ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INCOMING STUDENTS THROUGH ERASMUS BILATERAL AGREEMENTS
Erasmus exchange students can apply only if their University has a Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreement with Bahçeşehir University. The prospective students must be nominated and selected by their home institution.
Incoming Erasmus students need to apply to the Erasmus Office of their home university. The ECTS Learning Agreement must be signed by the student and both the home and host universities so as to ensure the student’s agreement on the courses to undertake, the home institution’s recognition of courses that will be taken at Bahçeşehir University by the exchange student and Bahçeşehir University’s acceptance of the courses. Incoming Erasmus students must submit the documents below to the Erasmus Office at Bahçeşehir University.
General Requirements For Admission:
Fall Semester: 01 March – 1 May
Spring Semester: 24 September – 1 November
Documents Required for Application:
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 18, 000 and around 800 full-timeacademician. Bahçeşehir University has 9 faculties; Communications, Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, Law, Art and Sciences, Education, Medical, Health Sciences. Bahcesehir University has also a vocational school and four institutions for graduate programs (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Educational Sciences & Health Sciences).
Bahçeşehir University is one of the largest universities
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.
Enrollment: 18,000 students / 1000 International students from 90 different countries
The academic calendar for Vocational School and Undergraduate Students is included HERE.
The academic calendar for Graduate/Master Students is included HERE.
Language of Instruction: English except for Law faculty. Law faculty offers some English courses for exchange students.
Local Language Requirement: Turkish language is not required.
Exchange Duration: One semester or one academic year.
Semester Load: ECTS 30 credits
Course Restrictions: Exchange students should choose %50 of their courses from the related department.
Foreign students must secure a 3-month tourist visa prior to their arrival in Turkey.
There is no need for student/study visa.
Foreign students are required to apply for a residence permit. Bahçeşehir University Exchange Programs Office assists international students during their residence permit application.
Students are going to have an appointment with the officers from immigration office at the BAU Beşiktaş Campus during the orientation week.
!!! No residence permit application will be accepted without passport.
Important: the online application has to be submitted before the appointment date.
Mentor students will be assigned to each exchange student for assistance.
Admission Requirements: For Undergraduate Students Minimum GPA must be 2,20. For Graduate Students Minimum GPA must be 2,50.
For Fall Semester: 01 July
For Spring Semester: 01 November
Housing and Meals(Pg_4): We have fully furnished very luxurious SGL, DBL, TRPL rooms in University Dormitories. Regarding the university dormitories please contact Yunus Karadağ @: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot afford to stay at our dorms, our International Student Club will help you to find private housing at a cheaper rate. In this case please contact our student buddies.
Orientation: Our Orientation will take a place at the University Academia Restaurant. For 2016 – 2017 Fall Semester, the orientation will take place between September 5th– 10th. In 2016 – 2017 Spring Semester, the orientation will take place between February 23rd-28th. It is obligatory to attend our Orientation Week because you will receive general information about the University and Istanbul life, select courses online and apply for residence permit e as well as have lots of fun.
Incoming Students Coordinator
Mr. Selim Övünç ALTINKÖK
Phone: +90 212 381 01 50
Some Useful Information
Location:BAU campus located in the city center (Beşiktaş) http://www.bahcesehir.edu.tr/
Meal: There are a lot of good affordable places to eat. For example one meal average in University student 5-8$, same prices for fast food out of the Campus. It is cheaper if students make grocery shopping and cook for themselves
Monthly living cost estimate for international student:
Private accommodation: $300-600
Food varies between: $200-300
Transportation: $ 15-50
Miscellaneous (Entertainment etc): $ 60-150
Istanbul private housing:
International student handbook:
How to go City Center:
Students can take the shuttles from both airports to the city center Taxim Square.
Please go to the link below to get more information about the shuttles.
From Atatürk Airport: http://www.havatas.
From Gökçen Airport: http://www.havatas.
How to find BAU campus ?
Address: Çırağan Caddesi Osmanpaşa Mektebi Sokak No: 4 34353 Beşiktaş, İSTANBUL / TURKEY