Bogazici University

Program Details

Program Location Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20286
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Bogazici University

Bogazici University campus

Discover student life at Bogazici University in the historic city of Istanbul. Turkey is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and has a unique mix of culture where East meets West.

Students at Bogazici have the opportunity to:

  • Study alongside elite students at one of the premiere universities in Turkey
  • Immerse themselves in an ancient culture
  • Join academic, sport, and social clubs such as ballroom dancing, chess, climbing, and caving

Bogazici University was founded in 1863. Today this prestigious university welcomes students from around the globe. Istanbul has become a top travel destination. Lose yourself in the many winding streets, cafes, bazaars, and stunning views of the Bosphorus strait in this ancient city.

For more information about the university, please visit the university website.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Bogazici University

Bosphorus Strait seen from campus.

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.


GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering]
Specifically from: CHE, CE, ECE, IE, ME (ENGR)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Semester course load: 24 ECTS (12 Purdue credit hours) minimum

Click here to review possible courses.


Bogazici University has seven student dormitories. International students will likely live in the Superdorm.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2015

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $250.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Housing $1,300.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $350.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $1,650.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,000.00 - $3,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Bogazici University

The stunning Blue Mosque of Istanbul.

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email