M.A. On Campus


Bilkent University

24 months
14472 USD/year
4166 USD/year
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The curriculum of the Economics programme from Bilkent University aims to prepare the students toward a Ph.D. degree. However, elective courses and a thesis study in the 2nd year gives the students the opportunity to over take practical training, preparing them for jobs in the government or private sector.


The Economics programme from Bilkent University aims to train students to enable them to carry out independent research. For this purpose, the programs are designed to ensure that the students get a solid background in both economic theory and the techniques used in empirical research.

While the Department offers both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, the M.A. degree is considered, in principle, as an intermediate step that is passed en route to the Ph.D. The core requirements common to both programs leave little room for choosing the courses to be taken in the first year, but the students are offered considerable flexibility as to their choice of the fields of specialization later on.

Students admitted to graduate studies in the department are expected to have a strong background in undergraduate level economics and some training in mathematics and statistics. Sufficient (though not necessarily a pre-condition) background would consist of an undergraduate degree in Economics, a year-long calculus sequence that includes multivariate analysis, a course in linear algebra, and a course in probability and statistics.

The Economics programme

Economics is the study of the behavior of economic units, institutions and systems and the choices that they make with respect to the allocation of scarce resources between production and consumption. It is concerned with a wide range of problems that directly affect society: the causes of unemployment and inflation, productivity and economic growth, foreign debt and trade links, and the role of government in market economies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Macroeconomic Theory 
  • Masters Pre-Thesis Seminar
  • Research Paper
  • Master's Thesis
  • Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansustu Egitimi Giris Sinavi/Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) or GRE scores.
  • Fluency in written and oral English. Please see the websites of each graduate school for the list of accepted tests.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Recommendations from instructors or others qualified to evaluate academic ability.
  • Solid math background is recommended. Candidates with a strong analytical background from all disciplines are welcome to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14472 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14472 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4166 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per year during 24 months.
  • 62,100 TL for national students 

Living costs for Ankara

1600 - 2350 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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