The slogan “At the heart of Istanbul” is suitable for a university like Bahçeşehir University (BAU)… With its main campus on the edge of the Bosphorus in Beşiktaş, each day begins early with rapid mobility and continues throughout the day. Moreover, it is possible to encounter an event at almost every part of the university.
The first thing that will strike your eye when you enter our university will be a large number of international students. From the United States to China, from France to South Korea from a wide geographical area extending over 5000 international students are studying at BAU. When asked why they prefer BAU, we always receive the same answer: “The central location and international power.” BAU’s location is apparent. In order to understand the international collaborations of our university, a short tour of our campus or website would be sufficient.
Top reasons to study here
1- It includes a hospital equipped with the latest technology, where students gain practical experience from the first academic year at the university
2- The specializations of this university vary, as it has many medical specialties, such as human medicine and dentistry, and engineering specializations such as architecture and civil engineering, in addition to many distinctive specializations such as artificial intelligence engineering and digital games.
3- Places to various student activities, social, cultural, artistic and sports, such as cinema halls, theater, gyms equipped at a high level, and sea boats that help students enjoy cruises inside Istanbul, and the campus has a number of various cafes and restaurants.
Bahçeşehir University programs
about Bahçeşehir University
1- Bahçeşehir University offers 33 fellowship programs, 146 bachelor’s programs in 9 colleges and two summer schools, 160 master’s programs and 27 doctoral programs.
2-The university has exchange programs for professors and students with many universities around the world, including: New York University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Yokogawa University, Technical University of Berlin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Clubs and Organizations
- Student Council
- Bahçeşehir University Campus Food
- Student Affairs Office
- Sport Activities
- Internet Usage at the Campus
- Health Insurance
There are two dorm options for students at Bahçeşehir University: the Republika and the Yurdum.
The Republika student housing with shared or private bathrooms. There are three different dorms in Ortaköy, Büyükçekmece and Florya. The closest one to BAU is the dorm in Ortaköy.
The Yurdum student housing has four different locations, three for women-only housing and one for men. There are two female student apartments in Şişli and one in Beşiktaş. The male student apartments are in Osmanbey. They all offer single, double and triple rooms, with options of shared or private bathrooms. They also provide students with a gym, library and study hall.
One of the university campuses includes a huge library on an area of 11,400 square meters, containing more than 250,000 books and magazines, in addition to digital and electronic documents, encyclopedias, studies and scientific publications.
Internet Usage at the Campus
After registration, the Student Affairs Office will provide a username, password, and e-mail account to each student for internet access on campus. Students can use their personal laptops with wireless internet connection on the campus.
Campus Medical Office
Bahçeşehir University Health Center offers advice on emergency treatment and consultations on personal and health matters. A doctor is available Monday through Thursday between 09:00 and 17:30 and a medical nurse is on duty Monday through Friday between 09:00 and 22:30.
Campus Psychological Consultancy Counseling Center
BAU runs two Counseling Center offices for students, at Beşiktaş and at Şişli. Psychologists are available by appointment to help students with personal or academic concerns. The Center operates under the ethics code of the Turkish Psychological Association, and keeps all correspondence confidential.
five campuses located in the heart of Istanbul, Beşiktaş North, Beşiktaş South, Göztepe, Galata, and Kemerburgaz.
Transportation to BAU is quite easy. We provide free shuttle service to our students and scholars with our own boats between the five campuses. Our boats depart at certain times of the day from our own pier and this allows for a pleasant journey between our campuses in Beşiktaş and Galata. Thus, students stay away from the busy Istanbul traffic and enjoy the sea and its fresh air while transitioning from campus to campus.
Many sport activities are available for Bahçeşehir University students, both recreational and professional. Football, basketball, volleyball, table-tennis, tennis, swimming, bowling, sailing and several other sports are all coordinated by our sports coaches at the Sports Activity Center.
BAU student clubs support a long list of interests. New clubs are always welcomed. There are currently 81 student clubs for personal development, recreation, academic pursuit, and other endeavors.
- Recognition of the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK).
- American Engineering Accreditation Authority (ABET) and it is considered one of the strongest international accreditations in the field of engineering.
- Association of European Universities (EUA).
- International Association of Universities (IAU).
- The Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW).
- International Architects Board (NAAB).
- International Federation of Interior Design and Decoration Engineers (IFI).
- Turkish Board of Higher Education (YÖK).
- European Center for Public Relations and Research (EUPRERA).
- European Association for Research and Communication (ECREA).
- The European Quality Network for Informatics Education (Euro-Inf Label).
- Association of Mediterranean Universities (CMU).
- American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
- Agency for Accreditation of Study Programs in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN).
- International Business Administration Accreditation Organization (FIBAA).
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