International and Arab schools in Istanbul for 2022 

  • In recent years, the number of Arabs in Turkey, specifically in Istanbul, the heart of the country, has increased continuously, making the availability of schools and universities teaching Arabic curriculum, whether in Arabic, Turkish, or English, a pressing need.
  • We will explore Arab and international schools in Istanbul in this article. We will clarify the essential qualities in curriculum quality, the language of instruction, and factors that play a crucial role in choosing a school.
  • For foreigners, the education sector has seen a rapid change in the establishment of schools, with education considered a successful investment in Turkey in general and in Istanbul in the last five years.
  • You can see Iraqi, Libyan, Lebanese, Palestinian, and Yemeni curricula in Istanbul, and some schools have even adopted British, American, and Canadian curricula. Some schools have applied this idea with high efficiency, some schools have suffered from the subject, and a mock addition hasn’t worked.  

International and Arab Schools in Istanbul

  1. How to choose the right school in Istanbul:
  • Location of the school is very important.
  • In Turkey, a school must also be accredited and registered with the Ministry of Education.

2.  What is the point of an international school being registered with the Ministry of Higher Education in the mother country?

  • It is the type of curriculum that you would like your children to study.

The distribution of international and Arab schools in Istanbul:

  • International and Arab schools in Beylikdüzü.
  • International and Arab schools in Esenyurt.
  • International and Arab schools in Büyükçekmece.
  • International and Arab schools in Bahçeşehir
  • International and Arab schools in Bahçelievler.
  • You can also find private schools in Bağcılar Istanbul.
  • Arab and international schools in Başakşehir.
  • Arab and international schools in Avcılar Istanbul.
  • Schools in Beşiktaş.
  • Eyüp Sultan has many Arab and international schools.
  • There are international schools in Işli.
  • International and Arab schools are in Kağıthane.
  • International and Arab schools are in Asian Istanbul.

When choosing a school, what are the most important factors?

  • What you need to know about international and Arab schools in Istanbul?
  • How much do they charge to register?
  • What are the essential requirements and conditions to study in international and Arab schools in Istanbul?
  • Is it possible to get a student companion visa in Turkey?

Picking the right school for your kids involves a lot of factors and criteria, including:

  • School for the place to live:

Because of the distances in Istanbul, getting from school to home can take you more than two hours if you pick a school far from your place of residence, which is a long, tiring, and uncomfortable process.

Many educational institutions in Istanbul don’t have a license from the Ministry of Education, so the certificates granted by these schools and academies aren’t recognized by the Turkish government, causing many problems for students who study in those institutions.

For info on whether the school is registered or accredited, check the Turkish Ministry of Education Center.

Istanbul Milli Egitim Mudurlugu

Or you can visit the department’s website:

What’s the point of an international school being registered with the Ministry of Higher Education in the mother country?

An international school with an Iraqi curriculum, for example, needs to be accredited by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Iraq and registered in the mother country; otherwise, this school won’t receive a document at the end of the year, and the school evacuation, which allows you to keep studying there.

  • You can choose from many Arab and international curricula in Istanbul, so your options are wide and varied in selecting the right curriculum for your children. For instance, you could enroll your kids in a school that teaches an up-to-date Iraqi curriculum on the international side (British or American).

The list of International and Arab schools in Istanbul in 2022. You will find the name of the schools, locations and contact details in our article.

 We’ll show you a table showing a map of international and Arab schools in Istanbul, arranged into European and Asian sections, along with their curriculum and addresses:

  1. International and Arab schools in Beylikdüzü.

Al- Fanar International School

Curricula: Palestinian/American


Kavaklı Mahallesi, 34520 Beylikdüzü / İstanbul

Tel: +905551690404

Tel: +905522221158


Tulip International Schools – Beylikdüzü Branch

Curricula: Arab/American


Yakuplu Mahallesi, Geçit Sk. No:15, 34524 Beylikdüzü/İstanbul,


King Idriss Sanussi School – Beylikdüzü Branch

Curricula: Libyan

Barış Mahallesi, Sakarya Cd., Beylikdüzü / Istanbul

Phone: +905362359086

Yemeni International School

Curricula: Yemeni

Namik Kemal Neighborhood, Rifat Ilgaz Cd., 160.SK, NO:6 Beylikdüzü Osb/Esenyurt/Istanbul


2. International and Arab schools in Esenyurt.

AL-Ihssan International Schools

Curricula: American

Yeşilkent mah. 2011 Sk. No:232 Esenyurt/İstanbul

Tel: +905312633773


Al-Mawakeb Schools

Curricula: Lebanese/British

26. Sokak, Ataşehir


Tel: +905439184448

Al-hikma International School

Curricula: Iraqi

Fatih Mahallesi, 19 Mayıs Blv. No:51, 34513 Beylikdüzü Organize Sanayi Bölgesi/ Esenyurt /İstanbul

Tel: +905382881699

Romley School

Curricula: British/American

169. Sk, Namık Kemal Mahallesi 34513 Esenyurt, İstanbul

Tel: +905423570917

Tel: +905434899957

Albawasel International School 

Curricula: Sudanese

Kıraç Karakolu Asayiş Büro

Tel: +905378857442

3. Arab and international schools in Büyükçekmece:

Istanbul International Community School

Curricula: American

Karaagac Koyu Mah., Kahraman Cad. 27/1, Buyukcekmece‎‏

Tel: +902128578264

4. International schools and Arab schools in Bahcesehir:

Al, Manara International School

Curricula: Libyan

Bahcesehir 1. Kısım, Mah. Sakarya cad. No:45/A, Basaksehir/İstanbul, Turkey,

Tel: +905496262720

Libyan School in Istanbul

Curricula: Libyan/ American/ British

Bahçeşehir 2. kısım mah / turgut özal bulvarı/ bina no 64G-H Başakşehir, İst

Tel: +905375614425

5. Arab and international schools in Bahçelievler:

Al-Manar International Schools – YeniBosna Branch

Curricula: Libyan


Çobançeşme, Bilge Sk. No:2, 34196 Bahçelievler/İstanbul

Tel: + 905524991660

Al, Aqsa International Schools

Curricula: Yemeni/American

Aksa Dünya Koleji, Hürriyet Mahallesi, Ahmet Yesevi Cad. Sümbül Sok. No:27, 34192 Bahçelievler/ İstanbul.

Tel: +905393615595

Tel: +905415142943

Tulip International Schools – Yenibosna Branch

Curricula: American

Gamze Sk. No:3, Yenibosna Merkez Mahallesi, 34197 Bahçelievler/Yenibosna Mahalesi Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +905397975483

Almaarifa Academy International Schools

Curricula: Iraqi/American

Yenibosna Merkez Mahallesi, Çınar Cd. No: 20, 34197 Bahçelievler/İstanbul

Tel: +905387340772

6. Private schools in Bağcılar Istanbul:

Jasmine Palestinian International Schools

Curricula: Palestinian/British

Demirkapı Mahallesi, İnönü Cad 1621 Sk. No:10, 34214 Mahmutbey Bağcılar/İstanbul, Türkiye.

Tel: +905305962291

Tel: +905539533380

Private Alfayez International School Bağcılar

Curricula: Jordanian/British

100. 100. Yıl Mahallesi, 2/1. Sk. No:7, 34204 Bağcılar/İstanbul

 Tel: +905375716227

Tel: +905375716235

Safir Private International School Bağcılar

Curricula: American

Bağlar Mahallesi, Şht. Hasan Uzun Sk. No:9A, 34209 Bağcılar/İstanbul

Tel: +905444772022

Arab International Schools

Curricula: Libyan

Mahmutbey, Can Sk. No:15, 34218 Bağcılar/İstanbul

Tel: +905443776733

7. Arab and international schools in Başakşehir:

Huda International Schools

Curricula: Lebanese

Kayabaşı Mah, Ulubatlı Hasan

Caddesi No: 9/1 D: a blok, 34494 Başakşehir/İstanbul


Phone: +905530988900

Phone: +902128096996

Al_ Aqsa International Schools

Curricula: American

Ziya Gökalp Mahallesi, Bedrettin Dalan Bulvarı, Aykosan Sanayi Sitesi No:2, 34490 İkitelli Osb/Başakşehir/İstanbul

Tel: +905469159061

Tel: +905469159062

Al- Andalus Schools

Curricula: Iraqi

İkitelli OSB Mah. Aykosanyonetim Sok. No: 1, Aykosan, Site, 34490 Başakşehir‎‏

Tel: +905330966011

Tel: +905330966014

Al- Awael International School

Curricula: Lebanese


Başakşehir, Kayabaşı Mah. Ulubatlı Hasan Caddesi Bahçetepe, Kayaşehir Bulvarı, 34480 Başakşehir/İstanbul

Tel: +902124000044

8. Arab and international schools in Avcılar: 

Mohammed Al, Fatih Schools

Merkez mah. gulistan sokak bena no: 15. avclar/İstanbul, Turkey

Curricula: Iraqi

9-Tel: +905313287133

Tel: +905530143160

Al-Manar International Schools – Avcılar Branch

Currricula: American

Üniversite Mahallesi, Üniversite mah. Erguvan Sok. No:10/A1, 34320 Avcılar/İstanbul

Tel: +905551666184

Al, Nahda School

Curricula: Yemeni/American

Firuzköy Mahallesi, Nacip Fazıl Cd no 9‎‏

‏‎Avcılar, İstanbul‎‏

Tel: +905524714747

MEF international school (Private MEF International School Beşiktaş)

9. Schools in Beşiktaş:

Curricula :British

Ulus Mah. Oztopuz Cad. Leylak Sok. 34343 Ortakoy / Besiktas / Istanbul/ Turkey

 Tel: + 902123622633

10. Arab and international schools in Eyüp Sultan:

School of Amjad aloroba

Curricula :American

Davutağa Cd. 26-1, Nişanca Mahallesi

34050 Eyüp

Tel: +905422252262

11. International schools in Şişli:

Al-Umma Academy School – Şişli Branch

Curricula: Libyan

Fulya Mahallesi, Ortaklar Cd. No:40,

34394 Şişli/İstanbul

Tel: +902122342770

Tel: +905322724789

12. Arab and international schools in Kağıthane:

Sudanese Turkish Friendship School

Curricula: Sudanese

Gürsel Mah_ Nurtaç Cad

Invention Sok _ No:1

Kağıthane _ Istanbul

Phone: +902122955781

Phone: +905343078407

Phone: +905343078408

Saudi School

Curricula: Saudi


 Merkez, Burcu Sk. No:6, 34406

King Idris Al-Senussi School

Curricula: Libyan



13. Arab and international schools in Istanbul, Asia, Anatolian Side:

Istanbul international school

Curricula: British

Campus A – Pre-School:

Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No 29 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34692

Campus B – Primary School:

 Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No 12 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34692

Campus C – Middle – High School:

 Harman Sok. No 1 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34398

Tel: + 902163350055

How much does it cost to go to international and Arab schools in Istanbul? Do I need to pay a registration fee to attend these schools?

  • In Istanbul, annuity prices depend on the curriculum, whether the curriculum is taught in more than one language, and how good the teachers are. 

How can I study in an international school in Istanbul?

Here are some essential requirements and conditions:

Before registering at international and Arab schools in istanbul, the student must first get admitted into the school. To get accepted, the student must pay the school’s fees and submit the following documents:

  • A valid passport.
  • An updated transcript with the grades.
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • A motivation letter.
  • A language certificate (if you have one)

The student must get a student visa after admission, an identity document, and submit a financial capacity letter.

What’s the process for getting a student’s utility visa in Turkey?

  • Most families spend time with their children during school hours, and student parents do not require a visa to visit their children, which is one of the advantages of studying in Turkish schools. Families who buy property in Turkey can get  Turkish Citizenship and a passport if the property’s value exceeds 250,000 US dollars. Still, if the property’s value is less than 250,000 US dollars, applicants will get  temporary residence, for up to ten years.
  • This article aims to explain the subject of international and Arab schools in Istanbul and give a general overview.
  • Some of you also asked us about studying in Turkish schools, so do you think that the time is right to enroll your children in international and arab schools in İstanbul?
  • So the rates for registration in these schools start from approximately 1000 USD. If teaching in English is available, it is roughly $2000, and in some highly qualified schools with global curricula, the registration fee may reach 5000 USD.

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