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Boğaziçi University

İstanbul - Türkiye

Overview

Robert College was founded in Istanbul, Turkey, by Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, an educator, inventor, technician, architect and builder, and Mr. Christopher Rheinlander Robert, a well-known philanthropist and a wealthy merchant from New York. Dr. Cyrus Hamlin met Mr. Robert in 1856. Subsequent meetings of these two men brought about the founding of the oldest American College outside of the United States.

Robert agreed to carry the greatest part of the financial burden while Hamlin was to raise funds in the United States and take over the responsibilty of founding the college. A curriculum was drawn up, and Hamlin insisted that English should be the language of instruction. According to the stipulations made by the newly established Board of Trustees, the College was to open its doors to students of all races, nationalities and religions without prejudice or discrimination. In addition, at Robert's request, the College was under no circumstances to become politically involded or show any political inclinations.

 

After considering several possibilities, Hamlin finally found what he thought was the ideal location for a college. It was a plot of land with a stone quarry. This blue limestone was used for all the College buildings constructed until the First World War.

Robert College was named after is benefactor, Christopher Rheinlander Robert, and was granted a charter with the pover to confer a Bachelor of arts Degree on its graduates. On September 16, 1863, it opened its doors to students with Dr. Cyrus Hamlin as its first President. The first building Hamlin Hall was completed in 1871.
 

In 1964, Dr. Simpson became the President. He proposed the physical movement of Robert Academy to the Arnavutkoy Campus where it was to be combined, on a co-educational basis, with the existing American College for Girls, leaving the Hisar Campus entirely for higher education. Dr. Simpson had to resign due to ill health in 1967. Dr. Everton replaced him in 1968. In March 1971, he revealed the resolution passed on January 26, 1971, by the Board of Trustees to the effect that the Turkish government should be encouraged to establish an independent university as a successor to Robert College on either of the campuses. The merger was finalized in the summer of 1971. Today's South Campus of 118 acres, including buildings, the library, laboratories and all facilities and personnel, was passed on to the Turkish government, and on September 10, 1971, Bogazici University was officially established on what had been the Robert College campus for over one hundred years.
 

The University has expanded both physically and academically.Many of the University's buildings are located on itsSouth 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. TheNorth Campus,Hisar Campus andUçaksavar Campushost the relatively recently acquired facilities and are at walking distances from the South Campus. TheKandilli Campus, housing the observatory, is on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.Saritepe Campus, near Kilyos on the Black Sea coast is 34 km from South Campus.
 

Boğaziçi University welcomes applications from international students to both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Boğaziçi hosts about 700 international students. About 250 of those are degree seeking students  from over 25 countries and the remaining 450 are exchange students from more than 50 different countries. With 7% international students on its campus, Boğaziçi University students receive a unique international experience during their studies.

 


Faculties

UNDERGRADUATE

 

  1. Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • Turkish Language and Literature
  • Western Languages and Literatures

 

  1. Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Political Science and International Relations

 

3-Faculty of Education

  • Computer Education and Educational Technology
  • Educational Sciences
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education

 

4-Faculty of Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

 

5-School of Applied Disciplines

  • International Trade
  • Management Information Systems
  • Tourism Administration

 

6-School of Foreign Languages

  • English Preparatory Division
  • Advanced English Unit
  • Modern Languages Unit

 

GRADUATE

 

1-    The Ataturk Institute For Modern Turkish History (MA and PhD)

 

2-    The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MS and PhD)

 

3-     The Institute of Environmental Sciences

 

a)      Master’s Degree

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Technology

 

b)      Doctorate Degree

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Technology

 

4-    The Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute

 

a)      Master’s Degree

 

b)      Doctorate Degree

  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Geodesy
  • Geophysics

 

5-      The Institute for Graduate Studies in Sciences and Engineering 

 

a)      Master’s Degree

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering and Technology Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Fuel and Energy Technologies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Systems and Informatics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics
  • Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education
  • Software Engineering Program
  • Systems and Control Engineering

 

b)     Doctorate Degree

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics
  • Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education


6-  The Institute for Graduate Studies in Social Sciences

 

a)      Master’s Degree

  • Asian Studies
  • Business Information Systems
  • Cognitive Science
  • Critical and Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Economics and Finance
  • Educational Sciences
  • Educational Technology
  • English Language Education
  • English Literature
  • Executive M.B.A
  • History
  • International Relations: Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East
  • International Trade Management
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Primary Education
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Translation Studies 
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Turkish Language and Literature

 

b)      Doctorate Degree

  • Economics
  • Educational Sciences
  • English Language Education
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Translation Studies 
  • Turkish Language and Literature 
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    SERVICE DEPARTMENTS

     

    1-Department of Fine Arts

     

    2-Department of Physical Education

     

    3-Confucius Institute


English Requirements


Scholarships

For information, please contact the university at intloff@boun.edu.tr

 


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