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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

15 credits (or 30 ECTS) per semester at Boğaziçi is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

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

Study Options
You must choose one academic unit for admission and you must take at least two courses from your academic unit of admission. For a list of academic units available to exchange students, please see the "factsheet for exchange students" on the overview tab. 

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

Find courses

Search the Boğaziçi undergraduate and postgraduate course catalogues.

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

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

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 the Global Experiences team 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 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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)