|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
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 Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Degree Program presents a four-year education and learning experience with a broad and comprehensive curriculum that provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to graduate as qualified physical therapists.
In the first year, students take the classes in anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, physics, medical biology and genetics that provide the basic knowledge necessary to provide a solid professional substructure, in addition to courses to prepare them for the practice of the profession such as introduction to physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, courses in basic evaluation, as well as elective courses like physical activity for health and therapeutic creative dance. They will also take a course in English for academic purposes to enable them to develop their English language skills.
During the first semester of the second year, students will develop the substructure of their professional knowledge by studying subjects such subjects such as normal motor development, physiology of exercise, electrotherapy, measurement and evaluation in physiotherapy, manipulation therapy, principles of therapeutic movement, kinesiology and pathological kinesiology, research methods in health sciences and statistics. The second semester consists of a program including principles of pharmacology, principles of radiology, pathology, clinical sciences, therapeutic movements, techniques of manipulation and mobilization and medical biomechanics. In addition, throughout the second semester they will also take courses in evidence-based practices in physiotherapy and the medical English that is necessary in their professional practice. Apart from this, students are presented with a selection of elective courses that will increase their professional knowledge.
At the end of the second year, students who have successfully completed their courses will perform a three-week clinical observation internship.
During the third year students will acquire professional knowledge and skills in neurophysiological approaches and orthopedic, neurological, cardiac and pulmonary, rheumatological, pediatric and obstetric rehabilitation. Elective courses in medical English and evidence-based practices will continue throughout both semesters. Students who successfully complete their third year of study will perform a three-week summer internship.
In the last year of the program will put into practice their professional knowledge under supervision in clinical settings. During this fourth year, students will be expected to prepare a graduation project consisting of a medical project and presentation lessons.