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Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, http://www.itu.edu.tr/en/

Contact information

Zip code: 34469
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey
Phone: +902122853030
Other phone: +902122931300
Fax: +902122852909


"Pioneer Through The Ages"

Istanbul Technical University (1773) commonly referred to as ITÜ or -just- "Technical University" is an international technical university located in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the world's third oldest technical university dedicated to engineering sciences, and is one of the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey.

Learning system

Credit structure

ITU has reorganized its undergraduate program with the following guidelines in order to educate its students as innovative, technology literate individuals equipped with the necessary learning tools and a broad background:

Total credits 153,

25% of the total credits to be fulfilled with Basic Sciences courses,

20% of the total credits to be fulfilled with Basic Engineering courses,

20% of the total credits to be fulfilled with Social Sciences courses,

25%-35% of the total credits to be fulfilled with Vocational or Vocatian Oriented Design courses,

At least 17% of the total credits to be fulfilled with Elective and Compulsory courses,

At least 30% of the total credits to be fulfilled in English to graduate.

How to select classes

ITU aims to centralize student course registration, student assessments and advising. For this purpose, a software program (STC Banner 2000) has been bought for the provision of Student Affairs, Personnel Affairs and Finance Affairs with on line systems. The system was established in February 1999. The Student Affairs module of the system started functioning at the beginning of 1999-2000 academic year. With the help of this system, students can register, learn their grades and access other non-classified information via Internet or phone from wherever they are.

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This university has Bologna Process implemented.

Exchange Programmes


This exchange programme includes the following universities:  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ,  Catholic University of Louvain ,  Arts et Métiers ParisTech ,  Ecole Polytechnique ,  KU Leuven ,  Norwegian University of Science and Technology ,  Politecnico di Milano ,  Technical University of Madrid ,  Royal Institute of Technology ,  Delft University of Technology ,  University of Lisbon ,  Technical University Munich ,  Vienna University of Technology ,  Warsaw University of Technology


This exchange programme includes the following universities:  "Transilvania" University of Brasov ,  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ,  Technical University Berlin ,  Catholic University of Louvain ,  Centrale Paris ,  Chalmers University of Technology ,  Dresden University of Technology ,  Arts et Métiers ParisTech ,  Ecole Polytechnique ,  Eindhoven University of Technology ,  Graz University of Technology ,  Grenoble Institute of Technology ,  Aalto University ,  KU Leuven ,  Kaunas University of Technology ,  Lund University, Faculty of Engineering ,  National Technical University of Athens ,  Politecnico di Milano ,  Politechnic of Turin ,  Polytechnic University of Valencia ,  Technical University of Madrid ,  RWTH Aachen University of Technology ,  Ruhr-University Bochum ,  Sapienza University of Rome ,  Delft University of Technology ,  Tampere University of Technology ,  Technical University of Braunschweig ,  Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg ,  Technical University of Kaiserslautern ,  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ,  University of Ljubljana ,  University of Maribor ,  University of Naples "Federico II" ,  University of Stuttgart