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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Heather Dolan - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Istanbul, Turkey Study Abroad Program
Yeditepe University
Country: Turkey
Location: Istanbul
Language: English
Level(s): Undergraduate
Subjects: See Academic Program section
Length: Academic year or semester
Cost: MSU tuition plus room and board in the host country 
Deadline: March 1 for the following fall semester and academic year October 1 for the following spring semester


Program Overview

Founded in 1996 by the Instanbul Education and Culture Foundation, Yeditepe University is the largest private university in Turkey with over 14,500 undergraduate and graduate stu dents.  Named for the Seven Hills of Istanbul, Yeditepe University overlooks the city of Istanbul.  The modern campus, built in 2000, offers beautiful, state of the art facilties.  The university welcomes international students from around the world and has over 100 international students studying at the campus each year. 

Yeditepe University
Yeditepe University


Academic Program

Yeditepe University offers 52 undergraduate programs in 11 different faculties. Faculties include Arts and Sciences, Communication, Dentristy, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, Fine Arts, Law, Pharmacy, Medicine and Commerce. 
Yeditepe University course information

Language of Instruction

Courses are primarily taught in English. 


Students who have completed one full academic year of university level work at MSU with at least a 3.0 GPA are eligible.

Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at Yeditepe University. The student's academic adviser at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at Yeditepe satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with their adviser and the Office of International Programs prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.

Students pose by the Bosphorous strait



Yeditepe University is located in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the former captial of three empires (Eastern Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman). With over 10 million people, the city extends over the European and Asian side of the Bosphorous strait and is the financial, cultural and economic center of modern Turkey. Istanbul is known for its impressive architecture, which is a result of the city's role as a cultural center througout Turkey's long history. The city offers many historical mosques, synagogues, churches, palaces, castles and towers to visit.

Istanbul is also well situated for exploring nearby countries, including Greece and Eastern Europe. A bus and ferry system provide transportation from Yeditepe University's Main Campus to anywhere in Istanbul.

Student Life

Yeditepe University offers on campus accommodation to all international students. A variety of clubs and sports activities are available including Law Society, Culture and Thought, Rock Music, Dancing, Photography, Entrepreneurship, Fine Arts, and the Environment, among others.

Cost and Included Benefits

Students who receive exchange placements at Yeditepe University will pay tuition at MSU in the same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Business students who are not awarded exchange placements and students with other majors. Each student is responsible for his/her room and board in Turkey as well as trans-Atlantic travel expenses. Remember to plan for extra expenses such as internal travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available for study abroad at Yeditepe University. Additional costs for study at Yeditepe University (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating students' financial aid packages. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.


Applications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.


Applications are due in the Office of International Programs on March 1 to study at Yeditepe University the following fall, and October 1 for the following spring.

MSU Student Emily Applekamp poses at the Heirapolis Amphitheater
MSU student Emily Applekamp at Heirapolis Amphitheater


Additional Information

For additional information on study at Yeditepe University, contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

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