İstanbul Gedik University is a part of the Gedik Education Foundation (GEF) established by Gedik Holding on September 7, 1994, to contribute to the development of welding technology in Turkey.

Gedik Education Foundation has done a lot of multi-dimensional work in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education, institutions of Higher Education, and establishments of the private sector ever since it was established. Gedik Education Foundation has successfully completed many projects such as schools, dormitories, vocational education centers, and educational establishments also providing services for the handicapped.

Gedik Education Foundation, which has offered internationally accredited education in the fields of welding engineering, non-destructive testing, and finance, has established İstanbul Gedik University. The system of İstanbul Gedik University is based on hands-on training. Aiming to educate students with self-esteem in the field, İstanbul Gedik University guarantees to provide high-quality education which is nationally and internationally effective. This education is in accordance with the “vocational competence” criteria. One of the top priority objectives of İstanbul Gedik University is to train students to help them to acquaire the necessary qualifications and effective working skills that are in demand in the national and international competitive environment.

Distinguished Education
Education in small groups
Practical experience and learning opportunities
Good student-faculty ratio
High-tech educational infrastructure and laboratories

Top-class Academic Staff
With national and international Ph.D. degrees, projects, and publications With teaching experience and work experience at national and international Universities

Strong Language Preparation
Education in English & Turkish
Intensive preparation programmes
Follow-up courses in the curricula

Minor and Double Major programmes
Online & In-person education depending on the current conditions Possibility to transfer between departments

International Opportunities
Summer school programs at universities abroad
International mobility programmes
Bilateral Agreements with various universities abroad
International internships

Close connection with the industry & Employment support
Internship and work opportunities at Gedik Holding and other companies
Career center support to help students to find internships and jobs during their studies and before graduation
One of the rare institutions that offer internships and job opportunities to the international students

Affordable Fees and Scholarship Opportunities
Opportunity to pay the tuition fee in 2 installments
Discount and achievement scholarships

The geographical and cultural junction between the East and the West
Affordable and quality accommodation options
City of history, culture, nature, and entertainment
Center of industry, economy, young population, and students
Limitless possibilities and countless opportunities

Dear Students,

Istanbul Gedik University serves with its young and dynamic structure, which has the mentality of initiating applied education from secondary education, bringing this awareness and experience to the Turkish Higher Education and transforming science and technology into practice. Established as Gedik Vocational School in 2010, our University has innovative and continually improving vision based on science and technology with modern infrastructure, powerful education system. It is a well-known, research and development oriented university focusing on university-industry collaboration and reflecting this approach to every academic and administrative unit with the aim to be international in every area, Istanbul Gedik University offers you a happy, peaceful, healthy and successful working environment by giving priority to the quality. We aim to be a one of the high ranking universities by teaching students to learn putting what they have learned into practice thus contributing to science through research and development projects, moreover offering solutions to national and international problems through application and research centers.

Halil Kaya, the founder of our university, gained the self-esteem and the determination to work with students and employees by saying “if an engineer has made an invention somewhere in the world, I must also accomplish this.” Not only in the field of engineering, but also in the field of science, law, health, social sciences, sports, and in all disciplines, the necessary studies should continue. In this context, in addition to theoretical knowledge and practical training provided in education and training programs, information becomes beneficial. Active field practices enable students to get to know each sector closely and prepare for professional life. Istanbul Gedik University aims to produce its own technology by 2030 and to have a future place in Turkey. Also, the university not only aims to ensure the continuity of the necessary arrangements for students to earn the requirements and competencies in all academic education and training programs but also intends to raise open-minded individuals beneficial for the society.

Dear Students, as Istanbul Gedik University, we wish to welcome you in our University and to walk into new horizons in the guidance of science.

Best regards,

Assoc. Prof. İzzet Paruğ DURU
+90 444 5 438
Ext. 1182
Ebru Bilgin
+90 444 5 438
Ext. 1182
Betül Gündoğan
+90 444 5 438
Ext. 1182
Mohamed Samir HANAFY
+90 444 5 438
Ext. 1182

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