İstanbul Arel University

Foundation and Campuses

About Us
Arel College founded in the 1990-1991 school year has expanded its area of education with Arel Preschool, Arel Primary School, Arel Anatolian High School, Arel Science High School and Arel Sports and Culture Complex. After 26 years of educational excellence, Arel Educational Institutions has grown to offer higher education by founding Istanbul Arel University.

Istanbul Arel University was founded by the Kemal Gözükara Education and Culture Foundation in accordance with the Law No. 2809/5656-Annex.76 dated 9 May, 2007 published in the Official Gazette No. 26526 dated 18 May, 2007.

Istanbul Arel University has 6 Faculties; Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Medicine, 3 Schools; School of Health Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, School of Foreign Languages, 3 Institutes (graduate and distance education master’s programmes); Institute of Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences and Institute of Health Sciences and 1 Vocational School.


Istanbul Arel University has 2 campuses and 1 sports and culture complex.

  • Kemal Gözükara Campus
  • Sefaköy Campus
  • Cevizlibağ Campus
  • Yenibosna Sports and Culture Complex

Kemal Gözükara Campus is located in Tepekent Satellite Town, on the west side of Büyükçekmece Lake. The Campus consists of a closed area of total 65.000 m² and includes faculties and schools that provide four-year education.

Within the Kemal Gözükara Campus, there are;

  • 300 smart classrooms and lecture halls at different capacities designed in the way that education can be provided for 15.000 students at the same time,
  • 4.000 m² engineering labs
  • 2000 m² library and knowledge sources
  • 1500 m² Conference and Theatre Hall for 900 people
  • Wireless Internet within the campus
  • 3000 m² cafeteria
  • 2000 m² indoor and terrace dining halls
  • Indoor semi-olympic swimming pool
  • Outdoor semi-olympic swimming pool
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Outdoor sports fields
  • Health and fitness centre,
  • 5000 m² car park
  • Interpreting and translation technologies lab
  • Electrical and electronic, industrial product, civil engineering labs
  • Molecular biology and genetics, chemistry labs
  • Nutrition and dietetic labs
  • Physiotherapy labs
  • Research labs
  • Enzyme labs
  • Incubation Centre
  • Youth Centre

The 400,000 m² open recreation area located within the Kemal Gözükara Campus has been planned as a large complex offering activities of culture, art, sport, entertainment and relaxation. Within the scope of the project that has started on an area of 400,000 m², there will be;

  • Open-air theatre for 5.000 people
  • 2 outdoor olympic pools
  • 70x105m football field
  • 5 football turf pitches
  • 15 basketball courts
  • 10 tennis courts
  • 2 beach volley fields
  • 1 mini golf court
  • Cafeteria for 3.000 people
  • 8 km walking-running tracks
  • Car park for 3.000 vehicles
  • Ponds, playgrounds, fitness areas, camellias and picnic areas

Sefaköy Campus is located on the European side of Istanbul, within the borders of Küçükçekmece/Sefaköy district, on a central location on the E-5 Main Road. The Campus includes Vocational School that provides two year education and Institutes that offer graduate programmes.

Within the Sefaköy Campus, there are;

  • 80 smart classrooms, each having capacity of 40 students
  • 6 lecture halls
  • 1.200 m² radio and TV studio
  • project rooms
  • research labs
  • computer labs
  • MAC labs
  • 800 m² library and knowledge sources centre
  • 35.000 volume books, 132.000 e-book, 20.000 e-mag
  • Conference hall for 680 people
  • 800 m² cafeteria and terrace
  • Anaesthesia and medical analysis labs
  • 2 Culinary art practice studios
  • Electrical and electronic studios
  • Optics lab
  • Fuselage model studio (Mock-up)
  • Aircraft technologies lab
  • Physiotherapy lab
  • Clothing and fashion studios
  • Fashion design studios
  • Jewellery design studio
  • Editing lab
  • Drama studio
  • First aid lab
  • Machine studio
  • Architectural technology studio
  • Psychophysiology lab

Our new Cevizlibağ Campus, located in the most central area of Istanbul, consists of a closed area of 15.000 m² and an open area of 3.200 m². It includes the School of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, which will begin accepting admissions in 2020.

Within the Cevizlibağ Campus there are;

  • 8 Basic classrooms
  • Medical skills lab
  • Histology and pathology lab
  • Biochemistry and microbiology lab
  • Medical biology-genetics-biophysics lab
  • Mock-ups and models lab
  • Anatomy and dissection lab
  • Technology lab
  • Physiology lab
  • 22 Smart classrooms
  • Computer lab
  • 1.000 m² Library and knowledge resource centre, a 24-hour open reading hall, 8 silent study rooms for both students and academicians
  • Conference hall with a seating capacity of 200
  • 800 m² Dining hall with a seating capacity of 500 and a 1.000 m² cafeteria with both open and closed areas
  • Physiotherapy lab
  • Psychomotor and skills lab
  • Chemistry lab
  • Nutrition and dietetics lab
  • Food and microbiology lab

Within Yenibosna Sports and Culture Complex that consists of a closed area of 10.000 m² and is located near Sefaköy Campus, there are;

  • An indoor semi-olympic swimming pool,
  • A multi-purpose hall for basketball, volleyball, tennis and handball, with a capacity of 600 people,
  • Sport halls for step and apparatus work,
  • A conference/theatre hall and a foyer area for 1200 people with an exhibition hall and a cafeteria.