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YOUR INTERNATIONAL CAREER STARTS HERE
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Bilkent
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APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN, AS YOU LEARN. BILKENT HOTEL IS AMONG THE TOP LUXURY HOTELS IN ANKARA
Practice at Our Own 5* Star Hotel
OUR 3.900 GRADUATES WORK IN LEADING COMPANIES IN 17 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
+ 100 Recruiting Companies
AS A PREMIUM MEMBER OF
EUROCHRIE, WE WORK WITH
THE INDUSTRY TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM
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A global vision in a continuously
changing world​

AT BILKENT THM, WE EDUCATE FUTURE LEADERS OF TOURISM & HOTEL MANAGEMENT THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF ENGLISH, SUPPORTED BY A PRACTICE PROGRAM AND A SEMESTER INTERNSHIP...

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International Scholarship for THM

FROM THE 2020-2021 FALL ACADEMIC SEMESTER, STUDENTS WHO ARE ENROLLED IN THM WITH A 100% OR 50% SCHOLARSHIP, WILL GET AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OF 3000 EUROS TO STUDY OR DO A SEMESTER INTERNSHIP ABROAD.

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Education Excellence

OUR TOURISM AND HOTEL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IS ACCREDITED BY TURAK - THE COUNCIL OF QUALITY ASSURANCE AND ACCREDITATION IN TOURISM EDUCATION

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STAY ON TOP OF THE INDUSTRY! JOIN A UNIQUE NETWORK TAILORED TO BILKENT THM STUDENTS AND GRADUATES!​

What Our Graduates Say

Devrim Kahramanoğlu

Operations Manager
Uncommon London, United Kingdom

“Following my graduation in 2000, I was immediately able to reap the benefits of my education at
Bilkent by securing a job at the highly regarded Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts. Shortly after, in 2002, I
was transferred to the iconic Browns Hotel in London, managed by Raffles Hotels and Resorts. Without a shadow of doubt, my career success, particularly that move from Turkey to England, was a
result of my education at Bilkent, which gave me the necessary skill sets: from excellent command of
the English language to an ability to complete projects using various data in order to articulate a
compelling business case.”

Funda Eratıcı

Regional Director of Sales
Hilton Worldwide

“I truly believe that the education I received at Bilkent University played a crucial role in my career. The
greatest impact came via expert instructors who had actual experience in the hotel business, class
projects that impelled me to investigate and learn on my own with appropriate guidance, and
mandatory internships in the industry that gave a me chance to apply what I had learned in real-life
settings. The internships also gave me visibility with potential employers; I was offered a job right after finishing
school, since I was already considered by my employer to have had some experience.”

Cihan Kıpçak

Executive Chef
Spago İstanbul

“I recently represented my country at the 2018 Oscar celebrations as the first Turkish chef to be invited
to the Oscar ceremonies to introduce Turkish cuisine. I am also in charge of the weekly “Istanbul PopUp” at Spago Beverly Hills, which offers Americans greater familiarity with Turkish cuisine.
I started my career with great equipment and motivation, including the “Most Promising Young
Performer Award” I received on graduation from Bilkent THM. Success is unavoidable if you nurture
your talent and career goals by means of the education and advantages available at Bilkent THM.”

Career Tales

SINCE 1988, WE HAVE HAD OVER 3900 GRADUATES GO ON TO SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN THE INDUSTRY ALL AROUND THE WORLD. BİLKENT THM IS WHERE YOU CAN BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TOWARD A BRIGHT FUTURE.

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Why Bilkent THM?

Quality education in English

The medium of instruction is English. However, you do not need to provide an official certificate to prove your English proficiency before coming to Bilkent THM. We have an English Language Preparatory School to get you ready for your study in Tourism and Hotel Management in English.

Employability before graduation

The B.Sc. program in Tourism and Hotel Management involves two internship programs, which enable many of our students to find their future jobs before graduation. Our students complete their internships in leading organizations not only in Turkey but abroad.

International scholarship

From the 2020-2021 Fall Academic Semester, students who are enrolled in THM with a 100% or 50% scholarship, will get an international scholarship of 3000 Euros to study or do a semester internship abroad.

Managerial and practical courses

The curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates for managerial positions in the industry by combining management courses with tourism and hospitality related subjects such as hotel operations and food and beverage services given in our practice restaurant and hotel.

Instruction in computerized programs

Our curriculum includes courses that provide instruction in computerized programs used in the industry, including MicrosFidelio for Front Office, ChefTec for Food and Beverage, and Link for Accounting. Our students get a certificate for the Link accounting program.

Second foreign language

Our curriculum offers comprehensive tourism and hospitality education in English, along with a chance to learn a second foreign language, including German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.


WE HAVE STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH THE TOURISM INDUSTRY AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE...


You can spend either one or two semesters abroad under the Erasmus exchange program...


At Bilkent University, the medium of instruction is English...

① WE HAVE STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH THE TOURISM INDUSTRY AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE...

② YOU CAN SPEND EITHER ONE OR TWO SEMESTERS UNDER THE ERASMUS EXCHANGE PROGRAM....

③ At Bilkent University, the medium of instruction is English...

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What Do others say about us?

...We have found bilkent thm's students, staff, teaching and facilities being very high quality... Jouni Ahonen, vice president, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

... BILKENT THM HAS AN OUTSTANDING REPUTATION AS A FIRST-CLASS HOSPITALITY PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES GREAT EDUCATION TO ITS STUDENTS.... PROF. DOĞAN GÜRSOy, Washington State University, USA

...bilkent thm students are indispensable to us in terms of their quality of education and knowledge of foreign languages, in addition to their ethical values...Seher Türkmen, Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Bodrum, turkey

...Bilkent THM is a top notch international program with passionate faculty dedicated to student academic and career success. It is a wise choice for studying... Ron Carpenter, Past President of EuroCHRIE, SWITZERLAND

What do Others Say?

“Haaga-Helia has great experiences of student and staff exchanges with Bilkent University’s School of Applied Technology and Management Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. We have found Bilkent´s students, staff, teaching and facilities to be of very high quality. It has been our pleasure to cooperate with such a great educational institution.”

Jouni Ahonen

Vice President
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Finland

“The Tourism and Hotel Management Department at Bilkent University has an outstanding reputation as a first-class hospitality program that provides great education to its students.”

Professor Doğan Gürsoy

Taco Bell Distinguished Professor
Washington State University, Carson College of Business
School of Hospitality Business Management
USA

“It is inspiring for us to meet with the young ambitious Talent at Bilkent University’s Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. We found the caliber of students to be very high. Bilkent University offers great building stones to the foundation of the students careers in Tourism. The students have great technical knowledge, a clear understanding of the importance of ’emotional intelligence’ and excellent command of English language; all essential skills required to be able to operate luxury Resort properties in the Bodrum Peninsula.”

Sandra Anido

General Manager
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Bodrum
Turkey

Bilkent Tourism Forums

We have strong connections with major players in the industry. We host Bilkent Tourism Forums to bring together representatives of key public and private tourism industry organizations and higher education institutions. 

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campus life at bilkent
university

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SPORT FACILITIES

ARCHERY, FITNESS, TENNIS COURTS (INDOOR & OUTDOOR), SQUASH, INDOOR SWIMMING POOL (SEMI-OLYMPIC), FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, BADMINTON, AEROBICS, STEP

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STUDENT CLUBS

There are around 100 student clubs at Bilkent University, enabling students to come together to participate in favorite activities or develop new interests

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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Bilkent University has its own Bilkent
Symphony Orchestra which performs more than 70 concerts each year at the Bilkent Concert Hall

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