Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has announced QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, which includes 51 disciplines classified into five broad subject areas. 1,543 universities from 45 countries around the world are evaluated based on five metrics including academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, H-index and international research network. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 rated the Dpt. of Tourism Administration among top 150 universities worldwide in the specific subject area of Hospitality and Leisure Management for 2022.

Please click for the rankings in the specific subject area of Hospitality and Leisure Management for 2022.

Graduate Program in Sustainable Tourism Management accepts students in the Fall and Spring semesters. The language of education is English and there is no English preparatory class quota. In addition to the general conditions of acceptance of Boğazici University's Graduate Programs:

  • ALES score (at least 65 in EA score type) or GMAT (at least 500) or GRE score (numerical 152) taken in the last five years and certificate of exam result.
  •  An English language proficiency test result document (TOEFL, IELTS or BUEPT*) with the minimum level accepted by Boğaziçi University
  • At least 2.5 / 4.0 (70/100) Overall Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Letter of Intent (in English, not exceeding 1000 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae (prepared in English)
  • 2 reference letters

Candidates who fulfill the application conditions and submit all the documents in full are admitted to the science examination given by the Department. Candidates should follow the general announcements for the dates and places for these exams since individual notifications will not be made.

Candidates need to obtain at least 60 or more out of 100 points in the science examination (written or oral). Those that do not fulfill this requirement will be automatically rejected. In addition, candidates need to obtain at least 70 out of 100 points overall to be considered for the program.

The science exam will be an oral exam and will be held over Zoom. The exam language is English. Our master's program with thesis, which is offered in English, has a quota of 10 people. The applicants, who fulfill the application requirements, can have the right to take the exam in Turkish. However, those candidates will be evaluated for the announced quota of 1 person for language preparation class.

Candidates that are above the minimum required of 70 points are ranked according to their ALES / GMAT / GRE (50%), GNO (5%), science exam (20%) and interview results (25%).


Fall Semester 10.

*Those candidates that want to take the Boğaziçi University Proficiency Exam (BUEPT) should note that application to the program does not automatically register them to this exam. Candidates interested need to follow the separate deadlines and procedures to register and attend the BUEPT exam beforehand, so that they will have the required result by the end of the registration period.

Application Period for 2022/2023 Fall Term  18 April - 13 June 2022

Electronic Application System Opens 18 April 2022 at 10.00 (Local Time)

Electronic Application System Closes 13 June 2022 17.00 (Local Time)

Departmental Exams: 27-28 June 2022

English Language Placement Exam (DBS) for candidates applying for Graduate Preparatory Class:  July 5, 2022

Dr. Hatipoğlu talked about her research, the Slow Food movement and this event in an interview. To access this interview (only in Turkish) click here


Historical Roots and Consequences of Tourism Development in
Cumalıkızık: Balanced or Ill-Fated?

Summary: This Project was realised in spring 2018. The leaders of the UNESCO project for Cumalıkızık (Bursa, Turkey) summoned graduate students who visited Cumalıkızık and met with the community. Three students then collected data as part of their individual research projects investigating the tourism development process of Cumalıkızık as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Data were analysed and merged into a conference paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Tourism, realised in Kavala, Greece in June 2018.

Grooming Iznik for Inscription: Reflections on Spatial Planning and Place Branding

Summary: In spring 2018, the Iznik Field Management Unit enabled students' project on developing a sustainable tourism strategic plan for Iznik (Bursa, Turkey). As part of this project, two research visits were realised, and data were collected using mixed methods. 
Data, among others, provided input in terms of place assets and
(potential) tourism products, along with stakeholders' views on Iznik's inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Working further on this Project, a student is currently leading an upcoming journal publication on this topic.