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Philosophy (MA, Ph.D.)

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Application:
Please submit an online application here. 

Requirements:
These are minimum necessary scores for applying to Philosophy M.A. and Ph.D. programs.


Undergraduate CGPA:

MA: Minimum 2.75 over 4.00

PhD after MA/MSc: Minimum 2.75 over 4.00 (plus CGPA of at least 3.00 for MA/MSc)

PhD after BA/BSc: Minimum 3.00 over 4.00


ALES:

MA: 65 (equally-weighted)

PhD after MA/MSc: 65 (equally-weighted)

PhD after BA/BSc: 80 (equally-weighted)


GRE:

MA: Minimum 302 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores), and 3.5 in the analytical writing part.

PhD after MA/MSc: Minimum 302 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores), and 3.5 in the analytical writing part.

PhD after BA/BSc: Minimum 312 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores), and 3.5 in the analytical writing part.

Turkish citizens who are resident in Turkey must provide a ALES score. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens, or who are non-resident Turkish citizens, may provide GRE scores. ALES and GRE scores are valid for 5 years.


English Proficiency: TOEFL IBT (at least 100, with a minimum of 22 from each section), IELTS (at least 7.0 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent PAE (at least B). Validity period for all exams: 2 years
Language requirement waived for Bilkent graduates if they started their undergraduate degree with a PAE score of at least B.


Proof of Degree:

MA: Bachelor’s degree

PhD after MA/MSc: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees

PhD after BA/BSc: Bachelor’s degree


Transcripts:

MA: Bachelor’s transcript [uploaded]

PhD after MA/MSc: Bachelor’s and Master’s transcripts [uploaded]

PhD after BA/BSc: Bachelor’s transcript [uploaded]


Statement of Purpose: A letter in English describing academic achievements, research interests, faculty members you are interested in working with, and motivations for applying to the program (Word limit: 600 to 800 words, double-spaced).


Letters of Recommendation: Three letters [completed online by referee]


Writing sample: A sample essay in English (e.g. research paper) (Word limit: 2000-3000 words, double-spaced) [uploaded]


Other: Curriculum Vitae [uploaded]


Application Deadline: The deadlines for Spring 2019-2020 Semester –
Early: 1 November 2019
Regular: 13 December 2019


Date of Written Exam: Exam will be conducted –
Early: 6-7 November 2019
Regular: 18-19 December 2019


Date of Interviews: Interviews will be conducted –
Early: 6-7 November 2020
Regular: 18-19 December 2019


Contact:
Department of Philosophy
E-mail: philgrad@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 290 1072/3348

Fax +90 312 266 45 28