Aiming at enhancing the standards of Turkish literary studies, the Turkish Literature programme from Bilkent University requires theoretical, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, as well as proficiency in several languages.
Doctoral students must complete course work of at least 21 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and fulfill all language requirements before they present their written dissertation proposals and take the comprehensive written and oral exams.
The research proposal for the dissertation must be approved by the Department before the candidates may take the comprehensive exams. These exams are designed to evaluate the candidate's expertise in his/her area of concentration and research proposal for the dissertation. The candidate is eligible to take the orals after passing the written exam.
Following the successful completion of these requirements, candidates will conduct research and proceed with the writing of their dissertation, which should embody original research and make a substantial contribution to Turkish literary scholarship. Candidates must successfully defend their dissertation before a committee of the faculty.
You can apply until:
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You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:
This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.
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