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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.

M.A.: 2.75/4.00
Ph.D.: 3.00/4.00

ALES: MA: 65 (equally-weighted), PhD: 70 (equally-weighted). ALES is required for resident Turkish citizens who are applying to the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. ALES scores are valid for 5 years.

GRE: International applicants and Turkish citizens who are residing abroad are required submit GRE scores, which will substitute the ALES requirement. M.A.: 302 (verbal and quantitative total) Ph.D.: 307 (verbal and quantitative total). 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 PAE (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)

MA: 1) A sample essay in English (e.g. research paper, 20 pages max.) 2) CV
PhD: 1) A sample essay in English (e.g. research paper, MA thesis chapter, 25 pages max.) 2) CV

Application Deadline: 10 May 2019, Friday

Date of Interview:
27 May 2019, Monday
28 May 2019, Tuesday

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