|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||₺20,500.00 per programme|
|Application fee||$100.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Online Application Form
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.
Equivalency document for the foreign undergraduate Diploma (proof of equivalency can be provided from Turkish Embassies in the home country or at the Provincial Department of Education Istanbul.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
TOEFL IBT ≥ 72
Candidates who are not proficient in English may still apply to the Program, but must study in the English Language Preparatory Program. Candidates who successfully complete the Preparatory Program may begin taking graduate courses.
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
One official transcript is required from each of the universities you have attended. Only official transcripts with the seal of your registered faculty will be accepted. All transcripts must include your classes, grades and dates.
It is necessary to have completed at least one undergraduate degree program to apply.
Candidates appling to the program with thesis should present their certificates for at least one of the following examinations: Academic Personnel Exam (ALES), GRE or GMAT.
The minimum grades required for application are:
ALES (quantitaive or equally weight or qualitative) ≥ 55
Letters of Recommendation
Candidates must provide two letters of recommendation from employers or instructors who are aware of their academic background. The letters should be signed and sealed; any unsigned letters will not be accepted.
Statement of Purpose:
Candidates should write a cover letter detailing their purpose in applying to the IPE program. The letter should include the candidate’s present and previous employment information, career plans, and the reason for their application to the program. The letter should be in English and should not exceed 500 words.
The task of comprehending the world economy and evaluating national economies within this broader context has become increasingly critical for both academic and professional business circles. The International Political Economy (IPE) Master’s Degree Programme, integrating as it is, the three major study areas of International Relations, Economics and Political Science, offers an essential pool of knowledge of increasing significance. This fact is testified by the expanding number of graduate programs on IPE in the US and Europe.
The International Political Economy Graduate Programme at Bilgi University, which first began in the fall of 2008, is the very first IPE programme in Turkey. Although economics necessarily carries a certain weight in the IPE curriculum, the general structure and application of the courses has been designed in a way to enrich the comprehension of the field through the use of various perpectives and analytical tools borrowed from other disciplines as well.
The primary goal of the International Political Economy Graduate Program is to provide students of various backgrounds and professions with the necessary formation to achieve a deeper understanding of the world that is currently under the impact of a major economic crisis and undergoing a fast-paced and intense period of globalization, and of Turkey, which is not only interacting but also rapidly integrating with the global economy and politics. The program essentially and effectively aims at helping students in their attempts to explain, reflect and act on this understanding in their own lives, to be able to produce and make use of options concerning their academic/professional/daily life.
Since IPE is basically an interdiciplinary field by orientation and content, candidates who come from non-economics backgrounds are accepted and able to successfully continue their studies in the IPE programme. This programme, with its multidimensional content, provides a strong alternative for both students who wish to further their academic interests and professionals who feel the need for a depth and diversity of knowledge in their professional lives.
The program may be completed with a MA thesis or a project. The program with project consists of 4 core courses, 6 electives and a semester-long project. The program with thesis consists of 4 core courses, 3 electives, and a two-term thesis.
International Political Economy
World Economic History
The Political Economy of International Finance
The World Economy in the 20th century
Poverty, Social Alienation and Social Politics
Public Sector and Regulation
Turkish Economy in the Global Context
Comparative Economic Policy
Students, with the consent of the Program Director, may take a maximum of two elective courses (one in the case of thesis program) from the other graduate programs listed below:
Law (Business Law / Human Rights Law)