its first students on its Altunizade Campus in September 2008 and opened the doors of its Çekmeköy Campus in September 2011.


located in Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

The Özyeğin University Çekmeköy Campus is a quiet, peaceful, and tranquil university campus. Created by a leading architecture firm, which also designed the buildings of the University of Cambridge and Princeton University, the OzU Çekmeköy Campus is Turkey’s first LEED-certified campus. Situated on 283,000 square meters of land, the campus offers all the amenities and facilities necessary to foster students’ academic development, and their exposure to social, sportive, and cultural events, through its quiet and comfortable study rooms, modern classrooms, and laboratories, 15,000 square meter Athletic Center, 2,825 square meter library, and its two auditoriums with a 350- and 372-person capacity, respectively.


Our Çekmeköy Campus dormitories, home to our 2,479 students, are elaborately designed to cater to every need of residents. With their comfortable design and different housing options from single to triple and quad rooms, our dormitories offer a warm and home-like atmosphere to our students. All rooms have bathrooms and are equipped with a fridge and a television. The dormitories also accommodate a wide range of amenities and offerings for common use including free laundry rooms, group study rooms, lounges, and guest reception rooms, movie theaters, TV rooms, recreation rooms, cafeterias,  mini-markets, food and drink businesses, an infirmary, and ATMs. Each of our dormitories also has a surveillance system; a 24/7 hot water, security, and ambulance service; and wireless internet.   Our dormitory complex also houses a soccer field, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a tennis court and a fitness center to allow our students to make the most of their free time. Accommodation Services Management serves 24/7 with three different offices located in Dorm 3, Dorm 4, and Dorm 6.   


Council of Higher Education YOK.

Engineering Evaluation Board MUDEK

European Association for Quality Language Services EAQUALS

Aviation Accreditation Board International AABI

Accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research – The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

For more information contact us. Book a free consultation via meet now!