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Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Ph.D.

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University rank #551 (QS) Ankara, Turkey
The curriculum of the Interior Architecture and Environmental Design programme from Bilkent University combines the arts with technical and scientific studies in order to give students a well-rounded education. 
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As the department is cognizant of modern trends in interior architecture and the implications of new technologies, the Interior Architecture and Environmental Design programme from Bilkent University aims at providing a balanced education between the artistic, technological and humane aspects of the profession.

Degree Requirements

The minimum course load for the Ph.D. program is 21 credit units. After completion of the courses, the student takes a qualifying examination composed of written and oral components. Upon successful completion of the qualifying exam, the student is designated as Ph.D. candidate and is assigned a dissertation committee. 

The next step is to prepare and defend a dissertation proposal. Upon a favorable evaluation of the proposal by the dissertation committee, the candidate qualifies for work towards a Ph.D. dissertation. 

At the completion of the dissertation, a jury composed of five scholars, expert in the relevant field examines the dissertation for a final decision on the degree. All Ph.D. candidates are required to have at least one article accepted for publication in an AHCI, SSCI or SCI indexed journal before the final dissertation defense.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    21 alternative credits

    The minimum course load for the Ph.D. program is 21 credit units.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics
  • Academic Practices
  • Graduate Studio 
  • Research Methods 
  • Seminar in Advanced Research Topics
  • Ph.D. Dissertation

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have a Master's degree in a relevant field. In addition to the general requirements set forth by the university, admittance is through an interview given before the beginning of each academic year. The date and place of the interview is announced each year by the university. 
  • All students are expected to be fluent in written and oral English in order to be admitted to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 USD/year
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  • National

    6617 USD/year
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  • National - 37,120 TL.

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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Scholarships for International Students

  • Prospective students who apply for financial assistance are evaluated according to their high school grades, their national and/or international exam scores, their program choices, and other relevant academic criteria.
  • Qualified applicants are offered partial or full tuition waiver scholarships. Tuition waiver scholarships are awarded at five levels, ranging from 20% to 100% in increments of 20%. Accommodation scholarships may be available for a limited number of top students who are on full tuition waiver scholarship.

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