Ondokuz Mayıs University is a state university founded in 1975 in Samsun. The university bears the name “19 May”, which marks the date the Turkish people began the War of Independence by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.
With over 40.000 students and 2000 academic staff, Ondokuz Mayıs University is one of the leading universities in Turkey in terms of staff quality and number, academic and social facilities and infrastructure. regarding accomodation, transportation, sports facilities, cultural and social environment, our university provides a happy and productive environment to both students and staff.
Our university consists of 15 Faculties (Aeronautics And Space Sciences, Agriculture, Architecture, Arts And Sciences, Communication, Dentistry, Divinity, Economics And Administrative Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Tourism, Veterinary Medicine), 1 Conservatoire (OMU Samsun State Consevatoire), 3 Schools (School of Civil Aviation, School of Foreign Languages, Samsun Health School), 11 Vocational Schools and 5 Graduate School (Educational Sciences, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences).
Internationalisation is one of the main objectives of our university, in order to develope and being recognised in the international platforms. Being aware of the importance of creating knowledge and technology as well as increasing the international employability of the graduates, continuous development of education and research quality is at utmost importance. Our university also encourages the students and staff to experience international cultures and educational environments beside creating an international campus where international communication and interaction are at top level.
Bologna Process acted as an accelerator for establishing an understanding of quality assurance and sustainable development. The Bologna Process does not aim to harmonise national educational systems but rather to provide tools to connect them. The intention is to allow the diversity of national systems and universities to be maintained while the European Higher Education Area improves transparency between higher education systems, as well as implements tools to facilitate recognition of degrees and academic qualifications, mobility, and exchanges between institutions
Within the framework of the Bologna Process, our university makes continuous effort both on developing the academic programmes in order to increase the quality of education and research and to increase the quantity and quality of the international mobility. Every year, increasing number of incoming and outgoing students benefits the mobility programmes like Erasmus and Mevlana.
Beside the mobility programmes, academic cooperation protocoles are another way to increase the international cooperation. Our University has 160 Erasmus Agreements with 23 European countries and 36 Mevlana protocoles.
The number of international degree students studying at Ondokuz Mayıs University are increasing every year as an indicator of our objective of creating an international campus. By 2012-2013 Academic Year, Ondokuz Mayıs University is one of the leading univesities in Turkey with approximately 1200 students from 62 countries.
Ondokuz Mayıs University started to hold the International Student Entrance Examination (OMU-ISE) starting from 2011-2012 Academic Year for the first time in Turkey. The main objective of the examination is to provide a standart for the application criteria. For increasing the accessibility of the examination, OMU-ISE was hols in 26 centers in 16 different countries (Turkey, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Iran, Kosova, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia South Africa, Switzerland and a Tajikistan for 2012-2013 Academic Year. OMU-ISE is accepted as an admission criteria for international students, by 73 Universities (51 State and 22 Foundation) in Turkey.
Among the many reasons to choose OMU are:
• Instruction and course design encourages questioning, critical thinking and analytical students,
• Facilities are well-equipped, with up-to-date technology to support optimal learning in any discipline;
• The professor to student ratio is higher than the national average, benefitting students;
• Students’ cultural and social lives are valued and supported;
• The university continually renews itself to stay on the forefront of societal change – and listens to students in the process.
• Continuos progress for becoming an international university.