DAAD Information Centre Istanbul

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With the aim of providing information for studying, researching and respective funding opportunities in Germany, the DAAD Information Centre Istanbul was founded in 2000. Last year, about 3,000 students and prospective students reached our information centre by e-mail or telephone, or visited us personally to find out more about higher education in Germany.

With the awareness of the responsibility related to such an essential subject area we always try to offer our information and advices on a multifaceted basis, taking current developments in Germany into account.

Dr. Volker Schmidt
Dr. Volker Schmidt is the director of the DAAD Information Centre Istanbul and at the same time lecturer at the Marmara University. He studied philosophy and modern German literature. He received his doctorate in 1997 at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen with a thesis on philosophical aesthetics. He then worked in the Department of International Relations at the University of Tübingen in the field of German as a foreign language and directed various programs, including being responsible for the University Summer Course there.

Elvan Yılmaz Gümüş

She completed her high school education, which she began at the Bertolt-Brecht-Gymnasium in Munich, at the Istanbul Büyükşehir Hüseyin Yıldız Anadolu Lisesi. She completed her bachelor’s degree in German Language and Literature of Marmara University. She then worked as a German teacher in private language courses and private lessons. Between 2014-2020 she worked as a research assistant at the Department of German Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of  Marmara University . Since April 2022 she has been working as an educational consultant at the DAAD Information Centre Istanbul.

M. Murat Kemaloğlu
Following his graduation from the German School Istanbul, he completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Boğaziçi University. He earned his master’s degree in theater criticism and dramaturgy from Istanbul University. He has  worked at Bogazici University Press for several years. He has held administrative responsibilities at İstanbul Kültür Schools and the İstanbul Kültür University. He was also part of the founding process of the university press of İstanbul Kültür University. Since December 2014 he works at DAAD Information Centre Istanbul.


Monday 9.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00
Tuesday 9.00-12.00
Wednesday 9.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00
Thursday 9.00-12.00


Online Meeting:*

Monday 15.00-16.00
Wednesday 15.00-16.00

* If you would like to take part in one of our online consultation events, please contact us and make an appointment in advance.


At Office:*

Tuesday 13.00-15.00

* Visitors without an appointment will not be admitted to our information centre. Masks are mandatory for face-to-face consultation hours. No more than two visitors will be accepted at a time and meeting time is limited to half an hour. Depending on the request, we decide whether a personal interview is necessary. You can also get general information about universities and DAAD scholarships in Germany at our online consultation events. Thank you for your understanding.

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