Turkey’s reference point in student-centered learning, quality and sustainability, and commitment to academic freedom
Founded in 1996, Istanbul Bilgi University (BİLGİ) is one of the first Foundation universities of Turkey. It offers associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral Degrees to more than 20,000 active students and has over 50,000 alumni. It is a comprehensive university with more than 150 programs across various disciplines. BİLGİ is the first and only institution in the region that has been accredited by WSCUC upon successfully completing the U.S./WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation process. BİLGİ is committed to intellectual inquiry, service to society, honest and open dialogue, and providing a safe haven for civil debate in Turkey and around the region and strongly encourages and supports student and alumni success.
It is rated 4 stars by QS and has appeared seven years in a row in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Ranking. BİLGİ is a reference point for internationality in Turkey, with over 550 international academic agreements and international students from 100 different countries comprising 10% of the total student body. Its three campuses are located in the heart of Istanbul.
As BİLGİ, our most important goal is to ensure that our students are well-equipped to make a difference in the world of 21st century, that they become individuals with advanced research and problem solving skills, and that they acquire international competencies. With the collaboration that we build with Arizona State University, we are on the one hand reshaping the educational opportunities that we offer to our students in accordance with the requirements of the global world and on the other hand we aim to create new opportunities for them thanks to which they can improve their international competencies. We believe that providing social benefit by creating added value through research and innovation is an indispensable part of university education. On the basis of this, I believe that the collaboration we build with ASU, a leading university in the USA in that respect, will contribute to our University’s innovative and enterprising spirit.
Mehmet CanBoard of Trustees Vice President
The only university in Turkey with WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation
Over 2,000 international degree-seeking students representing more than 100 countries
One of Turkey’s largest foundation universities with more than 20,000 students and 50,000 alumni
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