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Become a Buddy for incoming international students!

Become a Buddy for incoming international students!

This year we will be welcoming many international students who need your help to support them in their adaptation process of becoming a BİLGİ student.

With your work in the voluntary Buddy Program, you can improve your interpersonal and communication skills with international students, learn about other cultures, and make new friends. You will be matched with 2-5 students to assist them on this journey.

The program will run until the end of 2023-2024 Academic Year, and certificates will be sent to all Buddies at the end of the academic year. Due to the large number of applications, Buddies will be selected in accordance with need, and only selected students will be contacted.

As a Buddy you will be:

  • helping new students in general procedures in and out of university
    • (e.g. registering mobile phone, getting a tax number etc.)
  • assisting students to get in touch with the right departments
    • (e.g. issue with SIS system - Student Affairs)
  • supporting students for their residence permit application



Application Deadline: August 4, 2023


You will receive a Buddy Program certificate at the end of semester once the program is finalized.

The voluntary Buddy Program for international degree-seeking students is run by the International Student Advising Office, Bilateral Office, and the Erasmus Office.

For any questions, please contact us at buddy@bilgi.edu.tr.