Computer Science and Engineering, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
The Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in computer engineering or in electrical and computer engineering crossing the boundary of the two disciplines. The focus of this program is excellence in research. Graduates of the program can join industry or continue to work in academia.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Currently, the graduate school is running 12 MS and 10 PHD programs all together. Each science department and each engineering department has its own MS and PHD programs that complement their undergraduate programs. Furthermore we are running three very succesfull interdisciplinary MS and PHD programs, namely i) Materials Sciences and Engineering, ii) Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering and iii) Computational Sciences and Engineering. Last year we have added to this list a fourth interdisciplinary program in Bio-Medical Sciences and Engineering. This is a unique program that is run jointly between the Colleges of Sciences and Engineering and the School of Medicine. All of these programs open-up great opportunities for our graduates.

Our graduate school has a total of 320 students at the moment with 178 students in MS and 142 in PHD programs. We are aiming to transform ourselves to a PhD-heavy graduate school. Accordingly we plan to increase the ratio of our PHD students considerably next year. I want to take this opportunity to announce two new developments. Firstly, the non-thesis MS option for all our existing MS programs will come into effect next Fall. This will save graduate students who will not pursue a PhD degree from writing up a thesis. This option may also appeal to part-time students who are already at work in business or industry. Secondly, we are introducing a Graduate English Language School to start next Fall that will allow us to reach a much wider group of students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

Degree Requirements
Students can apply to the Ph.D. programs with a B.S. or M.S. degree. The Ph.D. degree requires successful completion of 14 courses within 3 years and take the Qualifying Examination within 7th semester at latest beyond the B.S. degree and 7 courses within 2 years and take the Qualifying Examination within 5th semester at latest beyond the M.S. degree. In addition to the credit courses, students must complete the non-credit courses; COMP 590 Seminar, ENGL 500 Graduate Writing and TEAC 500 Teaching Experience.

Academic Requirements

All the applicants should apply through ONLINE APPLICATION PPROGRAM.
  • Application Form
  • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters
  • TOEFL , IELTS or UDS&KPDS Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
  • New Internet Based
  • Computer Based
  • Paper Based
  • UDS / KPDS: 87
  • ALES scores (required for all Turkish nationals)
  • GRE scores (required from foreign students; optional for Turkish students)
  • Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Areas of Interest

Tuition Fee


Students admitted with a BS/BA degree will have the following offer:

  • Tuition waiver (33,500 TL/year) plus 1,150 TL monthly stipend, housing. The monthly stipend increases to 1,600 TL after the student passes the PhD qualifier.
Students admitted with a MS/MA degree will have the following offer:
  • Tuition waiver (33,500 TL/year) plus 1, 400 TL monthly stipend. The monthly stipend increases to 1,600 TL after the student passes the PhD qualifier.
Additional Benefits:
  1. All students receive a laptop computer and private health insurance.
  2. Students with successful standing receive travel funds to attend scientific conferences and meetings.
  3. PhD students with higher GPA degrees may be offered super scholarship up to 2,500 TL .
  4. Students who receive their stipend from other sources (like TÜBITAK scholarships or externally funded research grants and projects) are eligible for the following benefits provided by the university:
  • Research Award: 1,300 TL
  • Free Housing: This includes all costs except telephone expenses.
  • Research Award for PhD students: 2,000 TL/year after they pass the qualifier.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships Students can that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: Expand Your Horizons

The award recognises studying abroad as a positively life changing experience for many students as well as promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance. Successful candidates will receive up to £10,000 to be applied toward the cost of tuition fees.

Testimonial Registration Module

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.