The undergraduate education in mathematics at Galatasaray University aims to provide students with a solid background in mathematics and develop analytical thinking skills while allowing them to develop a general scientific literacy. All courses are built to reconcile a strong background, diversity and the possibility of transition to other disciplines. The department, consisting of local and foreign faculty members, receives many visitors and organizes a research school every year to keep active research alive in different branches of mathematics.

With less than thirty students per class, the department offers students the opportunity to communicate directly with faculty members. This allows students to improve not only their knowledge in mathematics and foreign languages, but also their self­confidence. The undergraduate program in the department aims to develop students' skills on independent research and learning. From the fifth semester, each student is guided by a supervisor to choose elective courses according to her/his future dreams and talents. From the first semester on, there are several courses in computer science and applied mathematics in addition to courses in pure mathematics. Especially in the third and the fourth years there are a large number and variety of elective courses that allow students, after graduation, to continue their academic careers in various disciplines ranging from economics to engineering.

The graduation thesis prepared for these goals is particularly important and supervised by a faculty member following each step of the preparation and presentation of the work. Through the Erasmus Student Exchange Program, the department of mathematics offers to an average of 10 students per year the opportunity to continue their studies for one or two semesters at a European university. The language for the majority of teaching in the department is French, but some elective courses are given in English in order to enable the students to take full advantage of this possibility. Department of Mathematics currently runs a Master’s program in pure mathematics and plans to open a PhD program in Mathematics in the near future.


About Galatasaray University

The Ortaköy campus of Galatasaray University is located in the center of Istanbul and it is very close to the center of art, culture and history of the city

Galatasaray University accepts high-level turkish and foreign students. The university provides the multilingual and multicultural environment and social possibilities such as student clubs. They offer the best opportunity to students to evaluate their time during undergraduate education.

Galatasaray University, which is a state university, is founded by Turkish and French committees in 1994. University provides an education which satisfies international education standards with a strong French and Turkish academic staff.

The main education language of the university is in French. The secondary language is English. For further information about Galatasaray University:




Galatasaray University is at 10-15 minutes by walk from both Beşiktaş and Ortaköy. If one wants to take a bus to University, he/she can take any bus working on the shore (for example, the number of busses from Kabataş: 22, 22RE, 25E; from Ortaköy: 40, 40T, 42T, DT1, DT2). The best way to reach Galatasaray University from Anatolian side of the city is to take a boat to Beşiktaş from Kadıköy or Üsküdar. For Metro, Tram, Ferry and Busses either you can use Akbil.

How to reach Galatasaray University?:

Galatasaray University is 24 km away from the İSTANBUL ATATÜRK AIRPORT. Right in front of the exit door of the Ataturk International Airport, take the HAVAŞ bus to TAKSİM and get off at the last stop, TAKSIM SQUARE (for detailed information about HAVAS buses please visit this website ). Then either take a taxi, or take a bus and get off at the stop Galatasaray University. The number of busses are: 40 (Taksim - Sarıyer), 42T (Taksim - Bahçeköy), 40T (Taksim - İstinye - Dereiçi), DT1 (Taksim - Ortaköy Dereboyu), DT2 (Taksim - Ortaköy Dereboyu). Second possibility, from İstanbul Atatürk Airport to Galatasaray University is taking a taxi. Finally, you may take the metro from İstanbul Atatürk Airport and change to tramway at the Zeytinburnu station. Get off at the last stop in Kabataş. From Kabatas taxi costs 35 TRY, there are also regular buses (get on the bus going to Ortaköy direction). If you are coming from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, take the HAVAŞ bus to TAKSİM (for more detailed information, please visit this website ). Keep in mind that, Atatürk Airport is more closer than Sabiha Gökçen Airport to the Galatasary University.

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