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Eurasian Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #398 (BCR) Ankara, Turkey
The Master of Arts in Eurasian Studies at METU Middle East Technical University is the first graduate program on Eurasia studies in Turkey. It is also one of few such programs in the world. 
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The student body includes individuals from all parts of Eurasia. 

The main objectives of the program are as follows: 

  • to introduce the history and culture of Eurasian societies, 
  • to look at international as well as domestic sources of change in Eurasia, 
  • to equip the students with the interdisciplinary methodology needed for conducting academic research on various aspects of Eurasia, 
  • to create an academic atmosphere for the students from the region as well as other parts of the world in which they can exchange views, and 
  • to train the students for their professional and academic careers.

The Master of Arts in Eurasian Studies at METU Middle East Technical University contains thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis program requires the students to complete seven credit-courses (two required courses, three recommended electives, and two free electives from other departments) and the non-credit course, Pro-thesis Seminar, in addition to writing a Master’s Thesis. The non-thesis program requires the students to take ten credit-courses (two required courses, five recommended electives and three free electives from other departments) and to complete a term-project. Upon the successful completion of the requirements of either program, the Master’s Degree in Eurasian Studies will be awarded.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Society and Culture in Eurasia
  • Politics of State Building in Eurasia
  • Introduction to Post-Soviet Studies
  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Gender question in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet space
  • State and nation-building in South Caucasus

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

An academic committee evaluates the applications on a competitive basis, and applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:

1- Provision of a Letter of Intent (English or Turkish) that clearly states the purpose of the application to the program,

2- Provision of two printed reference letters (in signed and sealed envelopes) that give a detailed description of the candidate,

3- ALES 55; GRE quantitative 610,

 4- IYS 70; TOEFL IBT 86,

5- CGPA minimum 2.50/4.00.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 143 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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