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 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: Arabic Preparatory School, Center for Continuing Education (SEM), and the FSMVU Turkish Airlines central library.
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 a walking distance to 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 host: Department of Foreign Languages (English-Arabic).
The Campus is located in an area called Halıcıoğlu within the district of Beyoğlu. Buildings in 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 host: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Vocational School, ALUTEAM, KURAM, Career Center, and TÜMER.
The campus also functions as a center of fine arts open to the public with galleries. This building has been built by Üsküdar Municipality as an Art Center in 2012, and FSMVU is in a partnership with Üsküdar Municipality to organize art and culture events. This Campus host: The Faculty of Fine Arts, Vocational School of Fine Arts, and the Institute of Fine Arts.
ÜSKÜDAR (ATİK VALİDE) CAMPUS
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 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 host: The Faculty of Literature and the Faculty of Education.
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.