Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
Preferred Participating Majors
This university is located in Istanbul, Turkey. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
Robert College was founded in Istanbul on September 16, 1863. On September 10, 1971, Bogaziçi University was officially established on what had been the Robert College campus for over one hundred years. Boğaziçi University (Turkish: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi) has an enrollment of over 11,000 students and is one of the most prominent educational institutions in Turkey.
The University has expanded both physically and academically. One faculty and six institutes offering graduate programs have been added. Many of the University's buildings are located on its South Campus, with the Bosphorus and the historical castle of Rumelihisar as its boundary to the east. This campus encompasses the oldest buildings of the University. The completion of the Main Library, the Science and Engineering Laboratories Building, the Faculty of Education Building, the Men's Residence Hall II, the Women's Residence Hall II and the Educational Technology Building has enhanced the North Campus. The Kandilli Campus, housing the observatory, was incorporated into the University in 1982, and the Hisar Campus in 1989. The University now has a lodging complex for the staff a residence hall and a large athletic complex on the Ucaksavar Campus. A resort near Kilyos on the Black Sea coast, called Saritepe Campus, was acquired in 1985, where a new complex of buildings is under construction. Also under construction is an ultramodern dormitory ("superdorm"), the most developed student housing complex in Turkey.
- off-campus dormitories
"Superdorm" is the student dormitory available for exchange students. Superdorm is established on the campus of "Ucaksavar Cultural and Sports Facilities" of Bogazici University in the residential area of Istanbul called Etiler. Superdorm offers coed housing options where you can choose between 2,3, or 4-bedroom suites that share a bathroom and a kitchen. It is about 2,5 km or a 15-minute walk from the main campus, called "South Campus". Shuttles are also available. It is operated under private management and has limited availability. An application must be submitted early. Please visit the website: click here
Nearest Airport: Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport
Airport Shuttles: click here and click here
- meal plan (lunch only)
- on-campus dining
The University runs a meal service for its students (lunch only). This is a heavily subsidized service and costs about $2-3 USD per meal. Students should expect to spend about $10-25 USD per day on meals.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For detailed course information: click here
All exchange students are assigned an academic advisor at Bogazici University in the respective department that they are enrolled. They should also check with them about the courses they take.
Language of instruction is English.
Optional Summer Turkish language and culture course program link: click here
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 Bogazici credit = 1.135 GT credit
Bogazici Grade = US Grade
AA = A
BB-BA = B
DD-DC = D
F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.