Istanbul University Cerrahpasa


In 2018, Istanbul University, at the time the oldest and largest university in Turkey with more than 170,000 students, was split. Some faculties and units of the university were separated and combined under the newly established Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa. Today, Istanbul-Cerrahpaşa University has 32,912 students. The university continues its activities in 8 locations: Avcılar, Bahçeköy, Bakırköy, Büyükçekmece, Cerrahpaşa, Haseki, Sultangazi and Şişli. Today, İstanbul-Cerrahpaşa University has 12 faculties, 6 institutes, 1 college, 5 vocational schools and 17 application and research centers.

Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey with approximately 14.37 million inhabitants and is located in the strait between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. The Faculty of Engineering is located on the Avcılar and Büyükçekmece campuses.



Country Turkey
City Istanbul
Founded 1933 / 2018
Number of Students 33.000


International Office

Fact Sheet



Type of partnership ERASMUS+
Who can apply? Bachelor students (from 3. semester), Master students
Type of stay studies
Length of stay 1 semester
Time of stay winter- and/or summer semester
Number of Exchange Places 4

Study details

Approximate semester dates

1. semester: September - January

2. semester: February - June
Cooperating faculty/department

Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Study possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Civil Engineering

It is possible that not all of the faculty's courses are open to exchange students. The partner university and exchange reports may provide further information.

Please note that, in general, the majority of courses taken must be chosen from the cooperating faculty.

Course offerings

Course catalogue in english language – Environmental Engineering

Course catalogue in turkish language – Civil Engineering

(Offering in english language only for Environmental Engineering)

Please inform yourself about the courses offered directly at the partner university. If you have any questions about the corresponding courses or the course offerings in general, please feel free to contact the partner university directly.

Language courses

Erasmus Students could attend the Turkish courses offered by Dil Kulübü (Language Club) of Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education.

More informations



Language Requirements

Englisch B2

Proof of language skills at the RWTH Aachen Language Center

Language requirements are based on the language of instruction of the selected courses. Students who choose only English-language courses are not required to demonstrate proficiency in Turkish.

Application Deadline at the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Civil Engineering

31. January for 1 to 2 Semesters as of the Winter Semester of the Same Year

Application Deadline at the Partner University

15. June for the winter semester of the same year

15. November for the summer semester of the following year

(The application to the partner university takes place only after successful application at RWTH Aachen University.)

Application Process at the Partner University

After nomination, students must fill in the application form and send it to the Erasmus Office of Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa. Information about the application system can be found on the website.

(The application to the partner University takes place only after successful application at RWTH Aachen University)




Tuition Fees Enact
Costs Travel expenses, living expenses and accommodation
Average cost of living in Turkey generally lower than in Germany, but significantly higher in metropolitan areas, around 500 euros per month

Practical Information


The dormitories (Our Dormitories) do not have special quotas for Erasmus students.

Information to Health Insurance For the entire stay abroad is foreign travel health insurance and liability insurance necessary.
Experience Reports Moveonline Exchanges
Further Information

Federal Foreign Office


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