Registration for PhD Programs

There are 3 main and very important steps included in registration:

  1. Financial part
  2. Enrolment part
  3. Residence permit part

INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT & MARKETING OFFICE will be assisting you with any question concerning these 3 issues.

1. Financial part

All full-time International students must provide tuition fee payment receipt at registration. Any payment method is acceptable. Payment for undergraduate programs can be done in 2 installments and for Phd  programs it can be done in few installments to the following bank accounts:

Dolar Hesabı / Dollar Account TL Hesabı / TL Account
Banka Adı / Bank Account : Denizbank Banka Adı / Bank Account : Denizbank
Şube Adı / Branch No : Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb Şube Adı / Branch No : Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
Hesap ismi / Account Name : Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi Hesap ismi / Account Name : Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
Hesap No / Account Number : 4510- 1992146-473 Hesap No / 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

If payment has been done through a bank transfer before the student’s arrival SWIFT confirmation must be provided via email to the International Recruitement and Marketing Office.
Cash or credit card payment can be charged at BAU financial department upon arrival.

2. Enrollment part

Please be sure that all the required documents are prepared for registration properly. 

Required Documents for Registration to Phd Programs

NOTE: Documents marked with a (*) must be translated and notarized in english or turkish along with the original hard copies.

  • Original hard copy of Undergraduate Diploma*
  • Official Transcript of Undergraduate Records*
  • Original hard copy of Master’s Degree Diploma*
  • Official Transcript of Master’s Degree Records*
  • Copy of acceptance letter
  • Official copy of ALES, GRE, GMAT Score Card
  • Student Visa

All foreign nationals who will be studying in Turkey are required to have a student visa for the duration of their academic stay. In order to get a student visa, students need to apply to the Turkish Consulate nearest to their town-of-residence with the letter of acceptance provided by BAU. A tourist visa is not acceptable for registration. Students who live in Turkey should provide the photocopies of their Student Residence Permit. Students who have a “Blue Card” do not need to submit student visa or residence permit.

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:

  • Passport
  • 4 Photographs
  • Payment receipt
  • TOEFL (Min.Score: IBT 79)
  • TOMER (B2 or C1 for programs in Turkish)

After registration students will be provided with Student ID card containing personal  information and student ID number.

Freshman students additionally need to do their interactive registration for classes during online registration period. You should select the courses online and get your academic advisor’s approval during this period.

3. Residence Permit Part:

A Residence Permit is an official document for foreign Nationalities staying in Turkey more than 30 days stating the registration with the Directorate of Security (Emniyet Müdürlüğü).

All International students, regardless of their status, are required to apply for Residence Permit within 30 days from their arrival date and stay in Turkey until it has been recieved (this might take up to 3 months).

There are 3 steps of getting Residence permit:

1) Online application for Residence Permit through E-Appointment system:

Go to

The System offers you available date and time for appointmen. Choose the earliest available one. Personal information and information concerning your arrival and staying in Turkey will be required to complete application. Once online application is completed student must save (save the reference number) or print outcolourful application form for appointment.

The date of appointment arranged through the E-Appointment system is considered as the application date; and the person will be considered to have applied even when visa period or residence permit period terminates before the appointment date.

2) Application Appointment at Foreign Affairs Police Department (Emniyet Müdürlüğü):

Students must be present at the scheduled date and time with the following documents:

a. Passport
b. Application form
c. Enrollment confirmation from the University
d. Copy of passport
e. 4 photographs
f. Application Fee (about 160 TL)

Once your application is accepted by the police officer you are given the confirmatory receipt.

3) Receiving the Residence permit:

Student must be present at the time of picking it up. You must have the confirmatory receipt with you to get your Residence Permit.

Residence Permit is valid for period of study in Turkey and can be extended if necessary.

Students with a valid Residence Permit can leave and come back to Turkey as often as they want without a visa renewal or any other additional registration or charges.

Important Notes:

  • Student visa is obligatory to apply for Residence Permit and does not give the right to stay in Turkey longer than 30 days although it’s valid for a year. International students without valid student visa, Residence Permit or “Blue Card” will not be registered at the University.
  • According to the consulate’s regulations a Student Visa is issued for a period of study as stated in the Acceptance Letter from the host university (but this is only for a single entry). This means that if a student leaves Turkey before receiving the Residence Permit then their Student Visa becomes invalid for the next entry (even if it is not expired).
  • Online application made later than 30 days after arrival is not acceptable. In this case the student’s immigration status becomes illegal. The student must then leave Turkey and pay an immigration fine on departure.
  • Appointments cannot be rescheduled if it has been missed for any reasons.

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 you may take buses 32T or 89T. These buses leave from the bus stop which is located at the Beşiktaş Ferry Port.
  • From Kabataş you may take the Kabataş -Zeytinburnu tram, get off at Yusufpaşa, walk to the Aksaray metro station or Emniyet Fatih bus station.
  • From Kadikoy you may take Eminonu or Karakoy ferry , then take the Kabataş -Zeytinburnu tram From there, walk to the Aksaray metro station or Emniyet Fatih bus station.