İstanbul Bilgi University

İstanbul - Türkiye


Adopting the principle of 'Non scholae, sed vitae discimus' (We do not learn for the school, but for life), İstanbul Bilgi University took its place within the Turkish system of higher education as a civil corporation after the application made by the Bilgi Education and Culture Foundation on 7 June 1996 and the subsequent approval by the Turkish Grand National Assembly according to Law number 4142.

Over time İstanbul Bilgi University has grown to encompass 3 main campuses that total 160,000 m2 and it is on these three campuses (Kuştepe 25.000m2, Dolapdere 18.000m2 and Santral İstanbul 112.000 m2) that it continues to serve its students and the academic world in Turkey.

Having realized many firsts in its 17 years and with the aim of increasing the quality of education and research and becoming a university that can compete globally, İstanbul Bilgi University began a long term partnership with Laureate Education, one of the largest international education networks in the world, in 2006 and continues to be a part of this network.

The university currently has around 16.000 students, more than 800 academic staff members, 6 faculties, 2 institutes, 3 schools, 2 vocational schools, and more than 100 programs that provide education to its associate, undergraduate and graduate students.  As of 2013, the university has graduated 20.000 students.



Faculty of Business

Business Administration

Business Administration (Honors)

Business Informatics



Economics and Finance (Honors)

Economics and Management (Honors)

International Finance

International Trade and Business


Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Bioengineering and Genetics

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Energy Systems Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Mechatronics Engineering

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Comparative Literature

English Language Teacher Education

European Union Studies


International Relations



Political Science


School of Tourism and Hotel Management

Tourism and Hotel Management

Gastronomy and Culinary Arts

School of Applied Sciences

Fashion Design

International Logistics and Transportation

International Retail Management

Banking and Finance


Master Programs



Cultural Management

European Studies


International Political Economy

International Relations

Media and Communication Systems

Visual Communication Design

Organizational Psychology

Human Resources Management


Doctoral Programs

PhD in Economics

PhD in Communication

PhD Business Administration-Organization Studies

PhD Business Administration-Marketing

English Requirements

Undergraduate Progrmas

IELTS: Minimum Score 6.0

TOEFL IBT: Minimum Score  75

Graduate Programs

IELTS: Minimum Score 6.5

TOEFL IBT: Minimum Score  75


All undergraduate students are subject to a 50% scholarship on tuition only. All graduate students are subject to a 20% scholarship on program fee. No additional scholarships are available.

Tution Fee

Undergraduate Progrmas

Faculty of Business, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, School of Applied Sciences - $8100 per year

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences - $9720 per year

Graduate Programs - $7000 - $12 000 per year