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Music, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
Since its founding the main objective of the Music programme from Bilkent University has been to train artists, educators and researchers with high creative and interpretative skills in various fields of music.
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Key facts of the Music programme from Bilkent University

The Faculty's departments are today internationally renowned for their excellence in education, international artistic ensembles and activities.

In addition to the undergraduate and graduate programs, preparatory primary and high schools for music were also founded with the aim of starting music education at the earliest possible age. In order to expand music education to everyone, regardless of age and profession, programs such as the Early Music Training Program for children and "Part-time Music Education" have been ongoing since its founding. Graduate programs cover studies in "music performance and interpretation" in all majors, "conducting" and "music composition".

The Music Department offers 

Bachelor of Music-B.M., Master of Arts-M.A., Proficiency in Art in Music degrees in the following programs and fields;

Theory and Composition Option - B.M., M.A., Pr.A.M.      

Composition. Instrument Option - B.M., M.A., Pr.A.M. 

  • Piano, Classical Guitar, Percussion, 
  • Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, 
  • Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba. 
Conducting Option - M.A. 

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:

  • English and Composition 
  • Orientation
  • Freshman Concert 
  • Department Seminar
  • Composition
  • Techniques of Notation and Instrumentation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • 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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