Bogazici University is available as an exchange program for Columbia students offered during the fall, spring, and academic year. Students live in dormitories on campus with other Turkish students.
Bogazici University, one of the most prominent universities in Turkey, is located on the east side of Istanbul. This program is an exchange between Columbia and Bogaziçi Universities. The university has four faculties: engineering, arts and sciences, economics and administrative sciences, and education. Currently there are over 900 faculty and close to 11,000 students. On this exchange program students have an excellent opportunity to experience living in Turkey and studying alongside Turkish students.
Students on the Bogazici program live in dormitories on campus with other Turkish students.
The university has a wide variety of student clubs in which exchange students can participate including the Mithat Film Center, state of the art sports complexes, and a variety of student run clubs and organizations.
Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.
Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.
To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below:
- To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved by the OGP on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
- Clearance applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis or reviewed soon after the application deadline. If eligible, you will be nominated as an exchange student. If nominated, the Office of Global Programs & Fellowships will provide further information about next steps in the nomination process. You will be required to submit additional materials to be formally admitted to the university.