The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2024
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Boğaziçi University and our office, The Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement, have an exchange relationship that allows undergraduate students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering to study abroad. Boğaziçi offers a wide range of courses and emphasizes interdisciplinary curricula that characterize and distinguish the institution's academic culture.


Boğaziçi University, one of the most prominent universities in Turkey, is located on the East-side of Istanbul. With 6 Faculties, Boğaziçi offers courses in subjects like History, Philosophy, Economics, Educational Sciences, Computer Engineering, and more. The language of instruction at Boğaziçi is English. However, you can learn many languages while you are at Boğaziçi including Turkish.

This exchange program will provide students with an excellent opportunity to experience what it is like to live and study alongside local Turkish students.

Program Features

You will live in dormitories with other Turkish students. The dormitory is located in Etiler, within walking distance of campus.

Boğaziçi has a wide variety of student clubs in which you can participate on including the Mithat Film Center, state-of-the-art sports complexes, and a variety of student-run clubs and organizations.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad. Please note that only Columbia College and Columbia Engineering can apply for this exchange program.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • Clearance applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis or reviewed soon after the application deadline. If eligible, you will be nominated as an exchange student. If nominated, you will receive further information about the next steps in the nomination process. You will be required to submit additional materials to be formally admitted to Boğaziçi University.