Documents Required for Registration

If you are an international applicant, you must apply via international office. Info concerning international applicants can be found on:

(Buradaki bilginin Türkçe halini görüntülemek istiyorsanız:

Required documents during online application:

  • Document showing results of the required exams. (TOEFL, IELTS, YÖS etc.)**
  • ID (or passport) and a copy of the ID
  • Photo
  • Receipt for the paid entrance fee
  • 2 reference letters
  • Portfolio

Entrance fee is 150 Turkish Liras, and can be paid via Garanti Bank.

Bank Account:

Garanti BBVA Beyoğlu Ticari Şubesi IBAN : TR45 0006 2001 6710 0006 2013 02
Hesap adı : İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi

Reference Letter: Reference letters should be filled in by musicians or music instructors whom the applicant has worked with, and who know the applicant as well as to comment on their musical abilities, and to be delivered in a closed envelope. You can find the reference letter on the department’s web site. Reference letters without the form are not to be accepted. Reference letters should be handed to the Student Affairs attendant during the application for pre-registration.
Click to Download the reference letter.

Portfolio: A portfolio is a collection of works by the applicant, which are chosen to reflect her/his relationship with music. You can include only up to 3 works in this portfolio. The types of works which you can include in your portfolio is as follows:

  • Compositions and/or arrangements written in score.
  • Composition and/or arrangements recorded as a sound file.
  • Recordings of musical performances by the applicant.

The content of of your portfolio is left for your decision. You should be careful to collect the works which you think would represent you the best. If you include teamwork, or the music of a band/group, you should definitely inscribe which part/role in the supposed work you precisely took. You should put your name on every single media you give as your portfolio (score, mp3 file, etc) The portfolio will be delivered online by sharing the cloud service link on online application system.

*Applicants without Turkish citizenship, or with a dual/multiple citizenship should check first with the International Students Office at santralistanbul ÇSM-210, to see if they are fit to apply.

**Registration for our exams are only coordinated with our international admissions office. We are not responsible for any issues caused by third parties (agencies or persons) you may contact.