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All interested candidates are encouraged to visit our Department and talk to our Faculty members on any Friday afternoon. You can also visit our laboratories and ask questions about our department. Just send an e-mail to bilphys@fen.bilkent.edu.tr to make a reservation.

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CURRICULUM FOR GRAD PROGRAMS

Application deadline for Fall 2016-2017: 30 May 2016

Date of interview: 6 – 7 June 2016

Application Procedure

ALES

ALES is required from resident Turkish citizens who are applying for the MS programs. Turkish citizens who are residents of foreign countries and those applicants who are not Turkish citizens may provide GRE scores instead of ALES. Applicants for PhD programs may provide either ALES or GRE scores. ALES scores are valid for 3 years.

GRE

Turkish citizens who are residents of foreign countries and those applicants who are not Turkish citizens may provide GRE scores instead of ALES. Applicants for PhD programs may provide either ALES or GRE scores. GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

Master of Science

All applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree on physics or a related field of science and engineering. All applicants must submit ALES or GRE score and proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Doctor of Philosophy

All applicants must have a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree on physics or a related field of science and engineering. All applicants must submit ALES or GRE score and proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

General Requirements

  • CGPA: 2.50/4.00
    Above CGPA requirements are for PhD program applicants who already have a MS degree with thesis and for MS program applicants. Those who do not have a MS degree with thesis and want to apply to a PhD program should have at least 3.00 CGPA during their BS studies.

Students who are admitted with degrees from programs other than Physics may take one year of undergraduate courses to compensate for deficiencies in their backgrounds.

  • ALES: For M.Sc. application 55, for Ph.D. application 80
    OR
  • GRE General Test: For M.Sc. application minimum quantitative total of 153. For Ph.D. application minimum quantitative total of 157.
  • English proficiency: TOEFL IBT(at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent COPE (at least C).  In addition, foreign language requirements as imposed by Inter-universities Board (ÜAK) of Turkey (minimum of 55 from YDS or its equivalents as listed by the Board, in a language other than the mother tongue) must be satisfied by Turkish citizen PhD applicants.
  • Proof of Degree (i.e. Diploma): Yes (If already obtained).
  • Statement of Purpose: Yes
  • Letter of Recommendation: 2 (PDF | WORD)
  • You can also apply online (Click here to access).

For more detailed information please visit this page on our institute’s website.

Click here for up to date regulations and application procedures. (Graduate School of Engineering and Science)

A more extensive catalog is also available from here .

Tuition Fee and Financial Assistance

  • Financial Asistance in the form of research and teaching asistantships and tuition waivers are available.
  • No application fee is charged for applications to graduate programs.

Graduate Program in Physics

The graduate entrance is competitive and the scholarships include

  • tuition waiver,
  • free accomodation on campus housing units,
  • a monthly stipend based on the requirements of graduate assistantship,
  • health insurance.

Our graduated students pursue research and find jobs at top ranked research institutions world-wide.

The graduate program in Physics emphasizes research in various fields of condensed matter physics, in relation to the rapidly developing high technology fields. Presently, research is in progress in the theoretical and experimental study of tunneling, physics of electrons in lower dimensional systems, high temperature superconductivity, statistical mechanics, properties of new materials, fabrication and theoretical analysis of new devices, ultrafast photonics and ultrafast phenomena, statistical models, integrated optics, microfluidics, carbon based nanostructures including carbon nanotubes, graphene etc., soft matters and micro swimmers.

M.S. and Ph.D. candidates (of all nationalities) can apply twice a year (for the Fall and Spring semester beginning in September and February respectively), upon sending a filled-in form, official transcripts, scientific proficiency test scores (such as GRE general & subject tests, or a local exam to sit ), English proficiency test scores (such as TOEFL, TSE, TWE, or a local exam to sit, except for native speakers), and two letters of recommendation. Successful applicants are offered free tuition, free on-campus housing, and a handsome monthly stipend (enough for comfortable life according to the local life standarts) for teaching assistantship duties.

The M.S. (resp. Ph.D.) is usually obtained in 2 (resp. 4) years, with 8 course requirements (usually in the first year of M.S. and Ph.D) which can be arranged from the advanced fundamental physics coursework and more advanced special topics. Following the course work, the student must work on his/her M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation requirements along the department’s research interests. All students should have an academic advisor by that time. Candidate Ph.D. students must have an M.S. (or equivalent) degree, and have to pass a qualifying exam during the course of their studies. Applications for those students who wish to transfer from other institutions to Bilkent Physics are subject to the same conditions as direct applications. Depending on the success on the student on fundamental topics those previous courses which have been successfully completed can be credited within Bilkent Physics course requirements.

Click here to apply online