English Language Preparatory Program
According to the 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings, Bilkent University leads the world with regard to the percentage of open-access publications. The Leiden Rankings are reported annually by the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University in the Netherlands. In the 2019, Bilkent University was ranked 82nd in the inaugural Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings among the top three universities in Turkey on the list. Bilkent University has been named as Turkey’s highest-ranked university in two of the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings for 2019: the QS Top 50 Under 50 and the QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Bilkent University has been listed among the world’s elite institutions in 9 of the 46 subjects covered by QS World University Rankings by Subject (March 2017).
The English Language Preparatory Program helps students acquire the required level of English for entry into academic programs in their chosen departments. The program has a highly qualified teaching body of approximately 150 local and international instructors. Students registered to Bilkent University, based on their performance on the school’s in-house proficiency test called the Proficiency in Academic English (PAE), either start their degree programs or are placed in one of the five levels in the English Language Preparatory Program. Students may study in the program for up to two academic years. Through a learner-centered approach to teaching, the program equips students with English language and academic skills for them to be able to use their knowledge effectively in all aspects of life.
The English Language Preparatory Program provides instructors with a professional and stimulating place to work. Early career instructors joining the program are supported through a structured in-service training course. The program has also been running the Cambridge English Delta courses since 1992 (previously known as DOTE and DTEFLA) and the course is offered to instructors on scholarship.
For further information about the English Language Preparatory Program and to access the application form, please visit http://prep.bilkent.edu.tr