Bahçeşehir University (BAU) is a private educational institution in Turkey, located around the Bosporus in Istanbul and was established in 1998. Its main campus is in Besiktas, on the edge of the Bosphorus, often known as the Strait of Istanbul. A free boat shuttle service for all students and staff links the four campuses: Besiktas North, Besiktas South, Göztepe and Galata.
It is considered one of the best privately owned universities in Turkey and according to 2023 Urapcenter.org rankings, BAU is one of top 13 private Universities in Turkey.
The university has 7 campuses outside of Turkey. Two in the US (Washington DC and Boston), 1 in Canada (Toronto), 1 in Italy (Rome), 1 in Germany (Berlin), 1 in Georgia (Batumi) and 1 in China (Hong Kong). The university has more than 193 international partners and has cooperations with world-known universities like Harvard University (US). It has six campuses in Istanbul.
Clubs and Organizations
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.
The student council, made up of students elected by their peers, represent’s the students’ voice on campus. The council aims to address concerns facing the student body, improve the quality of life on campus, liaison between students and the university administration, and represent BAU students on a national and international platform.
Bahçeşehir University Campus
Food Students’ canteen at each campus provides hot meals, fast food as well as a vast selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks. It is also a place where students can get together with friends to chat over a cup of coffee or tea. Cici Café, Deniz Café, Maksen Café, and Bi Soluk Café are located throughout the main campus. There is also a wide selection of restaurants near the campus serving a variety of food.
Student Affairs Office
The Student Affairs Office is in charge of all the procedures which apply to students such as registration, transfers, major/minor applications, transcripts, student diplomas, student records, files, etc. There is a Student Affairs Office on each campus. International students must submit all the required documents for registration to the Student Affairs Office.
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.
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.