Bilkent University


Founded by a Turkish Paediatrician, Prof. İhsan Doğramacı, Bilkent University is a non-profit private institute in Ankara, Turkey. A research-oriented faculty is one of the most important components in ensuring a high standard of education at Bilkent. They work with students in sophisticated classrooms and cutting-edge laboratories as mentors and teachers.

Located in the country's capital Ankara, Bilkent University is a hub of social, academic and cultural activities. This institute has a genuinely international standpoint. With top-notch facilities and world-renowned faculty Bilkent attracts the talented and brightest students. Faculty members from more than 40 nations make up more than a quarter of the academic staff. It has a growing body of International and exchange students from 200 partner institutes worldwide.

The University offers several scholarships, and around 45% of students benefit from these scholarships. Bilkent University ranks highest in the country regarding research grants externally from national funding agencies. A strong network of scholars around the globe provides a rich research environment at the University. Here students get the atmosphere of intellectual and learning growth encompassing the arts, humanities, sciences and technology.


The students at Bilkent University hail from all over the world. There are about 10,000 students at Bilkent, including 800 international students.

Bilkent Student Union is the representative body for the students in the University. The union organizes and sponsors many events, including the summer festival and Mayfest. Various student societies organize activities daily, which are mainly open to everyone. Students Events Center of Bilkent coordinates and supervises the student clubs and organisations activities. The University hosts several events regarding performing arts and music. Bilkent University also sponsors art exhibitions, frequent lectures and literary evenings all over the academic year.

Under the training of university staff, students get a chance to participate in many sports courses. Bilkent University presents many teams and individuals in varsity tournaments and contests in different sports. Favourite teams of the University are the ultimate team and football team and the Bilkent Goats and Bilkent Judges, respectively.


The University contains 26 dormitories with a comfortable and peaceful environment. These dormitories offer the residence for about 4,000 national and international students. So, while living there, you get to meet people from diverse cultures worldwide.

It also offers free on-campus residence for exchange students. Furthermore, you can choose to stay in a single room but having a roommate allows you to learn more about Turkish culture and language.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, Bilkent University ranks 561-570.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Bilkent University ranks 601-800.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Bilkent University at 643.


Bilkent University
Üniversiteler, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara, Turkey

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