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  4. School of Applied Languages
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  6. Department of Accounting Information Systems


Some of the exchange agreements are limited to specific departments, but students may choose courses at Bilkent from all faculties and schools.

If your university has an exchange agreement with Bilkent University, you are invited to apply to Bilkent University as an exchange student. If not, the School of Applied Languages welcomes new Erasmus exchange partners directly. Students are recommended to apply to Bilkent University by contacting the International Office of their home universities.

Students who are currently enrolled in a partner university may apply to attend Bilkent University as an "exchange student".

To apply as an exchange student:

  1. You should be a full-time student at your home University.
  2. Your home university and Bilkent University should have an exchange agreement either in the form of Socrates-Erasmus or a general bilateral.
  3. Your university must nominate you.
  4. Applicants are required to provide proof of their proficiency in English by presenting TOEFL scores (213 + TWE 4 or above) or other internationally accepted proficiency examination scores (IELTS, FCE, or CPE).

No additional tuition will be asked by the host University. Credits and grades can be transferred after the termination of the study, provided that students pass the courses in the learning agreement.

For further information, please see the Erasmus web page, or call: +90 312 290 1240 (or 290 1241)

E-mail: exchange [-at-] bilkent.edu.tr


International students who wish to spend a semester or a year at Bilkent earning academic credits toward their home university may apply as visiting students on a tuition basis. The usual course load is five (5) courses per semester. Students should submit an application form, a statement of purpose, a CV, and a transcript. The application deadline is mid-March for the Fall Semester and in October for the Spring Semester.

Outgoing students

The Student Exchange Program gives students the opportunity to study in Europe for one semester or for one full academic year. Students who have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and are currently in their second year are eligible to apply for the program. Students who will participate in the Erasmus program will receive a grant from the European Union to support his or her expenses while abroad.

European exchanges are done within the European Union Erasmus Program and are coordinated separately by each department: Banking and Finance and Accounting Information Systems.

European Erasmus Partners with both Accounting Information Systems and Banking & Finance: Apply with Department Exchange Coordinator (see below)

Required documents for application (all three programs)

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Application form
  4. Transcript

For application information, please see the Department Exchange Coordinator:

Burçak Yakıcı burcakyakici [-at-] bilkent.edu.tr

School of Applied Languages, Bilkent University, Ankara, TURKEY 06800
Phone: +90 312 290 1277 - FAX: +90 312 266 4383 - sal [-at-] bilkent.edu.tr