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Bogazici University

Program Location Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20286
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Bogazici University
Bogazici University campus

This program is currently suspended due to the US Department of State Travel Warning. Please research other options using our 'Program Search' or by visiting the Study Abroad Office. 

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, spelunking

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 program information, please visit the program website.


Bogazici University
Bosphorus Strait seen from campus.

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

This exchange program is not for the faint of heart.  This academically rigorous institution is intellectually demanding and requires an independent approach to course work.   

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$1,400.00
Local Transportation$300.00
Books and Supplies$300.00
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 before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure 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

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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