The university was established on 17 March 2006 in Amasya. The history of the university goes back to 1974, when a teacher training institution was established in Amasya by the Ministry of Education. In 1975, the Ministry of Education also founded a vocational school in Amasya.

In 1982 when the Higher Education Council was established, these two schools became units of Ondokuz Mayıs University in Samsun.

In the 2011-2012 academic year, our university educates students through five faculties, including Education, Sciences & Literature, Divinity,Architecture, Technology and Medicine; one health vocational school; five vocational schools (Amasya, Merzifon, Taşova, Suluova and Gümüşhacıköy); and two institutes (Sciences and Social Sciences).