İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi - Istanbul Bilgi University
Erasmus+ Coordinator: Natalya Kashkovskaya
Study cycle: Bachelor
Language of instruction: English. There are also courses offered in Turkish. The minimum desirable level of English language proficiency is B2 following the Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR).
Erasmus+ partner: Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü (Department of International Relations)
General information: Istanbul is a dynamic metropolis of about 12 million people. It is the commercial, financial, artistic, cultural, and educational center of Turkey. Istanbul Bilgi University was founded in 1996 as a private, non-profit institution and hosts about 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programmes in the social sciences, economics, business, arts, and law. Bilgi is an urban university with three campuses located centrally in the city that are easily reached by shuttle bus. The Department of International Relations section of the Faculty of Economics and Administration is the biggest faculty at the University with over 70 permanent faculty members, 25 guest professors and academic staff.
NOTE: The listed study programs shall provide you an overview and thematic orientation of our partner. They are not binding so that contents of your study during the exchange may differ from the given information, but they may help you to get a first impression of the partner. It is highly recommended to obtain more detailed information on the Website of the corresponding partner insititution.
Students should note that the cooperation is not wih the Faculty of Sociology, but with the Department of International Relations. Therefore students must take at least three courses at the department of International Relations, but they are free to take further courses at outher departments.
The BA programme International Relations provides a many-sided reflection of the world as a rapidly connecting and global space through addressing topics of globalization, changing national states and their international relations. The programme applies an interdisciplinary lens to nation states and their transformations, covering areas such as: political sciences, political thinking, international relations, history, economics, European studies, and world politics. Students can also choose compulsory courses from various research fields that include topics such as the Middle East, the Balkan area, EU integration, Turkish external policy, migration, social change, or international institutions. The University recommends that exchange students with little knowledge of Turkish should choose English courses from the offering for international students, which are abundant. Students with advanced Turkish language skills may also take courses from the complete (Turkish and English) course catalogue. A detailed overview is available on the university´s website.
Study terms: The winter semester starts regularly in mid-September and finishes at the end of December. The summer semester starts regularly in mid-February and finishes at the end of May. Exams are held respectively in December/January and in May/June.
Other information: The Istanbul Bilgi University guides exchange students to find accommodation and offers Turkish language courses and an introductory day. Students may search for accommodation on the private housing market or rent a room from the University partners that reserve accommodations for students. Further information for Erasmus+ students is available on the homepage of the university.
Events & Deadlines
Erasmus+ Sprechstunde/ Office hours:
Aktuell bieten wir keine Sprechstunde an. // At the moment we are not offering office hours.
Alle Kurse für das kommende Sommersemester 2020 sind auch im eKVV online einsehbar! Englischsprachige Veranstaltungen finden Sie HIER.
All courses for the upcoming summer semester 2020 are also available online in the eKVV. You can find an overview of courses in English HERE.
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