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  • Locations: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: UB and other SUNY students Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3 Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
Area of Study: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Sociology, Urban and Public Policy Studies Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Housing Options: On Campus Program Advisor: Krista Paszkowsky
Credits: 12-18 per semester
Program Description:

Istanbul Technical University

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Istanbul is the only city in the world to straddle two continents. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait with Europe on one side and Asia on the other. Istanbul has historic significance as the capital of the Ottoman Empire and is considered to be the “cradle of civilization.” Although not the capital of Turkey today, it is the largest city with 12 million people and continues to be the center of Turkish commerce, history and culture. Istanbul is truly a world city with great ethnic and cultural diversity. Its unique geographic and historic position also provides a fascinating combination of old and new, religious and secular, and Asian and European influences.

Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is a research university that specializes in architecture, engineering, science, and textile technologies. It is a bilingual university with courses taught in Turkish and English. ITU is comprised of five campuses across Istanbul with a total of 21,000 students. Ayazaga is the main campus and home to the faculties of engineering and naval architecture. All campuses are accessible by public transportation and within easy reach of Taksim, the lively center of modern Istanbul.

ITU offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. There are 12 faculties in the following areas:
  • Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Architecture
  • Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Management Engineering
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
  • Science & Letters
  • Textile Technologies & Design

At least 30% of courses will be offered in English. Exchange students take courses alongside their ITU counterparts and are free to choose from all available courses. In general, six to eight courses per semester is a normal workload at ITU. Regular ITU students typically take 15-25 credits per semester.

Exchange students live in campus housing provided by ITU. There are several residence halls on the main Ayazaga campus with bus service to the other campuses. There are some single rooms but most will be offered on a shared basis with Turkish or other international students.

Additional housing information is available on the ITU website.

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Fall Semester:  Late September-Mid January
Spring Semester:  Early February-Early June
Program suspended for 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Fall Semester and Academic Year:  March 15
Spring Semester:  September 15

Visit the Istanbul Technical University website and the ITU Arrival Guide.

This program is currently not accepting applications.