The Program

Fatih University is a private university in Istanbul, Turkey, established in 1996. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Engineering and Law Faculties, Institutes of Sciences and Social Sciences and School of Vocational Studies are located in Istanbul while the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Vocational School of Medical Studies, and School of Vocational Studies are in Ankara.

Students can choose from a wide range of courses in various academic departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, e.g. languages, biology, philosophy, etc. Most courses are taught in English.


Fatih University is located in the ancient city of Istanbul (Constantinople), with a history that stretches back 2,000 years. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and fifth largest city proper in the world with a population of 12.6 million. Istanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural and financial center of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European and on the Asian sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents.

Financial Aid Information

Students are able to apply all their financial aid, with the exception of work study, to this program. This includes scholarships, federal, and state aid. To learn how to take advantage of this opportunity, please consult with the Office of Financial Aid.

Program Costs for academic year 2016-2017

Directly Billed by JCU

  • Tuition $ 18,595
  • Room and Board $ 5,625
  • Administrative Fee $1000
  • Total Billed: $ 25,220

Estimated Costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books and Supplies: $300
  • Personal Expenses: $1600
  • Transportation: $2000
  • Education Visa: $20
  • Residence Permit: $85
  • Insurance: $160
  • Total Indirect Costs: $4165

Total Semester Budget:  $ 29,385

How to Apply

Admission to this program is based on academic standing and student maturity. The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

For further information, please contact the Center for Global Education.

For further information on Turkey, please see the following links: