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International Relations (MA, PhD)

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Online Application:
Please submit an online application here AND send a hard copy of your application to the Department of International Relations.

These are minimum necessary scores for applying to International Relations MA & Ph.D. programs.

MA & PhD: 2.75 / 4.00 for a tuition fee scholarship, 3.00 / 4.00 for both stipend and tuition fee scholarship

ALES: MA: 65 (equally-weighted), PhD: 70 (equally-weighted)

GRE: MA: min 290 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores, equivalent to 950 in the old exam)
PhD: min 300 (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores, equivalent to 1100 in the old exam)
ALES is required for resident Turkish citizens who are applying for the MA and Ph.D. programs. Turkish citizens who are residing abroad and non-Turkish citizens are asked to provide GRE scores instead of ALES. ALES scores are valid for 3 years. GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

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

Proof of Degree: MA: bachelors degree, PhD: graduate degree (if already obtained)

Transcripts: MA: undergraduate transcripts, PhD: undergraduate & graduate transcripts (most recent one available at the time of application)

Statement of Purpose: MA: 1 page in English (related to research interests)
PhD: 2-3 pages in English (about research interests)

Letters of Recommendation: 3 (mailed in a sealed envelope to the Department of International Relations)

Other: —

Application Deadline: 6 April 2017, Thursday

Date of Interview: 3 – 4 May 2017, Wednesday – Thursday

Contact Persons:
Department of International Relations
E-mail: dgs_ir@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 290 1249
Fax +90 312 266 4326