Prof. Mustafa SİNANOĞLU (Faculty Dean)
The International Faculty of Islamic and Religious Studies is recognized as equivalent to the Faculty of Divinity/Theology in the state universities of Turkey and its programs and diplomas are monitored and approved by the Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK). Therefore, the students who graduate from the International Faculty of Islamic and Religious Studies enjoy the same rights as the graduates of faculties of divinity/theology in Turkish state universities.
The main purpose of the faculty is to educate, train and develop students as prospective academics, teachers and religious personnel
The International Faculty of Islamic and Religious Studies has two undergraduate programs. Thanks to its well-designed programs and strong academic staff, the faculty has received international recognition.
Islamic and Religious Studies Program
The Islamic and Religious Studies Program focuses on Islamic Studies with extensive instruction in Arabic. The language of instruction is Arabic (at least 30%) as well as Turkish and 50% of the curriculum of the undergraduate program is taught in Arabic by native Arabic speaking academic staff.
Therefore, students registered in these programs are required to take Arabic preparatory classes. Those who successfully complete all 6 levels of Arabic courses are rewarded with an educational trip to Jordan, where they take further Arabic courses at the University of Jordan to improve their Arabic language skills as well as attending some other courses related to their programs for a period of two-three months.
International Islamic Theology Program
The International Islamic Theology Program was launched in Turkish faculties of divinity/theology in 2006, on the initiative of the Presidency of Religious Affairs and the Republic of Turkey. The program is intended for students of Turkish origin who have been brought up and completed their high school education in Western countries. The program in the faculty has a curriculum similar to that of Islamic and Religious Studies Program, yet slightly moderated in accordance with the needs of the students.
Full-Time Academic Staff
Part-Time Academic Staff