Programs of Turkish Language and Literature

Objectives

The aim of Turkish Language and Literature is to educate students and researchers as people who are capable of analysing the structure and development of Turkish language; are well-informed about periods, literary figures, literary works, features of Turkish Literature and Turkish Culture; are familiar with universal culture, have creative thought and a discipline in research methods and able to create solutions for problems.

Mission

The mission of Turkish Language and Literature is to analyse and criticize written and oral literary works from past to now, to share the gathered information with the academic circles, to establish new relationships with different cultures and to have an active role in this, to educate its scholars as competent people in the field of Turkish Language and Literature.

Vision

The vision of Turkish Language and Literature is to produce new scientific knowledge, to be pioneer in social and cultural activities, to train students who are preferred on a national and international level, and to be department that researches, thinks, questions and provides the necessary knowledge for academic circle.

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.