Bilkent University – the first private, nonprofit university in Turkey – was founded on October 20, 1984, by Professor Ihsan Dogramaci, M.D., with the fundamental aim of creating a center of excellence in higher education and research. The name “Bilkent” exemplifies this aim, since it is an acronym of “bilim kenti”: Turkish for “city of learning and science.”
Bilkent University’s faculties, schools and other academic units offer degree programs, enriched learning opportunities and the chance to study, not only in Ankara but in places across Turkey and in a number of other countries as well.
Students benefit from a hallmark of education at Bilkent: close communication between faculty and students.
A student-to-professor ratio of 14:1 creates an environment characterized by personal attention and instructor accessibility.
Add in a faculty dedicated to teaching, with a true commitment to each student’s academic and personal advancement, and you have a combination that will put you on the path to a brilliant future.
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The Office of International Students plays a significant role on the internationalization path of Bilkent University by promoting its programs and providing support for all international academic affairs.
In order to ensure easy transition of the students, the Office provides assistance and guidance to both international degree-seeking students and incoming/outgoing exchange students through all phases of their academic and social conduct.
As well as providing information on procedural matters, such as application process, course selection and accommodation opportunities, via orientation programs and cultural trips, the Office of International Students offers ongoing help to all international students.
Our dormitories - consisting of 26 buildings with various designs and features, provide a peaceful, secure, comfortable, pleasant and hygienic atmosphere for more than 4,000 Turkish and international students from diverse backgrounds, who have chosen to take advantage of the excellence in higher education offered by Bilkent University.
Our special and standard dormitories, all located on our Main and East Campuses, offer single, double, triple, quadriple and suite accommodation alternatives for our students, at varying rates.
The Bilkent Computer Center (BCC) provides extensive computing resources and services to meet all of the University’s administrative, educational and research computing requirements.
The center maintains high performance file and computation servers as well as general-purpose labs equipped with personal computers. All are connected to BILNET, Bilkent University’s internet provider.
The Health Centers, located on the Main and East Campuses, provide health services to students and personnel. The Health Centers offer the services of a public health specialist, a pediatrician, a neurologist, general practitioners, gynecologists, ophthalmologists, psychiatrists, a dermatologist, an orthopedist, a dentist, an ENT specialist, three emergency medical technicians and one paramedic.
A student at Bilkent has plenty of opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically. If you like sports, all the facilities you need for exercise, practice and competition are provided. If you are interested in getting involved in school clubs and organizations, there are many to choose from.
If you want to meet peers from around the globe who have come to call Bilkent home, then you will find a close-knit international community.
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Groups and clubs established with the support of the Council regularly organize talks, panels, concerts, exhibitions, competitions, parties, and festivals, and host numerous renowned politicians, business people, artists, and scientists.
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