Bahçeşehir University expects to be the leading force regionally and nationally in the enhancement of knowledge. Bahceşehir University aims to educate students who are committed to promoting respect for the rights of others, who are considerate and appreciative of human differences, and of the constructive expression of ideas.

Top reasons to study here

  • The first thing that will strike your eye when you enter our university will be the large number of foreign students.
  • The central location and international power.
  • A chance to receive education from very different points.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Humanities (2)
Journalism & Media (1)



As a higher education institution dedicated to teaching, research, and service to our society, the mission of Bahceşehir University is to educate the leading work force of future who have an inquiring mind and a critical thinking ability; are sensitive to local and global issues; achieve international standards; contribute to scientific, technological, and cultural knowledge; are strong supporters of universal ideas and values

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

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Student services

The International Office welcomes and assists international students during the application and admission process, and throughout their entire stay in Istanbul. It is the meeting point for students of all nationalities, where students from around the world come together to share cultures, experiences and ideas. The International Center assists students in navigating BAU’s multinational, multicultural academic environment, and provides a space where students can get to know one another, bond with fellow students, and develop a better understanding of the wide range of cultural backgrounds represented by BAU international students.

Student Life

Campus life

The slogan “At the heart of Istanbul” is suitable for a university like Bahcesehir University (BAU). With its main campus on the edge of the Bosphorus in Besiktas each day begins early with rapid mobility and continues throughout the day. Moreover, it is possible to encounter an event at almost every part of the university.

Student Reviews

transfer to better place
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

the university is racist. racism between foreign students. they don't give us a good grade because we are foreigners

Popular struggles in turkey for natural scientists
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The university is good providing theoretical knowledge only. Most of the molecular biology students face problems in the laboratory techniques. In addition, some professors were racist because I have dual nationality turkish and syrian.

don't stop
rama alkurdi rated 4 out of 5 stars

I graduated​ this year, after that, when I did my internship last summer the manager gives me a chance to continue work with him in her company, I have worked and I​ have 7 months experience in graphic design find my self in digital media so, I want to continue my study and get the master in digital media

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