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Bilkent University
Ankara, Turkey (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
University Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Housing Type: Student Dormitories Minimum GPA: 2.5
Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish Study Abroad Adviser: Wyatt Schmitz
University Name:
Bilkent University
Language Category:
Language Category B
Study Level: Graduate, Law, Undergraduate
Program Description:

Bilkent University


  • Set in the capital city of Ankara, Bilkent University is a major center of research
  • Courses taught in English, in a variety of subjects – from engineering to humanities and arts
  • Free, extensive pre-semester orientation course, including Turkish language courses, tours and various activities around Ankara
FREE housing for exchange students!

Program Requirements
  • 2.5 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 2 Recommendation letters from any OU professor
  • Host University Application
  • Student Visa
The faculty to student ratio is only 1:10, and class sizes range from 5-60 students, with an average class size of about 20 students. 

Exchange students can take a number of courses in the following faculties:
  • Applied Technology and Management
  • Art, Design and Architecture
  • Economics and Social Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Letters
  • Law
  • Science
Click here to search for specific courses within the above faculties.

To see courses previously taken by OU students at City University of Hong Kong and their OU equivalents click the following link: Bilkent University - Course Equivalency Information.

Academic Calendar
  • The Fall semester usually runs from early September - January.
  • The Spring semester usually runs from February - May.
Money Matters
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to Bilkent University.

Use this Bilkent University Budget Estimate to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started! Housing
Bilkent University offers free on-campus accommodations for incoming exchange students!
Subject to availability, this offer is valid for double rooms at Bilkent’s student dormitories. Explore the on-campus housing options by clicking here

Get Started
Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for the Middle East to move on to Phase 2!

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/21/2016
03/04/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 09/18/2016 09/23/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/19/2017 03/03/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/19/2017 03/03/2017 TBA TBA

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