We empower and inspire pre-service and in-service teachers to make meaningful and effective contributions to their educational communities. We prepare teachers and future educational leaders at an international level of excellence. Along with these achievements, we  advance innovative teaching and research, thus serving to stimulate curriculum and policy reforms in education. 


A Program for Tomorrow’s Teacher

The Graduate School of Education at Bilkent was founded in 2000 from the vision of Professor İhsan Doğramacı. The GSE implements an advanced model for teacher education which includes an MA degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a teaching certificate program, awarding qualified teacher status, and an International Baccalaureate teaching learning certificate. 

Every student accepted into the program is granted a scholarship, which includes tuition, school visits in Ankara and as well as other cities, and their internship in England. For those with homes outside Ankara, free accommodation is also available on campus. As a result, students from all walks of life are able to pursue an intensive but rewarding two-year program without too much financial angst. 

Graduates find teaching jobs, usually before they graduate, in Turkey’s prestigious private schools, many of which implement the IB diploma program.

Bilkent University

Founded in 1984, Bilkent University is a non-profit English-medium foundation university, which is located on a beautiful campus near Ankara, the capital of Turkey and the cradle of civilizations. Bilkent is a vibrant international community with more than 800 faculty members, one-fourth of this number coming from 34 countries. Currently there are about 13,000 students in 9 faculties and 2 four-year vocational schools. With funds from the endowments provided by the founder, the university each year awards scholarships to more than 50% of the student body. Bilkent University has exchange agreements with universities from countries such as Australia, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America. Bilkent University’s Symphony Orchestra performs about 30 concerts every year, inviting internationally renowned artists. Bilkent University boasts a beautiful campus, conveniently located about 8 km from the city center of Ankara, in a serene and pleasant neighborhood. For more information: http://w3.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent/