January 2022


At ITU Internationalization Matters

In today's globalizing world, internationalization has become one of the main components and goals of higher education. It is an effective instrument used by higher education institutions to enchance cultural interaction as well as research and knowledge share.

In this direction, with its international academic staff and education in different languages, ITU provides a multicultural environment to its students.

When the international students finish their studies at ITU not only they leave with memorable experiences, but also, they become ambassadors of ITU in the world.

2021-2022 Academic Calendar Fall Home University: Riga Technical University, Host department: Economics To tell the truth my experience at ITU was far better than I expected, because of several reasons. First, it is located in one of the best places of Istanbul. Secondly, the quality of lectures and facilities are highly modern. Finally, it has all resources for extracurricular activities like football, basketball, swimming etc.
John Doe
Shakhzod Shermatov Economics
My journey at Istanbul Technical University has been both quite challenging and rewarding. I am very happy that I chose ITU for my undergraduate studies as not only did I have the best learning experience owing to the qualified academic staff, but I was also able to develop interpersonal skills and share experiences with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
John Doe
Sigela Muharremi Economics
As a proud ITU alumna, I can definitely say that this university has given me the option to fast-track my career with graduate study, conquer intellectual challenges and develop a sense of achievement. During my 4 years at Istanbul Technical University, I was nourished with the good faith and encouragement of countless professional staff, faculty members and my friends who have become my ITU family.
John Doe
Bianka Pajo Civil Engineering
This is Nazlı Özdilli, an Industrial Engineering student. In 2019 Spring Semester, I studied at Technology University of Lodz, Poland as an Erasmus student. Erasmus program has widened my perspective; meeting with foreign people, exploring different cultures/travelling, adaptation to new life has contributed to my self-development a lot and my social, language skills has been improved as well.
John Doe
Nazlı Özdilli Industrial Engineering
Proud to call myself and ITU alumnus. What an amazing journey I had at this great institution. I meet the most amazing people that have shaped my life. ITU for me represents hope, dedication, quality, perseverance, inclusion and hard work. My time in ITU was full of joy and amazing memories. The quality of education has prepared me for my life ahead and am currently ripping the benefits of graduating from ITU. I would surely not hesitate to go through it all again. Teşekkürler ITU!!
John Doe
Lamine Ceesay Electronics and Communication Engineering

A Campus with Global Standards for Global Students and Academics

If you ask why ITU is the best international environment to study and work, our first answer would be that ITU students are provided with quality education that complies with the universal standards. With its 5 different campuses located in different areas in the heart of one of the most important cities of the world, ITU is a university without walls.

ITU Ayazağa Campus is chosen as the 71st green campus in the World, 37th in Europe according to the UI GreenMetric Rankings. ITU is also a committed in its campuses to providing equal and integrated access to individuals with disabilities.


Ranking also matters! ITU is a globally competitive university.
Our academic achievements in 2020

Ranked between 101- 150 range Civil & Structural Engineering Architecture/Built Environment Geology Ranked between 151- 200 range Electrical & Electronic Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical and manufacturing Engineering
The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities has placed ITU in first place among Turkish universities in 5 areas.
Ranking in two categories “Career-Long Impact & Annual Impact” Annual Impact • Approximately 190.000 Scientists were evaluated. 1,150 scientists from Turkey were included in this category, of which 50 were ITU Scientists. ITU has maintained its leadership amongst Turkish Universities. • Career-Long Impact / Publications of the last 5 years were analysed. • The attribution effect of publications of the last 5 years of approximately 186.000 Scientists were analysed. 828 scientists from Turkey were included in this category, of which 52 were ITU Scientists
24th in the world and 1st in Turkey in the "Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure" category. 48th in the world and 2nd in Turkey in the category of “Quality Education”. 401-500 in Engineering 251-300 in Computer Science

The recognition matters! The international diplomas given by ITU are highly prestigious.

The engineering and architecture departments at our university are recognized by various international accreditation organisations (NCEES, ABET-EAC, IMO-EMSA, NAAB, CEA). Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE) is only open for ITU students and graduates.
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Achieving Global Excellence Together with ITU International Office

Always Seeking New Horizons at ITU!
Approximately 80 Memorandum of Understandings with 35 countries in 5 continents.
900+ Erasmus Agreements with 350 universities.
Recently, ITU International Office has made important cooperation steps in Sub Saharan Africa. On 21 December 2021, the Head of the International Office Gülben Demir and the International Strategies Coordinator Dr. Saltuk Duran organized a meeting with the participation of Professor Şule Gündüz and Professor Berk Canberk (Artificial Intelligence Department of ITU) and the professors from the Polytechnical School of the Cheikh-Anta Diop University in Dakar Senegal
Good News! A Turkish Learning Center is established at ITU. The courses will start during the fall semester of 2021-2022.

Let us guide you in the world!

ITU International Office is a hub for cross-cultural exchange

image At ITU, cultural Diversity is the essence of our academic success. Together we are stronger! In December 2021, we organized an International Students Day where our students from all over the world shared their food, music, and dances in a convivial environment.

This is what an international student day looks like at ITU. Check it out!