|Nominal duration||3 years (210 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||₺31,500.00 per programme|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
-Graduate Diploma (Both undergraduate and masters)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
This is an easy procedure where the Provincial Department of Education in Istanbul (and in some cases a Turkish Embassy/Consulate) will provide the ‘Equivalency Letter’ (in Turkish ‘Denklik Belgesi’) certifying that the foreign undergraduate and graduate diplomas are equivalent to its counterpart, the Turkish graduate diploma.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
-English Proficiency: TOEFL
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The Graduate Programs in Economics at İstanbul Bilgi University is a part of this tradition of mathematical social sciences. They aim too ffer students a rigorous training and a lively research environment. We welcome any student with strong analytical skills and a dedication to economic research, independent of his/her previous fi eld of study
The PhD program is a full-time program opened to students with a Master degree in Economics. Applications by students with another Master degree
are also considered. The program requires the students to successfully complete 7 elective courses (for a total of 60 ECTS), pass a qualifier exam and defend their PhD thesis.
Students are expected to complete all elective courses within the first year, but are allowed to extend the coursework up to 4 semesters. In the second year students are expected to pass the qualifier exam which
consists in two examintations (written and an oral) on a topic chosen by the candidate (either Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics, or Microeconomics). The latest date for completing the qualiifer exam is the end of the 6th semester.