Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Ankara - Ufuk LC
Emergency Medicine, Dermatology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine-General, Internal Medicine-Hematology, Internal Medicine-Pulmonary, Microbiology, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Surgery-General, Surgery-Orthopedics, Surgery-Plastic Surgery, Surgery-Thoracic Surgery, Surgery-Transplantation Surgery, Surgery-Vascular Sugery, Urology, Biochemistry
Elif Yagmur Ozturk
Ankara is the capital city of the Turkey and It’s second-largest city after Istanbul. The city is very old with various Hattian, Hittite, Lydian, Phrygian, Galatian, Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman archeological sites.

The Ottomans made the city the capital first of the Anatolia Eyalet (1393-late 15th century), and then the Angora Vilayet (1867-1922).

On 23 April 1920, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was established in Ankara, which became the headquarters of the Turkish National Movement during The Turkish War Of Independence.

Ankara became the new Turkish capital upon the establishment of The Republic on 29 October 1923, succeeding in this role the former Turkish capital Istanbul following the fall of The Ottoman Empire.

The historical center of Ankara is a rocky hill rising 150 m (500 ft) over the left bank of The Ankara River, a tributary of The Sakarya River. The hill remains crowned by the ruins of Ankara Castle.

In July and August, the weather is hot and sunny.

Ufuk University has started its education in 2002-2003 academic year based on the article with the number 4488, which was published in the Official Newspaper with number 23910 dated 18th December 1999 by the Traffic Accidents Aid Foundation in Turkey, and with the authorisation writings numbered 13.30.0.EÖB. – 954/09006, dated 1st May 2002, which was based on the rule related to 2547 article of Council of Higher Education decision.

As the Founding Foundation of Ufuk University, Traffic Accidents Aid Foundation in Turkey was established in 1972. As stated in the third act of the settlement deeds of Traffic Accidents Aid Foundation, which was established for such reasons as the prevention of traffic, work, sports and other accidents and disasters, providing such services as emergency, medical and social aid and founding rehabilitation services which may occur as a result of such calamities as mentioned before, providing all kinds of required personnel by enabling educational foundations including Higher Educational Institutions, providing the required equipments and collaborating with the relevant institutions which deal with such academic facilities as courses and seminars, it was anticipted to provide education, research and service on such issues.

Beyond the services that presented by specialist doctors, in Ufuk University Hospital we have a new department. Cosmetology department was opened in 2015 by a  group of qualified doctor. Also the new-born, healthy baby and vaccination policlinic has started to serve.  Pediatric nefrology department of hospital specializes in urinary tract and kidney diseases . Laparoscopic obesity surgery operations is being done succesfully.

We have an organ transplantation policlinic which especially renal transplantation occurs.

The main reasons behind our intention to establish our university are the prevention of accidents and disasters, the detection of protective and remedial approaches and methods for the physical and psychological problems, educating our public and providing them with the consciousness of public services and the relevant methodology, guiding behaviours through colloboration both with official institutions and inter-personal relations, and providing qualified and expert personnels on such issues
  • Domain :    biochemistry                                                                                                                    
    Type: clinical project with lab work
    Project title :the effect of hypoxia on IMA values in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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    Type: clinical project with lab work
    Project title: diagnostic values of glycated albumin and advanced end products in gestational diabetes

We will be providing you lunch in our dining hall, which is on 8th floor of Block A in our medicine faculty. You can have your menu, which is changing day to day, for lunch. In menu we have a beverage, monotype soup, main dish and dessert.

Armada and Next Level shopping centers are around the faculty and our students provide their requirements from those areas.

You will placed at dormitory. Actually, dorms are in our university’s İncek Campus. The majority of rooms in halls are for one or two-person occupancy.

Our Room Options and Dormity Services:
Our dormitory buildings have a total bed capacity of 250, including 143 dormitories for girls and 107 dormitories for boys. Dormitory rooms are arranged as single and double rooms. All rooms have a bathroom, sink and toilet, box-spring bed, wardrobe, bookcase, desk, mini fridge, bureausit, lounge chair, sofa, and television in single rooms.

Daily Services Provided in The Building and Rooms:
1) Daily cleaning and technical service
2) Bed linens provided by The Dormitory Administration and changed in every 15 days
3) Wireless Internet in all rooms
4) A total of 4 study halls open to use for 24 hours of the day
5) Washing and drying machines for a fee in our laundry room
6) Iron and ironing board available for use
7) Televisions open for 24 hours for the use of students in the dining hall of the canteen
8) Security guards working in 24-hour shifts
9) Parking lot area

You will have a bathroom, sink and toilet, box-spring bed, wardrobe, bookcase, desk, mini fridge, bureausit, lounge chair, sofa in your dorm room, and you will have a television, too if you’re in single room.

You can check this link for photos about our dormitories: https://www.ufuk.edu.tr/yurt-foto-galeri

You can check dormitory conditions and rules by using this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UE1It21uNL4calSKff9ThzThA4lPyNKx/view?usp=sharing

There are 2M Migros and İncek Pharmacy within walking distance outside our İncek Campus. You can check 2021-2022 Incoming Booklet for more places.

Subway is in the 5 minutes distance from school.

Transportation to student dormitories which located on İncek campus is provided by the faculty in every half hour by bus. You can use vehicles and routes mentioned in 2021-2022 Incoming Booklet as well.


Transportation in Ankara:
Bus: If you want to access all the bus routes in Ankara you can check link below. Site which link leads you will show any of the route’s map, and bus times, programs and stops of the route you choose. At the same time you can check which number that bus has means what.

Link: https://moovitapp.com/index/tr/toplu_ta%C5%9F%C4%B1ma-lines-Ankara-1723-1202577

Taxi: The link that we put below is going to show you any of the taxi rank and their phone numbers, addresses and distance from you. At the same time you can count the bill you’re going to pay by using this website, of course inferentially

Link: https://taksiduragin.com/ankara-taksi-duraklari/

Closest taxi rank to Hospital is Çukurambar Taksi
34 Ufuk Üniversitesi Street
Phone Number: 
+90 312 284 22 78

Closest taxi rank to Kızılay is Kumrular Taksi
Kumrular Street
             Namık Kemal Neighborhood
Phone Number: 
+90 312 425 55 65

Closest Taxi rank to Ulus is Halk Taksi
 Doğanbey Neighborhood
Phone Number: 
+90 312 310 48 46


Ankaray's Stations (A1 Line):
1. Dikimevi
2. Kurtuluş (Connecting: Sincan-Kayaş Local Train Route)
3. Kolej
4. Kızılay (Connecting: M1, M2)
5. Demirtepe
6. Maltepe
7. Anadolu
8. Beşevler
9. Bahçelievler
10. Emek
11. AŞTİ
12. Söğütözü (Under Development)

Batıkent Subway's Stations (M1 Line):
1. Kızılay (Connecting: Ankaray)
2. Sıhhıye (Connecting: Sincan-Kayaş Local Train Route)
3. Ulus
4. Atatürk Kültür Merkezi
5. Akköprü
6. İvedik
7. Yenimahalle (Connecting: Yenimahalle-Şentepe Cable Car Route)
8. Demetevler
9. Hastane
10. Macunköy
11. Ostim
12. Batıkent

Çayyolu Subway's Stations (M2 Line):
1. Kızılay (Connecting: Ankaray)
2. Necatibey
3. Milli Kütüphane
4. Söğütözü (Connecting: Ankaray)
5. MTA
6. Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi
7. Bilkent
8. Tarım Bakanlığı/Danıştay
9. Beytepe
10. Ümitköy
11. Çayyolu
12. Koru

Törekent Subway's Stations (M3 Line):
1. Batıkent
2. Batı Merkez
3. Mesa
4. Botanik
5. İstanbul Yolu
6. Eryaman 1-2
7. Eryaman 5
8. Devlet Mah.
9. Harikalar Diyarı
10. Fatih
11. GOP
12. OSB Törekent

Keçiören Subway's Stations (M4 Line):
1. Kızılay (Connecting: Ankaray, M1, M2)
2. Adliye
3. Gar
4. AKM
6. Dışkapı
7. Meteroloji
8. Belediye
9. Mecidiye
10. Kuyubaşı
11. Dutluk
12. Gazino

Yenimahalle-Şentepe Cable Car's Stations (T1 Line):
2.Yunus Emre
3.TRT Seyir

AnkaraKart: It is a transportation card that you can use in all public transportation vehicles in Ankara by loading TL from EGO dealers, Smart or Mini Banko devices. You can get your full AnkaraKart from EGO dealers, AnkaraKart Transaction Centers or Smart Banko.

For fee and schedule informatıon for Ego, you can check this link: https://www.ego.gov.tr/en/sayfa/2098/tasima-ucretleri

Transportation to Dormitory:
 Transportation to student dormitories which located on İncek campus is provided by the faculty in every half hour by bus. You can use vehicles and routes mentioned in 2021-2022 Incoming Booklet as well.



There will be National Food and Drink Party and city tours. You can also join National Tours at weekends.

Anıtkabir (Atatürk Mausoleum): Ankara's most visited attraction is also Turkey's most important modern pilgrimage site. Sitting on a hilltop, just to the west of the city center, is the mausoleum of Atatürk (Mustafa Kemal), the founder of the state of Turkey. As well as the actual mausoleum, with its lavish use of marble, the site, centered round a vast plaza, contains a large museum complex. It contains both exhibits on the War of Independence, led by Atatürk, which resulted in the birth of Turkey as a modern nation, and displays focused on Atatürk's life. Outside, there are excellent views across Ankara from the arcade that edges the plaza.

Seğmenler and Botanic Park:
Big, fresh, living and colorful place where everyone spends time, hanging out and relaxing.

Gençlik Park: This is Ankara's most central green space. Hugely popular with local families for evening strolls and weekend picnics, Gençlik Park is a good spot to take a breather from the capital's hustle. The park has a large lake and various promenades lined by fountains and manicured gardens. The southeast corner of the park is home to Ankara's Luna Park, which holds a number of amusement park rides, including a Ferris wheel, two roller coasters, and plenty of gentler rides such as carousels and bumper-cars suitable for younger children. If you're traveling with tots, it's a good place to keep the kids distracted for an hour or two.

Kuğulu Park: In summer, there are some concerts, festivals and open air movie nights in the park. During the day it's a must-do to feed the birds and take pictures with the ducks and swans.

Rahmi Koç Museum: Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum is the first and only industrial museum in Ankara Like its namesake, it is dedicated to the history of Transport, Industry and Communications, with additional material on Ankara and the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.


Anatolian Civilizations Museum:
This museum is reason enough to include Ankara on your Turkey itinerary. It's the only place in the country where you can grasp the full scope of Anatolia's preclassical-era human history. The most important finds from the Neolithic village site of Çatalhöyük, near Konya, including the wall painting thought by some archaeologists to be the world's first town map and the famed fertility goddess statue, are displayed here in the first hall.


Etnography Museum: The Ethnography museum reflects the turkish national character, history and culture. It is the first state museum which was planned and built in the republic period.


Wonderland: Park with lots of cartoon characters' sculptures.

Ankara Castle: 
Ankara Castle is a popular tourist destination. The castle, originally from the Celtic period, rises in the Ulus district. The castle were renovated several times by the Romans as well as the Byzantines, the Seljuks and the Ottomans, and offers a magnificent view over the city. Typical old Turkish houses, numerous art galleries and restaurants surround the castle walls.

Roman Bath: 
The outdoor museum is formed of the ruins of an ancient public bath remains from the Roman Empire.

Cer Modern: 
Located in an old train depot, this huge artists park and gallery exhibits modern and challenging art from across Europe, plus there's an excellent cafe and shop. Cultural events are also staged here.

Mogan Lake: 
Mogan Park, which hosts environments such as recreation, picnic and entertainment, is located on an area of approximately 644 thousand 979 m². The park, which has mostly open and semi-open areas, also includes sports and cultural activities. Mogan Lake is a lake in Gölbaşı district, 25 km south of Ankara. Mogan Park, which is Ankara's recreation, picnic and entertainment area, is located around this lake. There is also a sports center for equestrian enthusiasts in the recreation area of this lakeside park surrounded by various restaurants and cafeterias. Mogan Lake Research Center, lighthouse building, boathouse, water tank, information buildings and tennis, golf, skateboard and bicycle club buildings also serve in this area.

Eymir Lake:
 Eymir Lake (17 kilometers south of the central city) and its surrounding pine tree forest is one of Ankara's most popular spots for a nature break from the big city bustle. On sunny weekends, the lakeside area can get packed with locals out for a picnic, but on weekdays, it's much more peaceful. For a long stroll, run, or cycle, the road that loops for 10.5 kilometers around the lake is Ankara's nearest outdoor destination. For cyclists, bicycles can be rented on-site while keen walkers wanting to head further into nature can tackle the various walking trails that head into the forest. The southern side of the lake has plenty of restaurants and cafés, which are hugely popular with locals for long and lazy breakfast feasts on weekends.

Gordion Ancient City:
 Ankara is the best base for a day trip to the Iron Age Phrygian capital of Gordion. This was the site once home to the legendary King Midas and the location where Alexander the Great cut the Gordion knot. Today, the remnants of this Phrygian city sit amid the fields of the sleepy farming hamlet of Yassıhöyük (96 kilometers southwest of Ankara). You can walk through a tunnel in the tumulus up to the tomb, though the burial goods found here are in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, not on-site. There's a small museum across the road from the tumulus, which holds some finds unearthed from the archaeological work here as well.

 Kızılcahamam is rich in mineral water. There are large and small spa facilities operated by the Municipality in the district, which is also known for its hot spring waters. Sey Hamamı Thermal Spring is located at a distance of 16 km from the city center, 2 km west of Güvem subdivision. The healing waters of this spa are used in the treatment of rheumatic diseases, joint and spine calcifications, circulatory disorders, and diseases such as lumbago and sciatica. It is the district with the densest forest cover in the province. Soğuksu Park, located in the district, acts as a lung for Ankara, which has a dense population. With these features, the district is one of the rare recreation areas where people from both Ankara and the surrounding regions rest and have a good time.


Ufuk University is one of many private universities in Ankara; the capital of Turkey. Our medical faculty isone of the well-known faculties in the city, being established in 1996. It is located in the heart of the city, being at the intersection of roads to Eskişehir. Please don't forget that 80% attendance is mandatory to get the certificate.

All incomings are required to bring the following items with them, enough masks, enough alcohol based disinfectant for the entire exchange period and all the other healthcare items such as stethoscopes, doctor coats, handbooks. You can also buy them in Turkey but coming here prepared would be much better in our opinion.