Graduate Admissions

Admissions calendar

The application and exam calendar is planned by the University administration. 
Exact dates for applications are announced in the academic calendar. In general, the exam calendar is roughly described below:
For Spring term: First half of January.
For Fall term: Second half of May - Mid June
Conditional Early Applications for Fall term: Second half of March - Mid April

Application requirements

BSc degree in Engineering for MSc applications, BSc and MSc degrees in Engineering for PhD applications. Until the admission period, applicants must complete their undergraduate degree programs for an MSc admission and graduate degree programs for a PhD admission.
BSc GPA of at least 2.50/4.00 (or equivalent) for MSc applications, MSc GPA of at least 3.15/4.00 (or equivalent) for PhD applications.
LES/ALES "sayisal" score of at least 75 or quantitative GRE score of at least 610; quantitative GRE score of at least 610 for foreign applicants. Note that LES/ALES and GRE scores are valid for two years.
Proficiency in English. TOEFL (computer-based minimum 213, TWE: minimum 4.5 or paper-based minimum 550, TWE: minimum 4.5 or IBT Test: 79, TWE: 24) or IELTS of minimum 7.0 or Bogazici University English Proficiency Test (BUEPT) of minimum 60 is required. Applicants who do not satisfy the English requirements above but have an intermediate level of English in BUEPT are qualified to study at Bogazici University School of Foreign Languages (YADYOK) for one year provided that they are accepted to the graduate program by the department. Applicants with "beginner" level English are not qualified for study at YADYOK. Note, however, that the YADYOK quotas for graduate students are very limited (6 for MSc students, 2 for PhD students). It is therefore highly recommended that you try to certify your proficiency in English.

Additional requirements for PhD applicants

In addition to the English proficiency requirements listed above, PhD applicants also need to achieve a minimum UDS score of 55 or equivalent (̈UDS:55 is equivalent to KPDS:55, TOEFL IBT 66, or TOEFL CBT 184-186).
PhD applicants should contact the faculty members who work in the area the candidate wants to specialize in and take the approval of one of the faculty members to support the candidate throughout his/her study in the Ph.D. program. This process should be finished before the candidates are called for an interview.

Required documents

You can find application documents at

Application procedure

Submit the completed online application form.
Send all the required documents, including the printed application form with a photograph to the Registrar's Office ("Kayit Isleri") at the following address:
Bogazici University
Registrar's Office (Kayit Isleri Sube Mudurlugu)
34342 Bebek
Istanbul - TURKEY
Tel: +90-212-359 4408 or 359 7088
Fax: +90-212-287 0943

Evaluation process

Promising candidates will be called for an interview before a final decision is reached on their application.
MSc applicants will be subject to an oral examination. The purpose of the interview is two-fold. The applicant is first interviewed to assess his/her potentials and motivations; and then examined to evaluate his/her academic and research capabilities.
PhD candidates must make every effort to be acquainted with the Department and must have preliminary agreement with his/her potential research director.
Admission is finalized by the approval of the Board of Institute for Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering upon the recommendation of the department and announced to the applicant.

Admission quotas

70 for the MSc program.
40 for the PhD program.

For further information, please visit Boğaziçi University Regulations for Graduate Admission.