ABOUT US 

Bezmialem Vakıf University (BVU), founded in 2010 by the General Directorate for Foundations of the Prime Ministry of the Turkish Republic, started its academic life in the 2010-2011 academic year.  Centered in the historic Bezmialem Ottoman hospital built in 1843, BVU will expand with a new 155 000 m² campus in Hasdal.

 

BVU is the first foundation university focusing exclusively on health sciences. Its goal is to educate students who respect our national values and differences, who are competitive with international scientific research in public health, and who will meet Turkey’s contemporary needs by focusing on scientific branches of health science.

By its constantly improving excellence of education, its increasing number scientific publications, and its growing list of cultural activities, Bezmialem Vakıf University is on track to being one of the world’s distinguished universities.  BVU offers an education of good quality in health sciences, a colorful university life, and a reliable future both for its graduates and the research scientists.

 

A Distinctive Education

“Bezmialem Vakif University offers unlimited opportunities to its students in terms of education.”

The goal of BVU is to train students to be remarkably successful in their fields with the help of experienced academic staff, cutting-edge technologic platforms, modern classrooms, well-equipped laboratories and library, and contemporary training programs. Bezmiâlem Vakif University provides a high level of education to its students, integrating theoretical knowledge with practices.

The primary element comprising the high quality education of BVU is the education philosophy based on improving the research and critical thinking abilities of the students by applying programs with international standards.

 

Professional Teaching Staff

Of the 455 academic personnel employed at BVU, 177 are well-known nationally and internationally. In its first year, among Turkish universities Bezmialem was ranked number one.  With an average of 1.74 articles per academic staff, we are proud to help reverse the brain drain by providing high quality employment for our academic staff.  The current ratio of academic personnel per student is 1:7, which is above the world standard and a contributing factor that improves the quality of education at BVU.

 

English Preparatory School

BVU’s compulsory year of exclusive English education enables these future health professionals to compete in the international arena. A thorough grounding in this international language will enable them to keep up with innovations occurring throughout the world, particularly important in the field of health. Professional English lessons following prep school provide BVU graduates with job opportunities domestically and abroad.

 

Life in Bezmialem

“I have everything I need.”

The BVU campus is located in a 1,000,000m2 area in Aksaray/Fatih, the center of historic Istanbul—old Constantinople. BVU provides its students an advantageous campus life with its historic buildings, its well-maintained green spaces, and its clean and safe environment.

BVU comprises the Bezmiâlem Vakif University Medical Faculty Hospital and Dentistry Faculty Clinic along with administrative buildings and the faculties of Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Health Services Vocational High School and Research Centers, modern classrooms, highly equipped laboratories with modern equipment on its campus.

 

With its hospital, rich library, computer labs, post office and cafeterias and canteens, all the usual facilities of a university campus are available for student use.  BVU brings together art and culture for the students throughout the year.

 

In addition to fulfilling student expectations in education, BVU aims to create a socially and culturally dynamic environment for the students. Accordingly, BVU hosts social and cultural events that both contribute to our students’ personal development and provide them with enjoyable time at school.

 

‘I can succeed tremendous organizations thanks to student clubs.’

BVU gives particular importance to the social, cultural, and artistic activities with the participation of our students. So as to enable our students to realize their activities ideally and to coordinate with each other, a student club center was constituted by the university. Students are provided with financial support as well as shuttle busses, equipment, office supplies, and classrooms or auditoriums for their activities.

 

At BVU, sports teams have been established in order to provide students with healthy lives by promoting regular participation in sports. Our sports teams represent our university by joining the competitions that are arranged by Federation of University Sports.

 

Student-Friendly Cafeterias

Many cafeterias and a dining room that appeal to different tastes and budgets are available on campus. Menus combine a variety of flavors prepared by dietitians; engineers designed pleasant social environments that appeal to students in our university dining halls.

 

Studies Towards Barrier-Free Life

 

Our Unit for Students with Disabilities cooperating with similar institutions like the University student clubs, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (Isom), School for the Deaf make arrangements to facilitate the lives of students with disabilities.

 

Health Services

Students who encounter any health problems can, by showing their ID cards, receive free services from Bezmiâlem Foundation University Medical Faculty Hospital.

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

FACULTY OF DENTISTRY

FACULTY OF PHARMACY

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

  • NURSING
  • PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION
  • AUDIOLOGY
  • HEALTH MANAGEMENT

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OF HEALTH SERVICES

  • Anesthesia Program
  • Radiotherapy Program
  • Medical Imaging Techniques Program
  • Medical Laboratory Techniques Program
  • Pharmacy Services Program
  • Oral and Dental Health Program
  • Emergency And Medical Aid Program

Health Sciences and Institute of Forensic Medicine

Continuing Education and Research Center

How to Apply

International Student applications for the up-coming academic school year will be available online from May 2015

Students can apply to BVU via http://www.bezmialem.edu.tr/en/international_form/ accompanied by the documents mentioned below.

 

Documents Required For Application

Copy of High School Diploma

Copy of Official Transcript

Certified copy of national or International Examination Result (SAT I, GCE, ACT, ABITUR, IB, TAWJIHI, Diplome Depirestan, Matura etc.) (If available)

Copy of passport

Certified copy of TOEFL or IELTS test (if available)

Certificate of proficiency in Turkish (if available)

Application Process

– Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programs.

– Application of the preliminary examination, evaluation and placement programs are assessed by the commission authorized by Rectorate.

– University entrance exams such as SAT are valid for two years. High school graduation exams (e.g.,Abitur, IB , GCE, Tawjihi) have no limit as to their period of validity.

– The language of instruction for all the health programs is English (30%) and Turkish (70%) except for the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, where instruction is entirely Turkish.

– Students accepted by BVU must provide proof of proficiency in English and Turkish; otherwise, they must take the English and Turkish Proficiency Exams administered by our university. By passing this exam, they may enroll directly into introductory classes of their particular health fields. Those who do not obtain a passing score in this exam are obligated to pass the one-year English preparatory school.

– Candidates application results are announced at www.bezmialem.edu.tr

– Accepted candidates will receive an acceptance letter from BVU International Relations Office. Upon acceptance, candidates are required to apply to the nearest Embassy of Turkey in their countries to obtain an Educational Visa. This visa is absolutely necessary for enrollment at BVU.

Important Dates For Application

Application Dates: 4 May 2015 – 24 July 2015

Evaluation of Application: 24 July – 30 July 2015

Announcement of the Results: 31 July 2015

Dates for Enrollment: 3 August 2015 – 21 August 2015

Announcement for Additional Placement: 24 August 2015

Dates for Enrollment of Additional Placements: 24 August 2015 – 31 August 2015

Orientation Dates for International Students: 09-10-11 September 2015

Accommodation Opportunities

The new 155-acre Hasdal campus (soon to begin construction) will provide an opportunity for students to live in modern and pleasant accommodations. Dormitory facilities in Fatih are currently available for students coming from to Istanbul from abroad.

Easy Transportation Accessibility

Bezmiâlem Vakıf University is located in Fatih, in the center of Istanbul.  Situated across from the Police Department, Vatan Boulevard provides numerous public transportation options.

By bus: IETT busses come directly from Eminonu or Taksim and have a stop in front of the BVU campus.

Subway: The Airport-Aksaray metro line passes under Vatan Boulevard.  The university is accessed by the Emniyet-Fatih stop.

Tram: the Kabataş – Bağcılar tram line runs on the street parallel to Vatan.  Çapa-Şehremini is the nearest stop.

Fast ferry: BVU can be reached by the fast ferry at the Yenikapı port.

Metrobus: Take the Edinekapı metrobus stop and then a minibus to Aksaray.

 

Via D100—from Ankara Direction

Take the exit to Eyüp and then the exit to Topkapı—Aksaray.  This merges into Vatan  Street (a.k.a. Adnan Menderes Boulevard).  Drive pass the Aksaray Military Officers’ Club on the right and you will see Bezmialem Vakıf University and Hospital on the right.

Via D100  – from Edirne/Topkapı Direction
Take the exit to Cevizlibağ and then take the exit to Topkapı-Aksaray, which merges into Vatan Street (Adnan Menderes Boulevard). Drive pass the Aksaray Military Officers’ Club on the right and you will see Bezmialem Vakıf University and Hospital on the right.

International Relations Office: 

Ph:         : +90 212 523 22 88 / 4

Fax         : +90 212 453 18 76

E-mail   :  iro@bezmialem.edu.tr

 

Address: Adnan Menderes Bulvarı Vatan Caddesi 34093 Fatih / İstanbul

+ ABOUT US

ABOUT US 

Bezmialem Vakıf University (BVU), founded in 2010 by the General Directorate for Foundations of the Prime Ministry of the Turkish Republic, started its academic life in the 2010-2011 academic year.  Centered in the historic Bezmialem Ottoman hospital built in 1843, BVU will expand with a new 155 000 m² campus in Hasdal.

 

BVU is the first foundation university focusing exclusively on health sciences. Its goal is to educate students who respect our national values and differences, who are competitive with international scientific research in public health, and who will meet Turkey’s contemporary needs by focusing on scientific branches of health science.

By its constantly improving excellence of education, its increasing number scientific publications, and its growing list of cultural activities, Bezmialem Vakıf University is on track to being one of the world’s distinguished universities.  BVU offers an education of good quality in health sciences, a colorful university life, and a reliable future both for its graduates and the research scientists.

 

A Distinctive Education

“Bezmialem Vakif University offers unlimited opportunities to its students in terms of education.”

The goal of BVU is to train students to be remarkably successful in their fields with the help of experienced academic staff, cutting-edge technologic platforms, modern classrooms, well-equipped laboratories and library, and contemporary training programs. Bezmiâlem Vakif University provides a high level of education to its students, integrating theoretical knowledge with practices.

The primary element comprising the high quality education of BVU is the education philosophy based on improving the research and critical thinking abilities of the students by applying programs with international standards.

 

Professional Teaching Staff

Of the 455 academic personnel employed at BVU, 177 are well-known nationally and internationally. In its first year, among Turkish universities Bezmialem was ranked number one.  With an average of 1.74 articles per academic staff, we are proud to help reverse the brain drain by providing high quality employment for our academic staff.  The current ratio of academic personnel per student is 1:7, which is above the world standard and a contributing factor that improves the quality of education at BVU.

 

English Preparatory School

BVU’s compulsory year of exclusive English education enables these future health professionals to compete in the international arena. A thorough grounding in this international language will enable them to keep up with innovations occurring throughout the world, particularly important in the field of health. Professional English lessons following prep school provide BVU graduates with job opportunities domestically and abroad.

 

Life in Bezmialem

“I have everything I need.”

The BVU campus is located in a 1,000,000m2 area in Aksaray/Fatih, the center of historic Istanbul—old Constantinople. BVU provides its students an advantageous campus life with its historic buildings, its well-maintained green spaces, and its clean and safe environment.

BVU comprises the Bezmiâlem Vakif University Medical Faculty Hospital and Dentistry Faculty Clinic along with administrative buildings and the faculties of Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Health Services Vocational High School and Research Centers, modern classrooms, highly equipped laboratories with modern equipment on its campus.

 

With its hospital, rich library, computer labs, post office and cafeterias and canteens, all the usual facilities of a university campus are available for student use.  BVU brings together art and culture for the students throughout the year.

 

In addition to fulfilling student expectations in education, BVU aims to create a socially and culturally dynamic environment for the students. Accordingly, BVU hosts social and cultural events that both contribute to our students’ personal development and provide them with enjoyable time at school.

 

‘I can succeed tremendous organizations thanks to student clubs.’

BVU gives particular importance to the social, cultural, and artistic activities with the participation of our students. So as to enable our students to realize their activities ideally and to coordinate with each other, a student club center was constituted by the university. Students are provided with financial support as well as shuttle busses, equipment, office supplies, and classrooms or auditoriums for their activities.

 

At BVU, sports teams have been established in order to provide students with healthy lives by promoting regular participation in sports. Our sports teams represent our university by joining the competitions that are arranged by Federation of University Sports.

 

Student-Friendly Cafeterias

Many cafeterias and a dining room that appeal to different tastes and budgets are available on campus. Menus combine a variety of flavors prepared by dietitians; engineers designed pleasant social environments that appeal to students in our university dining halls.

 

Studies Towards Barrier-Free Life

 

Our Unit for Students with Disabilities cooperating with similar institutions like the University student clubs, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (Isom), School for the Deaf make arrangements to facilitate the lives of students with disabilities.

 

Health Services

Students who encounter any health problems can, by showing their ID cards, receive free services from Bezmiâlem Foundation University Medical Faculty Hospital.

+ ACADEMICS

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

FACULTY OF DENTISTRY

FACULTY OF PHARMACY

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

  • NURSING
  • PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION
  • AUDIOLOGY
  • HEALTH MANAGEMENT

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL OF HEALTH SERVICES

  • Anesthesia Program
  • Radiotherapy Program
  • Medical Imaging Techniques Program
  • Medical Laboratory Techniques Program
  • Pharmacy Services Program
  • Oral and Dental Health Program
  • Emergency And Medical Aid Program

Health Sciences and Institute of Forensic Medicine

Continuing Education and Research Center

+ APPLICATION REQ.

How to Apply

International Student applications for the up-coming academic school year will be available online from May 2015

Students can apply to BVU via http://www.bezmialem.edu.tr/en/international_form/ accompanied by the documents mentioned below.

 

Documents Required For Application

Copy of High School Diploma

Copy of Official Transcript

Certified copy of national or International Examination Result (SAT I, GCE, ACT, ABITUR, IB, TAWJIHI, Diplome Depirestan, Matura etc.) (If available)

Copy of passport

Certified copy of TOEFL or IELTS test (if available)

Certificate of proficiency in Turkish (if available)

Application Process

– Candidates can apply for a maximum of three programs.

– Application of the preliminary examination, evaluation and placement programs are assessed by the commission authorized by Rectorate.

– University entrance exams such as SAT are valid for two years. High school graduation exams (e.g.,Abitur, IB , GCE, Tawjihi) have no limit as to their period of validity.

– The language of instruction for all the health programs is English (30%) and Turkish (70%) except for the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, where instruction is entirely Turkish.

– Students accepted by BVU must provide proof of proficiency in English and Turkish; otherwise, they must take the English and Turkish Proficiency Exams administered by our university. By passing this exam, they may enroll directly into introductory classes of their particular health fields. Those who do not obtain a passing score in this exam are obligated to pass the one-year English preparatory school.

– Candidates application results are announced at www.bezmialem.edu.tr

– Accepted candidates will receive an acceptance letter from BVU International Relations Office. Upon acceptance, candidates are required to apply to the nearest Embassy of Turkey in their countries to obtain an Educational Visa. This visa is absolutely necessary for enrollment at BVU.

Important Dates For Application

Application Dates: 4 May 2015 – 24 July 2015

Evaluation of Application: 24 July – 30 July 2015

Announcement of the Results: 31 July 2015

Dates for Enrollment: 3 August 2015 – 21 August 2015

Announcement for Additional Placement: 24 August 2015

Dates for Enrollment of Additional Placements: 24 August 2015 – 31 August 2015

Orientation Dates for International Students: 09-10-11 September 2015

+ ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Opportunities

The new 155-acre Hasdal campus (soon to begin construction) will provide an opportunity for students to live in modern and pleasant accommodations. Dormitory facilities in Fatih are currently available for students coming from to Istanbul from abroad.

Easy Transportation Accessibility

Bezmiâlem Vakıf University is located in Fatih, in the center of Istanbul.  Situated across from the Police Department, Vatan Boulevard provides numerous public transportation options.

By bus: IETT busses come directly from Eminonu or Taksim and have a stop in front of the BVU campus.

Subway: The Airport-Aksaray metro line passes under Vatan Boulevard.  The university is accessed by the Emniyet-Fatih stop.

Tram: the Kabataş – Bağcılar tram line runs on the street parallel to Vatan.  Çapa-Şehremini is the nearest stop.

Fast ferry: BVU can be reached by the fast ferry at the Yenikapı port.

Metrobus: Take the Edinekapı metrobus stop and then a minibus to Aksaray.

 

Via D100—from Ankara Direction

Take the exit to Eyüp and then the exit to Topkapı—Aksaray.  This merges into Vatan  Street (a.k.a. Adnan Menderes Boulevard).  Drive pass the Aksaray Military Officers’ Club on the right and you will see Bezmialem Vakıf University and Hospital on the right.

Via D100  – from Edirne/Topkapı Direction
Take the exit to Cevizlibağ and then take the exit to Topkapı-Aksaray, which merges into Vatan Street (Adnan Menderes Boulevard). Drive pass the Aksaray Military Officers’ Club on the right and you will see Bezmialem Vakıf University and Hospital on the right.

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International Relations Office: 

Ph:         : +90 212 523 22 88 / 4

Fax         : +90 212 453 18 76

E-mail   :  iro@bezmialem.edu.tr

 

Address: Adnan Menderes Bulvarı Vatan Caddesi 34093 Fatih / İstanbul