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  • Locations: Ankara, Turkey
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 01-Oct-2020 02-Oct-2020 TBA TBA
Program Description:

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Bilkent University Exchange
(College of Design students only)


The College of Design and Bilkent University's Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture participate in a reciprocal exchange agreement. This agreement is primarily for interior design students in the fall semester of their junior year.  However, upon mutual agreement, students majoring in other College of Design disciplines may participate. The program seeks to broaden the scope of the academic curriculum and to provide a unique learning experience for students in an overseas environment, as well as to promote cooperation between the two institutions. This exchange program is normally for undergraduate students, but upon mutual agreement, participants may be graduate students.

Additional information about Bilkent University can be found at:
Additional information about the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture can be found at:

Program Prerequisites and Criteria for Participant Selection

Participants in all College of Design international programs must meet the following requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Accepted into departmental program of study
  • Clear academic record including no status of academic warning or probation in the semester prior to or the semester of international program participation
In addition, the following requirements apply to the Bilkent University exchange program:
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Junior standing for interior design students (during semester of participation); others by mutual agreement
  • Completion of standard admission documents
  • Pariticpants are subject to regular academic selection criteria at the host university
  • The acceptance of exchangees is conditional on obtaining the necessary immigration and travel clearance
The College of Design may check a participant's current GPA and/or academic status at any time. Failure to maintain the required GPA or the failure to maintain a clear academic record may affect participation in an international program.

Costs and Financial Assistance

ISU students participating in this exchange program will pay ISU tuition and fees.

ISU students are also responsible for the following expenses:
  • Transportation to and from host institution
  • Room and board expenses (free on-campus accommodations are available to incoming exchange students at BU on a first come, first served basis)
  • CISI insurance
  • Books and supplies
  • Passport and visa costs
  • All other debts and incidental expenses incurred during the course of the exchange period
Participants may be able to apply their financial aid packages to study at Bilkent University and should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information. The college offers financial assistance in the form of scholarships specifically for students studying abroad.


All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.22 per day. More information is available at the links below:

CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101

CISI Policy Information

Application Process

ISU students interested in this exchange program must first apply here at ISUAbroad to participate. Once the application has been reviewed in the College of Design, and the student has been accepted as a potential candidate to study at Bilkent, further information will be provided to the student about the second stage of the Bilkent University application process.