Upcoming Events

  • Hukuk, Faillik, Sıçanotu: Geç Osmanlı Taşrasında Hane İçi Çatışmalar ve Kocalarını Zehirleyen Kadınlar by Doç. Dr. Ebru Aykut April 24, 2024 at 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm AZ-31 Seminar Room *The event will be in Turkish.
  • Bilkent History Graduate Symposium May 9, 2024 – May 10, 2024 Bilkent University, Üniversiteler, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara, Türkiye
  • Department Application Deadline May 15, 2024

Admission and Application

An undergraduate degree in history is NOT a prerequisite for entering the M.A. program. Graduates of departments of social sciences, humanities, management, engineering, and science may apply. All students entering the graduate program in history must take one year of preparatory courses before they begin Master’s level course work.

To enter the Ph.D. program candidates are required to have completed an M.A. degree in History or a related field.

If you are interested in applying, please go to the website of Graduate Programs at Bilkent University to download the necessary documents:


Program Information: Please follow the link 

Online Application: Please submit an online application here.

Requirements: These are minimum necessary scores for applying to Department of History MA & Ph.D. programs.

CGPA 2.50/4.00
GRE Obligatory for foreign students:
(Verbal + Quantitative Combined for MA and PhD 299; Analytical Writing 3.5)
ALES                Turkish applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree abroad and those applicants who are not Turkish citizens may, with Institute approval, submit a GRE result in place of ALES. ALES scores are valid for 5 years. GRE scores are for 5 years. 55 (equally-weighted)
*ALES is required for all resident Turkish citizens who are applying for the MA and PhD programs.
English Proficiency For MA and PhD Programs – TOEFL IBT at least (87) or IELTS (6.5 average and 5.5 from each section), or Bilkent PAE (at least C) (Validity period for all exams: 2 years).
Proof of Degree Yes (if already obtained)
Transcripts Yes
Statement of Purpose 1-2 pages
Letter of Recommendation 2
Other A sample essay written in English, CV
Application Deadline 15 May 2024
Date of Interview 07 June 2024


Contact Person
E-mail / Phone

Yeliz Çevik


+90 312 290 2206

Paul Latimer


+90 312 290 2076

Fax +90 312 266 4061