MS/PhD Director’s Office:

Ahmet Ekici, MS/PhD Programs Director
Remin Tantoğlu, MS/PhD Programs Coordinator
E-mail: fba_msphd@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +(90) (312) 290 1851

Faculty of Business Administration welcome graduate students with degrees in a wide range of fields (anthropology, business administration, computer science, economics, engineering, ethnography, mathematics, physics, psychology, statistics etc.)

MS in Business Administration is designed to prepare students for doctoral study and/or research focus in a specific field. PhD in Business Administration is designed to prepare students for a career in research and teaching. Qualified applicants without a graduate degree are encouraged to apply for the MS program.

Application Period for 2020-2021 AY: February 24 – June 29

To apply to our MS/PhD programs, you need to have:
  • A completed degree (Bachelors degree for MS applicants/Masters degree with thesis for PhD applicants)
  • Proficiency in English documented by TOEFL (87 iBT) or IELTS (6.5 av/5.5 each section) or PAE (C)(If you submit IELTS or Bilkent English Proficiency Exam (PAE) results and you are applying for a PhD program, you also need to satisfy the foreign language requirement as imposed by the Inter-Universities Board (ÜAK) of Turkey. In that case, a minimum of 55 from YDS or its equivalents as listed by the Board, in a language other than the mother tongue must be submitted.)
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • ALES EA score (required for all resident Turkish citizens) minimum 75
  • Statement of purpose (outlining the research problem/area of interest)
  • Contact information of three references for recommendation letters ( Online Application Form )
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
* Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Financial Support
  • All admitted MS/PhD students are awarded with a full tuition scholarship. Continuation of the tuition scholarship depends on the student’s progress in the program.
  • In addition to tuition scholarships, MS/PhD students may receive a monthly stipend in exchange for academic duties such as research assistance, teaching assistance and exam proctoring.
  • Financial support can be also drawn as research assistant stipends from supervisor professors’ research grants.
  • Recipients of graduate stipends are also provided with a private health insurance.
  • Dissertation stage PhD students, who receive a monthly stipend, are also awarded with social security premiums.
  • There are limited housing opportunities (shared apartments, space in residence halls) for our MS/PhD students who are not residents of Ankara.