Campus Life

Istanbul 29 Mayıs University offers its students a spacious, peaceful and natural campus environment in the heart of the city. Its main campus in Bağlarbaşı, Üsküdar, is located where students can easily reach Istanbul's historical, cultural and natural places of attraction and interest. It is in a walking distance from the Bosporus Bridge and the Metrobus Station.


Students have the opportunity to eat delicious Turkish cuisine prepared on campus.

Distinctive Architectural Design

The campus is designed with an understanding that reflects a synthesis of aesthetic harmony of Eastern and Western architectures. Classrooms, conference halls, libraries, student residence halls, social facilities and administrative buildings are all located on campus. Students have the opportunity to attain universal knowledge in a peaceful and comfortable environment.

Classrooms and Seminar Halls

Classrooms and seminar halls are all equipped with smart boards and computers. There are also computing rooms and offices designated for students’ club activities.

Library and Reading Rooms

The university's academic staff and students can benefit from the library of the Center for Islamic Studies at Bağlarbaşı Campus. A separate library is available for the students in the same building where classrooms and seminar halls are located.


The university has a new and comfortable cafeteria where cold and hot food and refreshments are served.

Health, Sports and Culture

At Bağlarbaşı Campus there are sports arenas, a conference hall convenient for any academic or cultural events, amphitheater/classes, and a health unit to give service to both instructors and students.

Student Guesthouses

The university has one guesthouse for female students at Ümraniye Campus, and two guesthouses for male students at Üsküdar Bağlarbaşı Campus. Student guesthouses provide students with comfort, aesthetics and safety.

Ümraniye Guesthouse

The Ümraniye Guesthouse for girls is located 600 meters away from the new campus (on the right side of the Şile road). The facility consists of three blocks of residence halls and recreation grounds and has 70,000 square meters of indoor area. The residence hall has a capacity of accommodation for 3,500 students. The first residence block houses 1,500 students and opened in the 2014/15 academic year. In this guesthouse, students are provided with rooms that are equipped with bunks and private bath and restrooms. In addition to the guesthouse, there are indoor/outdoor sports halls, cinevision halls, kitchen, laundry rooms, cafeteria and studying rooms on each floor. A renewable energy system is used in the guesthouses built with smart building systems.

Bağlarbaşı Guesthouses

One of the two Bağlarbaşı Guesthouses is located at Üsküdar Campus and the other is within 150 meters walking distance from the campus. The Campus Guesthouse, built with antiallergic and ecological materials, has rooms equipped with electrical heater panels, air conditioners and private bath and restrooms, and is earthquake resistant with a flexible light steel system. It has an insulation system against cold, heat and noise. The other guesthouse is a 3-storey building, constructed to students’ comfort, and is earthquake resistant as well.

Student Activities

At Istanbul 29 Mayıs University, students enjoy a colorful social and cultural atmosphere. On both campuses, academic, social and cultural events go hand in hand. While academic events provide students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge in their fields, social and cultural events provide them with versatile entrepreneurial and organizational skills for their further objectives in life.