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PhD in Private Law (Turkish)

About the Program

PhD in Private Law aims to help national and international private law institutions meet their needs for lawyers with up-to-date knowledge. For this purpose, comprehensive training is offered by specialized and experienced faculty members.

This program has been designed to graduate qualified scientists and researchers who are able to:

  • deal with the problems of the private law in an analytical way and produce solutions to these problems,
  • think abstractly and analyze theories from the point of view of the private law by using acquired knowledge,
  • rigorously follow recent developments in the world and in Turkey related to the private law, and
  • engage in critical thinking while adhering to the codes of academic honesty and scientific method.

The medium of instruction is Turkish.

Admission Requirements


For Turkish Citizens
  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in law.
  • Applicants must hold a master's with a thesis degree in Private Law.
  • Graduate CGPA must be at least 3.00 over 4.00 (or 76.66 over 100.)
  • Applicants must submit a minimum ALES (Equal Weight) score of 55. An equivalent score on an exam accepted by the Higher Education Council is also valid.
  • Applicants must submit a minimum English YDS/e-YDS or YÖKDİL score of 55. An equivalent score on an exam accepted by the Higher Education Council is also valid.
  • Candidates must earn a minimum score of 60 from written science exams and/or interviews.
  • Overall assessment must be 75 or higher.
For International Applicants
  • A commission set up by the relevant department’s directorate and composed of at least 3 faculty members determines the field in which applicants must hold an undergraduate and a master’s degree, the minimum CGPA and (for the programs requiring proficiency in a language other than Turkish) language proficiency level.
  • Applicants must have 55 or above from a foreign language exam accepted by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) or the equivalent of 55 or above from an international foreign language exam accepted by OSYM in another language than their native language.

  • Applicants must demonstrate their proficiency in Turkish to be able to start their studies (This requirement does not apply to international students who have graduated from a higher education institution in Turkey). The others must achieve at least the level C1 in the Turkish proficiency exams such as TÖMER, DİLMER, and TYS. Applicants who never submit any of these documents will be required to take the Turkish preparation programs, which will take a maximum of two semesters.
  • International students must pay the tuition fee of 6.000 TL per year.


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Program Coordinator and Contact Information
Research Assistant Burak KARAKOÇ

+90 312 596 52 72




For Turkish Citizens
  • Click here for the documents required for the application.
  • Click here for the online application page.

The application page becomes active in the period when the applications are accepted.

Application Calendar and Evaluation

The applications are generally accepted in the months of June-July-August for fall semesters and November-December for spring semesters. The university website should be followed for the exact dates.

Applicants are ranked based on an initial evaluation carried out by weighting 50% of ALES score and 50% of GPA. The number of candidates invited to science exams can be up to five times the quota. Three points after comma in decimals are taken into consideration in the ranking of applicants. If more than one candidate rank last with the same score, all these candidates are invited to entrance examination.

After applications are accepted, a science exam is held on the announced date. The application results are determined by weighting 50% of ALES score, 20% of GPA, and 30% of science exam score. Based on this evaluation, candidates who have earned a score of 75 and above are deemed successful. Successful candidates are ranked according to general evaluation scores (in cases of equal general evaluation scores, science exam scores are taken into consideration), and a number of candidates and substitute candidates as specified by quotas are announced on the institute's website.

For International Applicants

Application Calendar and Evaluation

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Applications are evaluated by taking into account acceptance requirements of the program and international student quotas. The evaluation result is sent to the applicant's e-mail address.






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