Application Instructions

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 MA and PhD Programs

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Please carefully review the program website for announcements and information about ongoing projects.  See the front page and the Staff page in particular for an up-to-date list of the faculty, labs and research groups involved in the program. See this page for application requirements (e.g. standardized test scores, minimum GPA).

(2)

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.

(3)

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/ ÜDS/ KPDS/ IELTS 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.

(4)

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.

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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.

(6)

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.

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

Application Requirements for MA and PhD Programs

  • 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
    • IELTS: min. 6.5
  • Standardized tests:
    • ALES: min. 70 equally weighted (EA)
    • GRE: min. 685/154 Quantitative (for non-Turkish citizens)

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

(1)

Please carefully review the program website for announcements and information about ongoing projects.  See the front page and the Staff page in particular for an up-to-date list of the faculty, labs and research groups involved in the program. See this page for application requirements (e.g. standardized test scores, minimum GPA).

(2)

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

(3)

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
    • IELTS: min. 6.5
  • Standardized tests:
    • ALES: min. 70 equally weighted (EA)
    • GRE: min. 685/154 Quantitative (for non-Turkish citizens)

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