Bogaziçi University (Istanbul)


Bogaziçi University (Istanbul) is a universitywide partner in Istanbul, Turkey.

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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A Day at Boğaziçi (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I: last week of September - 2nd week of January
Semester II: 2nd week of February - 2nd week of June

Orientation generally commences the 3rd week of September for Semester I and the 1st week of February for Semester II.

Exams take place early January for Semester I and late May until early June for Semester II.

Academic calendar


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

  • A TOEFL or IELTS test, or a letter from your home university certifying B2 or higher level of proficiency.

More information about the language requirement

Areas of study open to exchange students

NOT open for university-wide exchange students are: Psychology, Sociology and Political Science. These faculties are only available via a faculty contract, either for the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences or the School of Governance.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Bogaziçi University offers incoming students on-campus dormitories, but exchange students also have the option of finding off-campus housing. 

See the website for more information

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs are around €800 per month, depending on accommodation and lifestyle.

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.


Erasmus and Exchange students are expected to take 4 - 6 courses, equaling 17- 21 Bogazici credits (approximately 20-30 ECTS).

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

Number of places available

6 places per year


Selection was necessary last year.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.