Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program

International students: The language of education is exclusively English. For life on campus, and to some extent beyond, English is entirely adequate. Introductory classes in Turkish are available but optional.

Scholarship: The Department provides comprehensive financial support for most of the graduate students throughout their studies, subject to satisfactory standing. The support includes a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, health insurance, office space, and on-campus accommodation( (for those who need it). 

Housing: All students on the graduate program, whose home address is not in Ankara, are offered free accommodation, in two-person dormitory rooms for those on the M.S. program and single-person dormitory rooms for those on the Ph.D. program. Larger apartments and apartments for married students are available at an additional cost.

Health Insurance: The University covers the cost of private health insurance.

Location: Bilkent University is located on a pleasant campus outside of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Ankara, being in the center of Anatolia, is well-situated for coach visits to many locations of historic or cultural interest:,,,

Application Process: Online Application Form 
- Early deadline: 31 March 2023
- Interviews: 24-26 April 2023
- Regular deadline: 31 May 2023
- Interviews: 19-21 June 2021

Submitted documentation must include: statement of purpose, university transcript, at least two recommendation letters, GRE or ALES scores, proof of English proficiency. Turkish nationals must supply ALES scores. International applicants are to supply GRE scores. Full details can be found at

Visas for International Students: The duration of the visa application process varies from country to country. In some cases, the process may take up to 8 weeks.

Graduate Supervisors:

Adnan Akay

Luca Biancofiore

Melih Çakmakcı

Barbaros Çetin

Yegan Erdem

Selim Hanay

Ali Javili

Yiğit Karpat

Onur Özcan

İlker Temizer

Yıldıray Yıldız


For Your Questions:

Yıldıray Yıldız, Assistant Professor

E-Mail:,  Phone: +90 (312) 290-3065


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