Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Biruni LC - Istanbul
General Surgery, Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care, Intensive Care, Internal Medicine
July, August
Lunch will be provided in hospital.
Government Dormitory, Student Hostel

Istanbul…Fascinating…Has been a capital city for three great empires for years…It is a city that easy to love, and hard to leave. A must see city for everyone…

Istanbul has been the subject of many poems and novels written by famous authors. It is a city which connects two continents together. Therefore Istanbul(and by the old name of Byzantium Empire, Constantinople) has affected by many cultures. Thanks to that, our culture has so much to discover. Istanbul has been the homeland for Ottoman Empire for many years. After the conquest of Constantinople, the war that ends Middle Age, and starts New Age, Constantinople was named to Istanbul. Istanbul now is the homeland over 3000 mosques, 200 churches and many other religious places.

 Approximately 12 million tourist visits Istanbul in a year, world’s  most popular 5th tourist destination. In 2014, Istanbul was given a name;”European Capital Of Culture”.


Topkapi Campus of Istanbul Biruni University is in the center of Istanbul. Our university was named by famous Turkish geographer, mathematician and astronomer; “Ebu Reyhan Muhammad bin Ahmed el-Biruni”. After his death, famous scientists such as Isaac Newton, ,Toricelli, Galileo was inspired by Biruni’s studies. In 1974, The UNESCO Courier journal made a special issue for Biruni. And mentioned him as ;”A thousand years ago, a universal genius lived in Central Asia.”

Biruni University Hospital, which started to serve in 2016, is a full-fledged university hospital consisting of 10 floors, 23 of which are 153 beds. In Biruni University Hospital, where advanced diagnosis and treatment methods take place, a total of 500 personnel, more than 70 doctors are employed. The hospital, which serves in all branches, has a total of 63 beds, 5 of which are coronary, 26 of which are general and 32 of which are newborn, and 6 operating theaters. 

Our native language is Turkish and generally doctors also speak same language. But in our hospital your responsible doctor or his assistant will speak English with you.

Istanbul Biruni University hospital is in Florya. Transportation between hospital and campus is easy and made by Metrobus.

Research Project: Development of orally applicable insulin carbon quantum dot formulation for the treatment of Diabetes (Pharmacology)

Our laboratories:

Our laboratories have been built recently and are equipped with the latest technological instruments. Each department has laboratories designed with its specific requirements and needs in mind.


We will be providing you the lunch. You will have your lunch in the hospital/university cafeteria. We can also provide you vegan, vegetarian options. 

For other meals you can eat in Mado, Buon Gusto, Okuz Burger if you are in the university campus. If you are in the hospital you can eat in Mcdonalds, Subway.


You will be staying in a host or at Cevizlibag Ataturk Ogrenci Yurdu (dormitory).

The address of the dormitory: https://goo.gl/maps/pHwa6L75oKL6AZYU8 

You will have a bed, wardrobe, nightstand, sheets, pillow, blanket, quilt etc. dormitory supplies in your dormitory. 


Transportation in Istanbul might be a little bit confusing. Nevertheless, it is easy to transport between hospital and campus. You will be provided an “Istanbul Card”. It is a ticket for every transportation vehicles. We will teach you how to use and refill the card. Further information will be given later. 


Yay! Now about the best part. Istanbul is a big city, so much to see and discover. So it is hard to make a social program. We will tailor a social program according to your wishes. For the places, check out “Must See”.

We also organize a NFDP at the start of the month. So don't forget to bring your national food or drink.


Touring Istanbul’s ornate houses of worship and palaces could keep history buffs busy for weeks. Most attractions are clustered in the Fatih area, though districts like Beyoglu (where Taksim Square and Galata Tower resides) and Besiktas (which features Ortakoy and Dolmabahce Palace) are no less exciting! The Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia Museum are essential, but simply exploring the street traffic and observing daily life here are equally fascinating.

Food is a central part of the culture, so menus should be studied just as seriously as a map! And you should check out the many bazaars around town when looking for souvenirs, but if you only have time for one, be sure to visit the largest and most famous: the Grand Bazaar. 

Bosphorus tour is also an amazing experience! You can see Galata Tower, Maiden's Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy, bosphorus bridges and so many more places from tour boat.

Here is a picture of Galata Tower's view;

Please remember to bring your stethoscope & white coats & handbooks with you and don't forget that 80% attendance is mandatory to get the certificate.

This will be the best exchange you can ever have. We are so excited to see you. You can always contact us <3