English Language Proficiency

The medium of instruction at Bilkent University is English. Students may present results from one of the recognized international exams or take Bilkent University’s own Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE) exam upon arrival and registration. Students who cannot meet proficiency requirements are required to attend the English Language Preparatory Program.

Recognized external exams and required scores are:

IELTS – 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 on each section
(IELTS score sheet should be sent directly from the test center to Bilkent University)

TOEFL iBT – 87 in total
(TOEFL score sheet should be sent directly from ETS to Bilkent University – CODE: 0620)

External exam results should be within their two-year validity period at the time of registration.

The Bilkent University School of English Language reserves the right to check the validity of exam results and not to accept a result.