|Nominal duration||4 years (240 ECTS)|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
All High school Transcripts/Grades (corresponding to the 3 or 4 high school years)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
This is an easy procedure where the Provincial Department of Education in Istanbul (and in some cases a Turkish Embassy/Consulate) will provide the ‘Equivalency Letter’ (in Turkish ‘Denklik Belgesi’) certifying that the foreign High-School diploma is equivalent to its counterpart, the Turkish high school diploma.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
If available, a record of scores for one English Language Competency Examinations (for example TOEFL or IELTS or Cambridge Certificate) . The English Language requirements are detailed below.
IELTS: Minimum Score 6.0
If the future international student did not obtain a sufficient score from one of the English Language Competency Examinations, or did not take any test, then the student will be required to take the Istanbul Bilgi University -Institutional Exemption Test (BILET) upon arrival/registration.
Those who fail the Institutional Exemption Test must register to the English Preparatory Program at Istanbul Bilgi University before beginning their academic studies.
This preparatory year is not included in the total number of years of study required for graduation. The annual tuition fee for the English Preparatory Program is 8 100USD (taxes included).
In the light of accelerating technological change, globalisation and increasing international competition, comprehending economic phenomena and overcoming economic problems becomes more and more important. The role of economics and economists is widening and penetrating new areas of social relations.
The goal of the Department of Economics is to promote a thorough understanding of the economic problems of our time and to develop the research skills of the students. Particular emphasis is placed on equipping students with skills in the use of mathematical and statistical tools as well as basic theories. Our target, however, is at the same time to ensure that our students acquire all the personal attributes demanded by the new global economy.
The Economics and Finance Honors Program prepares you for a career as a financial economist, whether in government or finance (investment or commercial banking, risk management, research, fund management or securities trading). The combination of economic reasoning and mathematical and other quantitative skills acquired should suit those interested in a career in consultancy, general management or accountancy. It also provides a sound basis for further academic study.