Application Process for University of London Honours Programmes (2021-2022)

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2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR APPLICATION PROCESS for UoL-LSE
(University of London International Programmes 
with the academic direction by London School of Economics and Political Science)
HONOURS PROGRAMMES


Application and Admission Requirements for Students Applying to Honours Programmes from Related Programmes: 

Application to Economics and Finance honours programme by an Economics and Finance student, to Economics and Management honours programme by an Economics student*: 

  • First time application in the Honours Programmes, 

  • Original program of entry (by COHE (the Council of Higher Education) should be in Economics, Economics and Finance or Business-Economics Programme at İstanbul Bilgi University, 

  • Application after the successful completion of all the courses in the first two semesters** of Economics, Economics-Finance or Business-Economics Programme Curriculum at İstanbul Bilgi University and upon having received a minimum of 60 ECTS (exemptions will be considered), 

  • Mathematics Competency: A minimum of B- grade on average in mathematics courses taken at Istanbul Bilgi Universitor a minimum of 70/100 grade on average in the final year of schooling before university entrance, 

  • English Competency: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent score (BILET/Level 5 AT 70, TOEFL 82, FCE B, CAE C, CPE C, KPDS/ÜDS/YDS/YÖKDİL 68, PTE Academic 70), 

  • Minimum of 2.70/4.00 CGPA,  

  • Attendance in Crash courses and Oral Examination, which will be held in September 2021. (Note: Mathematics and Economics courses will be given, and attendance is mandatory) 

 

* Otherwise, Application and Admission Requirements for All Other Students listed below are applicable. 

** All the courses in the Honours Programme are compulsory. Courses completed in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th semesters cannot be used as substitutes for the courses in the Curriculum of the Honors Programme 


Application and Admission Requirements for ALL the Other Students: 

  • First time application in the Honours Programmes, 

  • Application after the successful completion of all the courses in the first two semesters** of the currently enrolled programme’s curriculum at İstanbul Bilgi University and upon having received a minimum of 60 ECTS (exemptions will be considered), 

  • Transferred students from another university must have taken and passed all the courses in the curriculum of the first two semesters of the undergraduate programme they are transferred to and completed the course load for at least 60 ECTS. The content of the courses in the curriculum of the first two semesters is examined by the Honors Programme commission. If the commission decides that these courses are not sufficient, the student's application is not accepted. 

  • Mathematics Competency: A minimum of B- grade on average in mathematics courses taken at İstanbul Bilgi Universitor a minimum of 70/100 grade on average in >span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136680290 BCX0">final year of schooling before university entrance, 

  • English Competency: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent score (BILET/Level 5 AT 70, TOEFL 82, FCE B, CAE C, CPE C, KPDS/ÜDS/YDS/YÖKDİL 68, PTE Academic 70), 

  • A minimum of 3.00/4.00 GPA, 

  • Attendance in Crash courses, which will be held in September 2021. (Note: Mathematics and Economics courses will be given, and attendance is mandatory), 

  • Pass Grade in Oral Examination (the passing criteria of which will be determined by BİLGİ Honours Programme Committee.) 

 

** All the courses in the Honours Programme are compulsory. Courses completed in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th semesters cannot be used to substitute the courses in the Curriculum of the Honors Programme 

Students who meet the application requirements shall submit the following documents to the  santralistanbul Campus- Faculty of Business, Economics Department Secretariat between July 5, 2021 and September 3, 2021. 

  • Statement of Purpose: (Minimum one-page long, written in English), 

  • PROFILE (To be printed from Student Page), 

  • COURSE STATUS (To be printed from Student Page), 

  • If any, National Exam Score Documents, 

  • Official documents showing English Competency, 

  • (If Mathematics courses were not taken at İstanbul Bilgi University) Official document (e.g. transcript) showing Mathematics course grades in the final year of schooling before university entrance, 

  • A copy of the INTERNAL TRANSFER APPLICATION FORM which you handed into the Student Affairs Office*** 

  • Application Form: to be uploaded in July 2021.  

 

*** This form is not required if; the student is applying to transfer to the ‘Economics and Finance’ honours programme from the ‘Economics and Finance’ undergraduate programme OR to the ‘Economics and Management’ honours programme from the ‘Economics’ undergraduate programme. 

 

Application Process: 

 

All applications will be pre-screened and evaluated by the BİLGİ Honours Programme Committee.

All students are expected to attend Crash Courses. The duration of the Crash Courses is five days, and they will be held on September 6-10, 2021 (Mathematics and Economics courses will be held.).

All applicants must attend the Oral Exam (Interview) on September 13th and 14th (Monday and Tuesday). Oral Exams are mandatory for all applicants.

Applicants with a CGPA of at least 3.20/4.00 can apply for the scholarship for the University of London fees. Partial scholarships will be granted to a limited number of students only. For all applicants, there will be an Oral Exam (Interview) on September 13th and 14th. All such applicants must have stated their reasons as to why they need scholarship and submitted any relevant documents to the Secretariat before the start of the examinations. The Oral Exam (Interview) for scholarships will be conducted by the Honours Programme Commission.

After the interview and all the other evaluation processes, admitted students will be informed via e-mail by September 15th, 2021 at the latest (It is the student’s responsibility to submit a valid e-mail and check his/her email account regularly).

Students who would like to transfer to Honours Programmes are expected to reply to the e-mail by filling out the attached forms until September 16th, 17:00. Students who fail to reply before the deadline will be considered as ‘disapproving to transfer’ to honours programmes.

 

Remarks: 

  • Meeting the application requirements or being invited to the interview does not guarantee admission to the Program. 

  • Having a minimum CGPA of 3.20/4.00 or above does not guarantee to be eligible for the scholarship for the University of London annual fees.

  • Admission to Honours Programmes does not necessarily mean admission to UoL.           
    UoL evaluates each application independently.

 

Important Dates: 

Application to Department of Economics Secretariat 

July 5-September 3 

Crash Courses  

September 6-10 

Oral Exams (Interview) 

September 13-14 

Announcement of the Results (Admission/Rejection) 

September 15 

Signing of Honours Programme Transfer Confirmation Documents by the admitted Students 

 September 16 at the latest (17:00)