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Ph.D. in Audit and Risk Management (Turkish)

About the Program

PhD in Audit and Risk Management, the first post-graduate program that brings a holistic approach to the field of auditing and risk management, is offered directly by the Interdisciplinary Audit and Risk Management Department of the Institute of Social Sciences.

The program aims to teach participants problem-solving skills so that they become increasingly capable of solving the current and future problems in the fields of audit and risk management.

The program is particularly suitable for employees working in public and private sectors on internal audit, external audit, independent audit, risk management, and financial services, and for those who plan to pursue a career in these areas.

Courses are designed with an aim to combine theoretical knowledge and practical application of audit and risk management. 

Compulsory courses and a variety of elective classes are offered by competent academicians and professionals working in the fields of audit and risk management.

Admission Requriments


For Turkish Citizens
  • Applicants must hold a master's with a thesis degree in any field.
  • 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 70. 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 75. An equivalent score on an exam accepted by the Higher Education Council is also valid.
  • Candidates must earn a minimum score of 75 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.
Horizontal Transfer
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D program
  • Must satisfy the requirements of the program that is being applied
  • Current GPA must be at least 3.00
  • Must have finished at least one semester in the currently enrolled program
  • Must NOT be further than the half of the currently enrolled program
  • Must NOT have any disciplinary record
  • Must have satisfied all the requirements of the completed semesters of the currently enrolled program


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Program Coordinator and Contact Information

Assistant Prof. Hakan KARABACAK

 +90 312 596 48 79



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
  • Click here for the documents required for the application.
  • Click here for the online application page.

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.

Horizontal Transfer


For transfer applications, the applicant must bring the required documentation to our institute in person during the application period.

Please click for the required documents.


Application Calendar and Evaluation

Please click for the application calendar.


Applications will be evaluated by the applied department and approved by the administrative board of our institute. The results of the board decision will be announced on our website (

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