Bogaziçi University  is an exchange partner in Istanbul, Turkey. This destination is specifically for bachlor and master Physics and Computing Sciences students of the Faculty of Science.

Academic calendar

See General Services -> Schedule


Language of instruction is English. Non-native speakers of English should provide proof of English proficiency with the below mentioned criteria*:

A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based or 79-80 on the internet-based TOEFL test, along with a minimum TWE score of 4.5. This test is offered several times a year in many countries. Scores are valid for two years.
A minimum score of 7 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System). This test is administered by the British Council and scores are valid for two years.

(*) Erasmus Students do not need to prove their English Level

Areas of study open to exchange students

Please visit the web pages for undergraduate  and graduate programs.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Language of instruction is English.

Housing assistance

Bogazici University offers incoming students some in-site accommodation facilities. The “Superdorm” is the only dormitory option for exchange and special students. Since the Superdorm administration has become a separate unit, students planning to request housing in the Superdorm should check the webpage for further information:

Estimated living costs per month


Kindly check the Superdorm website for room rates:

Meal Expenses (at the student cafeteria)

US $ 250-300 / € 170 – 200 per month


US $ 120 / € 80 per month


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Grading system

A student is granted one of the letter grades below for each course he/she has attended, in accordance with the instructor's evaluation of the student's grades in the course requirements:

Grades - Weight
AA - Excellent - 4.00
BA - Very Good - 3.50
BB - Good - 3.00
CB - Fair-Good - 2.50
CC - Fair - 2.00
DC - Fair-Poor - 1.50
DD - Poor - 1.00
F - Fail - 0
P - Pass -
E - (takes exam again)  -

AA and BA grades received in a course indicate "superior academic achievement"; a grade of CC indicates "adequate academic achievement" Grades of DC and DD mean that the course has been completed "conditionally"

A grade of F is given to students whose performance does not merit a grade of DD or P. Students who have received a grade of F have to repeat the course in the first semester it is offered. However, with approval of the relevant Executive Committee, a student may be allowed to take the course in a later semester.

Minimum pass is: CC or 2.00 over 4.00

Number of places available

6 places per year. Selection was necessary in the past few years.


More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


Any questions?

The International Exchange Officer at the Faculty of Science is Liesbeth Achterberg.

Our open office hours are cancelled until further notice. However, you can e-mail us, via, or call via Microsoft Teams. You will then have to use the personal e-mail address