Life in Campus

About Istanbul

A cosmopolis where two continents meet, İstanbul has been home to over 120 emperors and sultans and a source of inspiration for artists, authors, and poets.

Its mix of east and west; glamorous and sublime; tradition and modernity is apparent in all aspects of daily life, including its culinary heritage.  From the magical Spice Bazaar with all sorts of flagrant spices to rich fish stands or to colorful fresh markets, versatility knows no borders in this city. From tiny small traditional “lokanta”s to luxury fine dining restaurants, İstanbul is like a treasure hunt for food lovers.

Özyeğin University and Le Cordon Bleu

Özyeğin University signed a partnership agreement with Le Cordon Bleu International in July 2012. Özyeğin University has thus opened the doors to a new tasty future not only for the Undergraduate Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Program and the Undergraduate Hotel Management Program students but also for those who, albeit being a university student, aspire to change their careers or sharpen their skills in culinary arts and “crown” their achievements with an internationally acclaimed certificate.

Life in Campus

The Özyeğin University Çekmeköy Campus is a quiet, peaceful, and tranquil university campus. Created by a leading architecture firm, which also designed the buildings of the University of Cambridge and Princeton University, the OzU Çekmeköy Campus is Turkey’s first LEED-certified campus. Situated on 220,000 square meters of land, the new campus offers all the amenities and facilities necessary to foster students’ academic development. The campus facilitates students’ exposure to social, sportive and cultural events through its quiet and comfortable study rooms, modern classrooms and laboratories, 13,000 square meter Athletic Center, 1,500 square meter library, and 350-person capacity auditorium.


The Çekmeköy Campus accommodates five dormitories, including Dormitory 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, which are home to 2,626 students. Each of our Çekmeköy Campus dormitories is elaborately designed to provide a warm and home-like atmosphere for our students, catering for all their needs. The dormitories are managed by three dormitory offices located in Dormitory 3, 4 and 6.  The campus dormitories offer different room alternatives, each equipped with a fridge, with or without bathrooms, as well as a wide range of amenities and offerings for common use including shared kitchens, free laundries, lounges and guest rooms, and TV rooms. Each of the dorms also has a 24/7 surveillance system, hot water, security, infirmary, and ambulance service as well as wireless internet. Our Dormitory complex also houses a soccer field, basketball and volleyball courts, as well as a tennis court and a fitness center to give the  students the opportunity to make the most of their free time.


Özyeğin University offers healthy, hygienic and high-quality on-campus dining options to all its students and staff. In addition to the main dining hall, the campus also accommodates several food outlets.There is a supermarket in the Student Center where you may shop for your groceries. You can also purchase snacks from vending machines located across campus 24/7.

How To Get To Campus

The Çekmeköy Campus is accessible by Özyeğin University shuttles or public busses which serve the campus several times a day.

Transportation from Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge
Transportation from Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
Access to Çekmeköy Campus