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International Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Istanbul, Turkey
The International Relations program of the Istanbul Bilgi University aims at educating competent and qualified young humans who can both evaluate this importance within global dynamics and  substantiate in the framework of the particular place of Turkey within the international system.
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Program Structure

The International Relations program of the Istanbul Bilgi University is differentiated form other programs in different universities in terms of its academic freedom and variety of studying interests.  Curriculum and course contents are designed in line with the international standards and they provide a wide range of different subjects and areas to be specialized. 

Main fields of study are World Politics and Diplomatic History, Turkish Politics and Foreign Policy, Political Philosophy and Sociology, EU-Turkey Relations and Developments in the Middle East Region, Statistics and Research Techniques and International Political-Economy. Program also provides a wide range of elective courses in the curriculum from the departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities such as History, Sociology, Psychology as well as full list and general elective courses from other faculties such as Faculty of Business, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Communication. With these respects, program also provides actual opportunities to be graduated from double-major and minor programs.

International Relations undergraduate program also provides active support to the European Institute, Jean Monnet Chair, Center for Civil Society Studies, Center for Migration Research and Center for Strategic Studies. Moreover, program aims to develop new perspectives for its students through FP7 projects, German Studies, French Studies and Civil Society Dialogue and different certificate programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Science
  • Politics, Culture and Society
  • Analytical Techniques for Social Sciences
  • Political Thought
  • Social Statistics
  • Political and Diplomatic History

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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