Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

3.7 out of 5 (50 ratings / 46 reviews) Bagcilar, Turkey
The first enterprise for agricultural education during the Ottoman State started when Mekteb-i Zirai Şahane (imperial agricultural school) was founded in 1848 in Yeşilköy district. However, due to various reasons, the school was closed in its second year.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (1)



A decree in 1867 made it necessary to open an agricultural school and farm samples in the centre of each city. However, there was no action taken on that up until 1884. With a code of practice that came out in 1884, the process of opening agricultural schools started. In those years, Ziraat Müdür-i Umumiye was founded as part of the Trade Inspection. 


  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Business and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Islamic Sciences

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Student services

The International Students Office and its staff assist and guide international students from freshman to alumni. Students become familiar with the student Office at the beginning of their university life at IZU. They are welcome to come and ask advice with issues they face on and off campus (visa, residence permit etc.)

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is 5 Miles away from the Atatürk International Airport and only a mile away from shopping malls (Mall of Istanbul). Just outside the university’s main doors there is a few supermarkets, cafes, hairdressers and parks.

Student clubs

We have 33 student clubs active in IZU. In addition to these clubs, we have a total of 9 Students Community's. Student Clubs and Student Communities have the opportunity to work with a team spirit by organizing many activities in; cultural, social, and sports area both inside and outside the campus. The experience and achievements of our students in these club and society activities, form an important place in their educational lives, as they also contribute positively to their professional skills. During the year, various activities such as; conferences, sports tournaments, workshops and trips suitable for the purpose of the clubs are organized. 

Student Reviews

my experience in the University
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I liked the university in general the majority of teachers are great but to be honest with you I suffered from some of them for many reasons such as they don't want to speak English in the class although my Department is 100% in English but when I requested from them politely to talk in English they took it as a personal thing and they started to treat me badly those...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The theory is quite sufficient in terms of knowledge, but not completely sufficient in terms of practice.

My University and My future with this University
Emrecan Aktaş rated 3 out of 5 stars

I am glad that the university is an international university. But the university needs to focus more on theoretical education. I have 4 years of undergraduate education and 1 year of English preparatory education at my university. I completed my English preparatory education in half a year. I started classes in the other half year and I am still taking courses.

Bagcilar, Istanbul, Turkey

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