Gediz University

About Gediz University

Gediz University is an unprecedented choice for Turkish and international students due to the academics it provides for its students. Gediz University offers its students the means to improve themselves featuring a lively and cozy modern campus, library, laboratories, and academic staff with graduate degrees granted by international universities abroad. Gediz also delivers cultural, artistic, and social aspects to students through spring festivals, concerts, trips, and national and international conferences.



Izmir, Turkey

İzmir is one of the fastest-growing cruise-ship ports on the Aegean peninsula and an excellent base for trips to nearby Ephesus and Pergamon. The Ancient Ephesus City placed among the most famous ancient cities is included ın the boundaries of İzmir. At the west of İzmir lies the Çeşme peninsula, with its wonderfully colored sea, beaches and thermal centers. İzmir is among Turkey's main cities in terms of tourism. İzmir is among four international cities that are vying to hold the World Expo in 2020, having much to offer visitors: a renovated waterfront, an ever-evolving night-life district and slick new design hotels. Meanwhile, a vast traditional bazaar and the spectacular nearby ruins of Ephesus bear witness to a rich past.


Undergraduate Program

Program Information

Application Material

Fall Semester Application Deadline: April 1
Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1


Submit the following materials directly to Kate Mattingly Learch (Building 10, Room 2125) - not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices: 

  • Program Application
  • Copy of Valid Passport
  • Updated resume
  • 2 passport-sized photos
Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) - not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices: 


  •  UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained


Other Information


Gediz University does currently provide on-campus housing. In the application form, students must indicate their accommodation preferences, especially if they want to stay on Gediz University dormitories. In this respect the International Relations Office will do its best to accommodate all students. In addition, the International Students Office staff helps the students who prefer not to stay in dorms to find roommates and to rent apartments. Please do not hesitate to contact the International Students Office at with any questions you might have about housing.


Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from late September to mid January; the spring semester runs from early February to early June. View Gediz University's 2013-2014 Academic Calendar and the Course Catalogue.


Turkish Language Courses

At this time, Gediz University does not offer Turkish language courses for non-native speakers of Turkish.


Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).


Additional Information
  • Gediz Credit Conversion Chart [pdf] - (coming soon) 
  • Gediz Grade Conversion Chart [pdf] - (coming soon)
  •  Estimated Costs


Mr. Mustafa Namli

International Relations Office Director

+90 232 355 00 000