Graduate admissions


Dear prospective graduate students,

We welcome you to the graduate admissions page of our department. Boğaziçi University ( is one of the most prominent universities in Turkey with outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering, education, and applied disciplines. It is the most sought after university for students in Turkey and the region, with world-class faculty, top-notch laboratories and facilities, and a breathtaking campus. The total number of students has reached 13,500 with more than 3000 graduate students. It is a public university and the language of instruction is English. Times Higher Education (THE) has recently announced that Boğaziçi University is ranked as the 139th in the 2014 World University Rankings and Boğaziçi University is ranked the first in Turkey and the 166th in World by the overall Best Global Universities rankings of U.S. News & World Report, 2016, ( The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) evaluated the Faculty of Engineering in 1997, 2004, 2010, and 2016, and as a result, all Engineering undergraduate programs at Boğaziçi University have full ABET accreditation until September 2022.

Our Department ( has an excellent academic reputation, attracting the most successful high school graduates in Turkey. Acceptance to the freshmen class is very competitive. Admitted students are typically in the top 0.05% of those who take the National Student Selection and Placement Examination. The Department consistently ranks number one over the years among all Industrial Engineering programs in Turkey. Similarly, we admit high-potential students with diverse backgrounds including different branches of engineering as well as operations research and mathematics to our graduate programs.

Our graduate programs are challenging programs that put particular emphasis on solid operations research and systems thinking and offer specialization in several diverse fields such as optimization, stochastic systems, statistical methods, system dynamics, intelligent manufacturing, production-distribution chains, energy and socio-economic systems, ergonomics, financial engineering, and healthcare operations. The Department pursues high impact research in these areas with its 19 distinguished faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities. Our spectacular students contribute to the in-class discussions and the research output, benefit from close contact with the mentors and peer support, and they enjoy exciting scholarly dialogues. Our graduates go on to pursue academic or professional careers at leading institutions all over the world.

Currently, our Department aims to increase the number of international students. The University offers a stimulating and friendly environment for international students, has a dormitory for graduate students. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants scholarships for international students seeking to pursue a graduate degree in Turkey


The scholarship consists of tuition as well as a stipend to cover living expenses. Furthermore, we can offer teaching assistantship to successful candidates after they complete one semester in the graduate program.

We require that all applicants must

  • have a grade point average of at least 2.50/4.00 for the M.Sc. program and 3.00/4.00 for the Ph.D. program,
  • have at least 161 GRE® Quantitative points (or 78 ALES-quantitative points in the National Graduate Education Test),
  • have a proof  for their English proficiency (i.e., minimum 79 TOEFL iBT® points and at least 22 TWE points),
  • and submit two letters of reference.

Application period for 2019 Spring Term is 10-17 December 2018. All applicants should meet the general requirements of the University. Please see the requirements for admission to graduate programs at the link below by clicking first on “Institute for Graduate Studies in Sciences and Engineering” then on “Industrial Engineering”.

We hope prospective students will find our programs attractive and consider joining us for a fulfilling graduate education. We encourage foreign student candidates to visit the Department before or during the application period and/or contact me by writing me an email (

We will be delighted to see you as one of our graduate students.

Yours sincerely,

Graduate Admissions Advisor
Industrial Engineering Department
Bogazici University

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