Kadir Has University


History and Location

Kadir Has University (KHAS) was officially founded in 1997 by the Kadir Has Foundation. The Tekel Cibali buildings, initially built as the state tobacco depot and cigarette factory in 1884, have been restored and outfitted as the main campus of KHAS. Awarded the 2003 Europa Nostra Diploma award, the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage, the Cibali Campus combines elegant facades, sunny atria, and large, airy interiors with modern educational and research facilities. On the Sarayburnu-Fatih axis of the Old City, the campus lies on the shores of the Golden Horn and is within walking distance from the major historical and cultural sites of Sarayburnu (such as Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet, Fener, Eyüp, Pera and Galata).

In addition to the main campus in Cibali, Kadir Has University also has a Vocational School and School of Applied Sciences which are located on the Selimpaşa Campus, and the English Preparatory School which is located on the Bahçelievler Campus.

The university has six faculties: Engineering, Sciences and Humanities, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Communications, and Law and Fine Arts, as well as its vocational schools. Kadir Has University is dedicated to becoming a leading university in Turkey, and is an international center for research and scientific development. This dedication is reflected through its state-of-the-art educational system which his based on both traditional disciplines and interdisciplinary models, and the university encourages innovative international research and development projects conducted in a student-focused academic environment.

Undergraduate Programs

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences 

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical - Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems Program
-  Information Technologies Program

  • Bioinformatics and Genetics

Faculty of Economics, Adm. and Social Sci.

  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • International Trade and Finance
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • American Culture and Literature
  • Psychology

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Communications

  • Public Relations and Information
  • Communication Design
  • New Media
  • Radio, Television and Cinema
  • Advertising

 Faculty of Art and Design

  • Industrial Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Theatre
  • Architecture

School of Applied Sciences (Undergraduate 4 Years)

  • Banking and Insurance
  • Real Estate and Asset Valuation
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • International Trade and Logistics

Vocational School of Kadir Has (2 Years)

  • Banking and Insurance
  • Printing and Publication Technologies
  • Foreign Trade
  • Public Relations and Information
  • Logistics
  • Radio and TV Technologies
  • Computer Programming
  • Communication Electronics Technologies
  • Graphic Design
  • Mechatronics

Vocational School of Justice (2 Years)

Postgraduate Programs

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Graduate Programs

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technologies
  • Financial Engineering
  • Computational Biology and Bioenformatics
  • Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Technology, Science and Society
  • Management Information Systems

Doctorate Programs

  • Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Management Information Systems

 Graduate School of Social Sciences

Graduate Programs

  • Economics
  • Film and Drama
  • Finance and Banking
  • Communication Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Public Law LL.M.
  • Private Law LL.M.
  • Capital Markets and the Stock Market
  • Design
  • MA in International Relations
  • New Media
  • Cinema and Television
  • Corporate Communications and Public Relations Management

Doctorate Programs

  • Economics
  • Finance and Banking
  • PhD in International Relations
  • Private Law

International Relations

KHAS supports international collaborations through joint research projects, dual-degree programs and various forms of academic exchange, which are facilitated by the fact that at our university, English is the medium of instruction for the majority of our programs.
We offer exchange programs for both students as well as faculty members, in addition to dual degree programs. 

Admissions Criterias for Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Please visit our web site http://www.khas.edu.tr/en/international2/prospective-international-students/international-students-main-page.html for regulations on the admission of foreign students

Annual Tuition Fee

Faculty of Arts and Sciences: 14300 USD
Faculty of Fine Arts:  14300 USD
Faculty of Law:  14300 USD
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences: 14300 USD
Faculty of Communications:  14300 USD
Faculty of Engineering: 14300 USD
School of Applied Sciences (4 Years): 9000 USD
Vocational School of Technical Sciences: 9000 USD
Vocational School of Social Sciences: 9000 USD

Scholarship Options

25% and 50% entry scholarships for undergraduate students
25%, 50% and 100% entry scholarships for graduate students
Akademic Merit Based Scholarships for current undergraduate students

Accommodation Options

Kadir Has University provides limited housing options for international students and all places are served on first come –first reserved basis.  Kadir Has Residence Hall consist of two separate female and male dormitories. Female dormitory is located in a walking distance from the main campus. Male dormitory is located on the other side of Halic, within 15 min. university shuttle ride.

Student dormitories feature semi private bathrooms, laundry rooms, cable TV and 24 hour internet access and mini kitchens equipped with refrigerators, microwaves and kettles. Standard room is furnished with bookshelves, single or bunker beds, chairs and private cupboards.

2014-2015 Academic year dormitory yearly fees:




Single Room

4.800 USD

5.200 USD

Double Room

3.600 USD

3.800 USD

Triple Room


3.350 USD


Campus Life

Since the campus is located so close to the artistic and cultural centers of the city, student life is enriched with the cultural wealth of thousands of years of history. The Cibali campus also houses the Rezan Has Museum, which regularly hosts exhibitions and cultural events. The university offers accommodation at our Cibali campus, as well as on-campus catering services which adhere to the strictest of quality and cost standards, ensuring that students have access to pleasant and affordable dining. In addition, the campus also houses research laboratories, a library, sports facilities, a tennis court, copy-center, film screening facilities, a theater and concert halls. Our students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities which are organized by a variety of student clubs, ranging from dancing to rowing.

Contact Details

Kadir Has Cd.Cibali 34043 Cibali/İSTANBUL

Phone: +90 212 533 65 32 Ext: 1231

Web :  www.khas.edu.tr

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