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Comparative Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Istanbul, Turkey
The undergraduate program in Comparative Literature from Istanbul Bilgi University involves the study of two or three literary traditions in a comparative perspective through transnational themes, genres, influences, and perspectives.
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The object of the Comparative Literature program offered by Istanbul Bilgi University is to expose the student not only to various literary traditions but also to interdisciplinary areas such as visual arts, history of art, music, history, and philosophy. 

Key Features 

  • Anglo-Saxon Literature forms the backbone of the program with a comparative perspective on certain periods and selected works from Turkish and European literatures.
  • The courses taught in the program can be grouped under two headings: During the first three years the courses offered cover studies in the novel, history of western civilization, mythology, literary criticism, textual analysis, translation and art appreciation. The fourth year concentrates primarily on the twentieth century literature, art, and philosophy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at İstanbul Bilgi University is the academic heart of the university, offering BA degrees in the basic arts: Comparative Literature, English Language Teacher Education, History, Music, Psychology, Sociology, International Relations, Political Science and European Union Studies. 
  • In addition to these degree programs, the faculty departments offer a wide variety of liberal arts courses as electives to the students enrolled in the other departments and programs throughout the university.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The applicant should fill in the online application form (a hardcopy can be obtained by email upon request)
  • The applicant should upload required documents to the online application form. 
  • Photocopy of high school diploma (with the official transcript)
  • All High school Transcripts/Grades (last 4 high school years)
  • Passport photocopy
  • 2 photographs
  • Blue Card and Certificate of Identity Register Copy
  • If available, a record of scores for one English Language Competency Examinations (for example TOEFL or Cambridge Certificate) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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