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Istanbul Bilgi University

4.2 out of 5 (129 ratings / 124 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
Since its foundation, BİLGİ has attempted to establish a cultural and scientific community that promotes tolerance and respect for a diversity of individuals with different lifestyles, beliefs and ways of thinking within the framework of contemporary universal values, while at the same time maintaining strong ties with all segments of the society.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Being part of Laureate International Universities Network, the founding premise of BİLGİ has become ‘to make education more accessible and affordable so that more students can pursue their dreams’. 


The Research Centre for the Environment, Energy and Sustainability, established in Fall 2010, aims to contribute to studies carried out in the field of the environment, taking into account all aspects of environmental problems, including energy and sustainability. The center also targets to construct a bridge between all stakeholders (universities, NGOs, public institutions, private sector etc).


All of the Career Center services are free of charge.

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Student services

Student Affairs Offices are responsible of informing all students about academic and administrative issues starting from their registration until their graduation. Student advisors help them in their communication with administrative/academic staff and work in coordination with the related units.

Housing services

İstanbul Bilgi University provides dormitory service to our students with the dormitories that are contracted, reliable and close to our campuses. The dormitories we recommend offer different room options in single, two, four and various capacities.

Library services

BİLGİ Libraries have more than 500.000 e-books, 62.500 e-journals, 125 databases and e-encyclopedias. In order to benefit from the library collection, you must register to the library.

To create your library account, you should visit the library with your ID card and fill out the libray registration form.

Student Life

Campus life

İstanbul Bilgi University has three campuses that are centrally located and offering a vivid and colorful student life with near 1,000 social and cultural events a year: Kuştepe, Dolapdere and santralistanbul.

Situated on a green field of 118 decares on the shores of Haliç, accessible from every part of the city, an arts and cultural complex within educational environment and encompasses Turkey's first power plant, which is a Energy Museum today.

Also, the santralistanbul-Annex Building offers more than 5,000 m2 space to around 3,000 students, that can be reached in four minutes from santralistanbul Campus. 

Sports facilities

The BİLGİ Kuştepe Sports Facility has the necessary infrastructure to do sports like basketball, volleyball, handball, indoor football and table tennis and do fitness training. Within the Sports Facility at the Dolapdere Campus, there is a semi-Olympic indoor swimming pool, and a mini fitness training area.

Sports Coordinator handles every kind of procedure and requests from the sports teams. They ensure the coordination of the student athletes’ academic and sporting lives and follow up the official correspondence of the personal details for the students on sports scholarships.

Student clubs

What adds quality to a university is definitely its academic competence. However, the life at BİLGİ is not only about the courses. There are more than 100 student clubs which will bring you together with other students with the same hobbies, interests and dreams, and where you can make friends and carry out events in collaboration. Playing a crucial role in our university's social life, these clubs are growing further with your contribution.Thus, you can either be a part of any club you like, or found your own club.


İstanbul Bilgi University was awarded 4 stars by QS Stars, the world's reputable higher education ranking institution centered in UK. With this achievement, BİLGİ has proven its success in the fields of program strength, research, international reputation, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness and facilities.

Student Reviews

started from the bottom and now we're here
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The curriculum is really good; however, the professors weren't as professional as I thought they would be. Most of them didn't speak english well and in my first year I had trouble catching up with them because of how unorganized they were. But the campus life was really good. I did learn a lot of things but the system didn't do us justice. The freshmen were probably more...

Uni Life at Istanbul Bilgi University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have spent the best years of my life while I studied in this university.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am quite new to this school, however I could say that our professors are very helpful and experienced. I have learned many things and benefitted from their knowledge. My way of looking at such events has changed in a positive way. I really like the fact that I got the chance to attend some clubs and researches regarding the course I am studying. The professors at my...


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