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Please submit an online application here.
These are minimum necessary scores for applying to Philosophy M.A. program.
CGPA: Minimum 2.75 over 4.00
ALES: 65 (equally-weighted)
GRE: Minimum 300 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores, equivalent to 1100 in the old exam), and 3.5 in the analytical writing part
ALES is required for resident Turkish citizens who are applying for the MA & PhD program. Turkish citizens who are residing abroad and non-Turkish citizens are asked to provide GRE scores instead of ALES. ALES scores are valid for 3 years. 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 COPE (at least B). Validity period for all exams: 2 years
Language requirement waived for Bilkent graduates if they started their undergraduate degree with a COPE score of at least B.
Proof of Degree: Bachelors degree
Transcripts: Undergraduate 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: 500 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: 22 December 2017
Date of Written Exam: 28 December 2017
Date of Interviews: 29 December 2017
Department of Philosophy
Phone: +90 312 290 1072/3348
Fax +90 312 266 45 28