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Information on the Institution

1- Name and Address
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University
34083, Fatih ISTANBUL / TURKEY

2- Academic authorities

Prof. Dr. Musa Duman

Secretary General
Alim Türkyılmaz

Dean and Directors

Prof. Dr. Musa Duman (Dean of the Faculty of Law)
Prof. Dr. M. Fatih Andı (Dean of the Faculty Literature)
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Turan Arslan (Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Sciences)
Prof. Dr. Fevzi Yılmaz (Dean of the Faculty of Engeeniring)
Prof. Dr. İbrahim Numan (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture & Design)
Prof. Dr. Hasan Akay (Director of the Graduate School of Social Sciences)
Prof. Dr. Bülent Uluengin (Director of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering)
Prof. Dr. Aydın Uğurlu (Director of the Graduate School of Fine Arts)
Prof. Dr. Recep Şentürk (Director of the Graduate School of Alliance of Civilization Studies) 
Sinem Aydoğan (Director of Foreign Language Department)
Assoc. Professor Ahmet Avcı (Director of Center For Continuing Education Training Programs)
Berna Gökpınar Balcı (Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Center)
Ömer Dabamlı (Director of Preservation, Application and Research Center for Cultural Heritages of Foundations)
Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebubekir Koç (Director of Aluminum Manufacturing Technology Education, Research and Testing Center)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serdar Demirel (Director of Ottoman-Malay World Studies Research Center)
İlhami Danış (Director of Distance Learning Center) 
Soner Örnekol (Director of Career Center)  
Dr. Ali Cihan Kurt ( Director of Project Management Center)

3- List of Programmes Offered


Faculty of Letters and Humanities

Dean: Prof. Dr. M. Fatih Andı
•          Turkish Language and Literature
•          History
•          History of Science
•          Psychology

Faculty of Engineering & Architecture

Dean: Prof. Dr. Fevzi Yılmaz
•          Computer Engineering
•          Civil Engineering
•          Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Architecture  &  Design

Dean: Professor Dr. İbrahim Numan
•          Architecture
•          Interior Architecture

Faculty of Islamic Sciences

Dean: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Turan Arslan
•          Islamic Sciences

Faculty of Fine Arts

Dean: Prof. Dr. M. Hüsrev Subaşı
•          Traditional Turkish Arts
•          Graphic Design

Faculty of Law

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Naim Demirel
•          Law


Vocational School

Director: İlhami Danış
•          School of Justice
•          Civil Aviation Cabin Services
•          Child Development

Vocational School of Fine Arts

Director: Asst. Prof. Dr. Lütfi Yazıcıoğlu
•          School of Architectural Restoration


Institute of Social Sciences

Director: Prof. Dr. Hasan Akay
·         Turkish Language and Literature (M.A., Ph.D.)
·         History (M.A., Ph.D.)
·         Islamic Sciences (M.A., Ph.D.)
·         History of Science (M.A.)
·         Master of Clinical Psychology
·         Public Law Master’s Program
·         Private Law Master’s Program

Alliance of Civilization Institute

Director: Prof. Dr. Recep Şentürk
Civilization Studies (M.A., Ph.D.)

Institute of Fine Arts

Director: Prof. Dr. Aydın Uğurlu
Traditional Turkish Arts (M.A., Ph.D)

Institute of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Director: Bülent Uluengin
·        Architecture (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
·        Conservation-Restoration (M.Sc., Ph.D.)


English Preparation School
Director: Sinem Aydoğdu

Arabic Preparation School
Director: Lect. Hamdi Arslan


KURAM (Preservation, Application and Research Center for Cultural Heritages of Foundations)
Director: Lecturer Ömer Dabamlı

ALUTEAM (Aluminum Manufacturing Technology Education, Research and Testing Center)
Director: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebubekir Koç

Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serdar Demirel 



FSM TÜMER (Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Center)
Director: Berna Gökpınar Balcı

FSM UZEM (Distance Learning Center) 
Director: İlhami Danış

FSMSEM (Center For Continuing Education Training Programs)
Director: Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Avcı

Director: Soner Örnekol

Director: Dr. Ali Cihan Kurt

4- General Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission for Turkish Students

Turkish students’ admission to higher education is based on a nation-wide Student Selection Examination (ÖSS). The examination is held once a year and is administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Candidates gain access to institutions of higher education based on their composite scores consisting of the scores on the selection examination and their high school grade point averages.

Undergraduate Admission for International Students

Graduate Admission for Turkish Students

Graduate admissions are based on the undergraduate achievements, foreign language skills, interviews and the ALES (Academic Graduate Education Entrance Examination) scores. The ALES scores are evaluated in consideration of the standard point type relating to the program to which the student applies. Candidates are ranked according to the general achievement grade obtained in the assessment regarding admissions. The general achievement grade is composed of 50% of the ALES score, 30% of the undergraduate GPA, and 20% of grade obtained in the interview.

The minimum ALES score required of the candidates is 55 points (standard type) and a general achievement grade of 60 are essential as well. Candidates with equal points in general achievement grade will be ranked according to their undergraduate GPAs.

Prospective graduate students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language by either showing success in the English Placement Test organized by Fatih University Preparatory School or taking any of the following tests. (KPDS, ÜDS ,TOEFL)

Graduate Admission for International Students

5- General arrangements for recognition of prior learning

According to Turkish regulations and rules in higher education, only formal prior learning is recognized.

6- General registration procedures

Admission requirements that is listed below; documents and/or certificates announced by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) and/or Registrar's Office; and tuition fee payment should be satisfied for registration.

Admission requirements for undergraduate programmes: applicants for undergraduate study at FSMVU are required to take a written entrance test, Student Selection and Placement Test (ÖSYS), that is centrally organized by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Applicants for undergraduate study at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Ataturk Faculty of Education (only Arts and Crafts Education, Musics Education) and School of Sports and Education are also obliged to take an aptitude examination.

Admission requirements for graduate programmes: applicants for graduate study at FSMVU are required to have Bachelor's Degree and to take a written test, Academic Personnel and Post Graduate Education Admittance Examination (ALES), that is centrally organized by Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Applicants for graduate study may be required to take a foreign language test and a verbal examination given by the academic units.

7- ECTS credit allocation

ECTS credit allocation based on the student workload needed in order to achieve expected learning outcomes.

Student workload hours consist of theoretical and applied/laboratory hours of courses, pre-class self studies, post-class self studies, seminars, field study, atelier, research and presentations, projects, homework, quizzes, midterms, finals and exam preparations, etc. All student workload hours are fully recognized.

An educational semester comprises 18 weeks and an educational week includes 8 hours in five working days and 2 hours at the weekends, totally 42 hours per week. 18 weeks per semester times 42 hours per week results in 756 hours per semester and 1512 hours per an academic year. Since each year has 60 ECTS credits, 1512 hours per year divided by 60 ECTS credits equals 25 hours per ECTS credits.

8- Arrangement for academic guidance

According to the rules and regulations in FSMVU each student has an academic advisor. Besides, students who have thesis work are also guided by an academic supervisor.

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