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.
The official language of instruction in the Law Faculty is Turkish but international students take selected courses in English.
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.
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. For information on dormitory housing, visit the dormitory section of the Bilgi website. Please see the International Student Center for further information on housing and cost of living for international students.