Transfer to Undergraduate Degree Programs

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  • Before requesting an appointment, please read the information on our website. This website is updated  any time there is a change in information regarding transfer students to undergraduate programs. All of the information on this website is current and accurate.
  • If you cannot find the information you are seeking on this website,  please feel free to contact to Ms. Nilüfer Kırıcı, Senior Advisor for degree-seeking students:
  • Our Office is unable to host the visits due to the pandemic. Thank you for your understanding.

About the Office of International Relations

The Office of International Relations provides basic information about deadlines for application and the application materials required. Once the student has been accepted to the program, the Office guides students through the procedures to obtain the Student Residence Permit from the Ministry of the Interior, General Directorate of Migration Services, and answers questions about visa status. The Office does not advise on academic matters.

Academic Information

  • For information on what programs and courses are available, please see the Undergraduate Course Catalogue.
  • All questions about the content of programs and courses should be directed to the individual departments and institutes. Please visit the web pages of the individual Faculties and Schools.

    Eligibility for Transfer

    • Transfer candidates are required to have been enrolled at a university for at least two consecutive semesters prior to their application.
    • Transferring for the last two semesters of the undergraduate program at Boğaziçi University is not accepted.
    • Transferring to graduate programs is not applicable. 

    Departments that accept Transfer Students

    You may apply to any department at Boğaziçi University that has a quota open for Transfer Students. If the department to which you would like to apply has a quota for Transfer Students for the semesters you would like to attend the University, then you can apply to that department during the application period with your Official Transcripts, Standardized Test Score, and English Proficiency Test Score, as explained below.

    The quota system

    Each department has a quota, or the number of places, that it can offer to transfer students. The number of places varies according to the department. Please visit the External Transfer Applications and Internal Transfer Applications web pages to learn about the quota for each department.

    Standardized test score requirements:

    • SAT: Each department may set its own requirement. 
    • English proficiency exam: See options below
    • GPA: The minimum GPA for application to the University is 2.5, but each department sets its own requirement. You can learn about the minimum GPA requirements of individual departments and other information, from their web pages: University Departments and Schools.

    Subject competency exam

    If you are a transfer candidate whose standardized test scores and GPA requirements meet the minimum requirements of the University, then you will be required to take a Subject Competency Exam and have an interview with the department to which you have applied.


    Deadline for application: ( 2023-2024 Academic Year)

    External Applications: July 07-13, 2023 Please follow the changes.​

    Internal Applications: July 07-13, 2023 Please follow the changes.

    •  Please note: Applications are not accepted for the Spring semester.

    Subject Competency exam dates: July 24-28, 2023.

    Documents Required for Application

    1. Application Form

    The applications are accepted online. The application form is created by the system automatically. 

    2. Official Transcript

    From your current university

    3. Documentation of English Proficiency

    See explanation below

    4. SAT scorecard

    The SAT exam is not offered by Boğaziçi University. Please see:

    5. High school diploma

    Candidates who have completed high school education in a school abroad are required to obtain a certificate of equivalence for registration to the university.

    6. Application Fee Receipt

    A separate application fee is required by each program to which you apply. The application fee is non-refundable. Please make sure that you meet all of the requirements for the department to which you are applying and that the department has a quota for Transfer Students before paying the application fee(s). The application fee must be paid in person or by bank wire. The University does not accept credit cards or payments by third parties like PayPal.

    7. Disciplinary document

    Required from students applying from universities in Turkiiye.

    Proof of Language Proficiency

    The medium of instruction at Boğaziçi University is English. All applicants must submit documentation proving proficiency in English. The Boğaziçi University Senate recognizes the results from a number of standardized tests for this purpose: 


    Boğaziçi University English Proficiency Exam


    Information about the BUEPT and the TWE may be found on the website of YADYOK,

    The BUEPT test is the only Language Proficiency Test offered by Boğaziçi University. The TOEFL and the IELTS are given in test centers around the world.



    Test of English as a Foreign Language


    TOEFL (PBT) 550, TWE 4.5

    TOEFL (CBT) 213, TWE 4.5

    TOEFL (IBT)    79, TWE 22

    TOEFL® (IBT Special Home Edition Test) 79, TWE 22


    UK IELTS International English Language Testing System


    IELTS Academic: 6.5, Academic Writing: 6.5

    Scores are valid for two years after the test date.