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Bogazici University

4.4 out of 5 (208 ratings / 194 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
The mission of Bogazici University is to generate knowledge at global scale, to expand the scientific horizons of Turkiye and to educate individuals who will ensure the dominance of contemporary science and technology in the development of the society.

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



  • Robert College was founded in Istanbul,Turkey, by Dr.Cyrus Hamlin,an educator, inventor, technician, architect and builder, and Mr. Christopher Rheinlander Robert, a well-known philanthropist and a wealthy merchant from New York.
  • On September 10, 1971, Bogazici University was officially established on what had been the Robert College campus for over one hundred years.


4 Faculties, 2 Schools, 6 Institutes covering 29 undergraduate, 65 Graduate and 33 PhD Programs.


  • 141 Research Laboratory and 32 research center.
  • Boğaziçi University supports scientific research by using its internal resources through BAP; For access to national and international project resources, TTO A.Ş. provides information, training and project writing services. Another task of TTO A.Ş. is to bring the university together with the industry, to develop joint projects and to regulate intellectual property rights and working conditions through contracts. 

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University Ranking

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Student services

BÜREM is the counseling center for Bogaziçi University students, offering a variety of services to students including individual and group counseling.For an appointment, students have to come to BUREM and fill out an application form.Intermediate level of English is required to use individual counseling services.

Housing services

  • Dormitories with a capacity of 3759 students.
  • Accommodation in rooms (Men’s Dorm, Women’s Dorm, 2.Kilyos Dorm, 1. and 2.North Dorms):
  • Accommodation in apartment units (Uçaksavar Dorm, 1.Kilyos Dorm, 3.and 4.North Dorm and Superdorm):

Library services

Bogaziçi University Library is having 481.616 books, 79.921 electronic journal and newspaper, 3.256.021 e-books, 620 printed journal and 194 interactive database, 2.283 books written in Braille alphabet and voice-books. Approximately 4.500 researchers and students visit the library daily.

ICT services

Internet access is provided free of charge to all students in all dormitories.

Medical services

BU’s main Health Center (in turkish “mediko” or “revir”), is located on the Main or “South” Campus. It provides health services to all students, university workers and faculty members. All services at the center are provided free of charge to all graduate and undergraduate students, including all international students.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

  • Banks, Food Services, Kennedy Lodge, Canteens, Laundry, Newspapers and Books, Post office, Barber and Hair Stylist

Sports facilities

  • The University provides a comprehensive sports program in addition to the extra - curricular activities listed above. Soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis and rowing are extremely popular. 
  • Matches and exhibitions are held throughout the academic year. An out-doors swimming pool is open to all students, located on the South Campus. Table tennis, handball, wrestling, tracking and cross-country are also included in the sports program of the University. 
  • A sports complex including a soccer and track field and a gymnasium with all the training equipment exists on the Ucaksavar Campus. The Sports Corrdinator will be glad to provide more information on the sports program at the University to interested students.

Student clubs

44 student clubs.

Student Reviews

M.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great university, great campus. Professors are easily accessible. Although it is a good master's program for employees, it is generally introductory level. It is not sufficient for someone who has a bachelor of mechatronics engineering.

Most reputable university in Turkey
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Teachers are great, helpful. There are many informative courses. The campus is beautiful and allows students to take part in various activities.

Here, I became who am I today!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Bogazici University offered me unforgettable experiences. I've had the chance to discover new interests of mine via student clubs such as chorus, flag football team, gastronomy and degustation. Academic-wise I had the chance to get my hands dirty in the sector thanks to Boğaziçi. Our courses were full of group projects, presentations and visitors from industry. It was a...

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