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Ankara University

4.0 out of 5 (94 ratings / 87 reviews) Ankara, Turkey
The mission of Ankara University is to educate individuals that will guide the society in the fields of science and arts through a universal perspective, and to contribute to the production of science, technology and arts with its distinctive and qualified research in the light of Atatürk’s saying, “Science is the most reliable guide in life.”

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As the oldest university of the Turkish Republic, the history and mission of Ankara University has greatly coincided with that of the young state founded by Atatürk. The establishment of the Turkish Republic was much more than just a change in government; it was also a great social transformation based on modern science, contemporary democratic values and institutions.


Ankara University provides education through associate (two-year) degree programs, and undergraduate (bachelor degree) programs through its 15faculties, 2vocational schools,9colleges and a state conservatory. Graduate level education is provided by its13graduate schools.


  • Institute of Forensic Medicine
  • Institute of Hepatology
  • Institute of Stem Cell
  • Institute of Water Management

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Student services

International Students Office provides consultancy to all international students from application process to graduation. Office is responsible from all international students from undergraduate to PhD levels including exchange students.

Housing services

Ankara University Directorate of Health, Culture and Sports helps you on accommodation and dormitories.

  • Cumhuriyet Dormitory
  • Milli Piyango Dormitory
  • Yildirim Beyazit Dormitory
  • Vehbi Koç Dormitory
  • Keçiören Dormitory
  • Beypazari Fahriye Özaka Dormitory

Library services

There are currently approximately 556,000 books present in the libraries of the faculties and vocational schools of the University. There are also 4750 periodicals, 17,000 volumes of handwritten texts, over 30,000 thesis and dissertations available for the use of students.

ICT services

Benefiting from information technologies at the highest possible level is one of Ankara University’s principles. Consequently, there are about 50 Internet servers and more than 8,000 PCs in use at the vocational schools, together with 16 student computer laboratories.

Medical services

If you have a valid health insurance in Turkey, you can use all public hospitals and university hospitals.

Also you can use private hospitals according to your insurance coverage rate. If you do not have a valid health insurance you can use only private hospitals by fee paying.

Student Life

Campus life

Ankara University offers very active campus life for international students on it’s five big campuses located various districts of Ankara.

Sports facilities

Sports Facilities for students in Ankara University are planned, managed, and organised by Directorate of Health, Culture and Sports.

There are 5 covered Gymnasium and 1 Olympic swimming pool in Ankara University.

In addition, there are open football fields, volleyball courts, basketball fields and tennis courts in each faculty. Ankara University Traditional Sports Festival is organised every year with joining of about 2000 students.

Student clubs

There are about 40 associations on campus. They cater for a wide variety of interests such as music/choirs, art, sports, academic topics etc.

Student Reviews

amazing experience with amazing lecturers
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

overall, my study experience in Ankara University was different from what I expected it would be. This is because I came from a south-east Asia and did not know what to expect when I came to Turkey. All of the lecturers there were very helpful and they had different views than our scholars in Malaysia on some matters. This allowed me to discover new knowledge in helping me...

How I Spend My Time As A Student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Besides academics, I have involved with the community engagement which help me to improve my leadership and communication skills. It takes me 3 semesters to maintain both of my academics and University clubs. Besides that, I also get involved into organizations that has provided in the University. I have been joining 3 clubs at a time, and I was very well at manage my time...

Finally! I found my interest.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was nice experience. I met different people with different nationalities and cultures and it gave me more experience. Most of my professors were studying in Europe and america and having very goon knowledge and language skills. Everything worked for me except programming which is not my favorite major. I worked with my group and professor for the graduation project and...

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