Founded in 1996, Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi (Istanbul Bilgi University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Istanbul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Istanbul. This institution also has a branch campus in Dolapdere and Santral. Officially recognized by the YÖK – Yüksekögretim Kurulu (YÖK – Council of Higher Education), Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi (IBÜ) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Turkish higher education institution. Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi (IBÜ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 24 years old Turkish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. IBÜ also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.