|Nominal duration||4 years (240 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||$9,720.00 per year|
|Application fee||$0.00 one-time|
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).
Industrial Design Department curriculum foregrounds the profession of providing products and contexts for the society; not only out of welfare and necessity, but also for joy, taste, and criticality. The Department is aimed at graduates who have responsibility, and the capacity to lead their environment and society in matters of aesthetics and technology. The range of the profession is expanding; departing from artisanal and crafts based products, to mass-produced industrial utilities and systems; from objects that fill private spaces, to urban furniture that embellish public spaces; from simplest functional products to complex technological devices; and from low-batch digitally manufactured objects to interaction and service design works.
Advances in production technologies and growing demand for consumption of products has led to the need for creative planning that especially aims at mass production; industrial product designers have claimed and occupied this role for more than a century. Designers hold the unique position of being active decision-makers on formal, technical, and use of products. Their knowledge of material, method, techniques on the one hand; demands, needs, impacts on users on the other, are combined through design thinking and culture.