Boğaziçi University

Istanbul
Turkey

Language of instruction

Turkish
English

Boğaziçi University is an elite research university, with outstanding programs in the natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering, education, and applied disciplines. The University’s high standards in education and research are acknowledged throughout the world.

Boğaziçi is an urban university with 6 campuses spread over both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. The name Boğaziçi comes from the University’s position overlooking the Bosphorus.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester January–June
Semester 2 Autumn Semester August–January

View the Boğaziçi University academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Boğaziçi has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

15 credits per semester at Boğaziçi is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Boğaziçi.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Boğaziçi undergraduate and postgraduate course catalogues if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business information systems
Economics
Event, hospitality, hotel and tourism management
Biomedical engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering
English literature
History and ancient history
International relations
Philosophy
Political science
Sociology
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Postgraduate
Business information systems
Economics
Finance
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Software engineering
English literature
History and ancient history
International relations
Philosophy
Political science
Sociology
Computer science
Linguistics
Psychology
Biological sciences
Chemistry and biochemistry
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Physics

Additional academic information

Boğaziçi has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Exchange students attending Bogazici have the option of staying in the Superdorm or finding housing off-campus. Spaces in the Superdorm are limited, so students should apply at the same time as they apply for the academic program. More information regarding accommodation options in Istanbul is available via the Office of International Relations. 

Cost of living

Study in Turkey has provided a guide to the cost of living to help students plan for their exchange.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Study in Turkey lists financial aid and scholarships, for which students are encouraged to check their eligibility.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

To apply for a Student Residence Permit, the Republic of Turkey requires that international students prove that they have health insurance for the duration of their stay in Turkey.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Turkish Consulates for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.