|Nominal duration||4 years (240 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||$8,100.00 per year|
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).
Our curriculum is designed with a view to focussing on the common themes of world literature, comparing different literary traditions in terms of genre and period; introducing literary theory within a global, transnational perspective. The language of instruction is English except for the courses that focus on Turkish literature.
Our courses are structured along two major axes: One is methodology that rests on narratology and literary theory. The other is text-analysis within a historical-cultural perspective. The courses in Mythology, History of Western Civilizations, History of Art, History of Music, Philosophical Foundations of Culture and Ideology are included to support and reinforce these two axes on which our approach to literature rests. These courses also form a substantial part of the Humanities program of the university at large.
A considerable number of our students pursue their studies toward graduate work in Turkey or abroad. Others embark on careers in literary criticism, advertising, film script writing, research and production of TV documentaries, translation, editing, and lately, museology. Those students who graduate with a double major from the department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualify to become English teachers in secondary schools.