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Design, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Master in Design Program at Kadir Has University investigates design as an analytical and creative thinking process, providing a wide spectrum of metodologies in research in a collaborative environment.


While providing the tools for design research in practice, history and theory of design, the program seeks to guide students to problematize the issues producing critical, experimental, participatory, creative perspectives, transferring their disciplinary knowledge into the field of design research in elobaroted innovative ways.

The Design Program at Kadir Has University is open to cross-interactions and trans-disciplinary contents and areas of production. Candidates are offered with a wide selection of lectures, where they can structure their own personal and independent research and practice within program. Students may also choose one of the five offered areas of specialization in the framework of the program:

  • Spatial Research
  • Design by Social Innovation
  • Artistic and Performative Research
  • Design History and Theory
  • Urban95: Child and the City

The studies are supervised by the academic staff of Art and Design Faculty of Kadir Has University. The language of the program is English.

Application is open to all students coming from diverse disciplines. The program offers the options to graduate with a written thesis or a project.


Master in Design Program at Kadir Has University offers possible developments both for academic and professional careers, by creating research experiences and providing theoretical framework in the line with contemporary approaches.

In this open education platform, candidates will have the possibility of discussion, development and analysis the previous knowledge they have from the wide design perspective they are to gain in the program.

This provides the students both theoretical and practical capacity to be utilized in the further studies.

In the intersections of design with many new topics, students are granted with new approach possibilities.

In the heart of Istanbul’s multi layered cultural production, the education environment creates the chance of being in the contemporary art and design practices. Also, with the chance of active projects led with academicians of the program, students will have chance to involve in contemporary art and design practices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Theories of Art and Design History
  • Interdisciplinary Studio
  • Design, Identity and Culture
  • Art and Design Workshop
  • Design, Art and Urban Space
  • Issues of Social Design
  • Design for Social Innovation
  • Human Centered Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:


    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:


    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Copy of the undergraduate or graduate diploma and transcript
  • GRE/ALES/GAT score results
  • For diplomas awarded abroad, a copy of the diploma equivalency certificate issued by YÖK's International Equivalency Office, certifying the equivalency of the diploma to that of a Turkish higher education institution (the letter of equivalence must be submitted by the end of the first semester)
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee in USD: $12,000
  • Fee with 25%  Scholarship: $9,000
  • Fee with 50% Scholarship: $6.000
  • Fee with 100% Scholarship: $0.000

Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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


Every international student application for a KHAS academic program is evaluated for a scholarship. No separate scholarship application is necessary. Tuition reduction scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. High international or national examination scores and graduation grades are taken into consideration. Tuition reduction scholarships, are subject to maintain a min. of 1.5 GPA at the end of each academic year.

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