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Hacettepe University

4.1 out of 5 (36 ratings / 32 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
As a research-oriented university committed to the promotion of excellence in education in line with universal values, our mission is to educate and nurture students as individuals equipped with quality and depth of provison in all fields of science, technology and arts.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The Chair of Child Health, deemed to be the origin of Hacettepe Faculty of Medicine, was founded as part of the Faculty of Medicine on February 2, 1954. 

The foundation stone of the university was laid in 1957 with the Child Health Institute and Hospital within Hacettepe, which began its training, education and research activities and public services in 1958.


Hacettepe University acts in accordance with the following basic principles as a university which acts with respect to the transparency and accountability terms, has a sustainable strong financial structure, is fair to the staff and does not make discrimination among the stakeholders, respects variability, gives importance to justice and worthiness, is ready to go beyond the limits in task definitions, forces change to achieve better results, and which produces added value.

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University Ranking

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Student services

The Office for International Students was established in 2005 to assist international students who are already enrolled at Hacettepe University. Our office also provides information to students interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees at our university. We invite you to visit our website frequently for information on admissions, programs, and events designed to support Hacettepe University’s international community.

Housing services

There are various facilities for accommodation within both campuses. Standard dormitories at Beytepe Campus can host 3.472 students. The costs of the dormitories range between 205-310 Turkish Liras, that is 115-170 US Dollars. In addition, there are two guest houses at Sıhhiye Campus (capacity: 292 rooms), and student houses (capacity: 1880 students) and two private dormitories (capacity: 1340 students) at Beytepe Campus. Along with new investments, the accommodation capacity will double in the very near future. There are more than 12 private dormitories (capacity: 56-100) in the neighborhood of the university. 

Library services

There are 15 group study and projection rooms with different seating capacities and equipment in Beytepe Library.  Wireless internet is available in the rooms in the basement. Beytepe Library has 59 individual study carrels. Users can benefit from all the carrels on the first floor without making an appointment.

Medical services

In Sihhiye, Beytepe and Besevler Campuses, there are health centers where physicians, dentists, physiotherapists, psychological counselors, nurses, social service experts, and laboratory and radiology technicians provide medical services including emergency services 24 hours a day. In 2012, student psychological counseling service was started to be offered to the students at Hacettepe University.

Student Life

Campus life

Hacettepe University has two main campuses in Ankara: Sıhhıye Campus is located in the old town section and hosts the Medical Center; Beytepe Campus is located in the newer section of the city, off Eskisehir Road. The Sıhhiye Campus includes the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy as well as the Schools of Health Administration, Health Services, Health Technology, Home Economics, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and the Hacettepe Vocational School. Three University Hospitals are also located on this campus. The campus hosts a Cultural Center, an auditorium, conference halls, an art gallery, a medical library, bank, post office, and accommodation facilities. 

Sports facilities

Hacettepe University has high quality facilities at both Sıhhiye and Beytepe Campuses. Outdoor sports facilities are located at Beytepe Campus. The university has many outdoor facilities such as basketball and volleyball courts, soccer and American football fields, tennis courts, track and field facilities, and a swimming pool.University sports clubs and teams regularly take part in national and international inter-university competitions. Each year, a sports festival is organized by the university, where faculties and schools compete against each other.

Student clubs

Student Clubs and Societies were established in cooperation and coordination of the students of Hacettepe University in order to enable them to organize and participate in courses, study groups and choirs in the fields of arts, photography, crafts, folk dances, music and etc. according to their skills and interests, and to conduct activities such as concerts, shows, exhibitions and competitions within and outside the university. The Clubs and Societies are organized under the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Directorate of Health, Culture and Sports. Currently, there are 142 student clubs and organizations within our university.

Student Reviews

Studying at Hacettepe
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hacettepe is one of the best universities in Turkey. It provides students with education of high quality and a friendly atmosphere in its campus.

Linguistics programme in Turkey
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

In terms of main lectures, I have had an efficient education. One minus aspect in Linguistics department in here is, there is no enough detailed oriented studies. I hope I can find it during my Masters programme.

Public private partnerships in Health care sector
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I faced a lot of challenges coping with courses in a new language that is Turkish compared to the language I was well used to in previous education. But with ı got settle and begin to improve every semester.It was hard to get adapt but at the end ı create a good relationships with lecturers who always give advice and directions.

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