Graduate Admissions

Master of Arts Program
 
Individuals with a B.A. degree in English Language Education are normally eligible for admission to the M.A. program. Individuals who have an undergraduate degree in other fields may also apply provided that they have a valid nationally- and/or internationally-recognized teaching certificate/diploma, or at least one year of experience in English language education.
 

Doctor of Philosophy Program

The Ph.D. program is open only to master’s degree (with thesis) holders. Those whose bachelor’s or master’s degree is in the field of English Language Education or Applied Linguistics are eligible for admission to the PhD program. Those with a degree in other disciplines may also apply, provided that they have a valid nationally- and/or internationally-recognized teaching certificate/diploma or at least two years’ experience in English language education.

 
HOW TO APPLY TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION
 
  • All applicants must first ensure that they qualify to apply to Graduate Programs at Boğaziçi University.
  • Applicants must meet the departmental requirements (see below) and the university's general admission requirements (see Application to Graduate Programs for the latest information). 
  • All application documents must be submitted to the Boğaziçi University Registrar's Office through the Electronic Application System. Check the application dates on the 2018 Academic Calendar 
  • If you fulfill all of the admission requirements of Boğaziçi University and the Department of Foreign Language Education and successfully complete all stages of online application, then you will be allowed to take the departmental exams for the Graduate Programs (see below for the Reading List and other details).
  • Applicants will be sent an e-mail notification if they are eligible to take the exam(s).
  • Only those who are successful in the exam(s) will be admitted to the programs in the Fall semester.
 

Departmental Requirements for the application of the graduate programs

 

M.A.

Ph.D

ALES

(or)

GRE

ALES: 75 (on any section)

ALES: 75 (on any section)

GRE Quantitative=155 and GRE Verbal=155

GRE Quantitative=155 and GRE Verbal=155

GPA

2.5/4.00 or 65/100 (Undergraduate GPA)

3.0/4.00 or 76.66/100 (Graduate GPA)

Educational Background and Experience

Individuals with a B.A. degree in English Language
Education are eligible for admission to the M.A. program. Individuals who have an undergraduate degree in other fields may also apply provided that they have a valid nationally- and/or internationally-recognized teaching certificate/diploma, or at least one year of experience in English language education.
The Ph.D. program is open only to master’s degree (with thesis) holders. Those whose bachelor’s or master’s degree is in the field of English Language Education or Applied Linguistics are eligible for admission to the PhD program. Those with a degree in other disciplines may also apply, provided that they have a valid nationally- and/or internationally-recognized teaching certificate/diploma, or at least two years’ experience in English language education.

Reading List recommended for the exam

M.A. Admission Exam Reading List (Click on the title)

Ph.D. Admission Exam Reading List (Click on the title)

Language proficiency

TOEFL (PBT)= 627 + TWE 4.5   or

TOEFL (IBT)= 108 + TWE 24     or

BUEPT= B

TOEFL (PBT)= 627 + TWE 4.5    or

TOEFL (IBT)= 108 + TWE 24      or

BUEPT= B

+

YDS= 90

 

According to the Council of Higher Education’s (YÖK) Regulations on Graduate Education and Instruction, applicants to PhD programs must obtain a minimum score of 55 on the KPDS/UDS/YDS or an equivalent score on an exam recognized by the Interuniversity Council, and students of foreign citizenship must obtain a minimum score of 55 on the language section of the KPDS/UDS/YDS other than their mother tongue (languages stated in the Regulation) or an equivalent score on an exam recognized by the Interuniversity Council in addition to the English proficiency tests recognized by the University Senate. For equivalent test scores determined by the Council of Higher Education (YOK) see:

Language Tests and Equivalent Test Scores

Statement of purpose

Not required

A statement of purpose written in English is required.

Official Transcript Required Required
Diploma An undergraduate degree diploma or a graduation document. Those who have not yet graduated at the time of initial application, must submit an official document from their university indicating that they are eligible to graduate. A graduate degree diploma or a graduation document. Those who have not yet graduated at the time of initial application, must submit an official document from their university indicating that they are eligible to graduate. 
Thesis N/A An official documentation of an MA or MS thesis. If the MA/MS diploma does not clearly specify that the master's degree is with "thesis", a PDF copy of the thesis  (including a signed approval page) must be submitted.

Exam Dates & Place

All applicants who have completed the application process will be admitted to the witten exam. 

I. Written Exam (multiple-choice test)

II. Oral Exam: Only those who pass the written exam will enter the oral exam. The list of the oral exam participants will be announced on the department’s website.

Written Exam (multiple-choice test)

Date:  May 8, 2018
Place: New Hall 303 & New Hall 201

Time: 10:00 -11:30

 

Oral Exam

Date: May 9, 2018
Place: EF 506
Time: 10:00 - 17:00

 

All applicants who have completed the application process will be admitted to the written exams.

I. Written Exam (multiple-choice test) 

II. Open-ended essay exam

III.Oral Exam: Only those who pass the two written exams will be eligible to take the oral exam. The list of the oral exam participants will be announced on the department’s website.

 

 

Written Exam (multiple-choice test) 

Date:  May 8, 2018
Place: New Hall 201

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

 

Open-ended essay exam

Date:  May 8, 2018
Place: EF 02 & EF 05

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

 

Oral Exam

Date: May 10, 2018
Place: EF 506
Time: 10:00 - 17:00

 

Recommendation Letters

 

Not required

2 letters of recommendation (Those who graduated from FLED within the past three years are exempt from this requirement)

 

Application Dates

 

March 26, 2018 - April 13, 2018

March 26, 2018 - April 13, 2018

 

Quotas

 

12

12

*Please note: Graduate applications for the English Language Education programs are accepted ONCE A YEAR, in the spring term on the dates announced by the University.