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Ph.D. and Master, Application Period: December 14, 2020 – January 11, 2021

English Proficiency Exam: January 15, 2021 (For the applicants of a master’s degree without English language certificate) 

Written and Oral Exam: January 21, 2021.  Written exam at 10:00, oral exam at 13:30.

Exams are conducted only for the Ph.D. programs and some of the master degree programs; details are given in the Admission Criteria tab.

Registration : January 27-29, 2021

Requirements for Graduate Degree Programs (for foreign applicants)

  1. ALES certificate is not required from foreign applicants.
  2. GRE and GMAT certificates are not required while applying for master’s degree programs.
  3. An at most 5 year old YDS or equivalent, YÖKDİL, KPDS, ÜDS, TOEFL IBT, CAE, CPE, PEARSON PTE Academic, FCE or Cankaya the University’s proficiency exam certificate is required for the master’s degree programs in English; Cankaya University graduates are exempt from this requirement. Ph.D. program candidates are required to have an at most 5 year old YDS or equivalent, YÖKDİL, KPDS, ÜDS, TOEFL IBT, CAE, CPE, PEARSON PTE Academic, FCE certificate.

 

Master’s Programs Requirements* YDS**
Thesis / Non-thesis
Computer Engineering (Eng.) Thesis / Non-Thesis I 50
Information Technologies (Eng.) Thesis / Non-Thesis I 50
Industrial Engineering (Eng.) Thesis/Non-Thesis II 50
Interior Architecture (Eng.)Thesis III 60
Occupational Health and Safety (Turkish) Thesis / Non-Thesis XI
Mechanical Engineering (Eng.) Thesis / Non-Thesis XIII 50
Mathematics (Eng.) Thesis / Non-Thesis XII 50
Mechatronics Engineering (Eng.) Thesis IV 50
Architecture (Turkish) Thesis VII
Building Technologies (Turkish) Thesis / Non-Thesis VIII
Micro and Nano Technologies  (Eng.) Thesis / Non-Thesis VI 50
Civil Engineering (Eng)  Thesis / Non-Thesis IX 50
Electrical-Electronics Engineering (Eng)  Thesis I 50
Data Analytics (Eng)  Thesis XIV 50
Ph.D. Programs GRE* (Quant.) Requirements YDS**
Computer Sciences and Engineering (Eng.) 648 I 60
Mechanical Engineering (Eng.) 648 XIII 60
Architecture (Turkish) 648 VII 60
Design (Eng.) 648 III 70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic departments hold the right to change requirements. It is recommended to check the requirements before apply.

*I. Degree in a four-year bachelor program for the master program applicants; and master with thesis degree for the Ph.D. program applicants 

II. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in Engineering, Economics and Administrative Sciences,  all departments in Architecture and Agriculture Faculties, and Science departments of Science and Literature Faculties

III. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in Interior Architecture, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Industrial Product Design, and Industrial Design

IV. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,  Electrical- Electronics Engineering, Electronic, and Communication Engineering programs

V. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in City and Regional Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Administration and Political Science, Sociology and other programs in the discipline

VI. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in all departments of Engineering and Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology and Genetics Departments of Faculty of Arts and Sciences

VII.  For master program, degree in a four-year bachelor program in Architecture, Interior Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Industrial Design

For Ph.D. program, degree in a four-year bachelor program or master degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Industrial Design

VIII. Degree in bachelor program in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering

IX. Degree in bachelor program in Civil Engineering

X. Degree in a four-year bachelor or master degree in City and Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Civil Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering, and Geography programs

XI. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in all departments of Engineering Faculty, Faculty of Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Statistics departments of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, all departments of Faculties of Architecture, all departments of Technical Education Faculties, Labor Law departments of Faculty of Law, and graduates of  universities’ Occupational Health and Safety programs

XII. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and all engineering programs

XIII. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in all departments of Engineering for thesis program and any four-year bachelor program for a non-thesis program

XIV. Degree in a four-year bachelor program in all departments of Engineering for thesis program and any four-year bachelor program for a non-thesis program

For the Ph.D. program, master degree in all departments of Engineering

1- Official transcript (undergraduate and master’s transcripts for Ph.D., undergraduate transcript for Master’s program applicants)

2- GRE certificate (at most 5 years old i.e. certificates obtained on and after December 14, 2015 will be considered).

3- English Language certificate (at most 5 years old i.e. certificates obtained on and after December 14, 2015 will be considered for English-medium degree programs; there is no time limitation for Turkish Ph.D. programs).

4- Bank receipt of the application fee. The fee is 145 $ to be deposited to TR 2800 0150 0158 0072 6042 9262 bank account through Vakıfbank’s Meşrutiyet Branch.

5- CV, letter of intent, and two reference letters are required from the Ph.D. program candidates. Reference letters are generated via the application system on http://onbasvuru.cankaya.edu.tr.

Assessment of the applications

  • Applicant’s GPA in the bachelor degree program and a valid English certificate are the criteria in the admission to programs without thesis option. 
  • The following criteria apply in the assessment of the applicants to the Ph.D. and master’s degree programs with thesis.

 

Assessment of foreign applicants

Master’s Programs ALES  or Equivalent    
GPA Written Exam
Oral Exam
Computer Engineering (Eng)
Information Technologies (Eng)
Electrical- Electronics Engineering (Eng) 
Industrial Engineering (Eng)
Interior Architecture (Eng)
Civil Engineering (Eng)
Occupational Health and Safety (Turkish)
Urban Design and Transformation (Turkish)
Mechanical Engineering (Eng)
Mathematics (Eng)
Mechatronics Engineering (Eng)
Micro and Nano Technologies  (Eng)
Architecture (Turkish)
Data Analytics (Turkish)
Building Technologies (Turkish)
PhD Programs ALES  or Equivalent   GPA  Written Exam Oral Exam
Computer Sciences and Engineering (Eng)  
Mechanical Engineering (Eng)
Architecture (Turkish)
City and Regional Planning (Turkish)***
Design (Eng)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** PhD in City and Regional Planning program accepts candidates without master’s degree.

 

English Language Proficiency and Exam Certificates

1. ALES or Equivalent

i. Master’s Programs

Applicants do not need to submit GRE or GMAT scores for their applications to Master’s programs. However, Turkish applicants must score the lower bound (55) in ALES. The submission of ALES score is not necessary for foreign applicants.

ii. Doctoral (PhD) Programs

Applicants for PhD programs must satisfy the following minimum requirements for ALES, GRE or GMAT:

Exam Score
ALES 60
GRE (Quantitive) 648
GMAT (Total) 468

 

 

 

 

2. English Proficiency Exams

i. Master’s Programs

Exam Score*
YDS, KPDS or ÜDS 50
TOEFL (IBT) 60
TOEFL (CBT) 170
TOEFL (PBT) 497
FCE C
CPE C
CAE C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii. Doctoral (PhD) Programs

Exam Score**
YDS, KPDS or ÜDS 60
TOEFL (IBT) 72
TOEFL (CBT) 198
TOEFL (PBT) 532
FCE C
CPE C
CAE C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Master in Interior Architecture program requires 60, C and 72 in YDS, CAE and TOEFL (IBT), respectively.

**PhD in Design program requires 70, B and 84 in YDS, CAE and TOEFL (IBT), respectively.