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Üsküdar University's commitment to excellence is evidenced by its achievements in research, innovation, and social impact. According to the Scopus database of Scimago Rankings, it ranked second among foundation universities in Turkey.

Accolades aside, the university stands out for its commitment to internationalisation. Offering a range of English-taught master’s programmes, it provides a rare and valuable opportunity for students from across the globe to receive a world-class education while immersing themselves in Turkey’s rich cultural heritage.

Such exposure not only enhances linguistic and cultural adaptability but also positions students well in the global job market. But access isn’t the only aspect that sets these programmes apart. Read on to learn how else Üsküdar ensures a career-accelerating education for all aspirations.

Offering both thesis and non-thesis options, Üsküdar’s postgraduate programmes are designed to accommodate diverse student needs, interests and career goals. In English, students can immerse themselves in cutting-edge fields like Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, Electrical-Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, and Molecular Biology.

A wide range of discipline

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These programmes seamlessly integrate technology and digital learning to enhance flexibility and accessibility while fostering greater student engagement. They also offer personalised learning pathways and flexible study options to ensure anyone can achieve their academic and professional goals on their own terms.

Students have many opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings, whether through internships, fieldwork, research projects, or simulations. This approach ensures graduates are ready for the professional world and equipped with both the knowledge and the practical skills needed to succeed.

Experiential and interdisciplinary

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Versatility is encouraged through interdisciplinary learning. Each English-taught curriculum was designed to fuse knowledge and methodologies from various disciplines, encouraging students to explore complex issues from multiple perspectives. Courses and research opportunities that cross traditional academic boundaries enable them to think creatively and innovatively.

Relevance guaranteed

To ensure students receive an education that is both current and forward-thinking, Üsküdar remains committed to regularly reviewing and updating its curriculum to incorporate the latest advancements, emerging trends, and industry best practices.

Faculty members keep curricula up to date. They are encouraged to engage in continuous professional development through workshops, conferences, and research projects. By staying abreast of the latest educational trends, instructional methods, and technological innovations, they bring fresh insights and contemporary approaches to their teaching.

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For example, Professor Dr. Muhsin Konuk's pioneering research and recognition as Scientist of the Year in Molecular Biology and Genetics highlight the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics’s commitment to advancing science and technology. Under his supervision, students actively participate in research, contributing to significant advancements such as gene editing with CRISPR to understand cancer and rare diseases.

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The Graduate School of Science at Üsküdar University conducts research that addresses practical problems and enhances coordination across fields. In response to evolving societal health needs, it trains experts and scientists who are not only research-oriented but also adhere to ethical values, exhibit creativity and can influence health and science policies.

Many of these professionals are made within the Institute of Health Science, where neuroscience — particularly in big data-oriented health sciences — is a prominent focus. The programme brings together researchers, healthcare professionals, and thought leaders to drive transformative change through diverse perspectives and expertise. Collaborating with NP Istanbul Brain Hospital, it aims to advance precision medicine, personalised therapies, and the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.


“At the heart of the city, all graduate institutions of the university declare commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible,” says Türker Tekin Ergüzel, who is both Head of Software Engineering and Head of the Health Science Institute.


“Through a combination of groundbreaking research projects, innovative technology development, international universities and visionary leadership, we aspire to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing humanity today.”

Students here are not only academically successful but also personally fulfilled. The university includes mindfulness training, stress management workshops, wellness seminars, and counselling services into its programmes. These resources help students cultivate resilience, manage academic pressures, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Meanwhile, the university's dedicated International Student Office plays a key role in welcoming and guiding international students. This office provides comprehensive support in several areas, from admissions and visa and residence permit procedures to accommodation, health insurance, and cultural adaptation.

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Supportive and inclusive

To enhance the international student experience, Üsküdar University organises cultural integration programmes and activities. These help those from abroad connect with their peers, build friendships, and engage with the local community. Cultural festivals, campus events, and awareness campaigns celebrate diversity, highlighting the contributions and achievements of various communities.

“Our university hosts students from all around the world, enriching our campus culturally. Students from different countries have the opportunity to share their cultures and experiences, providing valuable learning opportunities for each other,” shares Cyber Security student Dunsin Samuel Ogunsanmi from Nigeria.

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“This is not only valuable academically but also in terms of personal development. Furthermore, our international students can expand their social networks by participating in various activities and clubs.”

Üsküdar University is dedicated to enhancing the experience for English-taught master’s students by providing comfortable, secure accommodation and comprehensive support to help them adapt quickly to life in Turkey. To facilitate a smooth transition, it offers various services to connect them with suitable dormitory options. Upon registration, students fill out an application form to specify their preferences and budget. Based on this information, the university recommends options that best match their needs.

A home away from home

A key focus is on ensuring easy access to the university by identifying dormitories in convenient locations such as Üsküdar, Kadıköy, and Beşiktaş. For those preferring to find accommodation independently, the university provides guidance on using reliable platforms. Explore the full lineup of dormitories here.

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An enriching postgraduate education awaits at Üsküdar University.

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