Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements


Erasmus exchange students can apply only if their University has an Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreement with Bahçeşehir University. The prospective students must be nominated and selected by their home institution.

Incoming Erasmus students need to apply to the Erasmus Office of their home university. The ECTS Learning Agreement must be signed by the student and both the home and host universities so as to ensure the student’s agreement on the courses to undertake, the home institution’s recognition of courses that will be taken at Bahçeşehir University by the exchange student and Bahçeşehir University’s acceptance of the courses. Incoming Erasmus students must submit the documents below to the Erasmus Office at Bahçeşehir University.

General Requirements For Admission:

  • Being a student of a partner university that has an Erasmus Student Exchange Agreement with Bahçeşehir University
  • Completion of at least one semester, students have to have a CGPA.
  • Being selected and nominated by the home institution (home institution’s selection criteria might slightly vary)
  • Signature of the ECTS Learning Agrement by the student, the home institution and Bahçeşehir University

Application Period:

for Fall Semester: **
for Spring Semester:  16 November – 16 December

  • IMPORTANT: These aforementioned deadlines are universities’ nomination deadlines. Nominated students will have 30 days after these to complete and send their documents to BAU Exchange Office.

Click Here for Online Application  


Students are required to get a health insurance during the orientation week in Turkey. We do not take any responsibility if the immigration police rejects the health insurance policy you already purchased elsewhere even though it is clearly stated as a ‘world wide policy’ with full treatments and conditions.

  • (Some countries – Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Austria – have mutual agreements with Turkey. Students from these countries do not need to get health insurance here. However, they have to provide an official letter from their home country`s insurance services and get it approved at the Social Security Office in Turkey
  • Others are required to get a health insurance during the orientation week in Turkey. You can get it at the International Students Office (ask your buddy).

Documents Required for Online Application (to be uploaded):

  • Learning Agreement
  • Official Transcript of Records
  • Passport copy
  • 6x passport size/shaped photographs pressed on glassy paper
  • Printout of Online Application Approval Page
  • Life Health Insurance (not Travel Insurance); that is valid and has a center/office in Turkey
    • ATTENTION: Due to the fact that the Immigration Office has strict regulations and may demand a new one, it is highly recommended to purchase a health insurance in Turkey upon arrival. The fee scale for a proper Life Health Insurance is 100-150 Euros.

Useful Information about BAU


Bahçeşehir University is a rapidly growing young Turkish university in the heart of Istanbul, on the coastline of Bosphorus, where Asia meets Europe.  BAU is a foundation university established in 1998, now with a student population of about 27, 000 and around 800 full-time academicians. Bahçeşehir University has 9 faculties: Communications, Engineering, Business Administration, Architecture, Law, Art and Sciences, Education, Medical, Health Sciences. Bahcesehir University has also a vocational school and four institutions for graduate programs (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Educational Sciences & Health Sciences).

Bahçeşehir University is one of the largest universities

Bahçeşehir University is one of the leading international universities of Turkey. It aims to increase the number of international students in order to create and maintain the diverse student population on its campus.

Enrollment:  26,551 students / 4088 International students from 90 different countries

Academic Calendar:

The academic calendar for Vocational School and Undergraduate Students is included HERE.

The academic calendar for Graduate/Master Students is included HERE.

Language of Instruction: %100 English except the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Health Sciences. These faculties offer English courses in part, since some of the courses must be taught in Turkish.

Local Language Requirement: Turkish language is not required.

Exchange Duration: One semester or one academic year.

Semester Load: ECTS 30 credits

Course Restrictions: Exchange students should choose %50 of their ECTS credits from the department they have been nominated to.


Foreign students must secure a 3-month tourist visa prior to their arrival in Turkey.

There is no need for student/study visa.


Foreign students are required to apply for a residence permit. Bahçeşehir University Exchange Programs Office assists international students during their residence permit application. Mentor students will be assigned  to each exchange student for assistance.

No residence permit application will be accepted without passport.

Important: the online application has to be submitted before the appointment date.

Admission Requirements: For Undergraduate Students Minimum GPA must be 2,20. For Graduate Students Minimum GPA must be 2,50.

Application Deadlines:

For Fall Semester: **

For Spring Semester: 16 December

Housing and Meals: Regarding the dormitories please contact Özge Nur ÖZÇELİK

Orientation: The orientation week will take place one week before the start of the courses.


Incoming Students Coordinator

Ms. Özge Nur ÖZÇELİK

Phone: +90 212 381 08 22


Some Useful Information

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Location:BAU campus located in the city center (Beşiktaş)

Food: There are lots of fine and affordable places to eat. It’s easy to find a decent meal near the main campus in Beşiktaş for 3-4 EUR. However, it is cheaper if students make grocery shopping and cook for themselves.

Monthly living cost estimate for international students (per month): 

Private accommodation: € 300-500

Food: € 150-200

Transportation: € 20-40 (Student travel card is limitless within İstanbul city and costs € 7 a month (110 Turkish Liras).

Miscellaneous (Entertainment etc): € 70-200

International student handbook:

How to go to the City Centers:

Please click on the links below to get more information about the shuttles going to the city centers. Yes, Istanbul is so large that we have several city centers.

From İstanbul New Airport  (European Side)

From Sabiha Gökçen Airport  (Asian Side)

How to find BAU main campus?

Address: Çırağan Caddesi Osmanpaşa Mektebi Sokak No: 4 34353 Beşiktaş, İSTANBUL / TURKEY