ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM GUIDE

Graduate program applications must be made online and submitted through the online system after all of the required steps have been completed. You do not need to complete the application process in one session. By creating a username and password, you can save the application file and log in again to modify the saved (but not yet submitted) information. 

The Online Application System will be opened on 1 April 2024 at 10.00, local time. It will be closed to the creation of new user accounts 10 June 2024 at 17.00, local time. The application system will be closed on 10 June 2024 at 17.30, local time

Once you enter the system, use the links at the top of the page to navigate through the application process. It is necessary to scan and upload supporting documents (transcript, score reports, etc.) to the system. Fully completed application forms must be sent to the Registrar’s Office through the online system by clicking on the “Submit Application” button.

It is not possible to make changes to application forms after they have been submitted. Please be sure that you have all of the required information and documents before you submit your application.

Please complete your application promptly, taking into account the application procedures and the submission deadline.

Applicants who are admitted to a graduate program at Boğaziçi University must submit all official documents to the program at the time of registration, to verify the information declared during the application process.

Some programs may require that you bring the official documents on the date of the oral/written exam.

Boğaziçi University reserves the right to cancel an offer of admission if a fraudulent application was submitted. 


PREPARING TO APPLY

It is recommended that you read carefully the list of application documents and the application terms of the programs to which you plan to apply and have all of the documents you need for the application ready before you log in to the Online Application System.


APPLICATION

STEP 0: DEFINING A NEW USER


STEP 1: APPLICANT INFORMATION FORM

In this section, you will be asked to enter the general information required for applying to all graduate programs (identity data, contact information, educational background, work experience, and English proficiency).


STEP 2: PROGRAM APPLICATION FORM

In this section, you will be applying to the relevant program(s) and will need to upload a Statement of Purpose, standardized graduate exam scores (ALES/GRE/ GMAT), the contact information of recommenders, and other supporting documents for each program to which you are applying. In this section, the Application Fee transaction must be completed.

Once Steps 1 and 2 have been completed, the application fee must be paid before proceeding to Step 3. The program application fee from within Türkiye is TRY 200. For payments from abroad, the fee is EUR 50.00 or USD 50.00. A separate application fee must be paid for each program to which you apply.

You may check your payment status in the Program List section.

If you are exempt from paying the application fee, then your Payment Status will show as “Exempt from Payment

Applicants must pay the application fee via one of the two methods described below.

If you complete any of the following procedures regarding the application fee, proceed to STEP 3.
 

1. Online payment for applicants with access to domestic payment channels:

To pay using Garanti BBVA ATMs or branches, follow:

"Payments -> University / ÖSYM -> Boğaziçi Üniversitesi -> Lisansüstü/Yatay"

To pay using Garanti BBVA Internet Banking, follow:

"Payments -> Institution -> University -> Boğaziçi Üniversitesi -> Lisansüstü/Yatay"

2. Payment from abroad via SWIFT:

The application fee can be transferred via SWIFT to the account numbers provided below.

Bank accounts for overseas payments;

All charges for wires transfer are paid additionally by the applicant. Please be advised that both the sending bank and the receiving bank impose fees. In addition, there may be intermediary services that charge additional fees during the money transfer. The Admissions Office will check the amount received by the University from the Account Office. Please do not use the Wise, Western Union etc. pay with online payment channels.


Dollar Account (For overseas payments)
Application fee: USD 50.00
Garanti BBVA Boğaziçi University Branch
Account Adress: Bebek Mah. Şehitlik Dergahı Sok. No: 6/A Rumelihisarüstü, 34342 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
Branch Code: 303
Account Name: Strateji Geliştirme Daire Başkanlığı
Account Number: 9002981
IBAN: TR57 0006 2000 3030 0009 0029 81
Garanti BBVA Swift Code: TGBATRIS


Euro Account (For overseas payments)
Application fee: EUR 50.00
Garanti BBVA Boğaziçi University Branch
Account Adress: Bebek Mah. Şehitlik Dergahı Sok. No: 6/A Rumelihisarüstü, 34342 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
Branch Code: 303
Account Name: Strateji Geliştirme Daire Başkanlığı
Account Number: 9002985
IBAN: TR46 0006 2000 3030 0009 0029 85
Garanti BBVA Swift Code: TGBATRIS

Applications submitted with invalid payment transactions will not be processed.
The application fee must be paid only if the relevant program has an opening and applicants fulfill the necessary requirements. Otherwise, the application fee is non-refundable.


STEP 3: SUBMITTING THE PROGRAM APPLICATION


STEP 4: APPLICATION STATUS

You can check the status of your application in this section. You may also view your Application Folder and print out your Application Document. If you have a question about your application, please contact the program through the Program Contact Person as listed on the application web page.


EXITING THE SYSTEM

You exit the system by clicking on “Logout”.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Can I upload more than one document?

      -You can upload more than one document. There are fields that allow you to upload additional documents in every Program Application Form.

2. If the document contains more than one page, what should I do? 

      -All pages of a document must be included in a single PDF document.

3. What should I pay attention to when I scan a document?

      -Your scanning software will ask you what resolution to scan your document, either before or after the scan. Be sure to scan at no more than 72dpi.

      - Save the scanned object as a .pdf file. For Mac users, please note that the file name must include the appropriate 3-letter extension (PDF).

      - Make sure that your document can be opened and is readable by opening it in a PDF viewer program.

     - Do not attempt to upload a document that is password-protected or contains macros.

     - Make sure scanned documents are readable and printable on a normal-sized sheet of paper. Unreadable documents will not be accepted.

     - Check the size of your file. It should not exceed 2MB

4. How can I view the documents I have uploaded?

- You can preview the uploaded documents by clicking on the orange labels found at the related field.

5. I don’t have my transcript. Can I scan and upload my diploma supplement instead?

Diploma supplements cannot be substituted for transcripts. You must scan and upload all pages of your transcript.

6. I filled out the form but received an error message when I clicked on “Save.” what should I do?

- Read the error messages and directions on the screen carefully.

- Make sure you have uploaded the scanned documents in the proper format and size.

- Go over the data you have entered in the boxes, examine the characters used and make sure you have not entered letters where you should have entered numbers, and/or vice versa.

- Check and review the format (decimal notations) of your grades and scores.

7. I can’t submit my application, what should I do?

- Complete all the steps in order before to “STEP 3: Submit Program Application” and fill out all the mandatory fields on the forms, then resubmit your application form.

8. How do I pay the application fee?

- Detailed information on how to pay the application fee may be found in the Online Application System Guide.

9. I have paid the application fee, but my “Payment Status” appears incomplete. What should I do?

- Your payment may not have been verified online or by the Registrar’s Office yet.

- If you are sure that you have made the payment through one of the payment methods described in the Online Application System Guide, check your payment status a little while later.

- If the problem ensues, send a message to technical support using the message area in the Application System.

10. To whom, when, and in what format will I submit my reference letters?

- Once you submit your application, an email will be automatically sent to the individuals whose contact information you provided, explaining how to submit the reference letter and recommending the letters be submitted by Friday, 14 June 2024, 17.00, local time.

11. I have submitted my application. What do I need to do now?

- You can check the status of your application online (see: “STEP 4: APPLICATION STATUS,” above). If your application has been forwarded to the relevant program, for questions about your application, please contact the program through the Program Contact Person as listed on the application web page.

12. I submitted my application, but it was incomplete (for example, it is missing the English proficiency test, standardized graduate education exam, or transcript). Can I modify my application once it has been submitted?

- You cannot update a submitted application form. If there are documents you wish to update, you can consult the relevant program and submit them by hand, if appropriate.

13. I am still experiencing difficulties regarding my application. What should I do?

- Send a message to Technical Support using the message area on the application system. You will not receive a reply to your message, please check to see whether the problem persists after 24 hours have passed.