About Yalova University


Founded in 2008, Yalova University, whose roots date back to fifteen years, is a young and fast growing university. Although it is a recently established university, thanks to its programs of study and accomplishments, Yalova University has already started to compete with other longer standing universities with its 14900 students (7056 associate, 6552 bachelor, 1104 master, 188 PhD) 491 academicians, and 317 administrative staff. Our university aims to have social and technical departments that produce pioneers and leaders in those fields, by providing knowledgeable academic and experienced administrative personnel and utilizing strong national and international relationships. Yalova University is working hard to become a “World University” and is growing fast with its Flexible Center-Mobile Target management model. At Yalova University, our primary concern is peace and happiness in both educational and professional life. Yalova University equips its students with the professional skills and knowledge necessary for a rapidly globalizing world. Thus, it aims to educate questioning, self-confident and patriotic individuals who are respectful of human rights and concerned with both national and international problems. In addition to the current campus in the city center, the construction of the main campus already has begun in our new and beautiful site surrounded by the natural beauties of Yalova. 


                                                    Prof.Dr. Suat CEBECİ
                                                    Rector of Yalova University



Yalova, with its unique natural beauties and climate, is a peaceful city for its residents.

Yalova’s proximity to Bursa and Istanbul makes it easy for Yalova residents to benefit from the economical and cultural opportunities of the big cities. Freeway transportation to Bursa offers students convenient and easy transport and gives them plenty of time for studying and social activities.

It is easy to adapt to Yalova because it is a modern and socio-economically developed city. Yalova is  warm, safe, peaceful, and imbued with the hues of blue and green. There are various housing options reasonable prices for those who want to live in such a beautiful city.

The lively beach cafes in the summer and the shining cafes downtown in the winter are ideal places for students to spend their free time. Due to its prime geographic location, Yalova provides an abundance of activities. Whether it’s relaxing in the nearby town of Termal, hiking, horse-back riding and dining at the trout restaurant in Kurtköy, or enjoying the Tesvikiye Flatland with its sightseeing such as National Park and Su Dusen Waterfall, and picnic areas which are quite suitable for walking and mountain biking, one can always find ways to rejoice in the natural splendors of Yalova.

‘’ Life is good in Yalova’’




The university owns two dormitories, one for female students, and one for male students. Besides, there have been many private dormitories where students stay with National or International students. Together with the Buddy Program, the Erasmus Office assists students in finding private accommodation (house-sharing).




International activities are largely facilitated by the European and International Center: There are more than 60 Erasmus partners in Europe and several partnerships with universities in USA. Apart from Erasmus+, there have been 30 Bilateral Agreements with a variety of countries all over the world. Through both Erasmus+ and Bilateral Agreements, student and teaching staff exchange is provided each year. Furthermore, there are a number of institutionalized research centers such as Center of International Conflict Resolution, Science and Technology Research and Application Center, Woman and Family Studies Center.



As the dynamic power of Yalova University, the Faculty of Law aims to bring up the young future academicians who are sensitive to environmental and social problems. Through academicians in the departments of Private and Public Law, talented students are being prepared for one of the most fundamental aspects of a state’s foundation and development.

Constitutional Law Department, Philosophy and Sociology of Law Department, Administrative Law Department, Penal and Penal Court Law Department, General Public Law Department, History of Law Department, International Law Department, and Financial Law Department are included under the Department of Public Law.

Civil Procedure Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law Department, Labour and Social Security Law Department, Commercial Law Department, and International Private Law Department are included under the Department of Private Law.

The benefit of Yalova University Faculty of Law is not limited to its regionally central location. It also provides its students with a law education at the level of a university in the European Union, in accordance with the international mission of our university.  

‘’Law for a Respectable Future’’



Faculty of Economics and Administrative sciences that is the modern power of Yalova University raises graduates who can generate solutions considering the needs of our country and the world, who share the knowledge that they produce and contribute to the public welfare. Our faculty hosts the experts and the leadership of the new world which is shaped by the radical changes experienced in political, social, economic and cultural areas during the globalization period.

Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations

Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations has a mission of providing employment opportunities to its graduates in social relations and labor relations in public and private sector institutions.

Department of Economics

Our academic staff with Ph.D.’s from Turkey’s and US prestigious universities provide you a good education opportunity in their fields. While learning consumer behaviors, firm’s strategic decision making process, you will also analyze the various market structures through micro based courses. Inflation, unemployment, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies will be given under the scope of Macroeconomics.

Department of Business Administration

Besides producing graduates who are sophisticated and competent on a global scale, the aim of our department is to be a local and also national knowledge distribution center for business knowledge.

Department of Social Work

0ur goal is to educate individuals who can understand society’s change and development on a global scale, who can understand as well as the troubles that many people experience, and who can try to find solutions. We will prepare individuals who have an especially good grasp of the socio-cultural structure of their community and its problems to address issues in the community by equipping them an understanding of social services methodology and practices.

Department of International Relations

The aim of our department is to help students gain the knowledge needed, and the ability to understand, analyze and explain current international issues academically. Our language of instruction is English at the bachelor degree level. Our students can also learn another foreign language such as Arabic, Russian or Spanish.

Department of International Trade and Finance

With its dynamic and innovative education programs, the primary goal of the department of International Trade and Finance is to produce entrepreneurs and executive candidates who can compete in national and international markets, who can take predictable risks, and make quick and correct decisions.


Our faculty is an Islamic educational institution which is aware of its responsibilities, social accountability and cultural importance within a modern society. With our dynamic, proactive and fully qualified Turkish and Arabic educational staff, you will receive a quality education. Our aim is to change the understanding of religious issues based solely on interpretations and superficial inform past experiences and unqualified resources.

The Arabic language is at the core of our teaching, thus at our school, the language of instruction is Arabic. Our departments are;

Basic Islamic Sciences

The texts about Islamic belief, worship, law, morality principle sand cultural heritage of Islamic sciences are examined from an academic point of view. We try to generate solutions to the current religious problems with the help of modern knowledge and technology.

Philosophy and Religious Studies

We not only help our students to develop a rational and critical point of view as well as to analyze personal and social problems with scientific methods, but we also help them to Express themselves in the most effective way and enrich their intellectual world.

Islamic History and Art

Islam, from its birth to the present day, is considered within its historical process. This department deals with the subjects of academic researches such as art, literature, and music appreciation  and its products emerged in that process and institutional aspects of Islamic civilization.


The Faculty of Art and Design at Yalova University was founded with the aim of contributing a large amount to art and design education in Turkey. It was also founded in order to educate artists and designers who use human-centered research, analysis and interpretation as a base; protect the environment; aim at being good and fair; take strength from their own society values; and are able to compete at both national and international levels.

The Departments in that faculty:

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Radio, Television and Cinema
  • Industrial Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Handicrafts and Paper Marbling
  • Interior Architecture and Environmental Design




Engineering is an art of creating products for the good of people by using scientific and mathematical principles, experience, judgment and common ideas. 

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is a branch of engineering which focuses on the structure, design, development, and usage of computer systems.

Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering that takes advantage of scientific methods to make every system use limited sources more productively and effectively. In light of these methods, industrial engineering analyses human, machine, material, knowledge, energy and designs systems and processes.

Energy Systems Engineering

Energy Systems Engineering is a department which trains students to be engineers who are able to use available resources efficiently, productively and cleanly, plan and manage all phases in energy production from resource to consumers, have full knowledge of sector legislation, conduct and develop studies on energy and energy related fields, internalize the education from different disciplines and have the ability to think critically.

Chemistry and Process Engineering

Chemistry and Process engineering is a department where chemistry with its general processes and engineering branches are examined together.

Among rapidly renewed industrial settlements in recent years, chemistry and process engineering has increased in importance and has become important necessity in local and foreign industries. Although this engineering service has been maintained not from its primary source, but from secondary sources like engineering branches of machine, chemistry and metallurgy until recently, today highly trained chemistry and process engineers, with their knowledge that can serve many branches of industry, will be employed rapidly.

Polymer Engineering

Polymer Engineering is a department which aims to train students to be competent in the design of polymeric material, production, manipulation, development, application, quality control and resolution of technical problems that may arise in all processes. The main goal of polymer engineering is to have graduates who will make major contributions to engineering world-wide.

The department of Polymer Engineering is the first and only public university department.


Transportation Engineering

Transportation Engineering is a branch of engineering which involves transportation of passengers and goods, safe design of mode of transports, project design of roads, highways, railways and intersections according to appropriate standards. 


The Institute of Social Sciences

The Institute of Social Sciences aims to produce advanced research projects to increase the scientific and technological capacity of our country, to pioneer the development of the efficient use of resources reserved for science and technology for the development of university-industry cooperation, to continue graduate work with applicable projects by maintaining joint university-public-private sector R&D activities and local-regional-national-international projects, to maintain the activities which offer solutions to the problems and apply them, and to present the science production function.

  • Social Work (Ph.D.)
  • Social Work (M.A. Thesis)
  • Social Work (M.A. Non-Thesis) (Evening Education)
  • Management of Social Work Institutions (M.A. Non-Thesis)
  • Business Administration (M.A. Thesis)
  • Business Administration (M.A. Non-Thesis) (Evening Education)
  • Business Administration (English) (M.A. Thesis)
  • International Relations (M.A. Thesis)
  • International Relations (M.A. Non-Thesis) (Evening Education)
  • International Relations (Ph.D.)
  • Labor Relations and Human Resources Management (M.A. Thesis)
  • Labor Relations and Human Resources Management (M.A. Non-Thesis) (Evening Education)
  • Labor Economics and Industrial Relations (Ph.D.)
  • Social Policy (M.A. Thesis)
  • Public Law (M.A. Thesis)
  • Public Law (M.A. Non-Thesis)
  • Basic Islamic Sciences (M.A. Thesis)
  • Basic Islamic Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Philosophy and Religious Sciences (M.A. Thesis)
  • Philosophy and Religious Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • International Trade and Finance (M.A. Thesis)
  • International Trade and Finance (M.A. Non-Thesis)
  • Banking and Finance (M.A. Non- Thesis)
  • International Trade and Finance (Ph.D.)
  • Economics (M.A. Thesis)
  • International Monetary Economy (M.A. Non-Thesis)


The Institute of Sciences

The Institute of Sciences aims to contribute to universal science by supporting research programs which contribute to the technological development of the region; make a contribution in bringing young talented people in the world of science and research, and bring the work which will be done in conjunction with scientific and technological developments to perfection. 

  • Polymer Engineering (M.S. Thesis)
  • Polymer Engineering (M.S. Non-Thesis)
  • Energy Systems Engineering (M.S. Thesis)
  • Waste Management (M.S. Non-Thesis)
  • Energy Management (M.S. Non-Thesis)
  • Chemical and Process Engineering (M.S. Thesis)
  • Computer Engineering (M.S. Thesis)
  • Information Systems Engineering (M.S. Non-Thesis)


Yalova Vocational School has been continuing education as a high-level Vocational School and it has also passed the EU Grade Control Auditing. The fact that vacancies are filled according to the preferences of educational programs which are not included in other universities assures that our Vocational School’s importance regarding the preference-popularity. The technicians and members of professions that are disciplined, contributes to the need of members of this profession in the country.

In order to be attuned to innovations in the field of vocational technical education and provide society the rising need of knowledge, it is an institution that believes the necessity of serving the society with our educational facilities and members of profession who has been educated in contemporary structures, who are able to deal with the problems, who has communication skills, and who are capable of carrying leadership in accordance with the business world.

Educational studies are categorized under three major departments: Technical Programs, Economics and Administrative Sciences and Maritime Programs and fourteen other sub-programs, are in accordance with Yalova’s development perspective and creating new programs will be a future goal. Our current programs are in line with Yalova’s development projects such as Ornamental Plants Expertise Organized Industrial Zone Project, Dockyard Project and Informatics Organized Industrial Zone Project.

It is obvious that the training and education of those individuals needed for these projects is of utmost importance. Thus the presence of Yalova Vocational School is of great importance.

  • Computer Programming
  • Office Management and Executive Assistance
  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Technologies Program
  • Rubber and Plastic Technologies Program
  • Navigation and Operating Program
  • Accounting and Tax Applications Program
  • Marketing Program
  • Civil defense and Firefighting Program
  • Tourism and Hotel Management Program
  • Culinary Program
  • Landscape and Ornamental Plants Program
  • Textile Technologies Program
  • Maritime and Port Management Program
  • Yacht Operating and Management Program





Termal Vocational School, in light of universal values and by making use of the knowledge in the areas of science and technology, aims to educate individuals who have an associate degree, who are highly qualified and competent at their jobs, and also respectful of social values, in the areas of healthcare, which is necessary for the country.

Our vision is to be a pioneering educational institution in educating health care technicians who are able to adapt to changing situations, who have the ability to solve problems, are productive, can communicate with their environment, can cooperate, are equipped with professionals kills in the line with the modern demands and are aware of their social responsibilities.

Departments in Termal Vocational School are;

  • Physiotherapy
  • First and immediate aid
  • Management of health facilities


Our Vocational School aims to be a prestigious and reliable higher education institution-which can live up to both national and international standards in terms of educating qualified intermediate staff who can contribute to the economy of the country.

Under the department of aquaculture in Yalova University Armutlu Vocational School opened the “Aquaculture Program”

“Aquaculture Process Technology Program” is the first and the only program in Turkey which is taught under the Department Of Food Establishment in Yalova University Armutlu Vocational School.

Departments in the College are;

  • Fish and Aquaculture Process Technology
  • Logistics
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Food Quality Control and Analysis
  • Food Quality Control and Analysis (Evening Education)
  • Food Technology
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture (Evening Education)
  • Aquaculture Process Technology


Our Vocational School aims to educate entrepreneurs and administrators in the public and private sector who will serve humanity and our country with his capable of analytical thinking, creativeness, high power moves, and belief in teamwork and total quality.

Departments in Termal Vocational School are;

  • Department of Law

Justice Program

  • Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care

Elder Care Program


  • Department of Management and Organization

Local Government Program

  • Department of Property Protection and Safety

Private Security and Protection Program


As School of Foreign Languages, our main objective is to help our students to reach the B2 level in English as well as to understand and use the English language effectively when they start their own faculties.

In addition to these, compulsory and optional English classes in faculties and vocational schools are given and directed by the School of Foreign Languages.

Faculties and programs which require Preparatory Education are listed below.

  • Business Administration
  • International Relations
  • Chemical and Process Engineering 
  • Polymer Engineering 
  • Transportation Engineering




CICR was established under the Presidency of Yalova University by the academicians of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. The Centre aims to conduct scientific researches on the following issues:

  • Conflict theories
  • History of conflict resolutions
  • Turkey’s approach to conflict resolutions
  • Developing alternative resolutions for conflicts
  • Regional conflicts
  • Social and internal conflicts
  • Economic conflicts
  • Causes for war
  • Organized violence
  • Case of peace, global policy at present, its relation with works and events

“From Conflict to Resolution”


YUCEC has given education to more than 1600 trainees and it has met the need of qualified personnel in Yalova since it was established. YUCEC continues the courses within a wide range of fields from Information Technologies to General English to Quality Management Education and it is a leader in its field.

  • Vocational Educations
  • IT Education
  • Quality Management Education
  • Technical Education
  • Education on Health Sector
  • Education on Personal Development
  • Education on Developing Management Skills
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Education on Directives of EU and ‘CE’ Branding Approval

“Continuous Education for Life”


YÜKAM not only aims at preparing and conducting all kinds of academic researches, education programs and projects about women and family in the name of the university at local, national and international levels, but also targets to support the resolutions of women’s problems, family-based women studies and studies on women and family at all levels within the body of the university. The Centre anticipates helping the college students, lecturers and academicians to gain experience on the education, projects and research about women and family;  contributing to any study or research on women’s problems and family at local and national levels and giving any support relevantly.


YUSTARC aims at coordinating the works whose targets are gaining new information which will improve science and technology; producing new products and equipment with current information and creating and developing new systems, processes and services including software.

The future scientist will not only get the chance to see how science develops but also they will be able to conduct experiments with high-tech opportunity at the science and technology centre.

Within the body of YUSTARC, the mutual projects of university-business world will also be a focus as well as the basic studies of the faculties and institutes. 



YADİM, which aims to throw scientific and cultural bridges between Yalova and the world, is responsible for the coordination of starting and conducting projects on social, cultural, economic, scientific and technical issues and for creating a synergic relation between national – international institutions and Yalova University in this global integration era.

EURODESK is a European Network dedicated to providing information of Europe opportunities in educational and youth areas for young people and of young people's taking participation in European activities. Since 15 March 2015, YADİM has been in charge of servicing as Euro desk Contact Point so that both our students and the young in Yalova can get participate in many social and technical projects.

  • Erasmus Office
  • Farabi Office
  • Project Management Office
  • Leonardo da Vinci Office
  • Bologna Process Office


Art, sport, professional field and cultural activities of Yalova University students are conducted within an academic perspective by Yalova University the Union of Culture and Arts. One in every four students enhances the joy of his/her daily life and his/her personal qualifications by taking part in the university clubs. Yalova University Culture Fest, Spring Fest and many tours which are free for students are great.

  • Harbour and Logistics Club
  • Maritime Club
  • Business Administration and Economy Club
  • Young Jurists Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Young Volunteers Club
  • Cinema Club
  • Career Club
  • Diplomacy Club
  • International Student Club
  • History Club
  • Woman Entrepreneurs Club
  • Energy Club
  • Young Voyagers Club
  • Music Club
  • Informatics Club
  • World of Work Club
  • Theatre Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Young Tourism Professionals Club
  • Reed Club
  • Young Scouts Club
  • The Green Crescent Club
  • Ecology Club
  • Book and Poetry Club
  • Social Services Club
  • International Relations Club
  • Young Entrepreneurs Club
  • Young Vision Club
  • Folk Dances Club
  • Innovation Club
  • Sports Clubs
  • Wrestling Club
  • Basketball Club
  • Cycling Club
  • Underwater Club
  • Chess Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Sailing Club
  • Riders Rugby Club