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This university is located in Ankara, Turkey. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
Bilkent University, a private university, was founded in 1984 by Ihsan Dogramaci and was later approved by an act of Parliament. The aim was to create a center of excellence in higher education and research. The name "Bilkent" exemplifies the founder's aim, since it is an acronym of "bilim kenti," Turkish for "city of learning and science".
In addition to the buildings housing the various departments, classrooms, laboratories and the library, the campus facilities include housing for faculty members and their families, a concert hall, student dormitories, a gymnasium and sport fields, a Student Union building, cafeterias and an auditorium. The Bilkent University Campus is about 12 kilometers from the Civic Center and is connected by a regular bus service to the city. It occupies an area of about 500 hectares on the hills outside Ankara.
Bilkent is offering FREE HOUSING for incoming exchange students. Please see more information here.
- on-campus dormitories
- off-campus apartment/room for rent
Dormitories are provided for those students who wish to live on campus. Dormitory housing is guaranteed for exchange students.
- NO meal plan
- on-campus dining
On campus there are several cafeterias, sandwich bars and fast-food restaurants, the joint capacity of which is sufficient to serve all students. There are also fast food and fine restaurants in the shopping center in the neighborhood of the campus.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For detailed course information: click here
Most courses are taught in English. A non-credit, intensive Turkish course is offered at Bilkent during program orientation. There is also a for-credit Turkish class for international students offered during the semester.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 Bilkent credit = 1.428 GT credit
Bilkent Grade = US Grade
A, A+- = A
B+, B = B
C+, C = C
D+, D = D
F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.