Cappadocia Campuses


Cappadocia University attaches utmost importance to the efficient use of local resources, and directs its own resources to protect the historical and cultural texture and the environment. The historical buildings of our University that have been taken over by allocation, grant or lease have been restored and refunctioned for teaching. The Cappadocia Vocational College was established in Mustafapaşa with an open campus system.

The Mustafapaşa campus of Cappadocia University has evolved through the use of existing structures in the town, and new building are constructed only when necessary. In line with this objective, Mustafapaşa campus is structured as a “wide and open campus”.

The Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, the Graduate School and some departments of Cappadocia Vocational College are located on the Mustafapaşa campus. The brand-new Cappadocia University building in Mustafapaşa was named after Oktay Sinanoğlu (1935–2015), as a modest symbol of respect, for his promotion of the relationship between “universal science production” and “education based on the mother tongue”. The Oktay Sinanoglu building is now home to the Faculty of Humanities.


The health programs of Cappadocia University are provided at the Ürgüp Campus, which is one of the most notable architectural stonework structures in the region. Within the campus, we have 18 laboratories, 22 classrooms, a conference hall and numerous meeting rooms.

We also have accommodation for our students, and our academic and administrative staff in Ürgüp. Güzelgöz Mansion – a significant example of Cappadocian cultural heritage in the center of Ürgüp – is to be restored and transformed into the Physical Therapy and Wellness Center.


The Gastronomy and Culinary Arts programs of Cappadocia University are provided in Uçhisar – the picturesque ancient town of Cappadocia that is famous for its hot air balloons and gastronomy culture. Our Uçhisar Art Campus features modern practice kitchens for the benefit of our students and researchers.

Uçhisar is the most important catering center in Cappadocia, given the many boutique hotels and restaurants in the town. The Uçhisar Art Campus offers students the opportunity to gain experience in the food and beverage sector, given the wealth of tourism facilities in this unique location.

We also provide training to local residents and tourists on the Uçhisar Art Campus, raising the chefs of the future who will increase the service quality provided by the local the exclusive boutique enterprises. The campus has three training kitchens, a pastry kitchen and a service area. Each student is given the opportunity to practice at an individual work bench.


The Nevşehir Central Campus of Cappadocia University will be built on a 75,000 m2 area allocated to Cappadocia University by the Nevşehir Municipality. The site will be developed in accordance with a five-year medium-term plan.

The Nevşehir Child Development Center on the Nevşehir campus is Turkey's first Montessori kindergarten – built according to Montessori architectural principles – and opened its doors in 2017. The center, which is built on a 2,000 m2 site, has a 100-student capacity and boasts three private Montessori training classes. It serves as an example for Turkey in terms of its architecture and education programs.

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