Bilkent University is home to a large group of scientists with diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in understanding the structure and function of the brain in health and disease. In 2014 Bilkent University launched an interdisciplinary neuroscience graduate program, that offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Neuroscience. Areas of research include systems-, cellular & molecular-, developmental-, cognitive-, social-, and behavioral neuroscience, neuroengineering, neuroeconomics, neuroprosthetics, neurogenomics and optogenetics.

The Neuroscience program is directly affiliated with the Graduate School of Engineering and Science. The program provides students with a strong theoretical neuroscience background and provide opportunities to learn cutting edge methods and technology in the area. Our students have access to advanced neuroimaging, nano-, and biotechnology labs and equipment in Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research CenterNational Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM), and National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM). The diversity of research of faculty members in the Neuroscience program allow students with a variety of different backgrounds, such as Physics, Engineering, Psychology, Economics, Biology, or Computer Science, to be accepted to the program.

NEWS: Fall 2024 Applications are open for the Neuroscience Graduate Programs!

NEWS: Open-rank position in the Department of Neuroscience, Bilkent University

NEWS: We hosted our 2024 Neuroscience Open House Event! Click here to download the presentation. (March 23rd 2024)

NEWS: Turkish Psychological Association Ankara Student Unit (Türk Psikologlar Derneği Ankara Öğrenci Birimi – TPD) visit – Feb 29th 2024

Turkish Psychological Association arranged an undergraduate student group visit to the Neuroscience Department and the brain research center (ASBAM). They visited our labs (MRI, EEG and eyetracking) and attended seminars organized by our researchers. We thank everyone for their interest!