FAQ
FAQ
Undergraduate Students
What is a Conditional Acceptance Letter?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

A Conditional Acceptance Letter states that you are officially accepted by the university. After completing your deposit payment, you receive the Conditional Acceptance Letter.

Your application will be reviewed within 2 weeks. After approval, the conditional acceptance letter will be sent to your email as proof of your application being conditionally accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a quota limit for every department, as per the regulations stipulated by the Council of Higher Education. Therefore, to secure the quota, we kindly ask you to make a deposit payment.

What are the eligibility criteria?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

Each application is evaluated with accordance to the Head of Faculty, as every academic year the Council of Higher Education Regulations might be updated.

Moreover, eligibility criteria may differ for each country, according to your average score on your High School Diploma.

Please click here to check your eligibility.

Do you accept applications for fall and spring semester?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

Applications are only accepted for fall semester.

When is the deadline for application?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

Please refer to the academic calendar: https://bau.edu.tr/icerik/2513-academic-calendar

Where can I apply?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

You can submit your documents and apply online through applyonline.bahcesehir.edu.tr

NOTE: During the registration period, please present the original hard copies of your documents to an international office representative.

What documents do I need to apply?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process
    COMPULSORY DOCUMENTS:

  • Copy of high school diploma and transcript of records/required scores (either in English or Turkish)
  • Copy of Passport
    RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTS:

  • Foreign language exam* results (if any)
  •        
    TOEFL (IBT 72)
    PTE Academic 55
    CAE C
    YDS 6

  • Personal Statement: An essay about your goals, your accomplishments, and why you would want to study at BAU (for the Medicine students only)
  • Recommendation letter from a teacher

*NOTE: IELTS is not accepted.

Application Process
What is a Conditional Acceptance Letter?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

A Conditional Acceptance Letter states that you are officially accepted by the university. After completing your deposit payment, you receive the Conditional Acceptance Letter.

Your application will be reviewed within 2 weeks. After approval, the conditional acceptance letter will be sent to your email as proof of your application being conditionally accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a quota limit for every department, as per the regulations stipulated by the Council of Higher Education. Therefore, to secure the quota, we kindly ask you to make a deposit payment.

What are the eligibility criteria?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

Each application is evaluated with accordance to the Head of Faculty, as every academic year the Council of Higher Education Regulations might be updated.

Moreover, eligibility criteria may differ for each country, according to your average score on your High School Diploma.

Please click here to check your eligibility.

Do you accept applications for fall and spring semester?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

Applications are only accepted for fall semester.

When is the deadline for application?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

Please refer to the academic calendar: https://bau.edu.tr/icerik/2513-academic-calendar

Where can I apply?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process

You can submit your documents and apply online through applyonline.bahcesehir.edu.tr

NOTE: During the registration period, please present the original hard copies of your documents to an international office representative.

What documents do I need to apply?
Undergraduate Students
Application Process
    COMPULSORY DOCUMENTS:

  • Copy of high school diploma and transcript of records/required scores (either in English or Turkish)
  • Copy of Passport
    RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTS:

  • Foreign language exam* results (if any)
  •        
    TOEFL (IBT 72)
    PTE Academic 55
    CAE C
    YDS 6

  • Personal Statement: An essay about your goals, your accomplishments, and why you would want to study at BAU (for the Medicine students only)
  • Recommendation letter from a teacher

*NOTE: IELTS is not accepted.

Freshman Application
Where can I check the list of courses offered by my preferred department?
Freshman Application
International Transfer Students

Please visit our Faculties and Departments webpage to check the list of courses.

How can I make sure that my courses are transferred?
Freshman Application
International Transfer Students

Students who want to transfer credits to our university must complete their application, and become a registered student. They can then visit the Student Affairs Office to make a transfer application. Please note that we cannot provide any information regarding the transfer of courses. The decision will be made by the faculty you have applied for and enrolled to.

Instructions for International Transfer Students
Freshman Application
International Transfer Students

Required Documents:

  1. Transcript: The transcript must mention all the courses completed, grades earned, and the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Note: This document must be in a sealed envelope.
  2. Student certificate: This document must be in a sealed envelope.
  3. Course content: This document should include information about the curriculum, course material, and any other relevant departmental information.
    High school diploma
  4. Equivalency document: Transfers made between the institutions should present an equivalency document which is recognized by the Council of Higher Education.

Applications must be submitted by hand or mailed to the Student Affairs Office. Delays in postal service are not considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you register at BAU, course records – such as transfer credits and course descriptions – must be checked and approved by the relevant faculty academic advisors.

How can I find a private/shared flat?
Freshman Application
Accommondation
How can I find a dormitory close to my campus?
Freshman Application
Accommondation

As a city university, the Bahçeşehir campus only includes academic and administrative facilities. The campus does not offer on-campus dormitories. However, BAU is affiliated with a student dormitory, REPUBLIKA Residence, which is located 10 – 15 minutes from the main campus. For more information on Republika, please click here.

For reservation and enquiries: info@republika.com.tr

Contact numbers: +90 212 381 2222; +90 212 381 2297

Average estimated costs of accommodation and living expenses in Istanbul
Freshman Application
Accommondation




Yurdum Student Dormitory sgl / dbl / trpl per person Private flat 1+1 / 2+1
Rent $700 / $560 / $450 $500 / $750
Gas / Electricity / Water included in rent $50 – 150
Internet included in rent $10 – 30
Food $150 – 300 $150 – 300
Mobile phone $10 – 30 $10 – 30
Transportation $10 -20 $10 -20
Entertainment $50 – $150 $50 – $150
Health insurance $50 – $100 per year $50 – $100 per year
Total per month per person $650 – 1150 $500 – 800 per person in a shared flat



NOTE: Accommodation, meals, transportation, school supplies etc. are not included in tuition fee. Students themselves are responsible for arranging and paying their accommodation and other personal expenses.

*sgl – single, dbl – double, tpl – triple

When can I apply for my residence permit?
Freshman Application
Residence Permit

-You can apply in person by visiting the Turkish immigration website .

-You can also apply in person by visiting our office on the following days and timings:

  • Monday 10:00-17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00-17:00
  • Thursday 10:00-17:00
  • Friday 10:00-17:00
What documents do I need?
Freshman Application
Residence Permit
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport ID page, as well as any pages of student visa and/or entry stamps.
  • Printouts of the application form in color
  • Student Certificate in Turkish (Öğrenci Belgesi) (Click here to learn how you could obtain a student certificate) (add link)
    Health insurance (Click here to learn how you could obtain health insurance) (add link)
  • 4 passport-sized photographs
  • Tax Number from the tax office (Click here to learn how to obtain a Tax number) (add link)
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee (Can be paid in a tax office or at any branch of Ziraat Bank)
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18; consent letter (from both Parents) and Birth Certificate must be provided (translated to Turkish).
Do I need to apply for a Residence Permit?
Freshman Application
Residence Permit

Under Turkish law, international students must apply for residence permits within 30 days of entering Turkey, and before their visa expiration date. 

Applications for permits can take up to 90 days to be processed.  

Applicants are not recommended to leave Turkey until their application is processed and they have received their residency permit.

It is <ı>highly recommended to visit the BAU International Office to apply for residence permit. You can apply in person on campus by visiting our office.

(Click this link to locate our office)

Does BAU offer any scholarships?
Freshman Application
Scholarship/GSS Exam

Bahçeşehir University currently offers three types of tuition fee scholarships:

  1. Success Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student at the end of their second year, if they rank the first or second in their department, on a list published by the university. If they are placed the first in their department, they receive a 100% scholarship. If they are ranked second, they are awarded a 50% scholarship. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must complete four semesters.
  2. Faculty Scholarship: These scholarships are offered to those registered to the following faculties: Communication, Health Sciences, and Educational Sciences. Students who apply to these faculties can get a scholarship of 30%.
  3. Global Scholarship Exam: This commonly pursued scholarship consists of various examinations a student must take. The places, scholarship percentages and amounts, and examination rules can be found here: http://gse.bau.edu.tr

Additionally, if you have any projects or personal abitlities that can contribute to the university, please send us a letter of intent and proposal for review by the scholarship commission.

Does BAU offer any payment plans?
Freshman Application
Payment

Undergraduate students must pay the yearly tuition in two installments.

What is the deposit payment for?
Freshman Application
Payment

After the approval of your application, a non-refundable deposit of 1000 USD (5000 USD for medicine) should be paid.

The deposit is considered as a guarantee of the applicant’s intent to enroll at BAU. This deposit amount will then be deducted from the tuition fee at registration.

How can I pay for my fees?
Freshman Application
Payment
    There are four ways you could make your payment:

  1. Pay by credit card at the university financial office (in-person)
  2. Pay by cash at Denizbank BAU branch (in-person)
  3. Wire transfer to any of the two Denizbank accounts mentioned below
  4. Pay online through the credit card payment website, E-PAY (currently under construction)

NOTE: Please keep the payment receipt in order to confirm payment

    USD Account Information

  • Bank Name: Denizbank
  • Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
  • Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
  • Account Number: 4510- 1992146-473
  • IBAN: TR21 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 28
  • SWIFT Code: DENITRIS
    TL Account Information

  • Bank Name: Denizbank
  • Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
  • Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
  • Account Number: 4510-1992146-479
  • IBAN: TR04 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 43
  • SWIFT Code: DENITRIS
How much are the tuition fees?
Freshman Application
Payment




Undergraduate Programs Tuition Fee
Economics & Administrative Sciences, Architecture, Engineering, Law $7.900 per year / $3.950 per semester
Communication, Educational sciences, Health sciences programs in 2018/19 $5.530 per year / $2.765 per semester

English Preparatory School $7.900/ $5.530 per year

$3.950/ $2.765 per semester
School of Medicine $25.000 per year / $12.500 per semester


What are the required documents for visa application?
Freshman Application
Visa Support

Please check the following link to learn more about the documents required for visa application.

Official acceptance letter will be sent to you by e-mail, after completing your deposit payment.

If you need to present a visa support letter, please contact us: bahcesehiruniversitesi@hs01.kep.tr

Do I need a visa?
Freshman Application
Visa Support

Citizens of countries who are allowed to enter Turkey for durations upto 90 days are not required to apply for a visa to be registered as a student in our university. However, they have to apply for the residence permit within 30 days of entry.

Citizens of some countries might require a visa. Any type of visa is accepted to register as a student.

Please be aware that the visa application process might take up to 4 months.

For TÜRKMER, you are required to hold a student visa to apply for a residence permit in Turkey.

Please check the following link to learn if you need a visa.

Can I take the BAU English proficiency exam?
Freshman Application
Visa Support

If you do not have any of the above English language certificates or do not meet the criteria for the required scores, you can register and take the BAU English Proficiency exam, after completing the registration process.

For this exam, you must earn a minimum score of 65 out of 100.

The test consists of two phases: Placement and proficiency

Students with no prior education in English will be automatically registered to the BAU preparatory school.

Students with the required TOEFL/PTE scores, as well as those who have passed the BAU proficiency exams after registration, will be placed in their programs automatically.

Please do not forget to take the necessary documents from the Student Affairs Office, to be able to register and take the English Placement/Proficiency Exams.

Please refer to academic calendar for the exam dates

What are English certificates accepted by BAU?
Freshman Application
Registration Process




Test Type Minimum Score
TOEFL IBT 72
PTE 55
CAEC 60
YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL 60



NOTE: IELTS is not accepted

How much should I pay to complete my registration?
Freshman Application
Registration Process

First-semester tuition should be paid in order to complete the registration.

Click here to check the payment process for tuition fees.

What documents do I need for registration?
Freshman Application
Registration Process
  • Passport
  • Original hard copy of high school diploma (or equal certificate) (either in English or Turkish)
  • Transcript of records (either in English or Turkish)
  • Equivalency Certificate (Denklik) of high school diploma authorized by Turkish Education Council. This document certifies that your high school diploma is equal to a Turkish high school diploma.
  • TOEFL (IBT 72/79) or PTE (55) certificate (if any)
  • Copy of Acceptance letter
  • 1 passport-sized photograph
  • Receipt of the first semester tuition fee payment
  • Deposit payment receipt

Apply online (all documents should be submitted online)

  • After receiving the Conditional Acceptance Letter, make the deposit payment.
  • Upon receiving the official acceptance letter, please bring the original hard copies of the online documents you submitted through the online application to the office. As well as a minimum of one semester tuition payment.
Registration Process
What are English certificates accepted by BAU?
Freshman Application
Registration Process




Test Type Minimum Score
TOEFL IBT 72
PTE 55
CAEC 60
YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL 60



NOTE: IELTS is not accepted

How much should I pay to complete my registration?
Freshman Application
Registration Process

First-semester tuition should be paid in order to complete the registration.

Click here to check the payment process for tuition fees.

What documents do I need for registration?
Freshman Application
Registration Process
  • Passport
  • Original hard copy of high school diploma (or equal certificate) (either in English or Turkish)
  • Transcript of records (either in English or Turkish)
  • Equivalency Certificate (Denklik) of high school diploma authorized by Turkish Education Council. This document certifies that your high school diploma is equal to a Turkish high school diploma.
  • TOEFL (IBT 72/79) or PTE (55) certificate (if any)
  • Copy of Acceptance letter
  • 1 passport-sized photograph
  • Receipt of the first semester tuition fee payment
  • Deposit payment receipt

Apply online (all documents should be submitted online)

  • After receiving the Conditional Acceptance Letter, make the deposit payment.
  • Upon receiving the official acceptance letter, please bring the original hard copies of the online documents you submitted through the online application to the office. As well as a minimum of one semester tuition payment.
Visa Support
What are the required documents for visa application?
Freshman Application
Visa Support

Please check the following link to learn more about the documents required for visa application.

Official acceptance letter will be sent to you by e-mail, after completing your deposit payment.

If you need to present a visa support letter, please contact us: bahcesehiruniversitesi@hs01.kep.tr

Do I need a visa?
Freshman Application
Visa Support

Citizens of countries who are allowed to enter Turkey for durations upto 90 days are not required to apply for a visa to be registered as a student in our university. However, they have to apply for the residence permit within 30 days of entry.

Citizens of some countries might require a visa. Any type of visa is accepted to register as a student.

Please be aware that the visa application process might take up to 4 months.

For TÜRKMER, you are required to hold a student visa to apply for a residence permit in Turkey.

Please check the following link to learn if you need a visa.

Can I take the BAU English proficiency exam?
Freshman Application
Visa Support

If you do not have any of the above English language certificates or do not meet the criteria for the required scores, you can register and take the BAU English Proficiency exam, after completing the registration process.

For this exam, you must earn a minimum score of 65 out of 100.

The test consists of two phases: Placement and proficiency

Students with no prior education in English will be automatically registered to the BAU preparatory school.

Students with the required TOEFL/PTE scores, as well as those who have passed the BAU proficiency exams after registration, will be placed in their programs automatically.

Please do not forget to take the necessary documents from the Student Affairs Office, to be able to register and take the English Placement/Proficiency Exams.

Please refer to academic calendar for the exam dates

Payment
Does BAU offer any payment plans?
Freshman Application
Payment

Undergraduate students must pay the yearly tuition in two installments.

What is the deposit payment for?
Freshman Application
Payment

After the approval of your application, a non-refundable deposit of 1000 USD (5000 USD for medicine) should be paid.

The deposit is considered as a guarantee of the applicant’s intent to enroll at BAU. This deposit amount will then be deducted from the tuition fee at registration.

How can I pay for my fees?
Freshman Application
Payment
    There are four ways you could make your payment:

  1. Pay by credit card at the university financial office (in-person)
  2. Pay by cash at Denizbank BAU branch (in-person)
  3. Wire transfer to any of the two Denizbank accounts mentioned below
  4. Pay online through the credit card payment website, E-PAY (currently under construction)

NOTE: Please keep the payment receipt in order to confirm payment

    USD Account Information

  • Bank Name: Denizbank
  • Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
  • Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
  • Account Number: 4510- 1992146-473
  • IBAN: TR21 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 28
  • SWIFT Code: DENITRIS
    TL Account Information

  • Bank Name: Denizbank
  • Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
  • Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
  • Account Number: 4510-1992146-479
  • IBAN: TR04 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 43
  • SWIFT Code: DENITRIS
How much are the tuition fees?
Freshman Application
Payment




Undergraduate Programs Tuition Fee
Economics & Administrative Sciences, Architecture, Engineering, Law $7.900 per year / $3.950 per semester
Communication, Educational sciences, Health sciences programs in 2018/19 $5.530 per year / $2.765 per semester

English Preparatory School $7.900/ $5.530 per year

$3.950/ $2.765 per semester
School of Medicine $25.000 per year / $12.500 per semester


Scholarship/GSS Exam
Does BAU offer any scholarships?
Freshman Application
Scholarship/GSS Exam

Bahçeşehir University currently offers three types of tuition fee scholarships:

  1. Success Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student at the end of their second year, if they rank the first or second in their department, on a list published by the university. If they are placed the first in their department, they receive a 100% scholarship. If they are ranked second, they are awarded a 50% scholarship. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the student must complete four semesters.
  2. Faculty Scholarship: These scholarships are offered to those registered to the following faculties: Communication, Health Sciences, and Educational Sciences. Students who apply to these faculties can get a scholarship of 30%.
  3. Global Scholarship Exam: This commonly pursued scholarship consists of various examinations a student must take. The places, scholarship percentages and amounts, and examination rules can be found here: http://gse.bau.edu.tr

Additionally, if you have any projects or personal abitlities that can contribute to the university, please send us a letter of intent and proposal for review by the scholarship commission.

Residence Permit
When can I apply for my residence permit?
Freshman Application
Residence Permit

-You can apply in person by visiting the Turkish immigration website .

-You can also apply in person by visiting our office on the following days and timings:

  • Monday 10:00-17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00-17:00
  • Thursday 10:00-17:00
  • Friday 10:00-17:00
What documents do I need?
Freshman Application
Residence Permit
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport ID page, as well as any pages of student visa and/or entry stamps.
  • Printouts of the application form in color
  • Student Certificate in Turkish (Öğrenci Belgesi) (Click here to learn how you could obtain a student certificate) (add link)
    Health insurance (Click here to learn how you could obtain health insurance) (add link)
  • 4 passport-sized photographs
  • Tax Number from the tax office (Click here to learn how to obtain a Tax number) (add link)
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee (Can be paid in a tax office or at any branch of Ziraat Bank)
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18; consent letter (from both Parents) and Birth Certificate must be provided (translated to Turkish).
Do I need to apply for a Residence Permit?
Freshman Application
Residence Permit

Under Turkish law, international students must apply for residence permits within 30 days of entering Turkey, and before their visa expiration date. 

Applications for permits can take up to 90 days to be processed.  

Applicants are not recommended to leave Turkey until their application is processed and they have received their residency permit.

It is <ı>highly recommended to visit the BAU International Office to apply for residence permit. You can apply in person on campus by visiting our office.

(Click this link to locate our office)

Accommondation
How can I find a private/shared flat?
Freshman Application
Accommondation
How can I find a dormitory close to my campus?
Freshman Application
Accommondation

As a city university, the Bahçeşehir campus only includes academic and administrative facilities. The campus does not offer on-campus dormitories. However, BAU is affiliated with a student dormitory, REPUBLIKA Residence, which is located 10 – 15 minutes from the main campus. For more information on Republika, please click here.

For reservation and enquiries: info@republika.com.tr

Contact numbers: +90 212 381 2222; +90 212 381 2297

Average estimated costs of accommodation and living expenses in Istanbul
Freshman Application
Accommondation




Yurdum Student Dormitory sgl / dbl / trpl per person Private flat 1+1 / 2+1
Rent $700 / $560 / $450 $500 / $750
Gas / Electricity / Water included in rent $50 – 150
Internet included in rent $10 – 30
Food $150 – 300 $150 – 300
Mobile phone $10 – 30 $10 – 30
Transportation $10 -20 $10 -20
Entertainment $50 – $150 $50 – $150
Health insurance $50 – $100 per year $50 – $100 per year
Total per month per person $650 – 1150 $500 – 800 per person in a shared flat



NOTE: Accommodation, meals, transportation, school supplies etc. are not included in tuition fee. Students themselves are responsible for arranging and paying their accommodation and other personal expenses.

*sgl – single, dbl – double, tpl – triple

International Transfer Students
Where can I check the list of courses offered by my preferred department?
Freshman Application
International Transfer Students

Please visit our Faculties and Departments webpage to check the list of courses.

How can I make sure that my courses are transferred?
Freshman Application
International Transfer Students

Students who want to transfer credits to our university must complete their application, and become a registered student. They can then visit the Student Affairs Office to make a transfer application. Please note that we cannot provide any information regarding the transfer of courses. The decision will be made by the faculty you have applied for and enrolled to.

Instructions for International Transfer Students
Freshman Application
International Transfer Students

Required Documents:

  1. Transcript: The transcript must mention all the courses completed, grades earned, and the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Note: This document must be in a sealed envelope.
  2. Student certificate: This document must be in a sealed envelope.
  3. Course content: This document should include information about the curriculum, course material, and any other relevant departmental information.
    High school diploma
  4. Equivalency document: Transfers made between the institutions should present an equivalency document which is recognized by the Council of Higher Education.

Applications must be submitted by hand or mailed to the Student Affairs Office. Delays in postal service are not considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you register at BAU, course records – such as transfer credits and course descriptions – must be checked and approved by the relevant faculty academic advisors.

Graduate Students
Where can I check the list of courses offered by my preferred department?
Graduate Students
International Transfer Students

Please visit the Graduate School Webpage for the list of courses offered.

How can I make sure that my courses are transferred?
Graduate Students
International Transfer Students

Students who want to transfer credits to our university must complete their application, and become a registered student. They can then visit the Student Affairs Office to make a transfer application. Please note that we cannot provide any information regarding the transfer of courses. The decision will be made by the faculty you have applied for and enrolled to.

If you are willing to transfer course credit you would still need to apply as a freshman student. After the finalizing your registration, your bachelor’s transcript will be sent to the respective faculty. The faculty admission committee will evaluate your transcript record and make the final decision on which courses can be transferred.

We would like to kindly emphasize that, regardless of these application procedures, there is no guarantee that your courses can be transferred. This decision is strictly up to the faculty committee’s decision to approve, deny, and/or consider transfer applications.

How can I find a dormitory near to my campus?
Graduate Students
Accommondation

As a city university, the Bahçeşehir campus only includes academic and administrative facilities. The campus does not offer on-campus dormitories. However, BAU is affiliated with a student dormitory, REPUBLIKA Residence, which is located 10 – 15 minutes from the main campus. For more information on Republika, please click here.

For reservation and enquiries: info@republika.com.tr

Contact numbers: +90 212 381 2222; +90 212 381 2297

How can I find a private/shared flat?
Graduate Students
Accommondation
Average estimated costs of accommodation and living expenses in Istanbul
Graduate Students
Accommondation




Yurdum Student Dormitory sgl / dbl / trpl per person Private flat 1+1 / 2+1
Rent $700 / $560 / $450 $500 / $750
Gas / Electricity / Water included in rent $50 – 150
Internet included in rent $10 – 30
Food $150 – 300 $150 – 300
Mobile phone $10 – 30 $10 – 30
Transportation $10 -20 $10 -20
Entertainment $50 – $150 $50 – $150
Health insurance $50 – $100 per year $50 – $100 per year
Total per month per person $650 – 1150 $500 – 800 per person in a shared flat



NOTE: Accommodation, meals, transportation, school supplies etc. are not included in tuition fee. Students themselves are responsible for arranging and paying their accommodation and other personal expenses.

*sgl – single, dbl – double, tpl – triple

When can I apply for the Residence Permit?
Graduate Students
Residence Permit

You can apply in person by visiting the Turkish immigration website.

You can also apply in person by visiting our office on the following days and timings:

  • Monday 10:00-17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00-17:00
  • Thursday 10:00-17:00
  • Friday 10:00-17:00
What documents do I need?
Graduate Students
Residence Permit
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport ID page, as well as any pages of student visa and/or entry stamps.
  • Printouts of the application form in color
  • Student Certificate in Turkish (Öğrenci Belgesi) (Click here to learn how you could obtain a student certificate) (add link)
  • Health insurance (Click here to learn how you could obtain health insurance) (add link)
  • 4 passport-sized photographs
  • Tax Number from the tax office (Click here to learn how to obtain a Tax number) (add link)
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee (Can be paid in a tax office or at any branch of Ziraat Bank)
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18; consent letter (from both Parents) and Birth Certificate must be provided (translated to Turkish).
Do I need to apply for a Residence Permit?
Graduate Students
Residence Permit

Under Turkish law, international students must apply for residence permits within 30 days of entering Turkey, and before their visa expiration date. 

Applications for permits can take up to 90 days to be processed.  

Applicants are not recommended to leave Turkey until their application is processed and they have received their residency permit.

It is highly recommended to visit the BAU International Office to apply for residence permit. You can apply in person on campus by visiting our office.

(Click this link to locate our office)

What is the Global Scholarship Exam?
Graduate Students
Scholarship/GSS Exam

This commonly pursued scholarship consists of various examinations a student must take. The places, scholarship percentages and amounts, and examination rules can be found here: http://gse.bau.edu.tr

Additionally, if you have any projects or personal abilities that can contribute to the university, please send us a letter of intent and proposal for review by the scholarship commission.

How can I apply for a scholarship?
Graduate Students
Scholarship/GSS Exam

There is no specific application to get a scholarship. You will be granted a scholarship upon evaluation of your application and supporting documents.

Does BAU offer any scholarships?
Graduate Students
Scholarship/GSS Exam
  • We offer a 25% scholarship (if bachelor’s degree GPA upon graduation is 2.75 or above on a 4-point scale)
  • 70.83 and above on a 100-point scale
  • 14 and above on 20-point scale

We also offer our BAU graduates a 50% scholarship.

Does BAU offer any payment plans?
Graduate Students
Payment

Graduate students should pay their tuition in three installments.

How can I make my payment?
Graduate Students
Payment
    There are four ways to complete your payment:

  1. Pay by credit card at the university financial office
  2. Pay by cash at Denizbank BAU branch
  3. Wire transfer to any of the two Denizbank accounts mentioned below
  4. Pay online through the credit card payment website, E-PAY (currently under construction)

NOTE: Please keep the receipt to confirm payment!

    USD Account Information

  • Bank Name: Denizbank
  • Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
  • Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
  • Account Number: 4510- 1992146-473
  • IBAN: TR21 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 28
  • SWIFT Code: DENITRIS
    TL Account Information

  • Bank Name: Denizbank
  • Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
  • Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
  • Account Number: 4510-1992146-479
  • IBAN: TR04 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 43
  • SWIFT Code: DENITRIS

Students who pay through direct deposit, should email a SWIFT confirmation to the International Recruitment and Marketing Office before registration.

How much are the tuition fees?
Graduate Students
Payment




Programs Program Lengths Tuition Fee
English Preparatory School 1 – 2 semesters $7.900 per year
Graduate programs 1.5 – 2 years $12.000 per program
Distance Learning Graduate programs 1.5 – 2 years $6.000 for program
Turkish Language School 4 levels x 8 weeks $400 per level
Ph.D. Programs 4 years $40.000 for program


What is the deposit payment for?
Graduate Students
Payment

After the approval of your application, a non-refundable deposit of 1000 USD should be paid.

The deposit is considered as a guarantee of the applicant’s intent to enroll at BAU. This deposit amount will then be deducted from the tuition fee at registration.

What are the required documents?
Graduate Students
Visa Support

Please check the following link to learn more about the documents required for visa application.

Official acceptance letter will be sent to you by e-mail, after completing your deposit payment.

If you need to present a visa support letter, please contact us: bahcesehiruniversitesi@hs01.kep.tr

Do I need a visa?
Graduate Students
Visa Support

Citizens of countries who are allowed to enter Turkey for durations upto 90 days are not required to apply for a visa to be registered as a student in our university. However, they have to apply for the residence permit within 30 days of entry.

Citizens of some countries might require a visa. Any type of visa is accepted to register as a student.

Please be aware that the visa application process might take up to 4 months.

For TÜRKMER, you are required to hold a student visa to apply for a residence permit in Turkey. Please check the following link to learn if you need a visa.

Can I take the BAU English proficiency exam?
Graduate Students
Registration Process

If you don’t have the required TOEFL/TӦMER exam scores, you can take the BAU English or Turkish Proficiency Exam (only for registered students)

If you have no prior education of English, you will be automatically registered to the BAU Language Preparatory School.

The minimum score to earn in the exams is 65.

What English certificates are accepted by BAU?
Graduate Students
Registration Process

Only TOEFL-IBT exam scores are accepted. The minimum score is 79.

NOTE: IELTS is not accepted.

If the official language where you have received the diploma is in English, you are not required to present or take a TOEFL or English proficiency exam.

How much should I pay to finish my registration process?
Graduate Students
Registration Process

The first-semester tuition fee should be paid in order to complete the registration (Please check the payment section of this document)

What documents are needed for registration?
Graduate Students
Registration Process
  • Passport
  • Original hard copy of Bachelor Diploma or an equal certificate (translated to English or Turkish)
  • Transcript of records (translated to English or Turkish)
  • Copy of acceptance letter
  • 2 passport-sized photographs
  • Payment of first semester tuition fees
  • Copy of deposit payment receipt (or first-semester payment receipt if available) (Check for payment section of this document for detailed information)
  • TOEFL (IBT 79) or BAU Proficiency Exam (Min. Score: 65/75/80)
  • TӦMER/TÜRKMER B2 (for those enrolling to Turkish programs)
What is a Conditional Acceptance Letter?
Graduate Students
Application Process

Your application will be reviewed within 2 weeks and after the approval, the conditional acceptance letter will be sent to your email as proof that your application was accepted.

This condition refers to the quota limit in each department, which is decided by the Council of Higher Education. Therefore, to secure your seat, we kindly request you to complete the deposit payment as soon as possible.

What is an Official Acceptance Letter?
Graduate Students
Application Process

An acceptance letter is a document which confirms that you are officially accepted by the university. You receive this letter when you deposit payment is confirmed

What are the eligibility criteria?
Graduate Students
Application Process

Each application is evaluated according to Head of Institutions as every academic year Council of Higher Education Regulations might be updated.

Your application, along with the submitted documents (Transcript, CV, recommendation letter, etc.) will be reviewed by the Admission Council of the department you have applied to.

When are the deadlines?
Graduate Students
Application Process

Please click here for the academic calendar.

What documents do I need to apply?
Graduate Students
Application Process
  • Undergraduate diploma (translated and notarized in English or Turkish)
  • Official transcript of records
  • Passport
  • Letter of intent (Click here for sample letter)
  • Current CV of the applicant
  • Two reference letters
  • TOEFL IBT score of 79 (if available)
  • TӦMER/TÜRKMER (B2) (only for enrolling to Turkish programs)
How can apply?
Graduate Students
Application Process

You can only apply online

applyonline.bahcesehir.edu.tr (all documents submitted online)

Please provide original hard copies at the registration office.

Application Process
What is a Conditional Acceptance Letter?
Graduate Students
Application Process

Your application will be reviewed within 2 weeks and after the approval, the conditional acceptance letter will be sent to your email as proof that your application was accepted.

This condition refers to the quota limit in each department, which is decided by the Council of Higher Education. Therefore, to secure your seat, we kindly request you to complete the deposit payment as soon as possible.

What is an Official Acceptance Letter?
Graduate Students
Application Process

An acceptance letter is a document which confirms that you are officially accepted by the university. You receive this letter when you deposit payment is confirmed

What are the eligibility criteria?
Graduate Students
Application Process

Each application is evaluated according to Head of Institutions as every academic year Council of Higher Education Regulations might be updated.

Your application, along with the submitted documents (Transcript, CV, recommendation letter, etc.) will be reviewed by the Admission Council of the department you have applied to.

When are the deadlines?
Graduate Students
Application Process

Please click here for the academic calendar.

What documents do I need to apply?
Graduate Students
Application Process
  • Undergraduate diploma (translated and notarized in English or Turkish)
  • Official transcript of records
  • Passport
  • Letter of intent (Click here for sample letter)
  • Current CV of the applicant
  • Two reference letters
  • TOEFL IBT score of 79 (if available)
  • TӦMER/TÜRKMER (B2) (only for enrolling to Turkish programs)
How can apply?
Graduate Students
Application Process

You can only apply online

applyonline.bahcesehir.edu.tr (all documents submitted online)

Please provide original hard copies at the registration office.

Registration Process
Can I take the BAU English proficiency exam?
Graduate Students
Registration Process

If you don’t have the required TOEFL/TӦMER exam scores, you can take the BAU English or Turkish Proficiency Exam (only for registered students)

If you have no prior education of English, you will be automatically registered to the BAU Language Preparatory School.

The minimum score to earn in the exams is 65.

What English certificates are accepted by BAU?
Graduate Students
Registration Process

Only TOEFL-IBT exam scores are accepted. The minimum score is 79.

NOTE: IELTS is not accepted.

If the official language where you have received the diploma is in English, you are not required to present or take a TOEFL or English proficiency exam.

How much should I pay to finish my registration process?
Graduate Students
Registration Process

The first-semester tuition fee should be paid in order to complete the registration (Please check the payment section of this document)

What documents are needed for registration?
Graduate Students
Registration Process
  • Passport
  • Original hard copy of Bachelor Diploma or an equal certificate (translated to English or Turkish)
  • Transcript of records (translated to English or Turkish)
  • Copy of acceptance letter
  • 2 passport-sized photographs
  • Payment of first semester tuition fees
  • Copy of deposit payment receipt (or first-semester payment receipt if available) (Check for payment section of this document for detailed information)
  • TOEFL (IBT 79) or BAU Proficiency Exam (Min. Score: 65/75/80)
  • TӦMER/TÜRKMER B2 (for those enrolling to Turkish programs)
Visa Support
What are the required documents?
Graduate Students
Visa Support

Please check the following link to learn more about the documents required for visa application.

Official acceptance letter will be sent to you by e-mail, after completing your deposit payment.

If you need to present a visa support letter, please contact us: bahcesehiruniversitesi@hs01.kep.tr

Do I need a visa?
Graduate Students
Visa Support

Citizens of countries who are allowed to enter Turkey for durations upto 90 days are not required to apply for a visa to be registered as a student in our university. However, they have to apply for the residence permit within 30 days of entry.

Citizens of some countries might require a visa. Any type of visa is accepted to register as a student.

Please be aware that the visa application process might take up to 4 months.

For TÜRKMER, you are required to hold a student visa to apply for a residence permit in Turkey. Please check the following link to learn if you need a visa.

Payment
Does BAU offer any payment plans?
Graduate Students
Payment

Graduate students should pay their tuition in three installments.

How can I make my payment?
Graduate Students
Payment
    There are four ways to complete your payment:

  1. Pay by credit card at the university financial office
  2. Pay by cash at Denizbank BAU branch
  3. Wire transfer to any of the two Denizbank accounts mentioned below
  4. Pay online through the credit card payment website, E-PAY (currently under construction)

NOTE: Please keep the receipt to confirm payment!

    USD Account Information

  • Bank Name: Denizbank
  • Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
  • Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
  • Account Number: 4510- 1992146-473
  • IBAN: TR21 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 28
  • SWIFT Code: DENITRIS
    TL Account Information

  • Bank Name: Denizbank
  • Branch: Güneşli Ticari Merkez Şb
  • Account Name: Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi
  • Account Number: 4510-1992146-479
  • IBAN: TR04 0013 4000 0019 9214 6005 43
  • SWIFT Code: DENITRIS

Students who pay through direct deposit, should email a SWIFT confirmation to the International Recruitment and Marketing Office before registration.

How much are the tuition fees?
Graduate Students
Payment




Programs Program Lengths Tuition Fee
English Preparatory School 1 – 2 semesters $7.900 per year
Graduate programs 1.5 – 2 years $12.000 per program
Distance Learning Graduate programs 1.5 – 2 years $6.000 for program
Turkish Language School 4 levels x 8 weeks $400 per level
Ph.D. Programs 4 years $40.000 for program


What is the deposit payment for?
Graduate Students
Payment

After the approval of your application, a non-refundable deposit of 1000 USD should be paid.

The deposit is considered as a guarantee of the applicant’s intent to enroll at BAU. This deposit amount will then be deducted from the tuition fee at registration.

Scholarship/GSS Exam
What is the Global Scholarship Exam?
Graduate Students
Scholarship/GSS Exam

This commonly pursued scholarship consists of various examinations a student must take. The places, scholarship percentages and amounts, and examination rules can be found here: http://gse.bau.edu.tr

Additionally, if you have any projects or personal abilities that can contribute to the university, please send us a letter of intent and proposal for review by the scholarship commission.

How can I apply for a scholarship?
Graduate Students
Scholarship/GSS Exam

There is no specific application to get a scholarship. You will be granted a scholarship upon evaluation of your application and supporting documents.

Does BAU offer any scholarships?
Graduate Students
Scholarship/GSS Exam
  • We offer a 25% scholarship (if bachelor’s degree GPA upon graduation is 2.75 or above on a 4-point scale)
  • 70.83 and above on a 100-point scale
  • 14 and above on 20-point scale

We also offer our BAU graduates a 50% scholarship.

Residence Permit
When can I apply for the Residence Permit?
Graduate Students
Residence Permit

You can apply in person by visiting the Turkish immigration website.

You can also apply in person by visiting our office on the following days and timings:

  • Monday 10:00-17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00-17:00
  • Thursday 10:00-17:00
  • Friday 10:00-17:00
What documents do I need?
Graduate Students
Residence Permit
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport ID page, as well as any pages of student visa and/or entry stamps.
  • Printouts of the application form in color
  • Student Certificate in Turkish (Öğrenci Belgesi) (Click here to learn how you could obtain a student certificate) (add link)
  • Health insurance (Click here to learn how you could obtain health insurance) (add link)
  • 4 passport-sized photographs
  • Tax Number from the tax office (Click here to learn how to obtain a Tax number) (add link)
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee (Can be paid in a tax office or at any branch of Ziraat Bank)
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18; consent letter (from both Parents) and Birth Certificate must be provided (translated to Turkish).
Do I need to apply for a Residence Permit?
Graduate Students
Residence Permit

Under Turkish law, international students must apply for residence permits within 30 days of entering Turkey, and before their visa expiration date. 

Applications for permits can take up to 90 days to be processed.  

Applicants are not recommended to leave Turkey until their application is processed and they have received their residency permit.

It is highly recommended to visit the BAU International Office to apply for residence permit. You can apply in person on campus by visiting our office.

(Click this link to locate our office)

Accommondation
How can I find a dormitory near to my campus?
Graduate Students
Accommondation

As a city university, the Bahçeşehir campus only includes academic and administrative facilities. The campus does not offer on-campus dormitories. However, BAU is affiliated with a student dormitory, REPUBLIKA Residence, which is located 10 – 15 minutes from the main campus. For more information on Republika, please click here.

For reservation and enquiries: info@republika.com.tr

Contact numbers: +90 212 381 2222; +90 212 381 2297

How can I find a private/shared flat?
Graduate Students
Accommondation
Average estimated costs of accommodation and living expenses in Istanbul
Graduate Students
Accommondation




Yurdum Student Dormitory sgl / dbl / trpl per person Private flat 1+1 / 2+1
Rent $700 / $560 / $450 $500 / $750
Gas / Electricity / Water included in rent $50 – 150
Internet included in rent $10 – 30
Food $150 – 300 $150 – 300
Mobile phone $10 – 30 $10 – 30
Transportation $10 -20 $10 -20
Entertainment $50 – $150 $50 – $150
Health insurance $50 – $100 per year $50 – $100 per year
Total per month per person $650 – 1150 $500 – 800 per person in a shared flat



NOTE: Accommodation, meals, transportation, school supplies etc. are not included in tuition fee. Students themselves are responsible for arranging and paying their accommodation and other personal expenses.

*sgl – single, dbl – double, tpl – triple

International Transfer Students
Where can I check the list of courses offered by my preferred department?
Graduate Students
International Transfer Students

Please visit the Graduate School Webpage for the list of courses offered.

How can I make sure that my courses are transferred?
Graduate Students
International Transfer Students

Students who want to transfer credits to our university must complete their application, and become a registered student. They can then visit the Student Affairs Office to make a transfer application. Please note that we cannot provide any information regarding the transfer of courses. The decision will be made by the faculty you have applied for and enrolled to.

If you are willing to transfer course credit you would still need to apply as a freshman student. After the finalizing your registration, your bachelor’s transcript will be sent to the respective faculty. The faculty admission committee will evaluate your transcript record and make the final decision on which courses can be transferred.

We would like to kindly emphasize that, regardless of these application procedures, there is no guarantee that your courses can be transferred. This decision is strictly up to the faculty committee’s decision to approve, deny, and/or consider transfer applications.

Equivalency Certificate
Equivalency Certificate
Equivalency Certificate

The equivalency certificate of high school diploma (referred to as Denklik*) is authorized by Turkish Education Council. This letter certifies that your high school diploma is equal to a Turkish high school diploma.

*The Denklik can also be issued by the Turkish Consulate in your country or the National Education Directorates in Istanbul. In order to apply for this letter, you should submit your original and translated copies of high school diploma/transcript (showing all the courses you have taken in High School), grades and credit hours, a copy of BAU acceptance letter, and your passport photocopy.

Address of Istanbul National Education Directorate (İSTANBUL İL MİLLÎ EĞİTİM MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ):

Binbirdirek M.İmran Öktem, Eski Toptaşı Caddesi, Eski Adliye Binası, D:1, 34122, Sultanahmet, Fatih – İstanbul

Please visit their website for further information.

  • Copy of Acceptance letter (what are these documents for? Need to specify)
  • 1 photograph (ID size)
  • Copy of deposit payment receipt (or first-semester payment receipt if available)
  • TOEFL (IBT 72/79) or PTE (55) certificate (if any)
Health Insurance
Health Insurance
Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory when applying for the residence permit in Turkey.

BAU can assist you with acquiring health insurance, at a discounted price, from GÜNEŞ SİGORTA. The prices for 12 months (1 year) health insurance are stated below:




Age Price* (in Turkish Liras)
6-17 175TL
18-25 165TL
26-30 200TL
31-35 210TL
36-40 225TL
41-45 300TL



Note: Prices are subject to change*

    Please present the following documents when applying for health insurance:

  • Passport
  • Address
  • Telephone number
How To Connect To University's WiFi
How To Connect To University’s WiFi
How To Connect To University's WiFi

You can log in with your username and password to access the university’s WiFi (2020). For detailed instructions, please click here.

How To Obtain A Student Certificate
How To Obtain A Student Certificate?
How To Obtain A Student Certificate

You will need to obtain a Student Certificate (Öğrenci Belgesi) for various administrative work, such as for the residence permit and student transportation card. You can obtain your student certificate by accessing and applying through the SAP system.

Please follow the steps below:

1. Open your SAP System: https://st.bau.edu.tr

2.Click on Document Request

3.Click on New Request

4.Choose Student Certificate, and select the language you would want the certificate in. (Please choose ‘Turkish’ for the residence permit/transportation card applications)

5.You should choose ‘Wet Signature’ and delivery type, then choose the campus you would want to collect it from.

How To Obtain A Student Transportation Card
How To Obtain A Student Transportation Card
How To Obtain A Student Transportation Card

Students can visit any of IETT application centers or kiosks, to apply for the discounted student transportation card.

    Required Documents:

  • Student Certificate in Turkish
  • 10 liras
  • Passport / Residence Permit
  • Personal Photograph

The closest IETT Application center to the South Campus:

Additionally, you can check our website for the free BAU shuttle bus services to our other campuses.

How To Get Your BAU Student ID Card
How To Get Your BAU Student ID Card
How To Get Your BAU Student ID Card

After registering and paying the tuition fee, you will be issued “STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD”. You will need this ID card to enter the campus and to use any facility on the campus, such as the library, computer rooms.

You will be notified by email when your Student ID card is ready.

You can pick up your card from BAU International Office

Agency Issues
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