Director's Message

Mehmet Atasagun

Dear Prospective Students,

The main goal of education in today’s world is to help individuals become citizens of the world. World citizenship implies being ‘intercultural,’ which involves having a tolerant and respectful attitude towards individuals and groups from other cultural backgrounds.

Bahçeşehir University, located at the very heart of Istanbul, at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, has literally become a world university hosting students from 48 different countries and cultures and takes pride in being a university that provides you with an educational environment that is uniquely capable of promoting your intercultural relations and paving the way for you to become citizens of the world.  Our university offers various programs and services for achieving this goal, and one of our most challenging programs is the Language Learning Program. 

In accordance with the needs of the globalizing world, at Bahçeşehir University English Preparatory School our students get the opportunity to enhance their intercultural skills by studying English in the same classes with students from other countries and cultures. The primary objective of our English Preparatory School is to equip our students with the necessary English language and skills required for higher education at international standards, so as to prepare them for their studies in their departments, as well as their future careers. Our students can also enjoy the privilege of attending our Study Abroad Program (BESL) and saying hello to university in the USA and Canada.

We are profoundly enthusiastic to equip you with all the knowledge and skills required in this ever globalizing world and to guide you in your journey in this new world order. We would be pleased to have you on board.


Mehmet Atasagun

Director, School of Foreign Languages