Topkapı University, located in Istanbul, Turkey, is a prestigious private university with a rich history and a reputation for academic excellence. Istanbul Topkapı University was established by the Council of Ministers on the date of 21st of April, 2009 as Foundation Vocational School, with the name Plato Vocational School and with four diverse departments.

On a later date, Istanbul Ayvansaray University was established with the law numbered 6761 published in the Turkish Official Gazette dated 24/11/2016 and numbered 29898 by the Ayvansaray Education Foundation, within the scope of the studies carried out to train specialist professionals in different fields and to provide undergraduate education in Turkey. Parallel to student satisfaction and growth, education services, which started with 4 departments, continued with more than 60 programs in 2016, and the university took its place among the most preferred foundation universities with high occupancy rates.

Continuing its educational activities with the differentiation of mission in the fields of renewal and internationalization, Istanbul Ayvansaray University continues its educational activities by changing its name to Istanbul Topkapı University with a new structuring with the law numbered 7382 which is being published in the Turkish Official Gazette dated 11/03/2022 and numbered 31775.

The educational activities of the university, which started with a building in 2009, continue in 2023 with 5 campuses and an area of close to 100,000 squaremeters.

Within the body of Istanbul Topkapi University; seven differenct faculties are active. These are: Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Education and Plato Vocational School.

Currently, it continues its efforts to train graduates who have adopted the culture of entrepreneurship, have high self-confidence and will contribute to the business world, with 25 master's and doctoral programs, 35 undergraduate departments and 56 associate degree programs.

The Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, the Plato Vocational School and the Graduate School are in the Kazlıçeşme Campus of Istanbul Topkapı University. On the other hand, the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture is in the Balat Campus and the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department and Cookery Program is in the Şişli Campus. The Faculty of Sports Sciences is located on the Levent Campus. There is a Distance Education Center in Yenibosna Campus as well.

by Bünyamin Esen, Founding Partner & Senior Migration Consultant