Application Process for University of London Honours Programmes (2022-2023)

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2022-2023 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’ honours programme by an ‘Economics’ student*:

 

  • First time application in the Honours Programmes,
  • Student’s original entry (by COHE (the Council of Higher Education) should be in Economics or Economics and Finance programs at İstanbul Bilgi University,
  • Application after the successful completion of all the courses included in the first two semesters** of Economics or Economics-Finance program 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 İstanbul Bilgi University or 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 (BİLET/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 2022 (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 to substitute 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 included in the first two semesters** of the currently enrolled program’s curriculum at İstanbul Bilgi University and upon having received a minimum of 60 ECTS (exemptions will be considered),
  • Transfer students from other universities must take and pass all the courses in the curriculum of the first two semesters of the undergraduate program 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 University or 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),
  • A minimum of 3,00/4,00 GPA,
  • Attendance in crash courses, which will be held in September 2022. (Note: Mathematics and Economics courses will be given and attendance is mandatory),
  • Passing Grade in Oral Examination (the criteria of which will be determined by BİLGİ Honours Programme Commission.)

 

** 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 (students taking a course/courses in the summer school can apply conditionally. Applications of the students who do not meet the application requirements after summer school are considered invalid) are required to submit the following documents to santralistanbul Campus, Faculty of Business, Department of Economics Secretariat between July 6, 2022-September 9, 2022.

 

  • 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),
  • National Exam Score Documents (if you have any),
  • English Proficiency Certificate,
  • (Provided that 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 that you submitted to the Student Affairs Office***
  • Application Form will be uploaded in July 2022.

 

 

*** This form is not required if the student is applying to be transferedr to the ‘Economics and Finance’ honours programme from the ‘Economics and Finance’ undergraduate programme or to the “Economics” honours programme from the ‘Economics’ undergraduate programme.

 

Application Process:

 

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

 

All students are expected to attend Crash Courses. The duration of the Crash Courses is five days and they will be held on September 12-16, 2022 (Mathematics and Economics courses will be taught).

 

All applicants must attend the Oral Exam (Interview) on September 19 and 20 (Monday and Tuesday). Oral Exams are mandatory for all applicants.

 

Applicants with a CGPA of at least 3,20/4,00 can apply for a scholarship for the University of London fees. Partial scholarships will only be granted to a limited number of students. For all applicants, there will be an Oral Exam (Interview) on September 19 and 20. All such applicants must state their grounds as to why they need scholarship and submit 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 other evaluation processes, students who are admitted to the programme will be informed via e-mail on September 21, 2022 at the latest (It is the student’s responsibility to submit a valid e-mail and check his/her e-mail account regularly). 

 

Students who would like to transfer to Honours Programmes are expected to reply to this e-mail by filling out the attached forms until September 22, 17:00. Students who fail to reply before the deadline will be considered as “disapproving to transfer” to honours programmes.

 

Important Notes:

 

  • 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 6-September 9

Crash Courses

September 12-16

Oral Exams (Interview)

September 19-20

Announcement of Results (Admittance/Rejection)

September 21

Signing of Honours Programme Transfer Confirmation Documents by the Admitted Students

September 22 (17:00) at the latest