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Bahcesehir University

Bahçeşehir University -with permission from the Turkish National Assembly- was founded by the Bahçeşehir Ugur Foundation for Education in Istanbul ..

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Bahçeşehir University -with permission from the Turkish National Assembly- was founded by the Bahçeşehir Ugur Foundation for Education in Istanbul 1998.



  •  An academic and strategic protocol was signed later that year with San Diego State University in California 
  • Bahçeşehir University expects to be the leading force regionally and nationally in the enhancement of knowledge. Bahceşehir University aims to educate students who are committed to promoting respect for the rights of others, who are considerate and appreciative of human differences, and of the constructive expression of ideas.
  •   Bahçeşehir University considered one of the best privately owned universities in Turkey and was one of the few Turkish universities that gave lectures in the English language, so Bahçeşehir University remains a high priority for students applying for a high level of English language proficiency
  •  Its motto is An International University in the Heart of Istanbul as evidenced by its international campus in Washington, DC, Boston, Toronto, Rome, Berlin, and Hong Kong
  • It also has nearly 200 international partners, including Harvard University

  •  There are 17,048 male and female students, 10,137 college students, and 4,716 graduate students



There are eight colleges in BAU

◊ School of Law
◊ Faculty of Economics
◊ Administrative and social sciences
◊ College of Communication
◊ College of Architecture and Design
◊ College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
◊ College of Health Sciences, College of Medicine

In addition to a language school, two vocational schools, and four graduate institutes


• Its main campus is located in Besiktas, on the edge of the Bosphorus, often known as the Istanbul Strait

• A free shuttle service connects all students and employees of the four-campus: North Besiktas, South Besiktas, Guztepe, and Galata

• Istanbul (historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople) is the most populated city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural and historical center

• It stretches over the Bosphorus (separating Europe and Asia), with its commercial and historical center on the European side and a third of its population on the Asian side




Bahçeşehir University in Numbers


  • There are 9 colleges, 1 college, 1 conservatory, 1 language school, and 1 vocational school in our university. Postgraduate education is offered in one institute that has 12 programs
  • There are 113 departments at BAU
  • There are 204 programs at BAU
  • The number of undergraduates is 18,448
  • The number of graduates is 5,649 students
  • The number of associate degree students is 1,318
  • Bahcesehir University Library, which was established on an area of ​​11,400 square meters, serves 250,000 publications, books, and e-books
  • 7 different restaurants and cafes provide drinks and snacks service on campus.
  • Bahcesehir University aims to occupy its global place in the list of the top 500 universities in the world by 2023 when it celebrates the centenary of the republic
  • The total capacity of the conference rooms is 1000 persons




The Erasmus+ Program and BAU


 BAU is actively engaged with establishing and maintaining partnerships with institutions from around the world that can provide international opportunities for students, faculty and staff, alike. One important aspect of this is BAU’s participation in the European Union’s Erasmus program.BAU has more than 150 Erasmus agreements with European institutions, the majority of them focusing on student mobility.BAU also engages institutions, non-governmental organizations, and governments informal agreements which provide international opportunities for study abroad, faculty mobility, and collaborative work. In both cases, the strategy for identifying and developing partnerships is part of BAU’s overall strategic partnering plan.








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