Bogazici University


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Bogazici University History

Officially established in 1971, the Bogazici University is a public university in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the first American higher education institution founded outside the United States of America. The university was founded as Robert College in 1863 by Dr.Cyrus Hamlin and Mr. Christopher Rheinlander Robert. Though the university is completely under the Turkish administration it still maintains strong links with the American education system. 

Bogazici University Programs, Courses and Schools 

The university constantly attracts greatest number of applicants via the YGS-LYS (entrance exam for the Turkish Universities). Through its 4 faculties, 2 schools and 6 institutes the university offers 29 undergraduate, 65 graduate and 33 PhD programs. It has a total of more than 12,350 students enrolled in undergraduate courses and 4,980 students enrolled in graduate programs. The university also has about 300 agreements with various universities across the world and hosts many foreign students. The university has 437 full time faculty members, 82 instructors and 88 foreign lecturers. It is popular for its programs in engineering, applied science, education and social sciences.

Bogazici University Campuses

The university currently has 6 main campuses: South campus, North campus, Hisar campus, Uçaksavar campus, Saritepe campus and Kandilli campus.  The South campus hosts some of the oldest buildings of the university. The North campus, Uçaksavar campus and Hisar campus are rather recently acquired campuses and are in the close proximity of the South campus. The Saritepe campus is approximately 23 miles from the South campus and the Kandili campus hosts the observatory. 
The university has a fine research infrastructure with 32 research centers and 141 research laboratories. Approximately 4,500 students visit the library daily and access more than 4,81,000 books, 79,900 journals, 32,56,000 e-books, 190 databases.

Bogazici University Achievements 

Bogazici university was ranked 67th by Times Higher Education in the Asia University Rankings and 501-600th in the World University Rankings. The research intensity (based on the number of papers output relative to the university size is high) has been categorized as ‘High’ by the Top Universities (QS ranking). The university is associated with some of the noted academicians in the field of history, mathematics, physics and economics. It has produced successful academicians, politicians and businessmen and artists.

Bogazici University USP

Bogazici University has an impressive assortment of programs ranging from Arts and Sciences, Education, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Foreign Languages, Engineering and Applied Disciplines. With its strong ties with the American education system the university offers a dynamic yet a liberal learning atmosphere. 
The fact that it was the only Turkish University among the top 100 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education Rankings of 2013-14 bears a testimony to the quality of education it imparts.

Bogazici University Notable Alumni

From the first female Prime Minister of Turkey to notable academicians and artists, the Bogazici University shows a remarkable list of notable alumni. It includes Tansu Çiller, the first female Prime Minister of Turkey; Ahmet Davuto?lu, former Prime Minister of Turkey; Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the winner of Best Director at Cannes Film Festival; Cem Y?lmaz, Turkish stand up comedian, actor and cartoonist; Güler Sabanc?, CEO of Sabanci Holdings, one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey.   


Bogazici University Programs

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Bogazici University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Turkey. To be able to get a successful admission in Bogazici University in Turkey students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Bogazici University Cost of studies


Bachelors: TRY 11,000

Masters: TRY 2,200

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Bogazici University Deadlines

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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