Zirve University

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Zirve University
Zirve Üniversitesi
Motto From the summit of education to the summit of life
Type Private
Active 2009–23 July 2016
Rector Prof. Dr. Adnan Kısa
Location Gaziantep, Turkey
Campus Kızılhisar
Colors Green, white          
Website http://www.zirve.edu.tr/en/

The Zirve University (Turkish Zirve Üniversitesi) is a private university established in 2009, located in Gaziantep, southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. Currently, the university has eight faculties. It is a mix-oriented (research and education) institution. English language is the primary medium of teaching in College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, and College of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Turkish language is the primary medium of teaching for the rest of colleges while several courses are also offered in English. The university has total enrollment of more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students as of 2016.

Around 20% of the students are offered tuition-free education while another 20% are offered 50% tuition scholarship based on their success at National University Entrance Exam done by ÖSYM.[1] The University also offers full scholarships for those who has significant sport excellence and/or national license of sport.[1] On 23 July 2016, the university was closed by the Turkish government in the course of the 2016 Turkish purges.[2] Also their facilities were transferred to Gaziantep University.


  • Faculty of Architecture and Design
  • Faculty of Communication
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • Vocational School


  1. ^ a b "General Information on Zirve University". zirve.edu.tr. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.sabah.com.tr/gundem/2016/07/23/iste-kapatilan-feto-okullari