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Admission for Outgoing Students

Application Requirements


3th year 1st semester; 3th year 2nd semester; 4th year 1st semester

  • Full-time first year graduate students
  • Part-time MBA students according to their graduation plan.
  • Application form
  • Proposed course selection form
  • CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Transcript from SRS

Application period is at the beginning of spring semester every year.

Selection Criteria

Students are evaluated based on the following:
%50 Academic Performance / CGPA
%50 Language Evaluation / Cope – ENG 101 – ENG 102

Course Selection

Many host universities will ask you to submit a learning agreement when you apply, outlining a provisional study plan for your exchange year or semester. This Learning Agreement has to be duly signed by the coordinators of home and host institution. Please leave a copy of your Learning Agreement before your departure and fill out “Changes to the Learning Agreement Form” if you need to change a course after you arrive in host country.

You have to receive above ECTS “E” grade; E, FX, F grades are not definitely accepted. Outgoing exchange students are expected to take a course load equivalent to that of typical Bilkent chemistry student.
Consult your Exchange Coordinator about your course selection.

Asst. Prof. Emrah Ozensoy

Office: SB #312
E-mail: ozensoy@fen.bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90 (312) 290-2121
Fax: +90 (312) 266-4068

Partner Universities

Bilkent Chemistry Department has been actively involved in exchange programs and has established bilateral agreements with some of the leading universities of the world. Students who are interested in studying abroad are encouraged to apply.


Practical Issues for Outgoing Students

Visa and Residence Permit

Outgoing exchange students are responsible for their visa and residence permit applications. They should keep in mind that getting a visa and residence permit can take up to 6 weeks.


Paying the regular Bilkent tuition or having a scholarship covers the tuition abroad, but the students are responsible from:

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Living expenses
  • Visa
  • Health Insurance
  • Residence Permit


Our exchange partners usually arrange or help in arranging housing for the incoming students. This requires that outgoing students apply with special accommodation reservation forms well in advance. Sometimes a small housing deposit has to be paid beforehand.

Erasmus Grant

An Erasmus grant is available to only some outgoing students to assist with the extra costs of studying and living abroad. Bilkent University does not guarantee financial aid to all outgoing exchange students. The number of students who receive Erasmus grant depends on the budget received form the National Agency. That’s why, only some students with higher rankings will be able to receive Erasmus grant.

The amount of the grant may vary from year to year – it is set by the National Agency, and is calculated on the basis of the length of the Erasmus period.

The grant is usually paid in two installments – the first normally comprises approximately two thirds of the total grant, with the second comprising the remaining third.