KARADENIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY | Turkish University Admissions Service


Rector: Prof. Dr. Hamdullah Çuvalcı
Location: TRABZON
Since: 1955
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Features Includes

6 Campuss
25 Faculty

278 Instructor

947 Research Assistant

437 Professor

147 Associate Professor

7 Foreign Academic

387 Doctor Faculty Member








University Description

HistoryFounded with the approval of the bill proposed by Trabzon Deputy Mustafa Reşit Tarakçıoğlu and his twenty-eight comrades by the law no. 6594 of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey dated 20 May 1955, KTU is the first university of Turkey established outside Istanbul and Ankara.About 8 years after its foundation, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Faculty of Forestry were established through the assignment of staff for the rector’s office and faculties under the law no. 336 dated 19 September 1963.The university commenced its educational activities in the elementary school building of Ataturk Primary School located in the Esentepe neighborhood of Trabzon on 2 December 1963.Later in 1966, it moved to its current campus. With KTU flourishing expeditiously, faculty staff were assigned to the faculties of Earth Sciences and Medicine with the law no. 1659 dated 4 January 1973.Following the enactment of the Law on Higher Education no. 2547 in 1981, the university accelerated its expansion with new faculties and departments opened.Today, KTU is one of the outstanding universities in Turkey with its 12 faculties, 1 school, 6 graduate schools, 8 vocational schools, and 24 research and application centers as well as 2,077 well-qualified academics and 40,000 students from 81 provinces of Turkey and many different countries.MissionWith all its practices in the fields of education, research, and social service, KTU’s mission is to raise individuals that are open to development, to encourage the development of high-level scientific and technological products, and to pioneer the development and welfare of society.VisionKTU’s vision is to be a nationally and internationally preferred university with all the educational services, scientific activities, and cultural environment it is to offer.Values StatementOur values are as follows:-         Possessing universal values, respecting human rights, and favoring the supremacy of law-         Adhering to the core values of the Republic of Turkey-         Seeking excellence in education-         Adopting an ethical approach-         Transparency and accountability-         Favoring both freedom and discipline-         Making knowledge-based decisions and leading the information society-         Adopting total quality management-         Being open to all kinds of cooperation for the well-being of society-         Embracing team spirit-         Valuing culture and art

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Please provide notarized translations of your documents if they are in any language other than English and Turkish.

  • Copy of your Passport with personal information page on it. If you don’t have a valid international passport at the time of application, please provide a copy of your national ID
  • Copy of an official document certifying successful completion of high school (diploma or school leaving certificate) if available at the time of application. If not available, provide any document demonstrating your education status
  • Copy of an official high school transcript showing all your courses taken during your high school study
  • Exam results if you are applying with an exam (national or internationally recognized), such as SAT
  • Copy of English language proficiency exam if available
  • Copy of Turkish language proficiency exam for Turkish taught degree programs
  • Letter of Intent
  • Reference Letter

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Average Graduate Income
$ 488.0

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Average Alumni Income
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