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Let's first take an introductory look at the city where Ardahan University is located:

About the city:

The city of Ardahan, which is the capital of the Turkish state of Ardahan overlooking the Black Sea, and the snowy city is the most beautiful among Turkish cities, located in the eastern Anatolia region and most of its inhabitants are Turks with a small percentage of Kurds, and the city contains a number of the most famous tourist attractions that attract tourists from all over the world, and its landmarks include: 

  • Ardahan Castle

  • Lake Childer

  • Hamcioglu Palace

  • Devil's Castle

The city has a well-developed transportation network of airports such as Ankara International Airport, express trains and modern roads that make it easy for students to live and move.

It is possible to reach Ankara through daily trips by public transport from Istanbul and Ankara, as it is about 16 and a half hours away from Istanbul, and about 13 and a quarter hours away from Ankara.

About the University:


Ardahan University was established in 2008 in the Turkish city of Ardahan, and despite its modernity, it was able to provide its programs with high quality and occupy an advanced ranking among universities at the local and international levels.

It currently includes 6 faculties and  a number of institutes and research and application centers, in addition to providing high-quality study programs for bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.


It aims to be the scientific gateway of the country, through the production and sharing of knowledge in a way that contributes to leading the economic, social and cultural development in the region so that it is a center for regional development and a training and research center for scientists and students.

Features of Ardahan University

  1. It includes a large number of Arab students annually.

  2. The costs of studying in it are low compared to other universities.

  3. Some majors are available in English.

Disadvantages of Ardahan University

  1. There are no medical specialties.

  2. It doesn't offer many English-language majors.

  3. No central library is provided.

  4. It does not provide a gym.

  5. There is no dining room.

Study Medicine at Ardahan University

The university does not have any medical specialties.

Study Engineering at Ardahan University

The university offers several engineering disciplines and is taught in English and Turkish, including:

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

All are taught in Turkish only.

Master's study at Ardahan University

The university offers many master's programs to its students, including:

  • Turkish Language and Literature

  • Sociology

  • History

  • Economy

International students can pursueamaster's degree after fulfilling the requirements.

YÖS of Ardahan University

The university does not hold its own YÖS test, and does not require YÖS or SAT to apply, 

But it accepts all YÖS certificates from other universities.

Accepted Degrees at Ardahan University include

  • All secondary school certificates issued by foreign ministries of education.

  • SAT certificate.

  • YÖS certificate.

  • International Certificate IB.

Study in English at Ardahan University

The university has specializations taught in English, including:

  • English Language and Literature

Study Turkish Language at the University

International students can study Turkish at the Tomer centers provided by the university.

Research centers at Ardahan University

The university has a number of research and application centers, including:

  • Center for the Application of Environment and Natural Life

  • Women's Studies Application Center

  • Caucasus and Central Asia Research Center

  • Career Planning and Alumni Tracking Application Center

  • Central Research Laboratory Application Center

  • Center for the Application of Islamic Economics and Finance

Faculties available at Ardahan University:

  • Faculty of Humanities and Arts

  • Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

  • Faculty of Fundamentals of Religion

  • Faculty of Engineering

  • Faculty of Science

Institutes at Ardahan University

  • Institute of Social Sciences

  • Higher Institute of Science and Technology

Tuition fees at Ardahan University

The cost of studying at the university ranges from (200 to 300) dollars.

The costs of majors taught in English  are always higher than the costs of studying in Turkish. 

Admission to Ardahan University

The university accepts registration on all secondary certificates issued by the ministries of foreign affairs,

The YÖS or SAT test is not required for registration.

Competition for university is high, making it difficult to get admission, and admission to English-taught majors is more difficult.

Documents required to register at the university

  • A certified and translated copy of the secondary school certificate.

  • The YÖS or SAT certificate (if any) which is not a condition for registration.

  • A personal photo with a white background.

  • A copy of the passport or ID card.

The University in Words

  • Country: Turkey

  • City: Ardahan

  • Sector: Public

  • Establishment Date: 2008

  • Local ranking: 158

  • World ranking: 8323

  • Erasmus Program: Exists

  • Student housing: Exists

  • Central Library: Exists

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