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Higher Education Administration and Leadership, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Istanbul, Turkey
Higher Education Administration and Leadership Master’s Program at the BAU is designed for those who intend to pursue a career in administrative roles in higher education institutions. 
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The fast development of technology, changes in national and international development plans, and globalization of education have created competition among higher education institutions.

Besides, there have been heightened expectations from higher education institutions. Therefore, the roles of higher education administrators have become more complicated, varied, and vague. In this process of change, higher education administrators are expected to develop new skills and strategies for ensuring sustainable development in their institutions.


The Higher Education Administration and Leadership program at BAU aims to provide graduate students with the core of higher education administration and leadership along with providing a background to enable them to integrate theory and practice. There are many higher education administration graduate programs in the world.

BAU takes pride in having the first Higher Education Administration and Leadership Master’s Program in Turkey that focuses on training and ensuring professional development of academic and non-academic administrators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Introduction to Higher Education Administration
  • Higher Education Leadership
  • Seminar
  • Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree graduation grade-point average (GPA) will make up 20% of the admission score
  • Minimum foreign language exam score requirements
  • Interview (Face to face or via Skype)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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