Arzu Eylül Yalçınkaya graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Divinity. In 2013, she finished her master degree with the thesis titled “Mathnawi Courses of Kenan Rifai”.
She wrote several books in the field of Sufism and edited “Mathnawi Memoirs of Kenan Rifai”.
Yalçınkaya is continuing her PhD studies in Bursa Uludag University in the Faculty of Divinity and also finishing her second masters in Harvard University-Religious Studies.
Along her studies, Yalçınkaya is working as a Teaching Assistant in Institute for Sufi Studies at Uskudar University.