Istanbul: Istanbul Technical University

Istanbul, Turkey

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  • Fall Semester - Mid September - late January
  • Spring Semester - Early February - early June

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (


All courses are offered in English.  ITU offers courses in engineering, chemistry, computer science, social sciences (limited), humanities (limited), architecture, and music.

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Host University

Established in 1773, Istanbul Technical University has continued to develop in parallel with the city. Today, ITU’s 21,000 students study in one of 5 campuses (Taskisla, Gumussuyu, Macka, Tuzla, and Ayazaga/Macka) located throughout Istanbul. ITU strives to continue to expand its development as a dynamic, world university, with a mission to provide education, conduct research, and initiate technological developments as a university competing in a rapidly globalizing world.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • OISP Online application

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • ITU application form
    • Official transcript
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Photocopy of passport ID page
    • Letter of enrollment from OISP
    • Study plan
    • One passport-sized photograph
    • Students should indicate that they want on-campus housing on their applications if they are seeking it.
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


On-campus housing is very limited.  Students who wish to live in on-campus housing should indicate this on their ITU application.  Most students live in apartments nearby campus rather than on-campus.


Situated at a crossroads between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a city of the world; known as the “Cradle of Civilization”. From the breathtaking vistas of the Bosphorus, to the worldly acclaimed historical sites of the Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, and Blue Mosque – the city possesses a certain richness with its combination of unique geographical location and diverse cultural wealth.