MSN Graduate ProgramMaster of Science in Materials Science and Nanotechnology
offering MSN PhD degree, with many global opportunuties
BSc graduates or students need at least 2.80/4.00 CGPA at the time of application.
STANDARDIZED TEST REQUIREMENTS
If you are a Turkish citizen resident in Turkey: ALES score is required, <55 (quantitative),
Otherwise; GRE General Test score is required: 153 (quantitative). However, if you are off by a small margin and you have a strong background, we encourage you to apply.
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.
You may also be eligible if you provide a COPE score of at least “C”, instead.
Entry Requirements for MSc Program
Please check the graduate school webpage for the most up to date requirements from here.
* Proof of Degree (if already obtained)
* Official Transcripts (most recent)
* Statement of Purpose
* Two Letters of Recommendation
The deadlines for Spring 2020-2021:
Eligibility to the programs will be assessed and in case of qualification, applicant is called for an interview.
Applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in various fields of science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, etc), engineering (electrical and electronics, mechanical, chemical, materials science, metallurgy, food, etc.) or medicine. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (GRE for non-Turkey applicants) scores, past academic record, reference letters and the interview at Bilkent University. Decent knowledge of English is required.
In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. The duration of M.S. study is max. 6 semesters.
DAILY LIFE in BILKENT and TURKEY
UNAM is located in the Bilkent Main Campus. Students may attend campus activities, such as BSO (Bilkent Symphony Orchestra) concerts, Bilkent theatre, Sports Centre events, seminars and workshops. Hourly campus bus services allow students to reach city centre free of charge. Bilkent Library is rich in books and open for all days in a year (except national holidays), and the resident health centre is open 24/7 for medical emergencies. A supermarket and several diners are located at the enterance of the university (Ankuva). Restaurants (Â la carte, table d’hôte) and cafes are serving everyday.
As the capital city of Turkey, Ankara provides easy access to public offices. Cultural and historical seeings are rich in quality and number. For more information, please refer to Daily Life in Turkey (external link).
Degree Requirements and FAQs
LIVING EXPENSES, HOUSING AND STIPENDIUM
Dormitories are furnished with single beds or bunk beds, desks, desk chairs, bookcases or shelves, wardrobes, wastebaskets and mini refrigerators. All rooms have unlimited high speed internet access at no charge. All dorms have common areas, such as self-cook kitchens/kitchenettes, TV/social lounges, study lounges, self-service laundry and ironing rooms, and game and visitors’ areas or rooms. Central heating and 24-hour continuous hot water are standard, and each floor is further equipped with common bathrooms and restrooms.
Details of the Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities for PhD students can be found in the following webpage. Cost of living in Ankara is not so high. Here is a useful website showing some metrics about living expenses in Ankara. Overall this stipendium provides an above average lifestyle for single students.