Bilkent University is recognized and ranked worldwide as the premier institution of higher education in Turkey. Located in the country's capital city Ankara, a vibrant metropolis of 4.5 million, the university serves a hub of academic, social, and cultural activity.
Bilkent University was founded in 1984 as Turkey's first private, non-profit institution of higher education. With world-renowned scholars among its faculty and top-notch facilities throughout its campus, Bilkent attracts many of Turkey's brightest high school graduates. The university hosts over 13,000 students pursuing degrees in 29 undergraduate and 51 graduate programs.
Bilkent University prides itself on its truly international perspective. The medium of instruction at Bilkent is English, and its international community of scholars and students forms an essential component of the university's academic and social life. International faculty and instructors make up more than a quarter of all academic staff, representing 40 different countries. There is a growing body of full-time
international students as well as exchange students visiting from more than 250 partner institutions.
Bilkent campus has a lively cultural and social atmosphere. Located in the campus, the University dormitories, which offer free on-campus accommodation for incoming exchange students provide a peaceful, secure and comfortable living environment for more than 4,000 students. The 500-hectare campus is only 12 kilometers from the center of Ankara, with easy access to the city's parks, shopping areas, cultural activities, museums, and entertainment venues. In addition, Bilkent's location in the historically rich Anatolian heartland allows easy access to other cities, traditional villages, stunning landscapes, historic sites and places of great cultural interest throughout the country.
Chief among the factors that ensure a high standard of education at Bilkent is a faculty actively engaged in research. As mentors and instructors, they interact with students in modern classrooms and state- of-the-art laboratories, connected by an extensive computer and internet infrastructure. Bilkent actively invests in new educational and research technologies. Undergraduates may take part in projects conducted in high-tech facilities.
Bilkent University provides a rich and diverse environment for learning and intellectual growth.
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