State University in Alanya, The Alaaddin Keykubat Üniversitesi (ALKU) contributes a lot to education in Turkey

Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University ( ALKU )

General information about ALKU?

Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University (ALKU) was established in 2015 as a State university in Alanya. ALKU aims to provide qualified higher education in an international learning environment. With its eight faculties (Business, Engineering, Medicine, Education, Tourism, Sport Sciences, Health Sciences, Dentistry), three graduate schools (Sciences, Social Sciences, Health Sciences) and five vocational schools, the university offers variety of associate degree, undergraduate & graduate programs.
With approximately 8,000 students, the university has been growing rapidly since its establishment; this year two new undergraduate programs in English (Food Engineering & English Language Education) will start and several other programs are to be opened soon. For more information, please visit: http://www.alanya.edu.tr/
ALKU, educates qualified individuals that are needed by the city, the region and the country, who carry out education, scientific research, publication and socio-cultural activities with a management approach based on service to humanity, committed to universal values, filte-ring the problems that may be encountered through the mind and science, As a university, it is to lead the solution, change, transformation and sustainable development for increasing the peace and welfare of the society.

 Where is ALKU?

Located 135 km east of Antalya province center in the Mediterranean region in Turkey, Alanya is a major tourism destination with several natural, historical and cultural attractions. ALKU is the first State university in Turkey that is located in a city other than the province center, which shows the importance of Alanya and its potentials.


Transportation to Alanya is easy by international & domestic flights. It takes about 40 minutes by bus from Alanya to Gazipasa-Alanya Air-port & about 2 hours to Antalya International Airport. There are also buses arriving to Alanya bus terminal from all of the major cities of Tur-key. Transportation to ALKU campus is available by city buses (numbers 101 & 202) within Alanya.

Can “Foreigners” also study there?

( Internationalization ) Representing international city of Alanya, ALKU gives the highest importance to an appropriate internationalization strategy. A central part of this strategy is based on our international students who come from every part of the world to study here. Curr-ently ALKU has around 130 international students from 40 different countries and we expect a rapid increase in this number in near future.

Student Life & Accommodation?

Based in a paradise-like holiday region, ALKU attaches much importance to the social and cultural life of its students. Some of the social and cultural activities include the Spring Festival, student clubs, environmental and technical trips, training seminars, conferences, con-certs, exhibitions, job fairs, entrepreneurship contests, sport activities, etc.
Incoming students may follow the application process and apply for the accommodation as well. However, since Alanya is the summer tou-rism capital of Turkey, there are also many high-quality hotels and apartments available. The incoming students may also share a room with our Erasmus student Club students.

What is the success rate of ALKU?

University in Alanya

In the 2021-22 academic year, 5229 pre-graduate students, 8417 undergraduate, 418 graduate and 71 doctoral students receive a total of 14,135 students. As of 2022, 52 professors and 68 associate professors within the university, A total of 577 academic staff, including 171 doctors, 164 lecturers and 122 research assistants.

 How many vacancies are there for foreign students?

Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

What programs can you study there?

Business, Engineering, Medicine, Education, Tourism, Sport Sciences, Health Sciences, Dentistry.

Where are the ALKU Diplomas valid?

The Vision & Mission for ALKU is, to be a world recognized university that actively takes part in development of the Sociology economic st-ructure of the region and the country by making contributions to create knowledge, technology and service in tourism, health, agriculture and service industries. Adapting universal values, centering a management philosophy aimed at creating good for humanity, participating into the endeavors of better education, research and social-cultural activities, trying to solve problems by using its intellectual and scient-ific capacity, focusing primarily on educating qualified individuals, giving priority to the region as well as country needs, as a university pio-neering and leading to provide sustainable development and solutions to problems in order to improve the welfare and peace in the society.  Please check with your respected countries for further information.

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