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Bogazici Univ.

Study Abroad Program Overview


Program Currently Suspended

Due to safety and security concerns, the programs at Boğaziçi University are currently suspended for fall and year, 2016-17.
UCEAP's dedicated emergency management team monitors events 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For updates and situation reports on Turkey, see our Worldwide Alerts​ Page.
EAP students are fully integrated with Turkish and other international students into Boğaziçi University classes and have access to all fields of instruction.  Boğaziçi University was founded with the vision of generating universal knowledge and contributing to critical thinking, science, and technology while serving humanity. Courses are in English, but students are able to increase their ability to interact socially with Turkish students outside of classes by studying Turkish.
Academic highlights include:
  • Course offerings in the Turkish Language and Literature Department for international students who are registered during the fall, spring and summer terms: The grammar courses are taught at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The reading courses are offered for the intermediate and the advanced level students.
​Regular university courses in a wide variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences, education, engineering, and social sciences.  Natural and applied sciences, and engineering and technology programs are particularly strong.
Orientation at Bogazici University: Planned by the International Center, the orientation period is full of activity, with workshps, tours, a "survival" Turkish language class, and information on how to register your courses at both the host university and UC in order to get acacemic credit for your studies abroad. Participation in all sessions and events is mandatory.  
Students attend classes with host country students.

Language of Instruction

English; Turkish

Language Study

 - One course in Turkish language study is required for fall and year students during the fall term and for spring students during the spring term.


​Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.
Fall :  
​early September to end of December

Spring :  
​mid-January to early June​

Year :  
​early August to early June​






Extension of EAP participation is possible from the fall to the year.


You are responsible to reserve and pay for your own housing, either on- or off-campus, directly to the housing provider.

See the university’s website for detailed information on dormitory accommodations (Superdorm and Ucaksavar Dorm), including their amenities and regulations. Note that profanity, smoking, alcohol, gambling, and drug use are not allowed on dormitory premises, in addition to other behavioral rules (see the Boğaziçi University Student Dorm Regulations).

More Information on Housing 

Extracurricular Activities

Boğaziçi University sports facilities include both outdoor and indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, and a fully-equipped fitness gym. Social and cultural activities are also easily found in the nearby city center.

On-site Support

EAP students are supported by UC's network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with EAP host universities throughout the world. Local staff abroad help students integrate into the culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
See the EAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and information about the intensive language program (if applicable).

Course Opportunities

​Regular university courses in a wide variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences, education, engineering, and social sciences.  Natural and applied sciences, and engineering and technology programs are particularly strong.
The Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University is one of the leading economics departments in Turkey. It accommodates two research centers, and holds seminar series', workshops, and conferences on a wide range of topics. Additionally, you can take business courses through the department of Management or gain a foundation​ in international business, finance, and marketing through the Department of International Trade.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
Note: Students who are admitted to the Faculty of Engineering are required to take at least 2 engineering courses.


You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad: 22.5 quarter/15 semester UC units per semester; usually five courses, including a required Turkish language course.

Research and Independent Study

​Independent study and internships for academic credit are possible in this program. Arrangements are generally made at the Study Center after arrival at the host institution.  Pre-departure preparation may be required.
A unique research opportunity during the summer is the Koç University Summer Research Program for Undergraduates in Turkey. You can take advantage of this program even if you have not been previously enrolled at Koç University. Important: This program is NOT connected with UCEAP in any way. You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa and health insurance.

Bogaziçi University, Istanbul
Bogaziçi University, Istanbul
Located in central Istanbul, Boğaziçi University enrolls more than 12,000 students from 60 countries and was formally established on September 12, 1971. Prior to 1971, the university was Robert College – the first American college to be established outside of the United States. With the transfer of the college to the Turkish government, Boğaziçi University adopted the distinguished academic tradition of Robert College as well as its excellent facilities. The university educates a large portion of the new faculty for the growing Turkish system of higher education.
Many of the university's buildings are located on its South Campus, with the Bosphorus and the historical castle of Rumelihisar as its boundary to the east. Boğaziçi University has faculties of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Administrative Sciences, and Education; six institutes offering graduate programs; the School of Foreign Languages and the School of Applied Disciplines. Many faculty members teach in more than one faculty and the faculty structure promotes interdisciplinary teaching whenever appropriate.

Test Drive Your Future

Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.


  • Research Internships

Setting Up Your Internship

  • Once accepted, contact the Office of International Relations at Bogazici University as soon as you know you are interested in doing a research internship. For more information on how to set up an internship, see the UCEAP Internships page or contact the UCEAP office.

Additional Information

  • Internship courses are not open to visiting students but students are placed in university research labs on a case-by-case basis.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.

Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.

1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.

2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

These expenses are estimated for 2015-16. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2015-16 payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay the same non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
  • Predeparture expenses (health clearance, student visa, etc.)
  • Round-trip airfare
  • UC fees
  • Cost of attending Koç University
  • On-site orientation
  • Room and board
  • Local transportation
  • Optional excursions
  • Books and other incidental expenses
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.​


UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.​

Study abroad scholarships for Turkey


Turkish Coalition of America (TCA)

The Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) has established a diverse array of scholarship programs that support its educational mission. A wide range of scholarships are available for American minority students and Armenian-American, Bosnian-American, and Macedonian-American students wishing to study in Turkey. There are no deadlines and scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. Find out more.


Class Level:

Junior, Senior, Graduate

Language Prerequisites:

- The University-level language requirement is: minimum 0 quarters / 0 semesters.
* Required for fall semester and academic year students during the fall term and for spring semester students during the spring term.


3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.

Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Bogazici University.

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: