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International Relations (MA, PhD)

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Online Application:
Please submit an online application here AND send a hard copy of your application to the Department of International Relations.

These are minimum necessary scores for applying to International Relations MA & Ph.D. programs but do not guarantee acceptance to the programs.

For those who are unable to take the required exams due to the corona pandemic, please upload your exam registration pages to the system. This will allow you to complete your registration before the registration deadline. In order to complete your registration in the event of your admission to the program, you have to send your scores as soon as they are announced. Otherwise, even if you get accepted, you cannot complete your registration.

M.A.: 2.70/4.00
Ph.D.: 3.00/4.00

ALES: MA: 65 (equally-weighted), PhD: 70 (equally-weighted). ALES is required for resident Turkish citizens who are applying to the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. ALES scores are valid for 5 years.

GRE: International applicants and Turkish citizens who are residing abroad are required submit GRE scores, which will substitute the ALES requirement. M.A.: 302 (verbal and quantitative total) Ph.D.: 307 (verbal and quantitative total). GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

English Proficiency: MA and PhD: TOEFL IBT (at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent PAE (at least C). Native English speakers only are exempt from this requirement. Validity period for all exams: 2 years

Proof of Degree: MA: bachelors degree, PhD: graduate degree (if already obtained)

Transcripts: MA: undergraduate transcripts, PhD: undergraduate & graduate transcripts (most recent one available at the time of application)

Statement of Purpose: MA: 1-2 pages in English (about research interests)
PhD: 2-3 pages in English (about research interests)

Letters of Recommendation: 2 for MA 3 for PhD (uploaded to the system or emailed to the department directly.)

MA: 1) CV
PhD: 1) A sample essay in English (e.g. research paper, MA thesis chapter, 25 pages max.) 2) CV

Application Deadline: 22 May 2020, Friday

Date of Interview:
To be announced

Contact Persons:
Department of International Relations
E-mail: dgs_ir@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 290 1249
Fax +90 312 266 4326