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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 the International Relations Ph.D. and M.A. program.
ALES: M.A.: 65 (equally-weighted) Ph.D.: 55 (equally-weighted) (for applicants with master’s degree) ALES scores are valid for 5 years.
GRE: M.A.: 302 (verbal and quantitative total + minimum 4.0 analytical)
Ph.D.: 298 (verbal and quantitative total + minimum 4.0 analytical)
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 (application requirement: MA/MSc thesis)
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)
Letters of Recommendation: M.A. and Ph.D.: 3 (uploaded to the system or emailed to the department directly.)
A writing sample
Application Deadline: 22 May 2020, Friday
Date of Interview:
To be announced
Department of International Relations
Phone: +90 312 290 1249
Fax +90 312 266 4326