Student Experiences


Marc Anthony Steinbuchel, Germany
Department of Business Administration

Bilkent University has always proven to be set on pushing the academic boundaries and always striving for the top with their internationally experienced professors and English-taught academic programs. However, apart from their academic success, notable accreditations and high ratings, one key feature, which I believe gives any student many opportunities, is the amount of international diversity within the university’s programs, faculty and students. Bilkent University is by far a great example of an academic institution that upholds an internationally-mixed atmosphere through their student and faculty bodies and their extensively ranging study abroad programs. The growing influx of international students as incoming exchange students just show how this university is being appreciated and recommended to other students. Additionally, Bilkent University offers their own students the chance of studying and living in a foreign country through their extensively ranging study abroad programs, which covers the four corners of the world. Therefore, as a German national who has graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration and has completed a study abroad program at Sydney, Australia, I can assure you that Bilkent University is an opportunity of a lifetime.

Matthew Guenther, USA
Department of International Relations

When first thinking about studying abroad, I never even thought about Turkey. Though, once Turkey was brought to my attention, I realized how little I knew about this country and culture. Due to this, it made perfect sense to travel to Turkey in order to experience and learn first-hand what Turkey is all about. Originally, I came to Turkey for only a year, but the hospitality of the people, their rich culture, and of course the food convinced me to transfer my credits to Bilkent University and become a full-time student there. I transferred to Bilkent because it is considered an elite school in Turkey and internationally respected. Bilkent offers an excellent education with a mix of American and European pedagogical traditions. If you’re looking for an awesome adventure for your study abroad experience, I highly recommend going to Turkey and studying at Bilkent University. You will make wonderful memories and lifelong friends.

Zehra Murad, Azerbaijan
Department of Economics
Bilkent became my home once I came to Turkey first time. I have stayed in and traveled to different places of Turkey but Bilkent was the only place where I could communicate easily (at those time when my Turkish was not so good), get all that I needed in one place and enjoy beautiful green surrounding everyday of my life. I hope to be back to Bilkent teaching some day, why not? This is definitely an international environment that I have enjoyed all along.

Seyeh Hesamoddin Nabavi, Iran
Department of Business Administration,
Bilkent University ESN Bilkent (Erasmus Student Network) member

As a foreigner who has been in Bilkent for 4 years, I believe Bilkent is the best choice for the international students, in Turkey, to learn a new culture, besides building a strong academic background in any field of interest. Strong faculty members, sophisticated and convenient campus life and very friendly people around campus make my experiences in Bilkent and Turkey exciting, fun and unforgettable… I believe every student must experience Bilkent and Turkey once.