Application Process for University of London Honours Programs (2018-2019)

revised: 16.01.2018

2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR LSE-UoLIP (University of London International Programme led by London School of Economics)
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR
“ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT” and “ECONOMICS AND FINANCE” HONOURS PROGRAMMES

Application and Admittance Requirements for ECONOMICS Programme Students:

First time application in the Honours Programmes
Original entry to be in Economics Programme at İstanbul Bilgi University
Application at the end of the successful completion of the first two semesters of Economics Programme Curricula at İstanbul Bilgi University and upon having received a minimum of 60 ECTS (exemptions will be considered)
Successful completion of all the courses in the first two semesters of Economics Programme Curricula 
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 final year of schooling before university entrance
English Competency: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent score (BİLET 70, TOEFL 82, FCE B, CAE C, CPE C, KPDS/ÜDS/YDS/YÖKDİL 68, PTE Academic 70)
Minimum of 2.40/4.00 GPA (2.70 as of year 2019)
Attendance in Crash courses and post-course Written and Oral Examinations, which will be held in September 2018 (Note: Mathematics and MicroEconomics  courses will be given and attendance is mandatory.)

Application and Admittance Requirements for ALL Students (EXCEPT FOR ECONOMICS Programme):

First time application in the Honours Programmes
Original entry to be in any programme at İstanbul Bilgi University except economics programme
Application at the end of the successful completion of the first two semesters of enrolled programme curricula at İstanbul Bilgi University and upon having received a minimum of 60 ECTS (exemptions will be considered)
Successful completion of all the courses in the first two semesters of enrolled programme curricula 
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 final year of schooling before university entrance
English Competency: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent score (BİLET 70, TOEFL 82, FCE B, CAE C, CPE C, KPDS/ÜDS/YDS/YÖKDİL 68, PTE Academic 70)
Minimum of 3.00/4.00 GPA
Attendance in Crash courses, and a Pass Grade in post-course Written Examination, which will be held in September 2018 (Note: Mathematics and Microeconomics  courses will be given and attendance is mandatory.)
Pass Grade in Oral Examination, the passing criteria of which will be determined by İstanbul Bilgi Honours Committee

Students who satisfy the application requirements shall submit the following documents to the santralistanbul Campus- Faculty of Business, Economics Department Secretariat  between June 29, 2018 and August 29, 2018.

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 final year of schooling before university entrance
Application Form (to be uploaded in June 2018)

Application Process:

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

All students are expected to attend Crash Courses. Duration of the Crash Courses is 2.5 days and the Courses will be held on September 10-11-12, 2018 (Mathematics and Microeconomics courses will be held). 

The Written Exam after Crash Courses will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Students (including Economics Programme students), who want to apply for scholarship for the University of London fees must have at least 3.20/4.00 GPA and state their grounds for scholarship needs during the Interview. The Oral Exam, to be conducted by BİLGİ Honours Committee, will be held on September 14, 2018 in santralistanbul Campus.

Both Written and Oral Exams (Interview) are mandatory for all applicants.

After the interview and all other evaluation processes, the list of admitted students will be announced at www.bilgi.edu.tr and via e-mail on September 17, 2018.  Students who would like to transfer to Honours Degree Programmes are expected to reply to the e-mail by filling out the attached forms until September 19, 2018 (until 12.00).

Remarks:
Satisfying the application requirements or being invited to the interview, does not guarantee admittance to the Program.
Having a minimum GPA of 3.20/4.00 or above, does not guarantee being eligible for scholarship for the annual University of London fees.
Admission to Honours Programmes does not necessarily mean admission to UoLIP. UoLIP evaluates each applicant independently.

Important Dates:
Application to Department of Economics Secretariat: 29 June-29 August 2018
Crash courses: 10-11-12 September 2018
Written Exam: 13 September 2018
Oral Exam (Interview): 14 September 2018
Announcement of results (Admittance/Rejection): 17 September 2018
Signing of Honours Programme Transfer Documents by the admitted students: Latest by 19 September (until 12.00) 2018