|Nominal duration||4 years (240 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||$9,720.00 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
International students who would like to study turkish program can proof their Turkish level (C1)
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).
The rapid increase in the global movement towards urbanization has brought with it very serious problems of ecological and social sustainability. Parallel to this, the question “How can we ensure dwelling in peace in the world?” has found a place in the center of humanity’s agenda. For all these reasons, society’s expectations from the profession of architecture have both changed and increased. In the early years of this new era, architecture recalled once again its social responsibilities and the capacity for professional actualization increased incrementally.
The undergraduate program in architecture aims to introduce its students to the various possible architectural approaches and to professional ethics, and provide them with a firm grounding within the wide field of architecture. Throughout their studies students develop design capabilities; make practice of experimentation, critique, analysis, and research.
The BİLGİ Undergraduate Program in Architecture, developed with these realities in mind, provides its students not only with access to abundant resources in the discipline of architecture, but also with the possibility to explore the rich aggregation of knowledge in the social sciences provided by its neighboring faculties. The new form of the profession of architecture, shaped by the dynamics of the 21st century, has made a firm grounding in the social sciences a prerequisite.