Istanbul Bilgi University



Istanbul Bilgi University

Istanbul Bilgi University

Istanbul Bilgi University has occupied its place in the Turkish educational system since its establishment in 1996 by the Bilgi Foundation for Education and Culture. The university adopts the concept (learning for life, not just studying), which made it one of the best Turkish universities that provide education in the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels with high academic quality.

During its educational journey that spanned more than 23 years, Istanbul Bilgi University formed partnerships with several universities and international institutions with the aim of increasing the quality of education and research and increasing its ability to compete globally, the most important of which is a long-term partnership with the Laureate Education Universities Group, which is one of the largest international education networks in the world.

The university currently has nearly 20,000 students in the undergraduate and postgraduate stages, about 1,500 academics, 7 colleges, 3 institutes, and 3 vocational schools.


Istanbul Bilgi University continues to serve its students and the academic world in Turkey through its three campuses, covering nearly 210,000 square meters, which are Kuştepe, Dolapdere and santralistanbul.

According to its slogan “Learning for life is not only for studying,” Istanbul Bilgi University offers students a modern university life where they can develop themselves socially, academically and culturally. Life at Istanbul Bilgi University includes:

Learning by doing and applying, through courses and equipped rooms such as the legal courtroom, architecture workshops, engineering laboratories, healthcare and art studios
Organizing celebrations, seminars and conferences that host Nobel Prize winning scientists and young entrepreneurs and provide students with multiple opportunities to listen to them, benefit from them and communicate with them
A library rich in books and electronic resources
Over 100 student clubs for sports, arts, academic issues, new ideas, projects and hobbies

University vision
To be an international university, devoted to its educational activities in order to apply and develop science and art, develop society and provide spaces in which students and faculty members share their passion for learning and scientific research.

University mission

Contribution to science, artistic production and technology development
Educate individuals and develop their research and problem-solving skills
Providing an atmosphere conducive to free thinking and awareness of social responsibility
Graduating individuals whose competencies match international standards, global progress, and respecting the rules of ethics and professional objectivity
 Academic freedom in research and teaching is the basic principle of university life

Advantages of studying at Istanbul Bilgi University

She believes in the concept of lifelong learning and supports students to develop their abilities and skills
English is the primary study language
Owns a Center for Talent Management, Support and Encouragement (BİLGİTalent)
It is concerned with the continuous development of its educational curricula
The university has several study abroad programs that students participate in to broaden their horizons
The university keeps pace with modern modern designs in the halls, laboratories and campus squares
It has an international student counseling office that works hard to help students adjust to the new academic life and provides them with many services that include: Organizing social events, most notably a seminar to help them deal with cultural differences and other difficulties.
It has more than 600 active partnerships worldwide which makes it the leading university for international programs in Turkey
The university administration is interested in expanding its global relations and partnerships, as it is a member of the European University Association (EUA) and several other international institutions
The University's Graduate Center works to develop the personal and professional skills of graduates and to organize projects and meetings to achieve this
The university aims to become one of the best universities in the world

Employment center of Istanbul Bilgi University

In addition to mandatory training, which is a requirement for graduation from the university, the Employment Center provides volunteer training for students, providing them with many distinct opportunities to obtain strong practical experience. Thanks to the training provided by the center, many of our students have had the opportunity to find out what they really need in their careers. Thus they can start their work
with more confidence. The center also supports students and alumni and organizes many different activities to develop their professional skills