To-Do List Before the Thesis Defense:

  1. You must appoint your Thesis Jury Members and submit “Form 7-a” for LL.M. /MA  or “Form 7” for Ph.D.  GSSSH at  least 2 weeks before your defense date.
  2. You must send the copy of your final draft to all jury members at least 2-3 weeks before you defend.
  3. Announcing the defense: 1 week before the defense date (Please click for the draft of the announcement; you should update it with your details. Our office will assist you with room booking) Please do let us know of  the contact details of the jury members coming from other schools with the mail addresses.
  4. Prepare “Form 8-a” for LL.M./ MA and “Form-8” for Ph.D. on the defense date. This is the form that starts your graduation process. It is important that you have it ready in print and make all the members sign it. The form is in Turkish due to YOK (Higher Education Council of Turkey) standards however we can help you with the translation if you need it.
  5. Thesis jury signature forms. This form will go into your thesis and must be signed by all your jury members. You do not submit this form to the graduate school. Keep the signed copies to insert to your thesis when printing the final copy. You may get as many copies signed as you wish.  Thesis Approval Form
  6. Thesis Abstract Turkish and English (These pages will go into your thesis) Please CLICK  for examples.
  7. TURNITIN Report.  All thesis copies are  required to be scanned through turnitin. Turnitin results must be submitted to the graduate school together with your thesis and must be shared with your jury members before your defense. You can log in to turnitin by following the below steps;

Class: GSSSH Thesis Scan
Enrollment password: GSSSH
Class ID: 18235963

To-Do After the Defense:

  1. Submit form 8-a to GSSSH after defense. All signatures must be complete.
  2. Submit the abstract and “ozet” forms. Need to get your advisor’s signature.
  3. Must bring 2  Thesis hard copies to GSSSH.
  4. 2 Thesis cds.
  5. Tez Veri Giris Formu (Thesis Data Form for YÖK)* httpss://
  6. Graduate Form. Please click for the GRADUATE FORM
  7. Thesis publication form . Please CLICK for the form.

Final Steps:

  • Clearance from the Library that you do not have any books that are due
  • Clearance from Mali İşler that you do not have any outstanding balance
  • Clearance from IT that you have returned your laptop
  • Clearance from housing office that you have returned your keys (students staying in dorms)
  • Students must return their KU ID’s to registrar. ALUMNI ID will be issued following graduation and can be collected from the ALUMNI office.