İstanbul Arel University consists of two large campuses. The central campus is situated  in Tepekent  on the west side of Lake Büyükçekmece. Tepekent campus which covers an indoor area of   65,000 square meters has faculties and schools offering four-year education. The other one, Sefaköy campus, is in Küçükcekmece and near the E-5 motorway.

İstanbul has a lot of alternative ways of transportation such as bus, metrobus, train, underground and aboveground metro, nostalgic streetcar, and ferryboat. Apart from bus, metrobus and metro, taxis and dolmushes generally run until midnight.


Istanbul Arel University is a non-profit and state recognised foundation university founded by Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation on 18 May 2007.

Our university is composed of five faculties, three schools, a vocational school and two institutions. Faculties include Faculty of Sciences and Letters, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, and Faculty of Communication. The three schools are School of Applied Sciences, School of Health Sciences and School of Foreign Languages. In addition, the Vocational School and two Institutions, Institute of Sciences and Institute of Social Sciences, are two important integral parts of Arel University.


Compared to most of the big cities in Western European countries, living expenses are reasonable in İstanbul and it offers many alternatives. Considering that cost of living mainly depends on a person’s spending habit, a monthly amount of 600 to 800 Turkish liras can be sufficient to meet their personal needs. Istanbul Arel University Student Houses are ideal places with their green areas, winter gardens, volleyball and basketball courts, semi Olympic outdoor swimming pools, cafeteria, and technical equipment.

All the food offered to our students and personnel is cooked and served in sanitary conditions in the kitchens located in two separate dining halls on Tepekent and Sefaköy campuses under the supervision of the food engineers.

Health services in Arel University are provided by one doctor and four nurses in two different health centers on Tepekent and Sefaköy campuses. These centers are open between 08:00 and 18:00 hours on both campuses and have a total of four beds.

Istanbul Arel University provides its students with free shuttle bus service to both campuses. Shuttle buses depart from the bus station opposite the Tüyap İstanbul Center, Beylikdüzü.

Student clubs in the university aim to support all the activities devoted to increasing students’ professional and cultural richness, improving them socially, culturally, physically and mentally, and having them gain the habit of democratic and analytic thinking, and to extend these properties to the university environment.

The club activities which are the heart of campus life help the students obtain intellectual viewpoint to improve their versatile thinking skills and establish useful and positive relations with others.