Nisantasi University

Number of students
2666€ - 3550€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
February 03, September 02
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

Bachelor’s Admission

These are the necessary documents needed for admission at undergraduate levels:

  • Filled online application form via RocApply
  • A copy of the applicant’s international passport or travel document
  • Birth certificate
  • High school leaving certificate showing grades and results.
  • Proof of English language results (IELTS or TOEFL mostly) however, this is not compulsory for students from English speaking countries or students who received their education in English.
  • All documents must be translated into English or Turkish if obtained in a foreign language

Post-graduate Admission (Masters)

  • Filled online application form via RocApply
  • A copy of the applicant’s international passport or travel document
  • Transcripts officially secured from a previous bachelor's degree program detailing the courses taken and their grades accordingly.
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate from a recognized higher institution
  • Test of English language (IELTS or TOEFL mostly) however, this is not compulsory for students from English speaking countries or students who received their education in English.
  • Resume or CV

Post-graduate Admission (PhD)

  • Filled online application form via RocApply
  • A copy of the applicant’s international passport
  • Official transcripts from a bachelor’s degree program detailing the courses taken and grades obtained.
  • Official transcripts from a master’s program detailing the courses taken and the grades obtained
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate from a recognized higher institution
  • Master’s degree certificate from a recognized higher institution
  • Resume or CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Test of English language (IELTS or TOEFL mostly)


Select your Degree

Application Requirements for Bachelors:

  • A-Level Certificate
  • English Proficiency (where applicable)

Select your field of study for Bachelors

Select your Bachelor program

Nisantasi University in Rankings

  • Ranked 2162nd in the whole of Europe.

  • Ranked 8339th in the World.

Tuition and Scholarships at Nisantasi University

Nisantasi university is a foundation university established to provide a high standard of education to students at various program levels.

Student at any level of their higher education life can benefit immensely from Nisantasi university, especially because all levels of higher academic pursuit is provided by the institution.

Some of these levels of education include preparatory classes, language courses, associate degree courses, diploma level, undergraduate, masters, PhD level and many more.

Similarly, students with exceptional academic records are encouraged to take double degree programs, hence, improving their academic growth and development.  

Nisantasi University, through its various research centres, has managed to establish numerous vocational programs for students who may decide to engage in adult education.

Therefore, the university has solidified its position as a provider of higher education to all levels of academia. It is also important to note that as a globally accepted institution, the certificates, degrees, and diplomas attained from Nisantasi University are legal in all parts of the world, therefore, students are opportune to compete in local and international offices for employment opportunities.

As a foundation university, students growth and development is of utmost importance, hence, world-class educational values are provided to students at a cheaper rate.

Programs offered at the institution could be conducted part-time or full-time according to the needs of the student. As one of the most popular institutions in Turkey, Nisantasi University continues to rank among higher cadres of institutions in numerous aspect in arts, science, sports, and other extracurricular activities.

Tuition at Nisantasi University depends on the level of study and the program of study as follows:

Undergraduate: starting from USD 3,600 (annually)

Master degree program without thesis: USD 3,500 (whole program)

Master degree program with the thesis: USD 4,000 (whole program)

Ph.D. Program: $8,000 USD   (whole program)

Double degree programs do not accrue any extra charge.


Due to the multiple foreign and local collaboration entered by the university, all new and current students have the opportunity to apply to numerous scholarship and grants that are related to the university.

 This exposes the student to a wide range of scholarship opportunity provided that they are eligible for it. Due to its position as a foundation university, Nisantasi University continues to look for ways through which students can benefit from the best available education and training at the least expensive, this explains why it has established connections with numerous private agencies, government institutions as well as NGOs to provide funding and career opportunities to students.

Similarly, the student can find out from foreign offices, consulates and embassies in Turkey about any funding or scholarship program that applies to them, these scholarship opportunities are made available by some diplomatic missions, hence, new and current students need to inquire from their respective embassies.

Upon admission, students are automatically granted a 50% discount from the annual tuition fee, furthermore, the university supports students by providing them with annual scholarships or grants depending on their academic standing and performance.

This is awarded to new or old students who have shown academic excellence in their past academic records. The scholarship awarded by the university mostly covers only tuition fees for an academic session.

However, students with a 3.50 – 4.00 CGPA are awarded 100% scholarships provided this academic standard is maintained. Students who performed exceptionally at sports and sporting activities are also granted scholarship on a discount that is decided by the university.

International students are also encouraged to apply to the prestigious Turkiye Burslari (Turkish Scholarships), granted to current international students in all academic programs. The Turkish scholarships cover the tuition fee, housing fee in any state-owned student dormitories as well as monthly allowance. Applying to the Turkish Scholarships is done online on the application portal.

            Applying for a scholarship or grant at Nisantasi University is very easy and as follows:

  • Check eligibility requirements.
  • Fill the application form for the respective scholarship or grant.
  • Submit the form and the other required documents before the deadline.
  • If shortlisted, an interview will be scheduled between the student and a panel.

If successful, a scholarship or discount will be applied

Cost of living at Nisantasi University

150 - 300 Euro / month
300 Euro / month
Cost of living
150 Euro / month
Free, the University offers shuttles

About Nisantasi University

Nisantasi University was established in 2009 as a non-profit private university by the Nisantasi Education and Culture Foundation in Istanbul, Turkey.

The university first started as the Nisantasi vocational school and has since evolved into Nisantasi University serving numerous quality programs through its diverse programs at different fields and different levels.  

The institution started its first academic activities in 2010 and has now produced multiple reputable graduates around the world. As a foundation university,

Nistantasi University is majorly concerned with student’s growth and development, as well as, providing some of the best graduates through its educational standards.

Nisantasi University currently has 3 main faculties which are as follow: Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Design.

Similarly, these faculties offer numerous associate degrees, undergraduate, and post-graduate programs to students. The university also has a higher institute of social sciences as well as a vocational school that provides many major programs. Highly performing students at Nisantasi University also have the opportunity to apply into double degree programs, hence, graduating with two certificates simultaneously.

The university seeks to better its academic standard by a learning model that enables it to integrate with technology and support the students during their innovative researches.

Therefore, for every program taught at Nisantasi University, practical and business models are incorporated through the use of digital technology that is currently in use around the world.  

Similarly, due to its prominence in the Turkish educational circle, Nisantasi University has established numerous connections and collaborations with other institutions and offices around the world, therefore, providing an opportunity for its students to engage in foreign learning, training programs abroad, as well as exchange programs.

The institution seeks to employ the use of digital technology to provide proficient graduates that will effect change around the world.

The university is located in the European part of Istanbul with its main campus in Maslak. Similarly, there are other campuses scattered around Istanbul which are all in central areas for easy mobility.

Why Study at Nisantasi University

Research and Business

Nisantasi University has a focus on applied research and on providing practical solutions for businesses, large and small.

Modern Infrastructure

Nisantasi University has laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology, a computer center and an extensive resource library.

Affordable Education

Compared to many universities within Europe, Nisantasi University tuition fees are rather affordable and students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships.

Competent Staff

Nisantasi University has a diverse group of lecturers with substantial experience, having worked with respected international organizations worldwide.

Accommodation Nisantasi University

On Campus Accomodation at Nisantasi University

Accommodation in Nisantasi University costs between 150 Euro and 250 Euro per month on-campus. However, students can find cheaper accommodation off-campus.


Fully furnished studio type dorms with multiple bedrooms. Residents have to opt for an all-inclusive yearly package including canteen meals since cooking is not allowed in these buildings.


Nisantasi University also offers fully furnished apartment types dorms with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, toilet, and a balcony. Cooking is allowed, therefore it is not necessary to choose the all-inclusive package.

Off Campus Accomodation at Nisantasi University

On the other hand, off-campus accommodation (within range of the university) with similar features is available, with prices depending on the specific need of the student. Costs also include water and electricity bills. There is also a chance to rent accommodation from a private landlord or estate agent.

Prices fluctuate greatly depending on the location and quality of the apartment, however, the price of housing here averages around 200 to 350 EUR per month

That said, students are often encouraged to stay on campus for at least a year as they find their way around and are hence able to find help from university staff at any time.

In case of assistance to acquire off-campus accommodation, Nisantasi University does assist its students.

Sports at Nisantasi University

Nisantasi University also values and appreciates the need for extramural activities allowing students to chill, wind-down, interact socially and network. The University intends through sport to create an open environment to encourage students to actively engage in sport and social clubs so as to promote the development of leadership and skills training.

Upon arrival, new students are informed on several sports and clubs that BUC has, and are encouraged to take part. Some of the sports the university offers include: Athletics; Basketball; Tennis; Volleyball; Table Tennis; Swimming; Football etc.

For students looking at taking sports more competitively, there's an opportunity to represent the university and be considered for a sporting scholarship. Nisantasi University is actively engaged in competitions and sporting challenges all year round. Trials and thereafter selection of the best players are carried out at the beginning of each semester for each team.

Through sporting activities students are able to: Improved teamwork; Confidence boost; Better Time management; improved interaction; have fun; meet new people; destress and relax etc.

Food at Nisantasi University

Turks can cook nice food particularly seafood and fish. These two dishes amongst many are just their specialties that will make you fall in love with Nisantasi University. A downside (or an advantage) is the size of their portions – they are huge.

The food is quite delicious and looks appetizing. The chefs that operate on campus are skilled and trained to cook quality food with high standards of hygienic operations and service provision.

For students who reside off campus, they pay up to 10 euros for a considerably satisfying meal on campus while those who stay on-campus do only need to pay once for food service alongside with the tuition fees.

Transportation at Nisantasi University

Nisantasi University provides an efficient and reliable bus service so at to ease student and stuff travel concerns. The university offers free (identified and registered students) shuttle service around campus while there's bus around the city at designated bus stops, even into areas not covered by the city transportation provider. 

This service is free of charge for all Nisantasi University students upon presentation of their Student ID or registration form to the bus driver.

To complement the university efforts in offering reliable and efficient transport there are local commutes dedicated to the task of board students on fixed schedules.

The university busses are modern looking with WIFI, comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned.

About Istanbul

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Students are not an exception to the former. Statistics show a growth in the number of students over the last decade who have considered the city of Istanbul as their perfect destination for study. There are quite a number of academic institutions around Turkey with some leading universities being found right in this city.

There is so much to explore beyond academics in this city ranging from vast Greenland, uncountable Mother Nature beauties, not to mention national reserves and resort areas. This is why we are here, to help you with all information pertaining to the city of Istanbul. To inquire more send us a mail on [email protected] or simply toggle through our website.

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