Application: Only on-line applications are accepted.
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. We consider students with an MA or equivalent degree for our Ph.D. program.
CGPA: 2.50/4.00 or 65%
MA: 298 (verbal and quantitative total)
PhD (with Master’s degree): 298 (verbal and quantitative total)
MA: 55 (YÖK requirement) (equally weighted)
PhD (with Master’s degree): 55 (YÖK requirement) (equally weighted)
Citizens of Turkey should provide ALES score. Applicants who are not citizens of Turkey should take GRE. ALES scores are valid for 5 years.
English / Foreign Language Proficiency:
MA: TOEFL IBT (at least 87) or IELTS (6.5 overall and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent PAE (at least C).
PhD: TOEFL IBT (at least 87) or IELTS (6.5 overall and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent PAE (at least C).
Validity period for all exams: 2 years
If you submit IELTS or Bilkent English Proficiency Exam (PAE) results and you are applying for a PhD program, you also need to satisfy the foreign language requirement as imposed by the Inter-Universities Board (ÜAK) of Turkey. In that case, a minimum of 55 from YDS or its equivalents as listed by the Board, in a language other than the mother tongue must be submitted.
Citizens of Turkey who plan to submit TOEFL IBT scores must take the TOEFL IBT exam at one of the test centers in public universities (YÖK requirement).
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.
01 March 2022 – early submission deadline
15 May 2022 – regular submission deadline
Date of Interview:
25 March 2022 – early submission
10 June 2022 – regular submission
- Assist. Prof. Tarık Kara
Phone: +90 312 290 16 43 – +90 312 290 24 98
- Assist. F. Banu Pakel
Phone: +90 312 290 2228
Fax +90 312 266 5140