Faculty

Regarding BAP scholarship students or research personnel who take a leave of absence

8 May 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Students who take a leave of absence will continue to receive their stipends as scholarship students or their salaries as research personnel from the BAP  sponsored projects provided that the project director approves  that the student continues to contribute to the project.  I would like to remind you that the approval should be granted between the 1st and the 5th of each month, over the Scholar Portal (Bilim İnsanı Portalı) as it has been until now. 

Best regards,

Ayşın Ertüzün

Regarding TUBITAK scholarship students who take a leave of absence

8 May 2020

Dear Colleagues,

TUBITAK has announced that students who take a leave of absence during the COVID-19 outbreak will continue to receive their stipends from the TUBITAK sponsored projects. For the announcement, please use the link https://tubitak.gov.tr/tr/duyuru/covid-19-surecinde-kayit-donduran-ogrenciler-tubitak-destekli-projelerden-burs-alabilecek

Best regards,

Ayşın Ertüzün

Surgical masks for international students and faculty

18 April 2020

Dear Students/Faculty,
International students and faculty with valid residence permits are eligible to apply to receive free surgical masks from the government for themselves and their family members.
Please visit 
https://basvuru.turkiye.gov.tr/ 
fill in your information, submit, and you should receive an SMS telling you your masks are ready for pick up at your local pharmacy (eczane).
Stay safe, stay healthy!

Prof. Dr. Naz Zeynep Atay Gök
Vice Rector

Questions and Answers for the Grading System to be used in the Spring 2020 Semester

5 April 2020

 Q1: Can all students apply for a leave of absence?

A: Yes. Upon their requests, all undergraduate and graduate students can apply for a leave of absence for the Spring 2002 semester, as summarized below. This period will NOT be counted toward their maximum period of study. 

- Undergraduate students as well as MS/MA students, remedial students in graduate programs, and PhD students whose status is “Course” or “Qualifying” can apply for a leave of absence for the Spring term.

Senate and University Executive Board Decisions for the Spring (COVID-19) Semester of the Academic Year 2019-2020

5 April 2020

 CODE OF PRACTICE:

LEAVE OF ABSENCE (NOT COUNTED TOWARD THE OVERALL NUMBER OF SEMESTERS)

- Upon their requests, all undergraduate students as well as MS/MA students*, remedial students in graduate programs, and Ph.D. students whose status is Course or Qualifying** will be granted leave of absence for the Spring term.

- This period will NOT be counted toward their maximum period of study.

- Students can apply for a leave of absence in the following periods:

June 4-11, 2020 (Thursday – Thursday)

About the Course Grading System

3 April 2020

Dear Colleagues,

On April 3, 2020 the University Senate took the following decisions regarding the grading system for the spring 2020 semester, in which distance education had to be implemented due to the suspension of face-to-face education.

-It will be possible for students to receive either a letter-grade or a Pass/Fail grade in the courses that are currently letter-graded.

-Letter grades in graduate and undergraduate courses may be converted, at the request of the student, into a Pass/Fail grade. Such conversion will be allowed only once for each course.

Regarding food cafeterias

3 April 2020

Effective 4.4.2020, campus food cafeterias will operate as follows:

Kuzey, Güney, Kandilli and Kilyos Campus cafeterias will serve lunch during weekdays as usual. Kuzey Campus cafeteria will continue serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for weekdays and weekends whereas Kilyos and Kandilli Campus cafeterias will only serve lunch and dinner.

Kilyos and Kandilli Campus students and staff can pre-collect breakfast packages when they arrive for dinner service.

Güney Campus cafeteria will be closed during weekdays and continue lunch and dinner service during weekdays.

Message from the Rector - 31 March 2020

31 March 2020

Dear Students,

I am writing to inform you about the rigorous measures we are taking at Boğaziçi to deal with the COVID-19 threat and to brief you about the distance-education phase that will begin on 6 April. These measures were stepped up on 11 March, and we have been working ever harder since then. Our actions can be summarised under four main headings:

1.     Taking precautions to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading and from reaching our university,

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