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Political Science (M.A., PhD.)

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Online Application: Please submit an online application here.

Requirements: These are minimum necessary scores for applying to the Political Science Ph.D. and M.A. program.

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

GRE: M.A.: 302 (verbal and quantitative total + minimum 4.0 analytical)
Ph.D.: 298 (verbal and quantitative total + minimum 4.0 analytical)

ALES: M.A.: 65 (equally-weighted)
Ph.D.: 55 (equally-weighted)

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)

Letter of Recommendation: M.A. and Ph.D.: 3

Other: A writing sample

Application Deadline:  15 May 2024

Date of Interview: 6-7 June 2024

IMPORTANT NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered (At the time of application the applicant should upload ALES or GRE scores/ or relevant exam application document).


    • Ms. Zehra Hamamcı
      POLS Admin. Assistant
      E-mail: polsgrad@bilkent.edu.tr
      Phone: +90 312 290 1339
      Fax: +90 312 290 2742

Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Bilkent University
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Room: T-370
Bilkent / Çankaya / ANKARA