|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Awards||MA (without thesis)|
|Tuition fee||$12,000.00 per year
a) Academic excellence scholarship with full tuition waiver. Some students may also receive stipends. Students on this scholarship must work at their department for 10-20 hrs/week. Students must meet all of the following requirements for this scholarship opportunity: Minimum 3.00/4.00 GPA. GRE quantitative 685 or ALES 70. TOEFL 90 or IELTS 6 or ÜDS 75.
b) Partial tuition reduction scholarships: 25-50% tuition reductio
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
-International students applying for a masters program at KHAS must have a bachelor degree. The graduation GPA must be minimum 2.00/4.00.Students who have taken standardized graduate exams (GRE, GMAT, ALES) may also submit their scores. If available, a copy of the Graduate Programs Entrance Exam Score Report.
The following examinations are accepted at Kadir Has University:
GRE quantitative (min. 685)
Students with high GPA and/or standardized exam scores may qualify for scholarships. Applicant students may be called for an interview in person or via telephone or skype.
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.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
International students, except for native speakers of English, applying for programs where the language of instruction is English, are strongly recommended to submit the following English language test scores during their application. Students who cannot submit any one of these tests may take the KHAS English Proficiency Test upon arrival (September10-15, January 10-15).
Test scores for English proficiency: TOEFL-IBT: 79, IELTS academic: 5.5, ÜDS: 66/100 or KHAS English Proficiency Test: minimum 60/100.
Students who cannot demonstrate sufficient English proficiency must attend the KHAS English Preparatory Program for up to 1 year, before they can start their graduate program. Attendance to this program is subject to the payment of separate fees (6.500 USD).
International students applying to an academic program taught in Turkish, except for those whose native language is Turkish, must demonstrate sufficient proficiency in Turkish during the application.
Test score for Turkish proficiency: TOMER minimum B1 level
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The objective of Design master’s programme is to facilitate creative and critical studies based on the interaction between the fields of art and design. The areas of study include but are not limited to ‘Contemporary Art’, ‘Design Studies (history, theory and criticism)’, ‘Visual Culture’, ‘Theories of the Image’, ‘Art History and Criticism’, ‘Material Culture Studies’, ‘Consumption and Gender’, ‘Human-Centered Design’, ‘Participatory Design’, ‘Strategic Design’, ‘Design Methods’, ‘Design Management’, ‘Urban Studies’, ‘Space and Society’. Studies in these areas are supervised by the programme staff, who are accomplished academics in their areas of study.
The language of instruction is English.
Thesis and non-thesis options are available.
The programme offers students the opportunity to develop their academic skills and knowledge with a rigorous experience of research and an instruction in theoretical foundations of art and design.
Students from diverse backgrounds can re–examine and improve the skills and knowledge they had formerly acquired from a broader perspective of art and design. The programme provides students with essential skills and knowledge needed for theoretical as well as practical grasp of their potential questions of research. Graduates can undertake advanced studies in subjects emerging at the intersection of design and other fields and generate new insights.