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Please submit an online application here.
These are minimum necessary scores for applying to Philosophy M.A. and Ph.D. programs.
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
MA: 65 (equally-weighted)
PhD after MA/MSc: 65 (equally-weighted)
PhD after BA/BSc: 80 (equally-weighted)
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
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] Note: Those applying to the PhD after MA/MSc
should upload their thesis instead of a sample essay.
All applicants: Curriculum Vitae [uploaded]
Application Deadline: The deadlines for Fall 2022–2023 Semester –
Early: 1 March 2022
Regular: 1 May 2022
Date of Written Exam: Online exams (for those invited) will be conducted –
Early: 22–23 March 2022
Regular: 23–24 May 2022
Date of Interviews: Online interviews (for those invited) will be conducted –
Early: 25 March 2022
Regular: 25 May 2022
Department of Philosophy
Phone: +90 312 290 1072/3348