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Psychology (MA, Ph.D.)

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Application:
Please submit an online application here. You must bring with you two hard copies of your application if you are invited for an interview. Hard copies should be delivered to the secretary office. (Office number: H353)

Requirements:
These are minimum necessary requirements for applying to Psychology Graduate programs.


CGPA: MA: Minimum 2.80 over 4.00 or 70%  Ph.D: Minimum 3.00 over 4.00 or 75%


ALES:
MA: 60 (equally-weighted)
Ph.D: (with a Masters degree with thesis): 60 (equally-weighted)
Ph.D: (with an undergraduate degree): 80 (equally-weighted)


GRE: M.A: Minimum 302 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores) and 3.5 on the analytic writing.
Ph.D (with a Masters degree with thesis): Minimum 302 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores) and 3.5 on the analytic writing.
Ph.D (with an undergraduate degree with thesis): Minimum 312 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores) and 4.0 on the analytic writing part.

ALES is required for resident Turkish citizens who are applying for the MA & PhD. programs. Turkish citizens who are residing abroad and non-Turkish citizens are asked to provide GRE scores instead of ALES. ALES and GRE scores are valid for 5 years.


English Proficiency: MA and Ph.D.: TOEFL IBT (at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Proficiency in Academic English Exam (PAE) (at least C).

If you submit IELTS or Bilkent English Proficiency Exam results and you are applying for a PhD program, you also need to satisfy the foreign language requirement as imposed by the Inter-Universities Board (ÜAK) of Turkey. In that case, a minimum of 55 from YDS or its equivalents as listed by the Board, in a language other than the mother tongue must be submitted.
(TOEFL ETS CODE:0620)

Validity period for all exams: 2 years


Proof of Degree: Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree


Transcripts: All that are available (Undergraduate and/or Masters’ transcripts)


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


 

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


Writing sample (optional): A sample essay in English (e.g., senior thesis project) if available (2000-3000 words, double-spaced).


Other: Curriculum Vitae [uploaded]


Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

 


 

Date of Exam: 15 June 2020


 

Date of Interviews: 29 June 2020


Contact:

Department of Psychology
E-mail: psy@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 290 3415