Online Application: Please submit an online application here
(Online application starts at 08.30 a.m., 15th April 2022).
These are minimum necessary scores for applying to MFA & Ph.D. programs.
For MFA, 2.50/4.00 (min. CGPA of Bachelor’s Degree in design-related disciplines).
For Ph.D., 3.00/4.00 (min. CGPA in Master’s Degree in design-related disciplines).
GRE (General Test): (min.149 Quantitative*)
MFA: GRE is required for all foreign graduate applicants.
Ph.D.: GRE is required for all foreign graduate applicants.
MFA / Ph.D. : 55 (equally-weighted*)
ALES is required for all Turkish graduate applicants. ALES scores are valid for five years. GRE scores are valid for five years (5 years based on the month taken for the exams).
MFA /Ph.D: TOEFL IBT (at least 87*), IELTS (at least 6.5* average and 5.5* from each section), or Bilkent English Proficiency Exam-PAE (at least C). (Period of validity: 2 years based on the month taken for the exams).
If you submit IELTS or Bilkent English Proficiency Exam results and you are applying for a Ph.D. 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).
TOEFL IBT “Special Home Edition” test results will not be accepted.
* Applications from those candidates who miss these minimum scores by a small margin, but have other academic credentials that indicate a strong background necessary to complete the applied degree, will also be considered.
Proof of Degree: Yes (if already obtained)
Statement of Purpose: Yes, 1 page, about research interests.
Letter of Recommendation: 2
Other: Portfolio (optional).
Application Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2022-2023 Semester is 15th May 2022.
Date of Interview:
Only qualified applicants will be announced and an email will be sent to them. Those that are qualified will be invited for the interview.
MFA Program: 8th June 2022
Ph.D. Program: 9th June 2022
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasemin Afacan
- Ms. Müge Pamir
Phones: +(90) (312) 290 1742