Istanbul Bilgi University

Istanbul Bilgi University is a university in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul Bilgi University is privately owned by US-based Laureate Education, which is a for-profit college corporation. The Bilgi Education and Culture Foundation were founded on October 31, 1994, in Istanbul. Coming to the name of this university, in Turkish, Bilgi means “knowledge” or “information”. 

On the other hand, the university is situated on a green field of 118 acres on the shores of Haliç. Well, the university is reachable from every part of the cit. it is an arts and cultural complex within educational environment and encompasses Turkey’s first power plant, which is an Energy Museum today.

Also, the Santral-Istanbul-Annex Building offers more than 5,000 m2 spaces to around 3,000 students that can be reached in four minutes from Santral-Istanbul Campus. The university also welcomes the international students.

Istanbul 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. The university has motto” Non scholae, sed vitae discimus’ (learning not for school but for life). The university offers different Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postgraduate degrees programs. The university has different faculties:

Istanbul Bilgi University Educational Design

  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Communication
  • Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Besides the faculties, the university has different Schools of education like:

  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Aviation
  • School of Sports Sciences and Technology
  • School of Tourism and Hospitality
Vocational schools

School of Advanced Vocational Studies

  • Vocational School of Health Services
  • Vocational School of Justice


  • Institute of Graduate Programs
  • European Institute
  • Institute of Information and Technology Law

Istanbul Bilgi University

Degree Programs

The Istanbul Bilgi University offers different degree programs includes Undergraduate Programs, Graduate (Masters) Programs and Doctorate Degree programs.
Here is the complete list of degrees, which university offers. The Disciplines and Subjects:

Undergraduate Programs

  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Cultural Management
  • Aviation Management
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Business Informatics
  • Business-Economics
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Design and Management
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Game Design
  • Economics.

The other programs includes:

  • Economics and Finance (Honors)
  • Economics and Management (Honors
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • English Language Teacher Education
  • European Union Studies
  • Fashion Design
  • Film and Television
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Gastronomy and Culinary Arts
  • Genetics and Bio-engineering
  • Health Management
  • History
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • International Finance
  • International Logistics and Transportation
  • International Relations
  • International Retail Management
  • International Trade and Business
  • Law
  • Management of Performing Arts
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Media and Communication
  • Music
  • Nursing

Besides these program the Istanbul Bilgi University offers law study in:

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Perfusion
  • Photography and Video*
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management
  • Television Reporting and Programming
  • Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Visual Communication Design
Associate Degree Programs Includes
while coming to the associate degree programs, Istanbul Bilgi University has lot more courses. These courses are:
  • Accounting and Tax Applications
  • Accounting and Tax Applications (Evening Education)
  • Aircraft Technology
  • Aircraft Technology (Evening Education)
  • Aircraft Technology (Evening Education)
  • Aircraft Technology
  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia (Evening Education)
  • Architectural Restoration
  • Architectural Restoration (Evening Education)
  • Audiometry
  • Audiometry (Evening Education)
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Banking and Insurance (Evening Education)
  • Business Administration
  • Child Development
  • Child Development (Evening Education)
  • Civil Air Transportation Management
  • Civil Air Transportation Management (Evening Education)
  • Civil Aviation Cabin Services
  • Civil Aviation Cabin Services (Evening Education)
  • Computer Programming
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Technology (Evening Education)
  • Cooking
  • Cooking (Evening Education)
  • Cyber Security

Other programs are

  • Dental Prosthesis Technology
  • Dental Prosthesis Technology (Evening Education)
  • Dental Prosthetics Technology
  • Dental Prosthetics Technology (Evening Education)
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis (Evening Education)
  • Electro neuro-physiology
  • Electro neuro-physiology (Evening Education)
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Design (Evening Education
  • First and Emergency Help
  • First and Emergency Help (Evening Education)
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design (Evening Education)
  • Interior Space Design
  • International Trade
  • Justice
  • Logistics
  • Marina and Yacht Management
  • Marina and Yacht Management
  • Medical Imaging Techniques
  • Medical Imaging Techniques
  • Medical Laboratory Techniques
  • Medical Laboratory Techniques
  • Medical Laboratory Techniques
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Evening Education)
  • Operating Room Services
  • Operating Room Services (Evening Education)
  • Opticianry
  • Opticianry (Evening Education)
  • Pathology Laboratory Techniques
  • Pathology Laboratory Techniques (Evening Education)
  • Photography and Videography
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy (Evening Education)
  • Printing and Publishing Technologies
  • Public Relations and Publicity
  • Radio and Television Programming
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy (Evening Education
  • Sea Transportation and Management
  • Sea Transportation and Management (Evening Education)
  • Social Services
  • Sports Management

Besides that the Istanbul University offers Master Degree programs and Doctoral Programs as well.

Doctoral Programs

Istanbul Bilgi University also offers the highest degree programs. The Doctorate Degree programs, University offer PhD in the following subjects:

  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Private Law
  • Public Law