Ph.D. On Campus


Bilkent University

48 months
14500 USD/year
6258 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemistry programme from Bilkent University provides graduate and undergraduate courses and hands-on laboratory training in basic and applied areas of Chemistry.


Current research areas of the Chemistry programme from Bilkent University are solid-state chemistry, organic and organometallic chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, polymer/supramolecular chemistry, cage compounds, surface chemistry, catalysis, electrochemistry and nanostructured materials for sustainable energy systems, renewable energy generation, energy conversion, and chemical/electrical energy storage, focusing on nanomaterials, electronics, sensors, solid-state devices, display systems, petrochemicals, medical diagnostics, cancer therapy, drug delivery, and automotive and aerospace applications, origins of electrostatics, mechano-chemical reactions, soft robotics.

Degree Requirements

21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. 

A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters. The maximum durations is 12 semesters.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics
  • Academic Practices
  • CHEM Graduate electives
  • Graduate electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


21 alternative credits

21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level is required.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
157 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı/Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) or GRE scores. GMAT scores are required for graduate programs in Business Administration.)
    • Fluency in written and oral English. Please see the websites of each graduate school for the list of accepted tests.
    • Official transcripts.
    • Recommendations from instructors or others qualified to evaluate academic ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6258 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6258 USD per year during 48 months.

14,500 USD for international students and 45.000 TL for Turkish students

Living costs for Ankara

1600 - 2350 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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