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Bilkent University

24 months
14472 USD/year
4166 USD/year
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The History programme from Bilkent University is designed to concentrate on the areas of Ottoman History, European History and the History of the United States.


The Department of History offers graduate programs in Ottoman, European and American history, leading to Master's and Ph.D. degrees. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to be able to undertake independent research in these particular fields. 

The History programme

The History programme from Bilkent University involves a preparatory year designed to give students the background knowledge, skills and language proficiency which will enable them ultimately to make original research with primary source materials. 

Since profound historical research can only be carried out through the use of primary source materials, it is necessary for students to acquire the relevant linguistic and paleographic skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics
  • Academic Practices
  • Methodology in History 
  • Master's Thesis
  • Pre-Thesis Seminar

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®
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    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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