Abdullah Gül University

Abdullah Gül University

Tel :+90 (352) 224 88 00 Ext: 7251

Website :intoffice.agu.edu.tr/

The Abdullah Gül University (AGU) is a young, dynamic Turkish State University and already one of the best in the country.

  • All AGU Programs are offered 100% in English and students evolve in a multicultural environment promoting social awareness and inclusion for all.
  • All AGU Undergraduate Programs are ranked in the Top 10 in Turkey.
  • The University features among the best Turkish universities in terms of research performance (indexed articles, citations, impact factor).
  • AGU offers programs in:
    1.   Engineering (Industrial, Civil, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical, Computer And Bioengineering & Nanotechnology)
    2.   Architecture
    3.   Business Administration

AGU is a Research University that embraces solution seeking for global challenges.

AGU’s Vision: “To become the pioneer of Third Generation Universities”

  • The University was established with the aim to produce graduates who can shape the future, equipped with the best skills for today’s globalized society.
  • AGU places great emphasis on interdisciplinary research, university-industry collaboration and innovative teaching which systematically incorporates hands-on training.
  • Focused on quality, AGU aims to keep a low student/academician ratio (6/1) to optimize students’ classroom experience, to offer state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunity to be taught by renowned professors with international experience.
  • AGU also encourages students’ and employees’ social development, by supporting social initiatives, cultivating a global mindset and empowering youth for active citizenship.
  • The main University Campus is located downtown, counts more than 30 nationalities and aims to become a multicultural hub in the heart of Turkey.
  • Students are welcomed on a safe and green campus and have access to varied on-campus facilities including multiple sports facilities, a rich library and the AGU Counselling and Development Center.

View a video about Abdullah Gül University


AGU offers its students a number of services and facilities, including:

  • Brand new laboratories and research facilities
  • Architecture drawing and work rooms
  • Computer lab room
  • Conference rooms (hosting regular International Conferences and Symposia)
  • On-campus cafeteria, café and snack shop
  • Top quality furnished on-campus student accommodation (including kitchen, laundry rooms and shared TV rooms)
  • On-campus sports and leisure facilities (incl. Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Billiard, Ping-Pong)
  • Rich library and access to major online research databases and networks
  • Student meeting rooms
  • Free access to Kadir Has Sports Centre for all AGU Spor Basketball games
  • Health Centre with full-time on-campus nurse and part-time on-campus doctor
  • Full-time on-campus Psychologist
  • Agreements and discounts negotiated with off-campus sports facilities
  • Counselling and Development Centre offering Personal and Professional Development Activities
  • Lounging and work areas for students
  • AGU Youth Factory office offering non-formal education activities and abroad training opportunities
  • Campus Security
  • Outside seating and lounging areas in our campus’ green areas
  • Opportunity to join one of our many Student Clubs and to participate in their activities
  • AGU bus for off-campus excursions and trips (incl. Mount Erciyes Ski Centre and UNESCO
  • World Heritage site of Cappadocia and Department trips)
  • On-campus Fitness Centre (currently under construction)


AGU offers its students a full price package:

School of Engineering and School of Architecture:

School of Leadership and Management:

Graduate School:

Lunch at the AGU Cafeteria costs 4 TL / meal (1.37$) but students also have the opportunity to buy meals at our on-campus café.

Public transportation costs 50TL/year (18$) for students (upon application for a student transport card for which a residence permit is required) and a meal in a middle-end restaurant branch may cost on average between 13 and 18 TL (4.50 – 6$).


All applications to AGU are done 100% online via our online application platform SIS. Students are required to fill in the required information and write a statement of purpose, as well as to upload all required documents.

A video on how to apply to AGU can be viewed here (link).

AGU uses a list of approved country-specific requirements to determine applicants’ eligibility (full list of requirements available here).

Finally, applicants who do not fulfil any of our exempting conditions will be required to provide proof of English proficiency; either in the form of the TOEFL exam (minimum requirements for the TOEFL can be viewed under the above-mentioned requirements link) or by taking the AGU English Exemption exam on campus before the start of the semester.

AGU highly recommends students to take the TOEFL exam as:

  •  It may help them be selected for one of our scholarship programs (full scholarship selection criteria available here)
  • Students who fail the AGU English Exemption Exam will be required to complete our English Prep Program at the AGU School of Languages before starting their Faculty courses.

Case Study

Omar, 26, from Tanzania, currently enrolled in the AGU MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering program:

“The main reason I chose AGU is the University’s Concept. I researched a lot about the University’s Vision, Mission, Values and Approach and it really convinced me.

I knew that in AGU, there would be more chances for me to conduct research and collaborate with my Professors on their fascinating projects; another reason I joined this University was because I wanted to work with ambitious researchers and you can definitely feel this kind of ambition at AGU.

The instructors at AGU are really inspiring and approachable. In other universities it’s not as easy to approach professors, let alone the heads of departments. Here, you can contact them easily and they answer fast; that’s the thing about AGU: the professors are renowned and have international experience, but stay very humble.

I am happy to evolve in such an ambitious learning environment where I can really turn all the knowledge I acquire into concrete projects and practice. It helps me feel more confident in my professional and personal development. AGU professors are actually looking for students to help them carry out the many projects they work on. I’m currently working on one that involves “Biosensors”. Once finished, my professor and I will also write a paper about it.

Within my program, I get to learn about a lot of things like BioMEMs, underground/underwater sensor networks, silicon manufacturing, etc.

I knew about the software program MATLAB, but coming to AGU, I got to work on it even more. I also regularly work on the microscope and the laser.

We do presentations in every class and I can feel that I’m improving on my presentation and communication skills.

The workload is challenging but we really feel that we learn a lot. The English level of the professors is also very good and they are definitely experts in their academic and research fields.

My academic experience at AGU definitely matches my expectations. We are really offered a great learning environment here.

The University has a very bright future and I believe in its positive impact on Education, Research and Society.”