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  Location Istanbul, Turkey
Autumn Semester / Academic Year
Spring Semester
  Credits 20-25 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language Instruction in English
  Adviser Mike Renes |
Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year) Spring Semester priority deadline
May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General Study alongside Turkish students at one of
the top academic institutions in the country.
Courses are offered in English in a wide
array of academic areas with the opportunity
to take Turkish language courses. Numerous
student clubs and extra-curricular activities
ensure a rich campus life.
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations


Where You Will Study

Located in Istanbul, Bogaziçi University is among the most respected universities in Turkey. With its main campus overlooking the Bosphorus Strait, it is also among the nation's most scenic. Although the majority of the University's 11,000 students and 982 academic staff speak Turkish as a first language, the language of instruction at Bogaziçi University is English.

Istanbul, with 11 million inhabitants, is Europe's most populous city and the only metropolis in the world situated on two continents. Once the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires, the City has a remarkable place in world history. Today, Istanbul is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city at the center of Turkish cultural life and finance and serves as an important bridge between near eastern and western societies.


Bogaziçi University has four Faculties (Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Administrative Sciences, and Education); two Schools (Foreign Languages and Applied Disciplines); six Graduate Institutes and 19 Research Centers. Many academic staff teach in more than one Faculty and the structure promotes interdisciplinary teaching whenever appropriate. Class sizes range from over 200 in lower-division courses to 20-30 for upper-division courses. Courses are structured and students evaluated in similar fashion to the UW through quizzes, lab reports, exams and papers. As Bogaziçi University operates on a semester system and English is not the primary language of most students in the classroom the pace of instruction is generally slower than at the UW but the quality of instruction, content and academic expectations remain high. All instruction at Bogaziçi University is in English.

You can begin your search for courses right here:

Bogaziçi University course catalog

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges



Bogaziçi University provides two types of residential facilities: residence halls (dorms) and apartment units. About 45% of the undergraduate student population and about 10% of the graduate student population reside on campus. The Superdorm houses both undergraduate and graduate students in fully furnished, shared apartments. Although exchange students have equal access to these dormitories, campus accommodations are not guaranteed, so early applications are encouraged.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. In most cases, you pay housing fees directly to the host institution or housing facility. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on  Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See  Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Bogaziçi University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

Bogazici University Exchange.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email