Located in the country's capital city Ankara, a vibrant metropolis of 5 million, the university serves as a hub of academic, social, and cultural activity. 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 over 34 countries. There is a growing body of full-time international students and exchange students coming from 67 countries.
Bilkent University offers a lively cultural and social atmosphere. In addition to the many activities and events that take place on its 500-hectare campus, there is easy access to the city's parks, shopping areas, cultural activities, museums, and entertainment venues. Moreover, Bilkent's location in the historically rich Anatolian heartland allows convenient travel to other cities, traditional villages, stunning landscapes, historic sites, and places of cultural interest throughout the country.
Bilkent University ranked 54th in the 2018 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings. 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 ranging from nanotechnology centers to digital content creation and editing laboratories. To support its students' academic success, Bilkent provides unlimited access to computer labs around the clock.
The Bilkent University Library is the most extensive academic library in the country. In addition to its large collection of books, the Library provides onsite and remote access to journals and databases to meet the scholarly needs of students and faculty.
Bilkent University provides a rich and diverse environment for learning and intellectual growth.
Bilkent University also offers free on-campus accommodation for incoming Erasmus+ and exchange students. Subject to availability, this offer is valid for double rooms at Bilkent's students dormitories.
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