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Bahcesehir University

Facts and Figures  
City İstanbul
Number of Total Students 13000
Number of academics N/A
Faculties (only in english study) 9
Student clubs(Roll down list) 28
Web Site
Number of academic publishing SCI:50, SSCI:20, AHCI:2
Universities with Articulation Agreements(roll down list ) N/A

Bahçeşehir University is a fastly growing young Turkish university at the heart of Istanbul, on the coastline of Bosphorus, where Asia meets Europe.  Bahçeşehir University is a foundation university established in 1998, now with a student population of about 12, 000 and around 550 full-time academician. Bahçeşehir University has 6 faculties; Communications, Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, Law, Art and Sciences. Bahcesehir University has also a vocational school and two institutions for graduate programs (Natural Sciences and Social Sciences).

Bahçeşehir University is one of the leading international universities of Turkey. It aims to increase the number of international students in order to create and maintain the diverse student population on its campus.

In 2011-2012 academic year, the total number of international students including Erasmus and World Exchange Students has reached 644 students from 64 different countries.

Bahçeşehir University offers many exchange possibilities to its students in 23 countries within the Erasmus Exchange Program and in 20 countries under the World Exchange Program.  

Undergraduate Applications

Documents Required for Application:

1) Online Application Form:(
2) Scan of High School diploma(in English or Turkish)
3) Scan of High School Transcript (in English or Turkish)
4) Scan of Passport

The Admission Commission evaluates the application status of each applicant. If the student's application is approved by the committee, Bahcesehir University will send an acceptance letter to the student. All international students who will be studying in Turkey are required to have a student visa for the entrance. In order to get a student visa, students must apply to the Turkish Consulate, nearest to their town of residence, with the letter of acceptance provided by Bahçeşehir University.

Documents Required for Registration:

1) Original High School Diploma (in English or Turkish)
2) Equivalency document for your diploma (proof of equivalency can be provided from Turkish Embassies in the home country or Provincial Department of Education Istanbul)
3) Original High School Transcript (In English or Turkish)
4) Original Passport
5) Tuition fee bank receipt
6) 8 Passport Size Photos
7) Certified copy of an English proficiency test if available (IELTS, TOEFL, FCE)

Tuition Fees:

Tuition fee is 7900$ per year.(Includes %50 international students scholarship) Students can make their payment in 2 installments. Important note: It is mandatory to pay for General Health Insurance during your studies in Turkey. The insurance is issued by Turkish Social Security Institution. Health insurance fee is 400 TL for each academic year.

Graduate Applications

Documents Required for Application:

1.    Online application form:
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Natural Sciences (
2.    Copy of undergraduate diploma
3.    Copy of official transcript
4.    Copy of passport
5.    2 Reference letters
6.    Letter of intent
7.    CV

For programs please visit the websites below:

Documents Required for Registration:

1.    Notarized and turkish translated official copy of the undergraduate diploma
2.    Official transcript
3.    Passport
4.    An official student visa obtained from the relevant Turkish Embassy/Consulate General within the home country
5.    English/Turkish Proficiency Exam score card
6.    4 Photographs
7.    Certificate of residence (The students have to submit their residence pertmit to the Registrar’s Office when they get it)
8.    Bank receipt for tuition payment

Tuition Fees:

Course period: 8900$( Includes %50 international students scholarship)

Dissertation period: 4900$ (5 semesters)
Important note: It is mandatory to pay for General Health Insurance during your studies in Turkey. The insurance is issued by Turkish Social Security Institution. Health insurance fee is 400 TL for each academic year.

2012-2013 academic year application deadline
31 August 2012

2012-2013 academic year registration deadline
24 September 2012

Undergraduate programs

Economics and Administrative Sciences

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • International Business and Trade
  • International Finance
  • Political Sciences and International Relations


  • Advertising
  • Film and Television
  • Journalism
  • Photography and Video
  • Public Relations
  • Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design

Architecture and Design

  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Industrial Design


  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Software engineering

Arts and Sciences

  • Computer and Instructional Technologies
  • Mathematics and computer Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


  • Law

Graduate School of Social Sciences

Graduate Programs

  • Capital Markets and Finance
  • Executive MBA
  • General Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Financial Economics
  • Film and Television
  • English Language Education
  • Philosophy

Ph.D Programs

Ph.D Programs in Communication

  • Cinema and Media Studies
  • Advertising and Public Relations (this program is offered in Turkish Language)

Ph.D Program in Business Administration

  • Marketing Module
  • Management and Organization Module
  • Accounting and Finance Module

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

  • Graduate Programs
  • Architecture
  • Conservation and Restoration
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technologies
  • Information Technologies Service Management

Ph.D Programs

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering



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