Programs of Philosophy

Objectives

Kocaeli University, Philosophy Department works to equip students with the following qualities:

  • To have a philosophical point of view to provide the basic skills essential to the effort.
  • Be aware of contemporary soul.
  • Dogmatic obsessions away, be open-minded
  • Self-renew predisposition.
  • To be fair.
  • To be honest.

Mission

Problems and solutions captured in the Philosophy Department of Kocaeli in the world and brought them to contribute to the development of society, and philosophical knowledge of the history of philosophy with a view of philosophers, academics, teachers cultivate the ideal of philosophy has been adopted as its mission. In addition, the department of research and publications to shed light on social problems, academic sense, philosophy can be summarized as the primary goal.

Vision

Kocaeli University Department of Philosophy aims to give students the basic qualifications can be summarized as follows:

  • The ability to view critical: any given concept, there is no first-truth "sacred", "untouchable" to test for disrespect, and never stick to them.
  • The ability to view the literal: Each of the concept, remember that a piece of string concepts

For Turkish Citizens-Master's Degree Programmes for MA/MS

Admission Requirements:

  • Holding an undergraduate degree
  • Having a minimum score of 55 from ALES (Examination for Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education) in the test type the programme applied for; or an equaling score from GRE or GMAT
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum score of 50 from UDS or KPDS (Governmental Foreign Language Proficiency Test) in one of the English, French or German languages; or must have an equaling score from the exams specified by the Committee of Higher Education.

For Turkish Citizens-Doctorate Degree Programmes

Admission Requirements:

  • Holding either an undergraduate or post graduate degree
  • Having a minimum score of 55 from ALES (Examination for Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education) in the part of the programme applied for; or an equaling score from GRE or GMAT
  • Applicants must have a minimum score of 50 from UDS or KPDS (Governmental Foreign Language Proficiency Test) in one of the languages of English, French or German; or must have an equaling score from the exams specified by the Committee of Higher Education.
  • With undergraduate degree applications, applicants should have a minimum score of 70 from ALES in the test type of the programme applied for; or an equaling score from GRE or GMAT. With TUS (National Test of Speciality in Medicine) score applications to Health Sciences Institute, minimum basic medicine score of 50 is required from TUS for the graduates of Faculty Medicine.

For International Students-Master's Degree Programmes

Admission Requirements:

  • Holding either a bachelor's or a master's degree.

The applications of international students from countries that have a cultural agreement with Turkey, or from Turkish and Relative Communities are evaluated by taking the reference letters, grade point average, the courses they have taken during their master's studies or undergraduate studies and other personal documents into consideration by the related main branch directorate and the applicants whose scientific proficiency level is evaluated as "satisfying" may be accepted to masters programmes they applied for.

The foreign language for international students is Turkish. The foreign applicants who get the required score from the Test of Turkish Language Proficiency, conducted by an academic jury of three, who are chosen by the board of chairs of the related institution, are eligible to continue the master's or doctorate programme. The ones who fail the language exam are considered as "on leave" for one year in order to learn Turkish language. Students who fail Turkish Language Proficiency Test within one year's time lose their registration right to masters or doctorate programmes.

In addition to the Turkish Language Proficiency Test, foreign applicants who apply for programmes where the medium of instruction is another foreign language are given an oral exam in that language as well. The applicants who fail in this exam are given one year's time to improve that language. The applicants who fail the language test in the given time lose their registration right. There is a requirement of ALES for international students with an undergraduate or master's degree; however there is no requirement for a minimum score of 55.

There is no ALES requirement for international students holding a bachelor's or master's degree from foreign universities.