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.

Deadline for submission of all application documents please click here.

*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.

  • ALES scores, or (for non-Turkish citizens) GRE scores
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Application Instructions for the MDes (Non-thesis MA) Program


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).


Contact the faculty member(s) with whom you would like to study, by specified deadlines.


If you are accepted as an applicant by the faculty member(s), please submit the documents listed below, observing the deadline for applications:

  • Document stating the approval of the project coordinator / faculty member (PDF format)
  • Link to online CV (web page or PDF file download)
  • Link to online portfolio (if applicable)
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of English language proficiency – TOEFL, ÜDS, KPDS, or IELTS
  • ALES scores, or (for non-Turkish citizens) GRE scores
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Application Requirements for MDes Program

  • Minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
    • TOEFL: IBT min. 80, CBT min. 213, PBT min. 550
    • ÜDS: min. 87
    • KPDS: min. 87
  • Standardized tests:
    • ALES: min. 70 equally weighted (EA)
    • GRE: min. 685/154 Quantitative (for non-Turkish citizens)

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