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Economics (MA, PhD)

Program Information

Application: Only on-line applications are accepted.
https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/gradapp/

Requirements:
These are minimum necessary scores for applying to Economics MA & Ph.D. programs. Selection is a competitive process, incoming students usually have significantly higher scores.


CGPA:  2.50/4.00 or 65%


GRE: 700 (quantitative)


ALES:
MA: 55 (YÖK requirement) (equally weighted)
PhD: 55 (with Master’s degree), 80 (with undergraduate degree) (YÖK requirement) (equally weighted)
ALES is required for resident Turkish citizens who are applying for both the MA and PhD programs. Turkish citizens who are residents of foreign countries and those applicants who are not Turkish citizens may provide GRE scores instead of ALES. ALES scores are valid for 3 years. GRE scores are valid for 5 years.


English Proficiency:
MA: TOEFL IBT (at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent COPE (at least C).
PhD: TOEFL IBT (at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent COPE (at least C).
Validity period for all exams: 2 years


Proof of Degree: Yes (if already obtained)


Transcripts: Yes (most recent one available at the time of application)


Statement of Purpose: 1-2 pages


Letter of Recommendation: 3


Other: Solid math background is recommended. Candidates with a strong analytical background from all disciplines are welcome to apply.


Application Deadline:
3 March 2017 – early submission deadline
22 May 2017 – regular submission deadline


Date of Interview: The date will be announced soon


Contact Persons:

Fax +90 312 266 5140