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Program Objectives Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee International Cooperations
Establishment Tuition Fee Occupational Profiles Of Graduates
Qualification Awarded Double Major–Minor Programs Access to Further Studies
Language of Instruction Internship Departmental Facilities
Mode of Education Grading Scheme Program Activities
Admission and Registration Requirements Graduation Requirements Contact Information

Program Objectives

Department of Architecture, which has a vision of becoming a contemporary, effective and examplary institution with national and international level of education and research, aims to educate civilized, contemporary, free, curious, creative, dynamic and couragous architects, who can compete in every environment and produce solutions for environmental problems in order to develop humanity, who can integrate their national identity with global values, and who are respectul for historical and environmental values, who can work for the benefit of the society, and respect ethical values, who are enriched with aesthetic values, and can follow and use the developing technology, and to contribute to the awareness and development of the society and to the improvement of the country by means of research, publications and practice, which have high scientific value.


Department of Architecture was founded in İstanbul Kültür University on July 15, 1997 according to Law numbered 4281, based on the decision of the Senate  on 11.12.1997, with meeting number 97/8 and decision number 7, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Okay EROSKAY, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

Department of Architecture started education under the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture in 1998-1999 academic year. The department had been located in the main building at Şirinevler Campus in 1998, has been continuing education in Ataköy Campus since 2004-2005 academic year, with an increasing number of student capacity. The Faculty of Architecture has been founded due to the decision of Council of Ministers of Turkey, published in official gazette on August 23, 2014 and completed its establishment period in 2012. In 2012-2013 academic year, the first students to Department of Architecture (English) have been accepted.

Graduate education at Master level in Architecture Program has been continuing since 2002. The Ph.D. program, which has been approved by YÖK, also started accepting students in 2011. 

Qualification Awarded

Students who have succesfully completed all the courses in the four year education plan and 

accumulated a minimum of 240 ECTS, receive Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Language of Instruction

Education language of 'Architecture Program in Turkish' is Turkish and foreign language preparatory class is optional.

Mode of Education

Full time

Admission and Registration Requirements

75 students are accepted to Department of Architecture as a result of the Central Placement Exam carried out by OSYM. In the Central Placement, the applicants are placed in Department of Architecture by ÖSYM according to their LYS grades, their preference related with the higher education programs, and the quota and conditions of these programs. The registration of students who are placed in Department of Architecture is realized by the Student Affairs Directorate within the framework of the calender determined by ÖSYM.

         With % 50 Scholarship % 100 Scholarship

2019 Min. Grade
        -            -          388,915

Total Quota
       12           40              8

In addition, succesful students who are graduates of Vocational Schools are also accepted in the Architecture Program as a result of Vertical Transition Exam (DGS) carried out by ÖSYM. The graduation areas of two year undergraduate students who can be accepted in the program are indicated below:

- Building Preservation and Renovation
- Natural Stone Decoration
- Natural Building Stone Technology
- Protection of Works of Art
- Interior Space Preservation and Renovation
- Construction
- Construction Technician
- Construction Technique
- Marble Technique
- Marble Production
- Architectural Restoration
- Restoration
- Restoration and Conservation
- Construction Drawing 

Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

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Double Major–Minor Programs


Successful students of the Architecture Department may apply for  a double major in any one of the undergraduate programs of the Istanbul Kultur University at certain periods of their education.  Students who meet the necessary conditions and fulfill the necessary requirements can graduate from both departments by acquiring two distinct Bachelor’s Degrees. The framework of the IKU Senate resolution of  April 2013 embraces the principle that double major programs can be pursued at any two undergraduate programs at Istanbul Kultur University. Accordingly, double major curricula  have been created for between all our undergraduate programs. For details click here.

For details, please visit the double major program web site.


In order for students at Department of Architecture in İstanbul Kültür University to gain the right for graduation, they have to complete a minimum of 40 days of internship, 20 days of which are in an office, and 20 days are at construction site.

Graduation Requirements

The student must successfully complete all courses (equivalent of a total 240 ECTS) that take place in the four-year education plan. In order to complete all the courses in the program successfully, the student must have at least 2.00 on a 4.00 weighted grade point average. In addition, each student must have completed 40 days compulsory internship.

International Cooperations

 ERASMUS is a European Union based program established to promote collaboration among the higher education institutions of European countries. It provides grants for joint projects and short term student and academic staff exchange programmes.  Students have the opportunity to study at a European Union institution and receive financial support during the academic exchange period (one or two terms/ 3 to 12 months). Students of Architecture department may qualify to be Erasmus students in one of the following partner universities:

1) Universitat Stuttgart (Stutgart, Germany)

2) Hochschule Ostwestfalen- Lippe (Germany)

3) University of Hasselt (Hasselt, Belgium)

3) KU Leuven (Belgium)

4) University of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geodesy (Bulgaria)

5) Ostrava Technical University (Ostrava, Czech Republic)

7) University of Oulu (Oulu, Finland)

6) Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark)

8) Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Marseille (Marsilya, France)

9) University of Pecs (Hungary)

10) Technische Universitet Eindhoven (Netherlands)

11) DELFT University of Technology (Netherlands)

12) Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (Netherlands)

13) University of Nottingham (Nottingham, England)

14) Polytechnical University of Valencia (Spain)

15) Universitat Ramon Llull (Barselona, Spain)

16) University of Sevilla (Spain)

17) Malmö University (Malmö, Sweden)

18) Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Napoli, Italy)

19) Universita degli Studi Roma Tre (Roma, Italy)

20) Politecnico di Bari (Bari, Italy)

21) Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy)

22) University of Ecology and Management in Warsaw (Warsaw, Poland)

23) Nysa University of Applied Sciences (Poland)

24) University of Cluj-Napoca (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

25) University of Zilina (Slovakya)

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates

8% of the graduates work in governmental institutions as 'architect'. The ratio of the graduates, who work for construction companies is 35% and 18% of them are 'managers', and 82% have 'architect' positions. The ratio of our graduates, who works in Architectural Companies is 39%, which 29% them are 'company owners', 10% are 'managers' and 61% works under the title of 'architect'. 4% of the graduates works for building material supplier companies as 'company owners'. Approximately 10% of our graduates had been continuing their master education in IKU, ITU, Bilgi Universities and in universities abroad when the questionnaires were filled, and 10% of them had a research/teaching assistant position in universities. The ratio of our graduates in sectors, not related with architecture and construction, is 4%.

*Percent values are approximate.

Access to Further Studies

Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program, candidates having acceptable scores in ALES exam and proficiency in English can go on to graduate programs.

Departmental Facilities

There are  design studios,  lecture rooms,  classrooms, four multi-purpose workshops (maquettes, ceramics, materials and basic arts), computer labs and material labs. 

During the 2018-2019 academic year; there are 4 professors, 5 associate professor, 11 assistant professors, 13 research assistants, 1 architect for full time lectures; there are 1 associate professor, 4 assistant professors, 1 instructors from the other departments and faculties of the university;  and 1 professors, 4 associate professors, 4 assistant professors, 18 instructors who work at other universities but teach at IKU as well have contributed to education and two maquette lab technician has helped the students. 

Program Activities

Faculty of Architecture, Architecture Department,  Academic Publications


Articles published in international refereed periodicals

Papers presented and published in international scientific meetings

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Contact Information

Chair of Arcitecture Department
Istanbul Kultur University
Atakoy Campus
34156 Bakırkoy- Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 4984205
Fax: +90 212 4658308
e-mail: ekasapoglu@iku.edu.tr