Program Information: Please follow the link
Online Application: Please submit an online application here AND send a hard copy of your application to the Department of Political Science.
Requirements: These are minimum necessary scores for applying to the Political Science Ph.D. and M.A. program.
CGPA: M.A.: 2.75/4.00
GRE: M.A.: 302 (verbal and quantitative total)
Ph.D.: 298 (verbal and quantitative total)
ALES: M.A.: 65 (equally-weighted)
Ph.D.:55 (equally-weighted) (for applicants with master’s degree)
ALES scores are valid for 5 years.
English Proficiency: M.A. and Ph.D.: TOEFL IBT (at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent PAE (at least C). Validity period for all exams: 2 years
Proof of Degree:
M.A.: undergraduate degree
Ph.D.: graduate degree (if already obtained)
Transcripts: M.A.: undergraduate transcripts
Ph.D.: undergraduate & graduate transcripts (most recent one available at the time of application)
Statement of Purpose:
M.A.: 500 words max. (reasons for applying to M.A., research and career interests)
Ph.D.:1000 words max. (reasons for applying to Ph.D., research interests)
Letter of Recommendation: M.A. and Ph.D.: 3
Other: A writing sample
Application Deadline: 7 May 2018
Date of Interview: 19-21 June 2018
IMPORTANT NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered (At the time of application the applicant should upload ALES or GRE scores/ or relevant exam application document).
- Ms. Gül Ekren
POLS Admin. Assistant
Phone: +90 312 290 1339
Fax: +90 312 290 2742