Çağlayan Karaoğlu Bircan was born in Kırklareli. When she was one year old she went with her parents to Germany and finished elementary and secondary school education in Germany. After returning to Turkey she made higher education at the German teaching department in the University of Marmara in İstanbul. After graduation she worked for 9 years as german teacher. In 1998, she started working at the University of Trakya in Edirne as lecturer for German language and teachings, where she is still working . 2002 made she her master degree at the University of İstanbul. Since 2012 she does a PhD in the field of interdisciplinary disability studies and since 2014 in the field of german language and teaching.
In addition to this ongoing doctoral program, she completed his doctorate in the German Language and Education Doctorate Program at Trakya University Institute of Social Sciences in 2020 and received the title of doctor.