Global and International Affairs Program (GIA)

The dual diploma program Bilkent-Binghamton, SUNY bachelor’s degree in Global and International Affairs (GIA) offers students at Bilkent University a unique program of interdisciplinary study in International Relations, History, Economics and other fields yielding high-level substantive knowledge and analytical skills for careers requiring global perspectives on international issues of various kinds. This four-year program includes full-time enrolment for four semesters at Binghamton University, the SUNY doctoral campus most noted for its undergraduate excellence, its comprehensive internationalisation, and its history of fruitful association with Turkish universities. Students in the program meet all of the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree both at Binghamton University and at Bilkent University. Although degree recipients receive two diplomas, one from each institution, both diplomas refer to the degree as jointly awarded, and no student can receive the degree or either of the diplomas without satisfying the academic requirements of both institutions. To be able to start the program, students must achieve a satisfactory score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). It is not possible to start the program without having a satisfactory score.