International Students Application Requirements For Graduate School Programs


Applications for graduate students are accepted twice a year at the dates indicated in the Academic Calendar.

Fall Semester Applications : July-August
Spring Semester Applications : January-February

For the exact date of application students should follow the web page announcements on that matter.


1. International applicants who will apply for a graduate school program must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree diploma of an abroad university recognized by the Higher Education Council (YÖK) according to the program type applied. Also Turkish candidates who graduated from undergraduate programs in foreign countries must also have the equivalence certificate received from the Higher Education Council.

2. For the graduate school program to be applied, grade point average of the appropriate graduation level must be satisfied (see Table 1).

Table 1. Ankara University Graduate School of Educational Sciences Graduate Programs Application Requirements

Graduate School Program to be Applied Grade Point Averagea (least) YDS Scoreb (least)
Master’s Degree Program without Thesis 2,00 / 4,00
Master’s Degree Program with Thesis 2,00 / 4,00 50
Doctoral Program 2,75 / 4,00 55
Integrated Doctoral Program 3,00 / 4,00 55

a: Applications for both Master’s Degree Programs (without or with thesis) and Integrated Doctorate Program are required undergraduate level grade point average. For Doctoral Program application graduate level grade point average is necessary.
b: It may be greater for the department to be applied.

3. Internationla candidates who have completed their education abroad must have completed the Turkish Proficiency Test of TÖMER at level C1 or have the Turkish Proficiency Certificate to be obtained from Yunus Emre Institute. This document is not required for graduate school programs in which foreign language instruction is conducted.

4. Adequate foreign language score for the graduate school program to be applied should be taken from the Foreign Language Examination (YDS) conducted by ÖSYM (see Table 1) or equivalent score to YDS should be obtained from the one of the similar national (YÖKDİL etc.) or international valid foreign language exams accepted by Interuniversity Board. (