Istanbul Bilgi University



Turkey / Istanbul


Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13 34060 Eyüpsultan İstanbul


  Adopting the principle of 'Non scholae, sed vitae discimus' (learning not for school but for life), İstanbul Bilgi University took its place within the Turkish system of higher education as a civil corporation after the application made by the Bilgi Education and Culture Foundation on 7 June 1996 and the subsequent approval by the Turkish Grand National Assembly as per the Law number 4142. Over time İstanbul Bilgi University has grown to encompass 3 campuses that cover nearly a total of 210,000 m², namely Kuştepe, Dolapdere and santralistanbul, where it continues to serve its students and the academic world in Turkey. 

  Having broken many new grounds in Turkey within 23 years, İstanbul Bilgi University had a long term partnership between 2006-2019 with Laureate Education, one of the largest international education networks in the world, with the aim of increasing the quality of education and research and becoming a university that can compete globally. In 2019, Can Holding joined the supporters of Bilgi Culture and Education Foundation. The university currently has more than 20,000 students and near 45,000 alumni, over 1,000 academicians; 7 faculties, 3 institutes, 4 schools, 3 vocational schools, and 150+ programs that provide education to its associate, undergraduate and graduate students.

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Campus Life

  Following the motto "learning not for school but for life", İstanbul Bilgi University offers students a campus life where they can socially, academically and culturally improve themselves and experience university life to the fullest: "Learn by doing" at courses and venues such as the legal clinic, architecture workshops, engineering and healthcare labs, and RGB Studios Over 1,000 events organized on four campuses in a single year, from the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) Exhibition "Accelerating Science" to the GAMES Congress, which brought together Nobel-winning scientists, and from the Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards to the Crystal Apple. Access to a rich library and e-resources Over 100 student clubs for sports, arts, academic issues, new ideas, social responsibility projects, and hobbies.

Our Mission

   İstanbul Bilgi University undertakes to contribute to science, artistic production, and the development of technology; to educate individuals whose research and problem solving skills have developed in an atmosphere of free thought and an awareness of social responsibility, whose competencies meet international standards, and who in addition to respecting the rules of ethics and of professional objectivity are also open to multi-disciplinary approaches; and to serve society within multi-dimensional standards of quality.