Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University (FSMVU) is a higher education institute, established in 2010 by the Republic of Turkey General Directorate of Foundations whose goal is to be at the forefront of Turkish higher education and research. The university is subsidized by the famously old Fatih Sultan Mehmet waqf (charitable trust), which was founded in 1471 by Sultan Mehmet II The Conqueror of Istanbul himself in order to preserve and protect the Hagia Sofia mosque, which was later expanded to provide funding for education and has continued to provide funds for learning since then. We feel privileged to have our origins in such a venerable academic heritage and strive to carry this tradition further by combining traditional education with contemporary knowledge. And continuing this tradition the Board of Trustees of FSMVU provides varying amounts of scholarships to all students who attend FSMVU.
The University is located in the historical peninsula of Istanbul, at the heart of the city in buildings whose history date back to earlier centuries of the Ottoman Istanbul. This gives a very unique edge to our mission. We are constantly aware of occupying an important place at a point where daily life intertwines with culture, history and art. We hope to be a meeting point for higher education in the same way and we welcome all students, academicians and cooperation with other higher education institutions.
FSMVU currently has 7 faculties, 1 institute, 2 vocational schools, 2 language schools, 15 research centers and 1 center located in 6 campuses within the historic peninsula of Istanbul.