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Yildiz Technical University

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Overview

Founded in 1911, Yıldız Technical University occupies a prominent position among the universities and research institutions in Turkey. YTU offers an inspiring research environment and provides comprehensive education for its students, as well as creating jobs through the launch of spin-off enterprises. YTU is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice.

Our educational ethos is built on the premise that education can transform lives and unlock the potential of our students. This drives our commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and graduate outcomes – preparing our students to shape the world around them. At YTU, students are encouraged to engage with the university’s research projects, many of which are incorporated into its teaching.

Our pioneering spirit is to form a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. Teaching at Yıldız Technical University is always strongly informed by up-to-date research and driven by the latest scientific findings within from and outside the academia.   Our research is world-class and brings together talented, passionate and dedicated people as they strive to make discoveries that have a real impact on lives and societies across the world.


Yıldız Technical University main campus consists of variety of facilities: faculties, administrative offices, laboratories, library, social and sports facilities, health center, student dormitories and faculty residences. The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. On-campus conveniences include a store, full-service bank, cafeterias and other dining options. On our Yıldız and Davutpasa Campuses , there are branches and ATMs of several banks. Car parking facilities are offered in different parts of the campus. Our computer centers, designed to support the University's educational activities and research, provide 24/7 lectures service, including weekends and holidays.

There are several food and beverage shops on and in the vicinity of the Campuses, offering a variety of services. These include table d'hote and a'la-carte restaurants, cafeterias, fast food services, and cafes as well as delivery services. Our students may enjoy games such as table tennis, tennis, basketball and football areas located in different parts of the campus.

Our Health Centers are staffed by experienced health care professionals, they are located on both Yıldız and Davutpasa Campuses, the centers offer service in weekdays. Our Libraries, containing an extensive collection of books, periodicals and non-print items, are open to our students seven days a week. Extracurricular lectures and seminars on various topics are frequently arranged by the faculties and departments.

There are sports centers and indoor/outdoor sports fields in Yıldız and Davutpasa Campuses open to students 7 days a week. Amongst the sports activities available are: basketball, volleyball, handball, fitness, strength training,  table tennis, aerobics, fencing, taekwondo, wing-tsun, baseball,  yoga, Turkish folk dancing, football (grass and artificial turf), walking, and running. Sports courses are offered continuously during school terms, and tournaments are held on a regular basis.

Transportation is provided by our regularly scheduled private shuttle buses, other forms of transport such as subway and public buses are also available. Shuttle buses also provide service between and within our campuses.   

A student at Yıldız Technical University has plenty of opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically. If you like sports, all the facilities you need for exercise, practice and competition are provided. If you are interested in getting involved in school clubs and organizations, there are many to choose from. If you want to meet peers from around the globe who have come to call YTU, then you will find a close-knit international community. Our campus is inviting, friendly and safe. With residential and dining services, academic and personal assistance and counseling, and many other programs and services in addition to those just mentioned, YTU is dedicated to providing you with an experience that is both enriching and enjoyable.

Your education goes well beyond your coursework. Extracurricular activities will form a vital part of your experience here at YTU, creating unique opportunities for friendship and learning. 

There are more than 40 student clubs at YTU sports teams, and a broad assortment of other activities—artistic, musical, and social. We encourage and support extracurricular opportunities as these provide important settings for personal growth and friendships. Biking is a popular way to get around campus. Transit options also include a free campus shuttle.

All our clubs at YTU are as follows;

Alternative Energy Systems Club,Board of European Students of Technology Club, Science and Mathematics Club, Environmental Society Club, Child and Education Club, Climbing Club, Digital Game Development and Digital Gaming Club, Education and Informatics Technologies Club, Economics Club, Photography Club, Naval Architect and Maritime Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Food and Healthy Nutrition Club, Aviation Club, Animal Rights Club, IEEE Club, Business Club, Quality and Productivity Club, Chemistry Technologies Club, Machnine Technologies Club, Debate Club, Music Club, Plastic Arts Club, Robotics and Automation Club, Wind Energy Club, Chess Club, Material Sciences Club, Cinema Club, Social Responsibility Club, Sports Club, History and Civilization Club, Design Club, Theater Club,International Intern Exchange Club, Construction Club, Sailing Club, Green Crescent Club, Yıldız Erasmus Club, Intelligence and Mind Games, Biotechnology and Genetics Club, Geoinformatics Club, Quidditch Club, Travel and Camping Club, Psychological Counselling Club, Red Crescent Club, Management and Diplomacy Club, Turkish Music Club

YTU has exchange agreements with numerous universities both within and outside Europe, making it possible for students to spend one or two semesters studying abroad – either during the Bachelor’s degree programme or during the Master’s degree programme. Such an exchange always requires some extra effort and time, but it also offers experiences valuable for both personal and professional development. More information can be found on YTU International Relations website: www.ytuinternational.yildiz.edu.tr 


Yıldız Technical University values and actively pursues a diverse campus, where different thoughts, cultures, values and personalities, not only co-exist, but also mutually contribute to the expansion of the individual and the collective.

Students who wish to apply as International Students must hold the nationality of a country other than Turkey (stateless citizens and refugees can also apply). The applicants must have successfully completed secondary education in Turkey or at a school equivalent to that of a Turkish high school, or they must currently be in the last year of secondary education.

The applicants can make their applications online; http://www.ydok.yildiz.edu.tr/ais/ 

Applications of the following individuals are accepted.

Applicants; who hold a foreign nationality,

• who are Turkish citizens by birth, but acquired permission to leave Turkish citizenship from the Ministry of the Interior and those who certify that they have a certificate of use of recognition of rights given to the minors registered on the declaration of alienage entitled by Turkish Citizenship Law, (Due to the provision in Article 7 of 5901 numbered Turkish Citizenship Law “ (1) A child born within marriage to a mother or father with Turkish citizenship either within or outside Turkey is a Turkish citizen.”, applicants for international student admissions should examine the Turkish Citizenship laws)  

• who are foreign nationals by birth and acquired Turkish nationality / applicants who have dual citizenship,

• who hold Turkish citizenship and complete their secondary education in a foreign country other than Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). (This rule includes the candidates who complete their secondary education at Turkish Schools in foreign countries other than Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC),

 

• before 01/02/2013; with Turkish nationality who have continued their secondary school education abroad, the ones who have completed the last 3 years (high school) of their secondary school education abroad except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (including the ones who have completed their secondary school education (high school) abroad in schools under the directorate of Turkish National Ministry of Education except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC),

 • after 01/02/2013; who have started their education abroad except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and completed secondary school (high school) (including the ones who have completed their secondary school education (high school) abroad in schools under the directorate of Turkish National Ministry of Education except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)

• who have AL scores and who were enrolled in a high school in foreign countries between 2005 and 2010 and get or will get GCE AL scores.

 Applications of the following individuals are NOT accepted.

 Applicants;

• who hold Turkish citizenship and who complete their secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)

• who hold Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) citizenship. This rule does not include the applicants who complete their secondary education and hold GCE AL score and who were enrolled in a high school abroad between 2005 and 2010 and have or will have GCE AL score.

• who hold dual citizenship with a birthright Turkish citizenship as stated in article a section 2 . Except those who complete their secondary education in a country other than Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) or applicants who completed their secondary education at a Turkish school in a foreign country other than the Turkish

Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

• who hold dual nationality one of which is Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) citizenship. Except those who complete their secondary education in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and hold GCE AL score and those who were enrolled in a high school abroad between 2005 and 2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL score.

• who hold Turkish citizenship or who hold dual citizenship with a birthright Turkish citizenship as stated in article a section 2 and who attended foreign high schools or the schools within the structure of Embassies in Turkey.

For further information, www.admissions.yildiz.edu.tr

 

At Yıldız Technical University, we are focused on life beyond the classroom and helping you get career ready.  We have strong links with industry and take a practical approach to teaching and learning, so that you can make a real impact in your chosen profession. At YTU, our academics are industry leaders who will inspire you and link you to the real world. No matter what you choose to study at YTU, you will learn from experienced and passionate lecturers and researchers who are keen to share their knowledge with you. We believe in connecting you directly with industry partners through industry-based projects, internships and placements, international opportunities, our career mentor scheme and guest lecturers.

Career development planning is one of the most important aspects of university life, so we have a dedicated Career Services team to support you with achieving your career goals. They offer an extensive range of services, resources and tools to help you plan your career, get yourself ready for the workplace, connect to industry and most importantly find a job in your chosen field.

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