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Istanbul Bilgi University (Semester)
Istanbul, Turkey (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA:: 3.0
Program Description:
  Quick Facts Bilgi University
General Istanbul Bilgi University was founded in 1996 as a private, non-profit institution and functions under the aegis of the Turkish Higher Education Council Istanbul Bilgi University
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Eligibility Minimum 3.0 GPA Istanbul, Turkey
Language of Instruction Official language is Turkeys but classes are offered in English. Istanbul Turkey Map
Dates of Instruction Fall: Mid-September - Early January (exams are taken in late December)
Spring: Early February - Late May

Istanbul Bilgi University was founded in 1996 as a private, non-profit institution and functions under the aegis of the Turkish Higher Education Council. With nearly 10,000 students and a faculty of 650, Bilgi offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences, economics, business, communications, the arts and law. Bilgi is a city university with 3 campuses located in central city neighborhoods, offering easy access to the social and cultural activities in Istanbul.


Language of Instruction:

The official language of instruction in the Law Faculty is Turkish but international students take selected courses in English.

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Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the Bilgi Faculty of Law, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar. AUWCL students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled classes alongside fellow Bilgi students.

The following is a selection of courses offered. For more detailed course listings, see the Bilgi Faculty of Law's course catalog.
  • Introduction to Turkish Law
  • International Law
  • Law of International Organizations
  • Turkish Politics and Foreign Policy
  • Introduction to Turkish (language courses are available at no extra cost to students)

Housing and Cost of Living:

Both on and off campus housing is available, although most on campus housing is for undergraduate students. Please see the International Student Center for further information on housing and cost of living for international students.


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Jamie Welling
Associate Director of Study Abroad
Global Opportunities
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/01/2017 10/01/2017 TBA TBA