Bilkent University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2024
Young University Rankings 2024
Bilkent, Bilkent, Ankara, 06800, Turkey

About Bilkent University

Bilkent University is a non-profit private university in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded in October 1984 and first started to admit students in 1986.

The name "Bilkent" is an acronym of "bilim kenti" which is Turkish for "city of learning and science".

The university is spread over three campuses approximately 12km from the city centre. It has nine faculties including business administration, education, engineering, humanities and letters, law and science among others. Courses are all taught in English.

The university offers 29 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programmes. Faculty members come from more than 40 countries around the world.

There are a number of sports clubs at the university that students can get involved with, with training from university staff. The most well known sports teams are the Bilkent Goats (ultimate frisbee) and Bilkent Judges (football).

There are also 100 student clubs that organise regular activities on campus including the underwater sports society, the international relations club, the Quidditch club, the Chess society and the modern dance society among others. There are frequent lectures, art exhibitions, and talks that are held throughout the year that students can attend.

The Student Union is the main organiser of the Mayfest, the university's annual summer ball. it consists of a number of activities as well as concerts from Turkish pop and rock bands throughout the week.

There are a number of services on campus for students including dining services, health centre, counselling services, disability services, a bookshop, art gallery and Radio Bilkent which is staffed by students and university staff.

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Key statistics

  • 14.8
    No. of students per staff
  • 8%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 46 : 54
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 36%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 9,109
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Bilkent University

  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Architecture
    • Archaeology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Education

    • Education
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
  • Law

    • Law