Bilkent University is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Economics.

Student Experiences
Areas of study open to exchange students

All, including Economics, Business, Accounting, Social Sciences etc.

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Language of instruction

English. Bilkent University is an English medium University. Therefore, applicants are required to provide a proof of their proficiency in English by presenting a letter issued by their home University International Exchange Office indicating that they can follow the courses in English.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Estimated living costs per month
Housing assistance

Bilkent offers free on-campus accomodation for incoming exchange students. More information:

Grading system

Bilkent University's official grading system uses letter grades with pluses and minuses. Passing grades range from A+ to D; F, FX is failing. The quality-point equivalents of the grades are:

A+ 4.00 B+ 3.30 C+ 2.30 D+ 1.30 F    0.00
A   4.00 B   3.00 C   2.00 D   1.00 FX 0.00
A- 3.70 B- 2.70 C- 1.70    

Other grades used are S (Satisfactory), U (Unsatisfactory), I (Incomplete), P (In Progress), T (Transfer), and W (Withdraw). These grades do not have quality-point equivalents.

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Number of places available

2 places per year

Visa and Residence Permit

You will need a "student visa" to enter Turkey. Please make sure that you apply for the student visa at the Turkish Consulate in your country as soon as you receive your acceptance letter. Make travel arrangements accordingly, so that you will allow adequate time for your visa to be processed prior to your departure.

You are required to apply for a residence permit in person within a month of your arrival. This permit is obtained from the Ankara Emniyet Müdürlüğü (Department of Security). The Office of Exchange Programs personnel will accompany you when you apply for a residence permit during orientation weeks.

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The International Student Office offers an extensive orientation programme at the start of the semester. This includes a campus tour, excursions in Ankara, sports events and workshops on Turkish culture.

Youtube clip with student experiences 

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands