Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Dear Prospective Students and Parents,

Turkey Religious Affairs Foundation (TDV) has given scholarships to approximately 400,000 students in secondary and higher education by supporting education and scientific research in addition to a variety of charitable services at home and abroad, and has provided dormitory accommodation for students in higher education in different parts of Turkey. The foundation, which funded and extended educational projects primarily in friendly communities such as Central Asia, the Caucasus and Balkan countries, has started studies of Turkish Religious Foundation Encyclopedia of Islam (DİA) in 1983 and it has put Islamic Research Center (ISAM) into operation in 1988.

The Foundation has finally taken its services to an important stage with Istanbul 29 Mayıs University, which was founded in 2010 as a result of many years of efforts.

Our university, which started its educational activities with the “Faculty of Letters, History, and Turkish Language and Literature Programs” in the academic year of 2010-2011, continued to enrich its undergraduate programs with new departments opened within the Faculty of Theology, and Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. In the 2019-2020 academic year, the Faculty of Education will start education by admitting students to the Turkish and Social Sciences Education Department/Turkish Language Teaching Program.

Our university aims to provide its graduates with the necessary requirements for life and profession as an indispensable task, as well as offering opportunities for aspiring and talented young people to prepare themselves for postgraduate education while they are still at the undergraduate stage. In addition, our university has started to open graduate programs within the Institute of Social Sciences since 2012-2013 academic year in order to have an important share in the training of future academics.

In order for our students to learn the foreign languages they will need in their field studies at the best level, our university also organizes different programs such as Istanbul 29 Mayıs University Continuous Education Application and Research Center (29 MAY SÜREM), Arabic Center for Education Implementation and Research (29 MAY ARÖMER) and Turkish Education Application and Research Center (29 MAY TÜRÖMER) within the School of Foreign Languages. Furthermore, depending on the conditions of success and within the quota, some of our students are offered foreign language program opportunities for Arabic and English.

In our university, the Qur'an Research and Application Center (KURAMER Psychology Research and Application Center (PAMER) and Economic and Economic and Financial Systems Application and Research Center (EFSAM) were opened, and other research and application centers are planned to be established in the near future in order to be at the forefront of scientific research and publication.

Istanbul 29 Mayıs University opens its doors to students from abroad as well as young people from our country with the aim of raising people who are self-confident, seeking the truth and good, can think critically, are aware of their responsibilities, respect beliefs, and adhere to ethical values.

As the Board of Trustees, I would like to state that we are ready to make every effort to contribute to the development of our university.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, we would be pleased to see our valuable students among us.



Chairman of the Board of Trustees