As a higher education institution dedicated to teaching, research, and service to our society, the mission of Bahcesehir University is to educate the leading work force of future who have an inquiring mind and a critical thinking ability.

Top reasons to study here

  • Bahcesehir University was given the “Superbrands of Turkey” award in 2007.
  • Bahcesehir University has more than 193 international partners.
  • Bahcesehir University instills students with a commitment to promoting respect for the rights of others, are considerate and appreciative of diversity

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (11)
Engineering & Technology (6)
Computer Science & IT (5)
Social Sciences (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Humanities (2)



Bahçesehir University was founded in 1998 as a foundation university by Bahçesehir Ugur Educational Institutions.Bahçesehir University is aiming to take its place among the leading universities in the world with its strong academic staff, research and educational-instructional programs on international level, study abroad opportunities and modern technical infrastructure.


  • Our University consists of 8 Faculties, 1 School of Languages, 2 Vocational Schools
  • Our university provides more than 100 programs.
  • Nine undergraduate faculties offering thirty majors

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Why Apply to this University?

  • Ever since the university was founded, students from over 160 countries graduated from Bahcesehir.

  • Over 30 English-taught Masters from disciplines like Business Management, Marketing, Electrical Engineering, Cyber Security, Psychology, Neuroscience, or Architecture.

  • Teachers from relevant industries share insights into real world issues.

  • The university is located in the city centre of Istanbul, with campuses close to cultural and business centres.

  • Courses at the university start in September and February each year.

  • Master’s degrees at Bahcesehir University usually take 2 years to complete.

  • Tuition fees start at around 5000 EUR/year for all international students. Costs may change over time.

  • The university cooperates with over 1,800 companies around the world offers students the opportunity to develop work experience while studying.

Why Apply through Studyportals?

As a trusted application partner of BAU we make sure you can apply easier to programmes from this university. By applying through Studyportals, you get dedicated application counselling, the option of applying to multiple programmes and better chances of being accepted to your programme. You can apply anytime and let us worry about the deadlines.

How to Apply?

Select a programme offered by BAU and start the application process. You will have to answer a few questions about who you are and what you want to study and create your application account. After you load your required application documents, you will be contacted by one of our application counsellors. The counsellor will make sure you’ll have the best chances of getting into the university. Finally, Studyportals will apply on your behalf.

University Ranking

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Student services

The Bahçesehir University International Office welcomes and assists international students during their admission process and their stay in Istanbul. The office is also helping out Turkish students who would like to study abroad.

Housing services

The University has five dormotory buildings with an occupancy of 300 students each. Two of the dormotories are located within walking distance from the university and the other three dormotories are located in the downtown area about 10 - 15 minutes away by bus.

Library services

Bahçesehir University Library, which is established on 1.400 meter square field renders service with 250.000 publications,books and electronic books.

Student Life

Campus life

Campus is located in Besiktas at the heart of Istanbul, the city, where Europe meets Asia. There exists six faculties at Bahçesehir University; Economics & Administrative Sciences, Communication, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Law and Architecture, two institutions; Institute of Science and Institute of Social Sciences, and a Vocational school. The medium of instruction at the university is English.

Student clubs

Turkish Medical Students Association

Student Reviews

The university in the heart of Istanbul
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Bahcesehir University where placed in the heart of the Istanbul, offers great opportunities for its students. The teachers are very experienced in their fields and they are qualified with great communication skills. There are plenty of active student clubs from sailing sport to travel. Other advantages can be listed as follows: It is close to Yildiz Park where you can establish friendships wi...
new campus experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
a new campus with low student intake
My academic life experience.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
It was quite hard, but still very interesting to study architecture abroad. I have done lots of new friends and have got great knowledge related to my job.