The Rectorate building is one of the examples of original civil architecture of the time, it was originally designed as the local government building and therefore when it was built in 1914 it was called “Şehremaneti Fatih Dairesi.” The adjacent building was added in 2017, built in a modern style while still paying tribute to the historical silhouette of the Fatih peninsula.
Topkapı Campus is composed of the buildings of Yenikapı Mevlevihanesi Külliyesi. Yenikapi Mevlevihanesi was built by Janissary Scribe Malkoc Mehmet Effendi, who was initiated into the Mevlevi order through Sunbul Effendi, and it was opened for service in 1597. Yenikapı Mevlevihanesi is one of the best examples of a type of Tekke Architecture called “Asitane”. It is the second Mevlevihane in Istanbul after “Galata Mevlevihanesi”. According to historical records, Yenikapı Mevlevihanesi was initially composed of a masjid, a Semahane, a harem, a fountain, a tomb, and 18 dervish cells. Yenikapı Mevlevihanesi served the Mawlawi order for 328 years until it was closed down in 1925 with all the other lodges and institutions of religious education. The building was renovated from 2005 to 2009. After the renovation, it was allocated for the use of FSMVU. The University continues the Sufi tradition by organizing dervish rituals twice a month which are open to the general public.
This Campus hosts: FSMVU Turkish Airlines Central Library, Department of Foreign Languages (Arabic), Center for Continuing Education (SEM), TTO, OSMAD, Arabic Languages Studies & Debate Center.
Starting from the 2017- 2018 academic year, the Fatih Campus serves as the Faculty of Islamic Sciences.
This campus built by the General Directorate of Foundations has begun to serve as Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University's School of Foreign Languages in the 2010-2011 academic year. The campus is ideally located away from Istanbul's traffic and is suitable for carrying out educational activities in a healthy and efficient way. It is close to means of public transportation and to central districts like Üsküdar, Ümraniye, and Kadıköy, with many student dormitories at walking distance of our campus. Students placed in our university will attend compulsory foreign language preparatory classes in this building which answers all needs of the students.
This Campus hosts: Department of Foreign Languages (English), Exam Center.
The Campus is located in an area called Halıcıoğlu within the district of Beyoğlu. Buildings on the campus are one of the first examples of modern barracks buildings which are very typical of the era; the end of 18th and beginning of 19th-century architecture. This complex was also where the first modern educational institution of the Ottoman Empire, Mühendishane-i Berrî-I Hümayun, was started in 1847. Due to different educational activities conducted in the complex, it is also called Mühendishane and Hendesehane.
This Campus hosts: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Vocational School, Career Center, ALUTEAM, KURAM, TÜMER, UHAM, UZEM, BETAM, FSMÇAUM, VEBIM, Department of International Relations.
The historical building in Gulhane was built as Soğukçeşme Military High School during the Ottoman Period. The building, which has been serving different purposes since it was built in 1875, is now allocated to our University in the 2022 academic year. The General Directorate of Foundations has completed the restoration process and handed it over to our Faculty of Fine Arts.
Located in Üsküdar, in a neighborhood named after itself, the complex consists of a group of buildings surrounding a mosque and a madrasah. It is quite unique with its historic sections like a caravanserai, Hadith School, the school for the memorization of the Quran, a kitchen, a guest house, an elementary school, a bath, and a hospital. These buildings were built by Mimar Sinan between 1570 and 1579 and were funded by Nurbanu Valide Sultan who was the mother of Sultan Murad the 3rd. Until the 18th century, the place was called “Valide Sultan Külliyesi” but after the construction of a new similar set of buildings in Üsküdar Square with the name of Gülnuş Sultan, it started to be known as Atik Valide, Valide-i Atik (The Old Valide). The Valide-i Atik Külliye's renovation by the General Directorate of Foundations continues and will be used for educational purposes when it is finished.
This Campus hosts: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Vocational School of Arts, TAM, ORDAM, EMAM, PUAM, Türkiye Studies Application and Research Center.
HAGIA SOPHIA CAMPUS
The Hagia Sophia’s Madrasah, which was built beside the Hagia Sophia Mosque after the conquest of Istanbul, has been subject to many repairs and reconstructions throughout its lifetime. Having been demolished once in 1870, the building was rebuilt in 1874 and maintained its function as a madrasah until 1924 when it was converted to an orphanage by the Municipality of Istanbul. It remained in a dilapidated state for many years until 2017 when it was entirely rebuilt by the Directorate General of Foundations and assigned to our university in 2022 to be used for its original intended educational purpose. The building now hosts multiple research centers and serves at the FSMVU Hagia Sophia Campus.
This Campus hosts: The Center for Hagia Sophia Studies (AYASOFYA), FSMDUAM, ISM, IHAM, YAZMA ESERLER, Evliya Çelebi Research Application and Research Center.