FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the duration of law degree?
The duration of the course is 4 years (8 semesters). Students are also arbitrarily entitled to take Preparatory English course before commencing their law degree.
What is the language of the course?
The language of the course is Turkish. However, Legal English as well as Basic English modules are taught to students in the duration of the course.
Where is the Law School situated? What are the contact details?
The Law School is located at Göztepe North Campus.
Address: Ünalan Mah. Ünalan Sok. D-100 Karayolu Yanyol 34700 Üsküdar/İstanbul
Telephone: 0216 280 2411 / 0216 280 2413 / 0216 280 2410 / 0216 280 2425
Is there a compulsory attendance at the Law Faculty?
Students are obliged to attend lectures with a mandatory minimum 70% attendance requirement, pursuant to the relevant regulation (The Istanbul Medeniyet University Education and Exam Regulation - Istanbul Medeniyet Universitesi Lisans Egitim-Ogretim ve Sınav Yonetmeligi).
What are the post-graduate programmes that are offered to students?
- LLM in Private law
- LLM in Private law (Non-thesis)
- LLM in Medical law
- LLM in Medical law (Non-thesis)
- LLM in Public law
- LLM in Public law (Non-thesis)
- LLM in IT law
- LLM in IT law (Non-thesis)
- PhD in Private law
- PhD in Medical law
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Is there any student exchange programmes provided for law students?
There are two student exchange programmes available to law students: Erasmus and Farabi. Eligible students may be allowed to study during a semester at the partner universities in Germany, Greece, Poland, Hungary, and Spain.
For further information:
Erasmus Department: https://erasmus.medeniyet.edu.tr/tr
International Office: https://uluslararasi.medeniyet.edu.tr/tr
Farabi Department: https://farabi.medeniyet.edu.tr/tr
Can I do a double major / minor in your faculty ?
There is no double major / minor programs available in our faculty for students from other faculties. However, law students are able to attend double major / minor programs of other faculties if they're accepted.
What are the publications of the Law Faculty?
The Faculty periodically publishes 3 independent journals:
Is there any accommodation facilities available to students nearby the Law Faculty?
Yes, there are several accommodation facilities provided by the Credit and Dormitories Foundations (KYK) nearby the Kartal/Cevizli Campus. There are also some private halls available to students within the region.
In addition, our university has a female dormitory named as "Medeniyet Kız Yurdu" with a capacity of 95 people, located in Kartal Soğanlık, which is rented by the method of Purchase Service and the service is provided by the relevant company. 15% discount is applied to our students.
Medeniyet Kız Yurdu
Address: Esentepe Mah. İnönü Cad. No:138 Kartal / İstanbul
Contact: 0216 353 66 99 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For male students, a state owned dormitory named as "Mimar Sinan Erkek Öğrenci Yurdu" is available.
Mimar Sinan Erkek Öğrenci Yurdu
Address: Zümrütevler Mah. Emek Cad. No:91 34848 Maltepe / İstanbul
İletişim : 0216 371 01 91
What are the scholarship and funding opportunities?
Each year, all students benefit from food facilities with a 80 % discount while 60 students enjoy 100 % food stipend. You can find detailed information about food scholarship on the website of our university's health, culture and sports department. Please click here to see the information (Turkish).
Students that are offered places at the Law Faculty are eligible to apply to the Credit and Dormitories Foundations (KYK) for bursaries and grants as well as the other government agencies.
Are there any opportunities for lateral and vertical transfers to the Medeniyet Law Faculty?
What are the library facilities that are available to the Law Faculty students?
The Law Faculty library within the Kartal/Cevizli Campus is available to all students of the Law Faculty. Additionally, the Istanbul Medeniyet University Ziraat Bank Library located at the Goztepe Campus will soon be available to use of all students.
The library contemporarily offers students and the academic staff everything necessary for learning, teaching and research with the highest standards such as books, e-books, journals, and electronic publications via its enriched online database.
According to the collection of the Library and Documentation Department, our library provides a collection of 14.115 books, 956 journals, 3.100.777 e-books (of which 13.000 are published in Turkish), 30.852 e-journals (of which 305 are published in Turkish). Both academic staff and students can benefit from all these sources by becoming a member of the library. All sources are accessible within the campus from the PCs connected to the University network. Students can also access library sources off campus by installing remote access systems on their electronic devices.
How can I access the exam timetables?
You can find out about the timetables of mid-term, finals as well as re-sit exams in ‘Announcements’ section on the Law Faculty Turkish webpage.
Can I attend a make-up exam, if I fail to take it?
Students missing or failing to attend exams may take a make-up exam upon their submission of a written official documentation for excuses (ie. a medical report given by a hospital following a medical examination) along with the other relevant documents to the Law Faculty Secretary.
What are the impact of mid-term exams?
Mid-term exams count as part of the relevant semester grade with a weight of 40%, while finals count with a weight of 60%.
Can students on academic probation select modules from the next semester?
Students that are not making the academic progress required by the Faculty are considered on academic probation. In order for such students to be able to select modules from the 5th semester, their overall GPA should be over 1,80 at the end of the 4th semester (2nd year). Students on academic probation are thus only eligible to re-select the modules that they have previously failed to pass unconditionally (FF, DD, DC and YZ grades). Students on academic probation are entitled to get removed from academic probation, once their overall GPA are over 1,80.
Can I take a module from my prospective year?
Students that wish to take modules from their prospective year must have an overall at least 2,50 GPA. Upon their advisors’ consent, students with 2,50 GPA may take maximum 2 modules, whereas students with 3,50 GPA may take maximum 3 modules from their prospective year.
Is there any rules to follow when selecting modules?
Providing the preliminary conditions, Students, must give priority in the following order when selecting their modules:
- Modules that must be retaken due to failure to pass
- Previous semesters modules that must have been taken but that was not taken by the student
- Modules that were previously taken but that are to be retaken so as to improve their grade.
Please bear in mind that this order may only be altered by the advisor.
For further information on the "Undergraduate Education and Exam Regulation"...
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What are the admission requirements for students from abroad?
Our faculty admits students from abroad via Istanbul Medeniyet University Foreign Student Selection Exam (İMÜYÖSS) organized by our university. Information on quotas is announced every year on the student affairs’ website.
Candidates are recommended to read the instruction available here.