How to Apply for Graduate Programs

Bahçeşehir University Gradute Schools offer  master’s programs in a variety of different fields. To get information on our programs, please visit our webiste:

For the application, you must fill in the online application form and upload all of the required documents.

NOTE: Documents marked with a (*) must be translated and notarized in english or turkish.

  • Online Application form (
  • Copy of Undergraduate Diploma*
  • Copy of official transcript of Undergraduate Records*
  • Copy of the Passport
  • 2 Reference Letters
  • Letter of Intent
  • Current CV of the applicant

English Proficiency: TOEFL (min score: IBT 79) , BAHÇEŞEHİR PROFICIENCY EXAM * (65, for English Language Education Program min. score:80, for Educational Tech. Program min. score: 75)

BAU TÜRKMER / TOMER (B2 or C1, for applications to the programs in turkish)

*(Students, with no official or valid English Proficiency Exam Score or Turkish Language Proficiency Exam Score, are allowed to take the Proficiency Exams administered by Bahcesehir University. Applicants planning to take this exam have to respond YES to the relavant question on the On-Line Application Form).)

GRE/GMAT isn’t required for application to the master’s programs.

After sending us your documents, they will be evaluated by the program coordinator. If admitted to the program, you will get the Acceptance and Consulate Letters along with which you will apply for the student visa before coming here(if necessary).

The courses, except weekend programs (friday night and all saturday), are held  in the weekdays between 19:00pm-22:00 pm.

Tuition Fee

The fee of the whole master program is $12.000, it can be paid in 3 installments.

*The applications with missing documents are not evaluated.


Turkish Higher Education Board (YOK) requires all international students’ diplomas to be approved by them. If your university diploma is not recognized by YOK, your application will not be valid to any Turkish university.

You should get your diploma with which you are applying recognized by YOK by personally applying to them. You can apply to YOK either by going to Ankara in person or by posting your application file.

The required documents for you application are: copies of your graduation diplomas, transcripts, contact information(the full postal address, email, phone number)

Once you apply to any Turkish university, you should also start the recognition process for your diploma through YOK. More detailed information can be found at their website:

Once you get a response from YOK regarding the recognition of your diploma, please upload it to our application system and inform us immediately via email.

If you will not make this application and inquire about the recognition of your university to YOK, then; the University will ask about it to YOK on behalf of you.

If the response is negative and your diploma is not recognized, then your application will not be valid and it will be cancelled.

If the negative response of YOK is informed after the end of the registrations, you will be fully refunded your paid money. However, no official document regarding your status as a student will be provided.  

Please pay utmost attention to this .

YOK(Turkish Higher Education Board) Postal address:

Recognition Office(TANINIRLIK BİRİMİ)

Üniversiteler Mh., 06800 Bilkent/Çankaya/Ankara, Türkiye

(Sample of petition)

To whom it may concern,

I would like to start a master’s/phd program in Turkey. I would like to know if my previous university from which I graduated is recognized by YOK. Attached are the copies of my graduation certificate(s), transcript(s)

Best regards,



Name –Surname

Contact info

Posta Address:

e-mail Address:

Cell phone:


Best Regards