Bahcesehir University

  • Private University
  • Istanbul / Turkey

Yıldız, Çırağan Cd., 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey


    The slogan "At the heart of Istanbul" is suitable for a university like Bahcesehir University (BAU)... With its main campus on the edge of the Bosphorus in Besiktas, 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 foreign students. From the United States to China, from France to South Korea from a wide geographical area extending over a thousand foreign 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. "BAU GLOBAL" provides BAU students with a chance to receive education from very different points. BAU Global is able to achieve this through Berlin, Toronto, Washington DC, Batumi, Cyprus, Hanoi, Kyiv, Puebla, Brockville. "BAU Global" allows students to continue their education in all BAU Global Centers overseas and provides all support related to the programs. You have the opportunity to take a course in your department in Istanbul, Berlin, or Washington DC. Also towards the end of each academic year, you have the chance to apply for BAU’s summer abroad programs. 

    Moreover, BAU’s summer abroad program is not only for our own students, but is open to students from all over the world! Transportation to BAU is quite easy. We provide free shuttle service to our students and scholars without own boats between our two campuses located in the heart of Istanbul, Besiktas North, Beşiktaş South, Göztepe ve Galata. Our boats depart from an area that we give the name BAUPORT. It is an area that is fully allocated for use by our students with greenery and an exquisite view of the Bosporus. Our boats depart at certain times of the day from our own pier and this allows for a pleasant journey between our campuses in Besiktas and Galata. Thus, students stay away from the busy Istanbul traffic and enjoy the ocean and its fresh air while transitioning from campus to campus. Our campus in Galata specializes in the Communication faculty’s work in new media. 

    Tablet publishing in digital media, digital game-based learning of the news from the studio to the desk, and many other workshops are available in Galata. BAU does not only cater to undergraduate students but also organizes programs for graduates and graduate candidates. Our Graduates Office holds events throughout the year and our BAU graduate family grows each year while sustaining a strong bond even after graduation.

Our Mission

    As a higher education institution dedicated to teaching, research, and service to our society, the mission of Bahceşehir University is to educate the leading work force of future who have an inquiring mind and a critical thinking ability; are sensitive to local and global issues; achieve international standards; contribute to scientific, technological, and cultural knowledge; are strong supporters of universal ideas and values


    Bahçeşehir University expects to be the leading force regionally and nationally in the enhancement of knowledge. Bahceşehir University aims to educate students who are committed to promoting respect for the rights of others, who are considerate and appreciative of human differences, and of the constructive expression of ideas.

Campus Life

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. 

Student Council 

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. 

Sport Activities 

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.

University Features

  • Students Number:27222
  • Year of Foundation:1998-01-01
  • Campus Number:10
  • Faculties Number:9
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