Based on an evaluation of complete application packages, a short list of candidates will be invited for an interview. Therefore, applicants are strongly recommended to ensure that all items arrive well before the application deadline.

 

A complete application package includes the following:

 

– Three Reference Letters for PhD applications. These should be by persons well qualified to speak from first-hand knowledge about the applicant’s potential for graduate study. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online.

– Statement of Purpose, which should not exceed 2,000 words, focusing on why the applicant wants to study at Koç University and in this particular program as well as explaining career objectives and research interests.

– English Language, when applicants’ native language is not English, they must ensure to provide their official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL,) or any equivalent testing system. (Please see minimum required scores below).

– ALES or GRE Score: (Please see minimum required scores below)

Transcript that contain all courses taken and grades for each course completed for each degree obtained.

On-Campus Interviews:Based on an evaluation of complete application packages, a short list of candidates will be invited for an on-campus interview on pre-specified dates. For candidates residing outside of Turkey, it may also be possible to arrange an online interview through Skype. Completion of this interview is an essential part of the application process. The final list of successful candidates will be determined after interviews, which will evaluate their analytical abilities, English language skills, general knowledge in politics and international relations, and in intended fields of specialization.

 

PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Admission Requirements

Scores With BA Degree With MA Degree
ALES(Equal Weighed) 80 70
GRE (Quantitative) 156 153
GPA*  3.00 3.00
TOEFL (IBT) or 80 80
 YDS or  80  80
 YÖKDİL  80  80