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Welcome to İstanbul Arel University

İstanbul Arel University, since its foundation, has been acting with the vision of being a world-class university. Within this context, and conscious of the changes in the globalising world, the University gives great importance to developing and diversifying international relations. Arel University International Office has been established for this purpose. In this respect, International Office has accepted international students since 2009.


İstanbul Arel University, while rapidly progressing on its way to being a world-class university, develops cooperation with universities in countries outside the European Higher Education Area and makes arrangements for admission of students from these countries. Within this context, principal objectives of the International Office include increasing opportunities for enhancing cooperation with universities in America, Canada, Africa, Middle East, Japan and China.


İstanbul Arel University’s mission includes providing the best education for all students without discrimination, and the International Office undertakes this mission in the international context.

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Reasons to Study in İstanbul Arel

Quality Higher Education Opportunities

Türkiye is the second country in the world in access to higher education with 94.2% schooling rate. İstanbul Arel University involved in European Higher Education Area is implementing the Bologna Process in a perfect way; our Bologna report is 5 out of 5. So, the diploma you receive from a department in İstanbul Arel University is recognized in European countries! As course credit system, ECTS is applied in accordance with Europe and all students are given Diploma Supplement. In addition, Türkiye is one of the most successful countries participating in the exchange programs under Erasmus +.

University and Program Diversity

There are 207 universities in Türkiye with a population of 82 million. The number of students is close to 8 million. With this number of students, Türkiye is the first country with the highest number of students in the European Higher Education Area. İstanbul Arel University has more than 300 programs. You will surely find a university and program for yourself in such a diversity.

Multicultural Life

Türkiye, which has hosted many deep-rooted civilizations in its territory for thousands of years, is almost a mosaic of cultures! In this country where countless civilizations have been hosted, everyone is tolerant and respectful to each other. Türkiye, where you can find a piece of your roots and perhaps can meet people who speak your language is ideal for students with its safe and peaceful environment

Natural Life Campuses

Türkiye, which experiences four seasons, has a reputation for its natural beauties all over the world. You can enjoy swimming and water sports in the seas that surround Türkiye, you can ski in many cities in the mountains, you can enjoy rafting in the rivers and experience many extreme sports. You will feel as in the heaven in Türkiye where countless beauties which shall only fascinate you with their landscape!

Experienced Academic Staff

In every program of İstanbul Arel University, we have an academic staff who are experts in their fields. Our expert staff is ready to ensure that you receive the best education. We are waiting for you.

Student Friendly

İstanbul Arel University is truly a student-friendly university! Social clubs, sports teams and cultural activities in every field bring students together and bring distant geographies closer. When you come to Türkiye, you will realize that the most lively spots of the city are the places where students socialize! Thanks to the cafes, restaurants and libraries where students hang out, İstanbul Arel University is alive 24 hours a day.

Modern Technological Campuses

No matter which department you attend at İstanbul Arel University, you will experience a modern and convenient campus life equipped with the latest technology. Modern Laboratories, Technological study areas are prepared for the work of all our students. Faculty of medicine, health and technological laboratories have been prepared according to the latest technology trends.

Easy Living Conditions

Life in Türkiye is more economical than most countries. You can meet your needs such as accommodation, food and beverage, entertainment at affordable prices. You can stay in the dormitories located on or near the campuses of İstanbul Arel University or rent a house for a reasonable fee. In addition, no matter which mode of transportation you choose when you are a student, you can get discounted tickets or watch the movie at a cheaper price.

Turkish Learning Opportunities

Many programs at İstanbul Arel University are in English. You can also learn Turkish, the 5th most spoken language in the world! You can have the chance to learn a new language in the Turkish courses that your university will offer you, and you can make friends with people from many different cultures.

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Why Turkish?

Learning any language comes with added benefits, from improved brain functionality to broader career opportunities. Turkish is spoken by more than 83.000.000 native speakers worldwide. There are many Turkish speakers across the globe. The vast majority of Turkish speakers are in Turkey though the language has also been given official status in some other countries.