Bilgi University (Istanbul)

Bilgi University (Istanbul) is an exchange destination for bachelor students of the Utrecht University School of LAW.


Student experiences

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Information for exchange students

Faculty of Law

Course information



Academic calendar

Semester I: September - January
Semester II: February - June

Academic Calendar


Language of instruction: Turkish and English

Language requirement: a minimum of B2 in English is required. You have to submit proof of this language proficiency upon your application at the host university.

Areas of study open for exchange students


While courses at other departments are available too, students have to take a minimum amount of 3 courses in Law.  

International students are highly advised to select courses that are indicated as “Recommended for International Students” through the Online Course Catalogue.

Courses at Master level



İstanbul Bilgi University provides dormitory service to our students with the dormitories that have contract with BİLGİ. They are private dormitories and very close to the campuses. 

Estimated living costs per month

This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

Estimated living expenses for international students, excluding accommodation, are around 300-400 euros per month depending on the student's lifestyle. Books and administrative fees are approximately 100-150 euros per semester.    


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table (listed under Middle East). 


A visa is required, additional information will follow once you are nominated at Bilgi University. You can read more about this at their webpage.

Health information

Incoming students are required to have health insurance for the duration of their stay in Turkey as part of the application for the Student Residence Permit. During the orientation day students will be informed on how to acquire a health insurance in Turkey. For more information please click here.

Number of places available

2 semester places per year.

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Other information

Please check for more information about the student life Bilgi on the following link:

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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