About Bilkent University

Bilkent is an English-medium, private, non-profit research university located in Turkey. Situated in the country's capital Ankara, a vibrant metropolis of 5 million, Bilkent is a hub of academic, social, and cultural activity.

Currently, there are 13,000 students seeking degrees in 29 undergraduate and 58 graduate programs. 62% of Bilkent University's student body benefits from a variety of scholarships. 43% of the undergraduate students are awarded scholarships that are equivalent to full scholarship.

Bilkent University has a truly international perspective. The international community of scholars and students forms an essential component of academic programs, research activities, and social life. International faculty members make up more than a quarter of all academic staff, representing 40 countries. There is a growing body of full-time international students, as well as exchange students from some 293 partner institutions worldwide.

Bilkent faculty members are prolific scholars in their fields. Academic papers published by faculty have a sizable footprint in literature and many get highly cited. The university ranks highest in Turkey in terms of the number of external research grants from national funding agencies. Collaborations with a network of scholars around the globe are a vital component of the University’s interdisciplinary research climate.

Bilkent University is proud to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing the sciences, technology, humanities, and the arts.

Come to Bilkent and discover the world!

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Key statistics

  • 10,007
    Number of Students
  • 45 : 55
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 14.4
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings

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