Ph.D. On Campus

Turkish Literature

Bilkent University

42 months
14500 USD/year
6258 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Turkish Literature program from Bilkent University is designed to encompass all periods and genres of Turkish literature. Present fields of concentration are: classical literature, literary modernization and contemporary literature.


Aiming at enhancing the standards of Turkish literary studies, the Turkish Literature program from Bilkent University requires theoretical, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, as well as proficiency in several languages.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Pre-Thesis Seminar
  • Ph.D. Dissertation  
  • Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics
  • Academic Practices
  • Electives 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


21 alternative credits

Doctoral students must complete course work of at least 21 credit hours.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
151 (verbal)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submission of ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı/Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) or GRE scores. GMAT scores are required for graduate programs in Business Administration.)
    • Fluency in written and oral English. Please see the websites of each graduate school for the list of accepted tests.
    • Official transcripts.
    • Recommendations from instructors or others qualified to evaluate academic ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 USD per year during 42 months.
  • National

    6258 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6258 USD per year during 42 months.
  • 14,500 USD for international students and 45.000 TL for Turkish students

Living costs for Ankara

1600 - 2350 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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