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When was the Department of Journalism established?

The Department of Journalism within the Faculty of Communication at Yeditepe University was established in 1996, the year our university was founded.

In which language does the Department of Journalism educate? Do you need to enroll in a prep class?

The official language of education in the Department of Journalism is English. As the preparation procedure applied to new students in Yeditepe University, this procedure is also applied to the students of the Department of Journalism. You can find more details about our preparatory school by clicking here.

( https://hazirlikokulu.yeditepe.edu.tr/en/education-preparatory-school )

What can the students do with a journalism degree?

Journalism graduates can work as reporters, photojournalists, page designers, editors, content creators, copywriters in various media sectors such as newspapers, magazines, television, news websites, advertising, public relations, and they can also work in administrative positions such as news directors and editor-in-chiefs. Our students can also follow an academic career by attending postgraduate studies.

What is the curriculum in journalism?

In the first year, students mainly take introductory courses in journalism and communication as well as general culture courses. The courses that introduce news writing, journalism and the digital world also support students to have an idea about the areas they aim to specialize in the following years. The second year includes courses where our students receive field-specific theoretical and practical training. From the third year onward, in addition to theoretical and practical courses on traditional and digital media, students can also enroll in elective courses in line with their interests. In the fourth year, the theoretical and practical courses support specialization and provide professional competence. In the fourth year, students can both carry out academic production and produce with the equipment to create their own media. You can access the details of our department's courses by clicking here.


Is there a compulsory internship in the Journalism Department?

There is a compulsory internship course that our students must complete in the 6th semester of their education. This course is carried out over 42 working days, spread over three days a week. Students in our department can find internship places by themselves if they wish. The department provides support to our students who have difficulties in finding an internship place in line with the internship requirements of the institutions.

Can journalism students benefit from international exchange programs?

The faculty, which has bilateral agreements with many higher education institutions abroad, attaches great importance to student mobility. Accordingly, the Department of Journalism offers Erasmus and other exchange programs to receive many students from universities around the world and to send students to these universities. After completing two semesters, journalism students can apply for either one semester or a full year at the following universities:

  • Universitat Leipzig - Germany
  • University of Bucharest - Romania
  • European Humanities University - Litvanya
  • Universita Degli Studi di Roma ‘‘La Sapienza’’- Lithuania
  • Hu University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Netherlands
  • Erasmus University of Rotterdam - Netherlands
  • King Sigismund College -  Hungary
  • College of Social and Media Culture  - Poland
  • The Nottingham Trent University – England
  • Vytautas Magnus University – Lithuania
  • Instituto Politecnico de Setubal - Portugal
  • Instituto Politecnico de Lisboaescola Superior de Comunicaçao Social  - Portugal
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Greece

Furthermore, according to the requests of our students, agreements are also possible with different universities.

What are the opportunities for practice in the Department of Journalism?

From the beginning of the prep year, our students take part in our publications under the roof of Yeditepe News Agency, which works with a multi-dimensional agency model, and have the chance to practice with a master-apprentice model. Launched in 2000, Yeditepe Postası and Gazete Yeditepe are the pioneering publications of our department. In addition, our students have the opportunity to experience new media activities on our koridor.yeditepe.edu.tr news website, Koridor Youtube and podcast channels. In addition to these, our department also carries out various collaborative projects with different departments. With documentaries such as Faili Meşhur: Üç Suikast Üç Gazeteci and the ongoing documentaries such as Bab-ı Ali’den İkitelli’ye Gazetecilik, our students are introduced to the motivating aspect of research and working with different disciplines in addition to journalism activities.

Do journalism students have the opportunity to learn a second foreign language?

Our students can take foreign language courses such as Spanish, German, Chinese and Russian as elective courses if they wish.

Do journalism students have the opportunity to pursue a Double Major Program or Minor? With which departments has a protocol been signed?

Our students have the opportunity to double major or minor in contracted departments if they fulfill the necessary criteria.

Departments with which our department has a double major agreement:

  • Translation Studies
  • Visual Communication and Design
  • Public Relations and Publicity
  • English Language and Literature
  • Advertising Design and Communication
  • History
  • Turkish Language and Literature
  • Psychological Counseling and Guidance
  • Radio Television and Cinema
  • Sociology
  • International Relations and Political Science

Departments with which our department has a minor program agreement:

  • Public Relations and Publicity
  • Radio Television and Cinema
  • Advertising Design and Communication
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Turkish Language and Literature
  • International Relations and Political Science

In addition to the opportunities of double major and minor, students who successfully complete the courses selected from the departments and courses determined within the framework of the concentration program are entitled to receive a certificate subject to the program they have chosen. The information about the concentration program our students have completed is included in the diploma attachment. The departments that are eligible to take courses as part of the concentration program are: Economics, Business Administration, Electronic Commerce and Management, Graphic Design, Anthropology, Turkish Language and Literature, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations, and Culture and Arts Management.

What are the scholarship opportunities for Journalism students?

Our students have the opportunity to benefit from fully and partially (50%) scholarships based on their success in the university entrance exam. Scholarships are available for the regular academic program duration without any interruption. Yeditepe University also supports students with various scholarship programs such as management scholarship and athlete scholarship. You can find more detailed information about the scholarship opportunities provided by our university by clicking here.


Is there any undergraduate transfer or vertical transfer to the Department of Journalism?

Three types of transfer are possible at our university: intra-institutional, inter-institutional, according to GPA and according to Central Placement Score. Applications for undergraduate transfer and vertical transfer are processed within the deadlines specified in the academic calendar. You can access the details from the link. (https://yeditepe.edu.tr/en/student/lateral-and-vertical-transfer).

What are the accommodation and dormitory facilities at the university?

There are dormitories for male and female students with a capacity of 3,409 beds within the campus of our university. You can find detailed information about the campus and social life by clicking here.