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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
The curriculum of the Philosophy programme from Bilkent University is broad based in that the students are required to complete courses in a number of academic fields other than philosophy, i.e., physics, biology, computers, mathematics, economics, languages, literature, arts and history. 
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The aim of the Philosophy programme from Bilkent University is threefold: 

  • by exploring influential philosophical arguments and ways of arguing, the department intends to impart upon the students the intellectual resources to discern lines of thought and courses of action that are defensible as opposed to ill-considered; 
  • the department aims to foster background capabilities---self-reliance, judging well when making decisions, creativity in problem-solving, adaptability, argumentative acumen and so forth---that complement and are essential to the good use of vocational skills;
  • by investigating abstract problems and arguments in depth and by adopting an analytic stance the department aims to provide students with a solid platform from which to pursue graduate studies in philosophy.

The department places a premium upon: 

  • discussion-based class work, encouraging the students to be actively part of the learning experience; 
  • essay-based assessment (complemented by a drafting process and a series of essay tutorials); 
  • tutorials and ongoing feedback; 
  • trusting the students to come to terms with the original texts, rather than asking them to work from watered-down commentaries on those texts;
  • the development of each student's ability to pursue independent research (culminating in the fourth year where a thesis is completed on a chosen topic under the supervision of a faculty member).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • Collegiate Activities Program
  • History of Turkey  
  • Epistemology
  • Rationalists  
  • Basic Physics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A minimum diploma score of 28 out of 45. Mimimum one HL subject related to the applied program.
  • Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal holders in International Science Olympiads recognized by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and  Technical Research Council of Turkey)
  • SAT Reasoning Test: A minimum score of 900 out of 1600 in “Math” and “Critical Reading” sections.
  • SAT Subject Test: A minimum score of 500 out of 800 from mimimum two sections related to the applied program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7685 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7685 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 45.000 TL for Turkish students

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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