The Department of Economics accepts applications for the PhD program during April 3 - 20, 2017.

All applications are made online through the graduate admissions page.

Documents Required for Official Application:

a) Official transcripts, sent directly to Boğaziçi University Office of the Registrar by the University the applicant has graduated from. The documents should include all the courses taken and all the grades received throughout the applicant's undergraduate and/or M.A./M.S. programs;

b) Two reference letters from persons familiar with the applicant's academic performance. There is no standard form for the reference letters, but they must be in closed and sealed envelopes;

c) An official document indicating the applicant's disciplinary record at the University he/she has graduated from (only when applying from a Turkish University);

d) Photocopy of the undergraduate diploma, if available. The official diploma must be presented at the time of registration.

e) The official results of the ALES (or GRE) examinations. (Students planning to apply for an assistantship must take the ALES exam by YOK regulations)

f) Statement of Purpose written in English and less than two A4 pages long.

g) A research proposal (between 2000 and 4000 words) that describes the research topic that the candidate plans to study for his/her Ph.D. thesis in detail.

The entrance exam will be given on May 4-5-6, 2016 (Güney Kampüs, Natuk Birkan Binası). Applicants may be interviewed if necessary.