|Nominal duration||4 years (240 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||$8,100.00 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
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).
This is a four year undergraduate program which combines English Language Teacher Education theory and principles with solid practical applications in actual classroom settings. The curriculum aims to give students a thorough understanding of English language teaching and learning issues while systematically improving their own language skills.
The program includes a variety of courses from fields such as linguistics, comparative literature, psychology, sociology and communications which aim to enrich students’ understanding of the world, the society and the whole person to help them think critically and reflectively and explore their own potential as teachers. They are expected to find their own teaching style to meet the demands of any educational context in which they find themselves after graduation.
The program also prepares students for immediate teaching by offering them an opportunity to gain practical experience by observing, team-teaching and working with mentor teachers from BİLGİ English Language Preparatory Program for two semesters. All courses require active participation of the students, involving them in classroom-based research projects, problem-solving tasks and case studies in order to allow them to think through their learning and learn with thought.