Dual Diploma Programs at Binghamton University
*This program is for incoming Dual-Diploma Program (DDP) students ONLY. DDP students already start their first year at Bilkent University, Istanbul Technical University or Middle East Technical University. If you are not a DDP student, you are NOT ALLOWED to apply for this program.
A dual diploma program (DDP) is an undergraduate program in which students spend half of their education at a campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) and half at a Turkish university. The program received the 2007 Heiskell Award for International Exchange Partnerships by the Institute of International Education, one of the world’s leading international education organizations which administers such programs as Fulbright and the Humphrey Fellowships. Please click here for more information about this prestigious award. If you wish to learn more about DDP at Binghamton University, please visit:
*This problem is for Turkish students who have already been admitted to the Dual-Diploma Programs.
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Study in two countries: The dual-diploma program offers students a highly unique experience and prepares them for the increasingly global world. Students study in two different countries and upon completion of the degree, receive a diploma from each partner: a distinguished American university and a distinguished Turkish university.
English proficiency: Students develop excellent language skills as they study in English at a university in Turkey and as they live and study on a campus in the United States.
Bi-cultural experience: The programs allow students to experience two distinctively different cultures. Upon completing the degree, students are well-prepared to work in a multi-cultural environment and to function effectively in an international arena.
High academic quality: Most important, the programs are academically rigorous, as students must meet the academic requirements of both the Turkish university and the SUNY campus to complete the degree and to receive either diploma. All programs are approved and recognized by the Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK).
DDP students may choose to live on campus. For more information on on-campus housing, including the costs, please visit http://www.binghamton.edu/residential-life/living-oncampus/index.html. (Costs of Meal Plans are also included on the weblink.) If living on campus, most international students choose to stay in the "Break Housing." Break housing refers to halls that remain open during all break times in the academic year when traditional halls close. It is a desirable option for international students, students planning to take classes during winter session, athletes who have events during break, and any student who lives too far to travel for a 4-day closing (e.g. Thanksgiving). New students must indicate this request when they submit their housing preference form. Please note that space in break housing is extremely limited and we may be unable to accommodate all requests for this option.
Students may also to choose to live off campus. For more information, please visit http://www.binghamton.edu/_archive/oip-old/ddp/housing-dining.html.
Our 160 amazingly diverse student clubs and organizations are the engine of student life at Binghamton. They sponsor international cultural events and concerts, publish campus newspapers and magazines, offer countless volunteer opportunities and organize tons of free movies, open-mic nights and campus-wide talent shows. If you think there’s lots to do for class, wait until you see what else campus has to offer. Find out more about student life: http://www.binghamton.edu/student-life/.
Nestled at the junction of the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers, the Greater Binghamton region, near the Pennsylvania border and home to a quarter million people, is rich in scenic beauty. It's a safe, friendly and affordable community that offers countless outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities, along with coffee houses, concerts, restaurants and shopping malls. While enjoying the comfort and ease of living in a cozy town, you will also appreciate the easy access to New York City and other major metropolitan areas. Information on how to travel from Binghamton to other U.S. cities: http://www.binghamton.edu/oip/ddp/about-binghamton.html
2015-2016 Estimate of Costs at Binghamton University
(as of February 2016, subject to change. http://www.binghamton.edu/admissions/cost.html)
The estimate doesn't include travel, personal expenses, entertainment, and special purchases. The amount students should budget for personal expenses and travel is a personal decision and varies significantly from student to student.
Apply online from this website. The DDP application consists of a DDP Admission Form, a Financial Statement, a Bank Statement certifying sufficient funds of 41,000 USD, Code of Conduct Acknowledgement, Official copy of TOEFL/IELTS test report, High School Transcript, and Minimum CGPA Acknowledgement. Click to download the DDP Application Process.pdf.