Our PhD program is open to students who meet the entry requirements. Students with a postgraduate degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, History and Theology are especially encouraged to apply.

Offering various courses in Turkish, English, and Arabic, our doctorate program, namely the Middle Eastern Studies PhD program, aims to attract students from different backgrounds with keen interest in the Middle East.

The normal period of registration for a full time PhD is 8 semesters. An education year in Turkey consists of 2 semesters, Fall Semester and Spring Semester. Students can ask for a maximum of four semester extension if they cannot qualify for graduation within the expected program length. Doctorate students have to pass at least eight of their courses in order to start writing their theses. Students can choose to write their theses in one of the program languages.

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