About Us

UDEF comes from a 15-year long journey. Exactly 15 years ago, we began workings with guest students in Turkey. UDEF as an umbrella organization has, 68 international student associations in 25 provinces in 75 cities in our country with a cooperation activities with 55 thousand guest student.Our contact with thousands of people through our dozens partner institutions overseas has made us a great organization.

UDEF as a federation, is the biggest and a well known civil society movement working for international student association in our country with participating volunteers,68 associations in 75 provinces of Turkey. Activities under the umbrella of UDEF covers dozens of activities under headings such as; education and social studies. The contents, periods and responsibilities of these activities are determined through inter-agency consultations and the highest level of benefit-oriented plans are prepared. Within the scope of social activities; social and sporting activities, history and cultural trips are organized in the country for these students . In order for our guest students to learn the social andcultural structure of our country and for them not to feel alone in our homeland, international student gatherings, international student picnics, summer and winter camps and festive programs are organized.

UDEF’s basic goal is to host the international students who prefer our country to study, build a platform where they can be acquainted with each other, find solutions for their problems, meet their educational, material and spiritual needs and become individuals who spreads their wisdom all around the world. Another mission of this large organization in Turkey is to raise people who regards ‘spreading the world peace and brotherhood’ as a mission.

This is a federation that has set itself as a vision to deal with the health, safety and educational issues of international students and to cooperate with government institutions to solve these problems

Defterdar Mah. Fethi Çelebi Cad. Fethi Çelebi Çıkmazı No:1 Eyüp / İstanbul
0212 255 88 66 - Headquarter 0312 229 88 66 - Ankara Office
Mesaj Gönder

Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMÜ) is an established State University founded in 1975 in order to make a contribution and bring a new breath to the Black Sea region of economic, cultural and social life. 

Founded as a regional university and leaving behind 42 years in line with its mission; adopting universal values to bring about innovation to the benefit of individuals and society, working with intellectual rigor, it is one of the strongest  research and teaching institutions in the country. 

Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMÜ), named as “May 19, 1919" on which Mustafa Kemal Atatürk set foot on Samsun, has 20 faculties, 23 colleges, 13 vocational schools, 5 institutes, 1 conservatory and 24 applications-research center.

International University

OMÜ with 3 thousand 422 (2217 boy, 1205 girl) international students from 104 countries is advancing with firm steps towards becoming an international university.

Placed Near the Top By The Number Of Academics

OMÜ, with academic and administrative units, experts in the field, experienced faculty, provides education and training at the associate, undergraduate and graduate levels. The University has about 58 thousand students, 2 thousand 348 academic staff and 3937 employees. In 40 years, it has had approximately 150 thousand graduates by year 2016. 

OMÜ, promotes award-winning eminent academicians and students to pursue their passions, questioning, investigating, responsible, enterprising, creative, and an interdisciplinary approach to solve the most challenging problems to the researchers who discovered it.

The Most Special Campus

With green nature, ponds offering a unique natural landscape Kurupelit Campus Center (8 thousand 800 acres), it turns out progressively from the Black Sea shore, watching the blue infinity of the hill. Extending into the sea at the campus on Ballıca Campus where you come into watching the planes flying towards the Blue Horizon of the track from the OMÜ.

The University has Fine Arts Campus deployed seaside at the entrance to the city, and Mustafa Kemal Güneşdoğdu Campus in the town of Çarşamba. Apart from these, there are 10 more pieces of campuses various sizes in other districts of the University.

Unhindered University

OMÜ is working intensively towards becoming a university unhindered. Training, education and living spaces to be made in accordance with the characteristics of students with disabilities is one of the university's primary service area.

Student Societies

Student communities are supported in our university that there are 96 student socities with activities in the fields of culture, arts, sports, thought and career.

Thank you for visiting our university through our website. We invite you to explore the world of the OMÜ.

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