The distinctive place that Bogaziçi University occupies in Turkish higher education is matched by its unique and historic location on the shores of the Bosphorus. Bogaziçi University originated as Robert College founded in 1863 as one of the first American colleges outside of the U.S. Formally established as a state university in 1971, Bogaziçi has a long tradition of excellence in English language undergraduate education serving the most elite students of the region.
Currently Bogaziçi hosts about 11,000 students, including approximately 400 foreign students from over 45 countries. Admission to undergraduate programs is extremely competitive. Most of the students admitted to undergraduate degree programs place in the top one half of one percent of the more than one million Turkish students seeking admission to university annually. The academic strength of the university lies in Engineering, Economics, Social Sciences, Management, Sciences and the Arts. The university has over 1,000 academic staff, thus making the instructor to student ratio roughly 1:10, one of the highest among Turkish universities.
The subjects listed below are a sampling of courses offered at Bogaziçi, For additional information, see the Bogazici University online catalog
for complete course listings.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Translation and Interpreting Studies
Turkish Language and Literature
Western Languages and Literatures
|Political Science and International Relations
Computer Education and Educational Technology
Foreign Language Education
Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bogaziçi University takes pride in its lively and colorful campus life. To complement and enrich the academic experience with an active campus life, the university supports student clubs, arts and sports activities, and provides a variety of services from health care to counseling for students and staff. Thanks to its on-campus housing facilities, it remains active around the clock. Campus life aims to cultivate a liberal, democratic and happy Bogazici community. The university also provides a comprehensive sports program and excellent facilities that are available to study abroad students. Most students engage in some type of sporting activity in addition to their studies as a way to meet local students.
Housing is available in residence halls and apartments. Residence halls can accommodate approximately 2,500 students. The newest and best equipped residence hall known as Superdorm. The dormitory offers coed housing options where students may choose between 2, 3, or 4-bedroom suites. Superdorm is established on the campus of “Uçaksavar Cultural and Sports Facilities” of Bogaziçi.
Turkey's unique location at the crossroads of East and West has endowed this country with nearly 10,000 years of history. Many of the university's buildings are located on its South Campus, with the Bosphorus and the historical castle of Rumelihisar as its boundary to the east. This campus encompasses the oldest buildings of the University. The North Campus, Hisar Campus, and Uçaksavar Campus host the relatively recently acquired facilities and are at walking distances from South Campus. The Kandilli Campus, housing the observatory, is on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. Saritepe Campus, near Kilyos on the Black Sea coast is 34 km from South Campus.