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Bilkent University

Program Location Ankara, Turkey
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20285
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info

Bilkent University
Downtown Ankara

This program is currently suspended due to the US Department of State Travel Warning. Please research other options using our 'Program Search' or by visiting the Study Abroad Office.  

 University: Bilkent University is a private university founded in 1984 to provide high quality education for Turkish students taught in English. Over 10,000 students are enrolled in nine faculties: Art & Design, Business, Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Law and Performing Arts. 

Location: The campus is located on the western edge of Ankara, the Turkish capital. Residential housing is available on campus, as are numerous eating, shopping, and sports facilities. Free shuttle buses operate around the clock between the campus and the city center.

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For more program information, please visit the program website.


Bilkent University
Anitkabir, Ataturk's Mausoleum

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Rooms in campus residence halls are arranged for single, double, and four person occupancy. Facilities include central heating, social and study areas, laundry and ironing rooms, kitchens and bathing facilities. A resident supervisor and assistant live in each residence hall in order to provide on-hand support to students. Food may be purchased from campus grocery stores or meals may be purchased at any of the restaurants or cafeterias on campus.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2014

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,150.00
Local Transportation$300.00
Books and Supplies$130.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,000.00 -$2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Bilkent University
Carpet market at Ankara

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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