Future International Students should submit their application as follows:
NOTE: For international students who are applying with the SAT exam score, please send officially the score report using our Designated Institution (DI) code: 7293 - Istanbul Bilgi University.
Future International students can follow-up on their application status by contacting the International Student Admissions Office.
The English Language requirement:
The medium of instruction at Istanbul Bilgi University is English, therefore the students’ English proficiency will be evaluated as follows:
Additional information on the English Language Program can be found as follows:
Applications’ deadline and processing time:
The International Student Recruitment Office at Istanbul Bilgi University is always working on processing and evaluating students’ applications within a short time span.
Applications’ deadline is set to August-end regarding fall-semester applications. Future international students are required to submit their applications as soon as their official documents are ready.
The students who haven’t graduated from High-school and who want to send their application early and during their senior/last year of high school, can do so as follows:
The Registration Procedure:
After evaluation and if the application is accepted, the International Student Admissions Office will forward the ‘Acceptance Letter’ to the international student.
The ‘Acceptance Letter’ will be used to obtain the ‘Education Visa’ at the closest Turkish Embassy or Consulate from the student’s home/residency country.
Once the ‘Education Visa’ is granted, the student is required to proceed with the registration with the Student Registrar Office at Istanbul Bilgi University, by providing the following original documents:
The High-School Diploma Equivalency
This is an easy procedure where the Provincial Department of Education in Istanbul (and in some cases a Turkish Embassy/Consulate) will provide the ‘Equivalency Letter’ (in Turkish ‘Denklik Belgesi’) certifying that the foreign High-School diploma is equivalent to its counterpart, the Turkish high school diploma.
This document is delivered by applying in person and providing the original foreign high school - diploma, its official Turkish translation and the student’s passport.
Additional details can also be found at the Provincial Department of Education website.
For undergraduate students' applications, please click.
All Graduate level (Masters and PhD-Doctorates) applications should be submitted online. Please note that each Graduate program follows its own application procedure as detailed in each program’s menu. (additional information is available here)
Once the online application is submitted, applicants must provide all the required documents without any delay to the related program coordinator and the Graduate Programs Admission Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Online applications with missing documents will not be evaluated by the program coordinator.
For graduate students' applications, please click.