NOTICE: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applying by the appropriate deadlines ensures that your application will be considered for the relevant academic term and current research projects.

Important Dates for 2019 Fall MA/PhD Applications

2019  Spring ALES applications: March 2019 (Please check exact date by OSYM)

2019 Spring ALES Exam Date: May 2019 (Please check exact date by OSYM)

Program Exam Date: 11 June 2019

Deadline for submission of all application documents:  03 June 2019

Deadline to contact faculty member for project design:  12 April 2019**

*DTES program application requires a project proposal and student are strongly advised to contact  a faculty member they would like to work with for project design and proposal. Final date suggested to contact faculty members is provided above.

Please review and follow the instructions carefully. Applicants who do not observe the procedure completely will not be considered.

Please note that the evaluation may take approximately 2 months and start the process as early as possible.

Application Instructions for PhD Programs


Please carefully review the program website for announcements and information about ongoing projects.  See this page for application requirements (e.g. standardized test scores, minimum GPA).


If available, carefully review the application instructions posted on the website of the lab / research group / faculty / project you are interested in. Some entities may have slightly different procedures for application. Applicants who do not observe these procedures will not be considered.


Contact the faculty member(s) with whom you would like to study,observing the general instructions on this website and any instructions they may have published. Please include the the following documents/data if possible:

  • Link to online CV (web page or PDF file download)
  • Link to online portfolio (if applicable)
  • ALES/GRE scores
  • TOEFL/  YDS scores
  • GPA

If you cannot provide one or more of these documents at this time, please consult to the faculty member(s). Please be aware that ultimately all of these documents will be required by the university.


If you are accepted as a potential applicant, the faculty member(s) will provide instructions for the the preparation of your research proposal.

According to the instructions you receive from the faculty member(s) and those on the research proposal instructions page, develop your proposal under the supervision of the faculty member(s). Please be aware that this process may take around two months.


Submit your research proposal to Turnitin for an originality check and receive an originality report. The faculty member(s) will provide detailed instructions regarding this process.


Receive your approval document from the project coordinator/ faculty member stating that your final research proposal is appropriate and you may be considered for the DTS program.


Following the approval, please submit the documents listed below, observing the deadline for applications:

  • Research proposal (PDF format)
  • Research proposal approval document from project coordinator/ faculty member (PDF format)
  • Originality check document for the research proposal from Turnitin (PDF format)
  • Link to online CV (web page or PDF file download)
  • Link to online portfolio (if applicable)
  • Official transcript from your university
  • Proof of English language proficiency – TOEFL, or YDS
  • ALES scores, or (for non-Turkish citizens) GRE scores
  • 3letters of recommendation


Application Requirements for PhD Programs

  • Minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
    • TOEFL: IBT min. 80, CBT min. 213, PBT min. 550
    • YDS: min. 80
  • Standardized tests:
    • ALES: min. 70 equally weighted (EA); min. 80  for PhD applicants without a masters degree
    • GRE: min. 156 Quantitative (for non-Turkish citizens)