All international students must arrange for the following before beginning classes at BAU:
Contact the International Recruitment and Marketing Office for any questions about the instructions below.
All full-time international students must show a receipt for their first tuition payment before registering for classes. Undergraduate students may pay for their program in two installments. Graduate students may pay in three installments.
BAU accepts all major forms of payment. Cash or credit cards are accepted in-person at the university financial department. Direct deposits may be sent to the following accounts. Students who pay through direct deposit should email a SWIFT confirmation to the International Recruitment and Marketing Office.
|Payments in United States Dollars||Payments in Turkish Lira|
|Bank name (“Banka”): Denizbank||Bank Account : Denizbank|
|Branch (“Şuba Adı”): Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb||Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb|
|Account Name (“Hesap ismi”): Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi||Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi|
|Account Number (“Hesap No.”): 4510- 1992146-473||Account Number: 4510-1992146-479|
|IBAN: TR21 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 28||IBAN : TR04 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 43|
|SWIFT Code: DENITRIS||SWIFT Code: DENITRIS|
Please deliver the following documents to the International Recruitment and Marketing Office.
Students must meet minimum scores on English tests to register for classes in their faculty. Admitted students who do not demonstrate sufficient mastery of English will be referred to the BAU College of English Preparation for preliminary language instruction.
In addition to enrolling, students must go through an online class registration at the beginning of each semester. Details will be made available shortly before the start of each term.
VISAS AND RESIDENCY
BAU requires all international students at the Istanbul campuses to obtain residence permits from the Turkish government. Under Turkish law students must apply for permits within 30 days of entering the country. Applications for permits can take up to 90 days to process, or occasionally longer. Applicants may not leave Turkey until their application is processed and they have received their residency permit.
Students must have an education visa or they will not be able apply for a residency permit. BAU will not enroll students without this visa.
Education visas cannot be obtained upon arrival in Turkey. Students must apply for one at a nearby consulate before leaving their home country. Visa applications should be filed at least two months before coming to Turkey.
The Residency application process is as follows:
1) Make an appointment to visit the Foreign Affairs Police Department:
Go to the website for appointments at https://e-randevu.iem.gov.tr/yabancilar/dil_sec.aspx
Choose the earliest available date. The system will ask for personal information and for information about plans for staying in Turkey. This may include the address that a student will live at, classes in their program of study, expected date of departure, or other information. Before leaving the website, make a copy of the confirmation page on colored paper. If this is not possible, write down and keep the confirmation number for the appointment.
Turkey considers students to have “applied” for their residency after they have signed up for their appointment. Students with appointments pending will be able to live and travel in the country until their appointment regardless of other deadlines, unless told otherwise.
2) Go to the Foreign Affairs Police Department for the Application Appointment
Students must go to the Foreign Affairs Police Department in person for their application appointment. Do not fail to appear for this appointment. The Police will not reschedule missed appointments. Plan to arrive several minutes early.
Students must bring the following items to their appointment.
At the end of the appointment students will be given a receipt. If there are any problems at this appointment, contact the BAU International Student Office.
3) Return to the police office to pick up the residence permit.
Students must return to the Foreign Affairs Police Department 10-14 days after their residency appointment to pick up their permit, with their receipt from the first appointment.
How to Get to the Foreign Affairs Police Department:
İstanbul İl Emniyet Müdürlüğü Yabancılar Şube Müdürlüğü
Fatih, Vatan Caddesi Metro Emniyet-Fatih Durağı.
Tel : 0212 635 00 00
From Taksim or Beşiktaş: Take buses 32T or 89T. These buses leave from the bus stop which is located at the Beşiktaş Ferry Port.
From Kabataş: Take the Kabataş-Zeytinburnu tram. Get off at Yusufpaşa and walk to the police headquarters.
From Kadikoy: Take the ferry to Eminonu or Karakoy. Get on the Kabataş-Zeytinburnu tram towards Zeytinburnu at either station. Get off at Yusufpaşa and walk to the police headquarters.