Dual Diploma Program at Binghamton University
*This program is only for incoming Dual-Diploma Program (DDP) students, who have already started their studies at Istanbul Technical University or Middle East Technical University. If you are not a DDP student, you are NOT ALLOWED to apply for this program.
This dual diploma program (DDP) is an undergraduate program in which students spend half of their education at a State University of New York (SUNY) campus and the other 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. If you wish to learn more about DDP at Binghamton University, please visit:
*This program is for Turkish students who have already been admitted to the Dual-Diploma Program.
Study in two countries: This dual-diploma program offers students a highly unique experience and prepares them for an increasingly globalized world. Studying in two different countries, DDP students will receive two diplomas--one from a distinguished American university and the other from a distinguished Turkish university upon completion of all academic requirements.
English proficiency: Students develop excellent language skills as they study at an English medium university in Turkey and as they live and study in the United States.
Bi-cultural experience: This program allows 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, this program is academically rigorous, as students must fulfill all academic requirements of both the Turkish university and the SUNY school to complete the degree and to receive both diplomas.
DDP students may choose to live on campus. For more information on on-campus housing, including the costs, please visit https://www.binghamton.edu/residential-life/. 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 the winter session, athletes who have events during the 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 break housing requests.
Students may also to choose to live off campus. For more information, please visit https://www.binghamton.edu/oip/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 are 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
2018-2019 Cost Estimate at Binghamton University
(as of November 2017, 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.
The DDP application consists of a DDP Admission Form, a Financial Statement, a Bank Statement certifying sufficient funds of 42,100 USD, a Code of Conduct Acknowledgement, an Official copy of TOEFL/IELTS test report, High School Transcript, and a Minimum CGPA Acknowledgement. Click to download the DDP Application Process.pdf.