PhD Programı


Instructions for application to admission to the Philosophy Department PhD program


(Revised on Nov 10, 2022)
Please be careful about the updated information!

Note for prospective applicants: The next round of admission will begin sometime Spring 2023. Please follow this page for further details.

Note for Turkish speakers: Bir sonraki başvuru dönemi 2023 yılının Bahar ayında gerçekleşecektir. Detaylı bilgi için ilgili birimle irtibata geçiniz.

1. You must apply to the University for admission to the Philosophy Department PhD program between April 26 - May 21, 2021. For the Spring 2021 application period, the details of the general rules of application can be found at the links listed below. (After the completion of your application, please check out occasionally the Grad page of the Philosophy Department, for recent announcements concerning the exams.)

In English:

Info on Applying to Philosophy Department

Schedule, Required documents, Application guide, Logging into the application system

In Turkish:

Felsefe Bölümü başvuru bilgileri

Takvim, Başvuru belgeleri, Başvuru kılavuzu, Başvuru sistemine giriş

2. In addition, by May 28 please send the Philosophy Department Secretary Süheyla Öğretici a Writing Sample and a Statement of Purpose. They should be e-mailed as attachments to:

3. The Writing Sample is a piece of philosophical writing 5 to 12 normal pages in length, or about 1800 to 4200 words. We will examine it first for quality of philosophical writing and secondly for how well its subject matter falls within the specializations of Department members. For this reason you may want to examine the web pages of Department members.

4. In the Statement of Purpose, describe how you understand philosophy and what your current interests in philosophy are. The Statement of Purpose should be 1 to 3 normal pages in length, or about 350 to 1000 words.

5. Do not write your name or identify yourself on the Writing Sample. Also, please send us Microsoft Word documents, not PDFs.

6. We will use a computer program to examine both the Writing Sample and the Statement of Purpose for plagiarism. If either the Writing Sample or the Statement of Purpose is determined to be plagiarized, you will be disqualified. In order to understand what plagiarism is, please study


7. You will take an oral Entrance Exam by zoom on June 8.

8. All doctoral program applicants will be interviewed by the Philosophy Department in the second week of June in some platform to be announced later.

9. All the work mentioned above will be done in English.

10. Check out our departmental site for the updates.

Philosophy Department Secretarial Office: South Campus, TB-360
Office Phone: +90 212 359 65 58