Bilkent University is home to a large group of scientists with diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in understanding the structure and function of the brain in health and disease. In 2014 Bilkent University will launch an interdisciplinary neuroscience graduate program, that offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Neuroscience. Areas of research include systems-, cellular & molecular-, developmental-, cognitive-, social-, and behavioral neuroscience, neuroengineering, neuroeconomics, neuroprosthetics, neurogenomics and optogenetics. We have admitted our first group of graduate students for the Fall term 2014.
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The deadlines for Fall 2019-2020 Semester;
Early: 26 March 2019
Regular: 10 June 2019
Interviews will be conducted;
Early: 16-17 April 2019
Regular: 27-28 June 2019
Application Requirements for MS and PhD students
BS graduation CGPA
ALES is required from resident Turkish citizens who are applying for the graduate programs. Turkish citizens who are residents of foreign countries and those applicants who are not Turkish citizens may provide GRE scores instead of ALES.
PhD: 55 (quantitative, for those who hold a M.S degree with thesis.)
PhD: 80 (quantitative, for those who do not hold a M.S. degree with thesis.)
GRE General Test
Turkish citizens who are residents of foreign countries and those applicants who are not Turkish citizens may provide GRE scores instead of ALES.
Ph.D: Minimum* quantitative: 157
Proof of Degree
Yes (if already obtained)
Statement of Purpose
Letter of Recommendation – 2
The deadline for Spring 2016-2017 Semester will be announced soon.
Date of Interview
Interviews will be conducted in the last week of December and or the first week of January. Successful candidates will receive an invitation letter with the exact date and time of the interview.