Application to Master of Science in Computer Engineering

  • Applications to the Graduate Studies (MSc. or PhD degree) in Bogazici University, Department of Computer Engineering (CMPE) are processed electronically and there is no other channel of application. All prospective candidates should apply through the following link:

  • The most actual information about the application process such as required documents and certificates, quotas and important deadlines, are announced regularly on the page linked above. The candidates are advised to study this information carefully and identify specific requirements for their individual cases, as there may variations in terms of required documents depending on the specific status. Applicants should compare to the previous application period, and plan well ahead to obtain mandatory certificates (such as GRE, TOEFL, UYS, YDS for PhD) on time. Remember that many certificates require registering many weeks before taking an exam and report results with some delay.

  • The graduate education is exclusively in English and the applicants are expected to posses a high level of English speaking and writing skills. In only extraordinary circumstances, the Computer Engineering PhD program may admit candidates to the English preparatory class before the actual program. However, the quota for this option is severely limited (currently only 1). The candidates should check the Prep class box during on-line application and take the DBS (English Language Level Test) so as to get considered as a prep student by the CmpE Department.

  • Bogazici University uses a grading system similar to the US grading system (AA, BA, BB, .., DD), corresponding to (4, 3.5, 3, .., 1), and 'F' for failing. The following link will be helpful in translating the GPA, especially for candidates applying from a non-Turkish University: 

  • The department wants the candidate to specify his/her possible research topics while applying to the MS program. Hence, in the Online Application, there is a survey which asks the candidate to select six professors whose recent research topics are listed below:


Faculty Member (For Spring'21 Applications) Field of study
Arda Yurdakul Application acceleration (learning, crypto, etc.), Internet-of-things & Blockchain, Embedded Systems, FPGA, Real-time Systems, Computer Architecture
Arzucan Özgür Bioinformatics, Text mining, Natural language processing
Cem Ersoy 5G and beyond wireless networks, SDN Orchestrated multi-tier Cloud, Edge computing for IoT, Pervasive Health, DASH
Cem Say Theoretical Computer Science
Emre Uğur Robotics (cognition, learning, manipulation)
Fatih Alagöz network security, wireless / mobile / satellite networks, security, 5G +, SDN / NFV, IoT
Fatma Başak Aydemir Requirements Engineering (RE), Crowd RE, natural language processing, Conceptual modelling, Domain-specific modelling
Haluk Bingöl Complex Networks, Complex Systems, Social Systems, Crowd Dynamics, Evolutionary Dynamics, Brain Dynamics, Epilepsy, Evolutionary Game Theory 
Hüseyin Birkan  Yılmaz Nanonetworking/Molecular Communications, Underwater Particle Tracking (Image Processing), Active Transmitter Localization, Cognitive Radio, Spectrum Sensing, Mobile Networks (5G and Beyond), SDN / NFV, V2X
İnci Meliha  Baytaş Time series analysis, deep learning, adversarial machine learning, biomedical informatics, federated machine learning
Lale Akarun 3D Object Recognition, sign language recognition, pedestrian detection and activity recognition
Mahdi Fazeli Emerging Computer Architecture, Efficient Computing Platforms for Deep Learning Algorithms, Efficient Memory/Storage Architectures for Computer Systems, Hardware Security and Trust, Dependable Embedded Systems
Mehmet Alper Şen Software Testing and Verification, Machine Learning in Software Engineering, Testing and Verifying Machine Learning Techniques, Embedded Systems
S. Fikret Gürgen Intelligent Systems, Medical Applications, Speech Processing, Machine Learning
Suzan  Uskudarli Semantic Web, Social Network Analysis, Social Media Analysis, Medical Information Systems
Tuna Tuğcu Nanonetworking/Molecular Communications, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Networks (5G and Beyond)
  • ​All applicants are expected to submit all necessary documents during their application process. Note that incomplete applications may not be considered for evaluation. Beware that the workflow in University's On-line Application System allows finalizing an application with eventually missing documents.
  • Some submissions require letters of reference written on candidate's behalf. Such letters must be uploaded to an on-line reference system by the referees. Past experience has shown that referees too often forget or delay to upload these letters. It is in the candidate's responsibility to remind the referees to ensure that letters are uploaded before the evaluation.

  • Graduates of Bogazici University Computer Engineering Department need not submit reference letters.


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Department of Computer Engineering, Boğaziçi University,
34342 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Phone: +90 212 359 45 23/24
  • Fax: +90 212 2872461

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