Istanbul Bilgi University

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Since its foundation, BİLGİ has attempted to establish a cultural and scientific community that promotes tolerance and respect for a diversity of individuals with different lifestyles, beliefs and ways of thinking within the framework of contemporary universal values, while at the same time maintaining strong ties with all segments of the society. BİLGİ community includes more than students; it also includes faculty, alumni, families, employers and neighboring communities where BİLGİ is located.


Being part of Laureate International Universities Network, the founding premise of BİLGİ has become ‘to make education more accessible and affordable so that more students can pursue their dreams’. BİLGİ seeks to educate free-thinking, creative, intellectually curious and enterprising individuals who will contribute to a world in which knowledge is accessible to all and, indeed, in which access to it has come to be seen as a fundamental human right. BİLGİ holds a primary responsibility for providing, maintaining and further developing an academic environment in which both students and faculty members are able to engage in learning and the production of knowledge at the highest level.

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  • Phone: 90 212 311 7240

  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey

  • Year founded: 1996

  • Worldwide rank: Among the top 4 foundation universities of Turkey according to QS 2018 rankings & Among the top 137 universites according to “Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings”

  • No. of undergraduate students: 30.000

  • International students: 1.300


Free tuition for foreign students

Scholarship for foreigners?

Application process

Minimum Grades for International Tests 

Exam Minimum Grade
GCE (General certificate of Education) 2 Advanced Level Subjects (or 4 at the advanced subsidiary level)with minimum grades of "D"
ACT (National College Admission Examination) 18 points
SAT I - SAT II 1000 points (SAT I)
IB (International Baccalaureate) 28 points
French Baccalaureate Minimum 10
Abitur Minimum 1-3 points

Application timeline


Provides sim card to foreign students

Provides guidance to foreign students for housing

Provides Free local language classes


Architecture*Industrial Design*
Interior Design*Business Administration
Business-EconomicsBusiness Informatics
EconomicsInternational Finance
International Trade and BusinessMarketing
Advertising*Arts and Cultural Management*
Communication Design and ManagementDigital Game Design
Film and Television*Management of Performing Arts*
Media and Communication*Public Relations*
Television Reporting and Programming*Visual Communication Design*
Civil EngineeringComputer Engineering
Electrical and Electronics EngineeringEnergy Systems Engineering
Genetics and BioengineeringIndustrial Engineering
MathematicsMechanical Engineering
Mechatronics EngineeringChild Development*
Health Management*Nursing*
Nutrition and Dietetics*Occupational Therapy*
Perfusion*Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation*
Comparative LiteratureEnglish Language Teacher Education
European Union StudiesHistory
International RelationsMusic
PsychologyPolitical Science
Banking and FinanceFashion Design
International Logistics and TransportationGastronomy and Culinary Arts
Tourism and Hotel ManagementAviation Management*
Sports Management*
Accounting and Auditing*Architectural Design*
Banking and Finance *Turkish-German Business Law (BİLGİ-Cologne University Joint Program)*
Clinical Psychology*Construction Management*
Cultural ManagementCultural Studies*
Banking and Finance OnlineEconomics
Electrical-Electronics Engineeringe-MBA English
e-MBA (Turkish)European Studies
European Studies (BİLGİ&Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt-OderDouble Degree)Film and Television*
Financial Economics*History
History, Theory and Critique of Architecture*Human Resources Management
Human Resources Management Online*Information and Technology Law*
Interactive Marketing / Next Academy*International Finance*
International Political EconomyInternational Relations
Law (Business Law / Human Rights Law)*Nutrition and Dietetics*
Management Information Systems Online*Marketing
Marketing Communication*MBA-English
MBA-TurkishMedia and Communication Systems
Organizational PsychologyPhilosophy and Social Thought*
Public Relations and Corporate Communication*Social Projects and NGO Management*
Technology Entrepreneurship and InnovationTrauma and Disaster Mental Health*
Business Administration-Organization StudiesBusiness Administration-Marketing Communication
Public Law*Private Law*
Political Science


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