Discover the world, discover Turkey: Global Boğaziçi!

Welcome to Boğaziçi University's Office of International Relations. Boğaziçi University has a long history of cultural exchange. Since its establishment over 150 years ago, its international reach has begun right here on campus, where scholars and students of all backgrounds and from diverse countries have engaged with each other and with the rest of the world. Today, that reach extends farther than ever with a myriad of partnerships in over 36 nations.

Our vision is to sustain and further a “global” Boğaziçi, where each member of its community not only discovers Turkey, but also the world!

Our mission is to promote globalization by:

  • Establishing new forms of academic cooperation with outstanding colleges and universities from around the world in order to increase the international experience of Boğaziçi students and faculty;
  • Maintaining an active portfolio of academic partners for its students and faculty;
  • Assisting the efforts of Boğaziçi’s academic units in forging new relationships with partner institutions;
  • Assisting outgoing Boğaziçi students in their selection, placement and registration at partner institution;
  • Assisting incoming Boğaziçi students by providing orientation services and coordinating their communication with the University’s academic and administrative units;
  • Representing the University at international forums and in networks;
  • Facilitating the University’s international engagement, approach, and visibility with the aim of developing and strengthening relationships that bring further global distinction to the institution.