Bilkent University

Program Details

Program Location Ankara, Turkey
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20285
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
2024-25 Academic Year 09/09/24 to 05/28/25
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Bilkent University

Downtown Ankara

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.

For more information about the university, please visit the university website.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Bilkent University

Bilkent Campus

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing 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] [Daniels School of Business] [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.


Free on-campus accommodations for incoming exchange students. Subject to availability, this offer is for double rooms at Bilkent's student dormitories. Students are expected to file their requests before the relevant deadline. Allocations are made on a first come first serve basis. Room type may differ based on availability.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
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: Fall 2023

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 $50.00
Visa $50.00
Books and Supplies $130.00
Meals $1,900.00
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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online 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

Bilkent Campus

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