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Master of Science in Migration Studies (English)

About the Program

By adopting a sociological lens, Master of Science in Migration Studies aims to thoroughly examine all aspects of human movements and social phenomenon which take place as a result of migration. Providing comprehensive and international quality education on migration, preparing students for national and international PhD programs as well as training them for public or civil society careers in the field of migration management are among the major purposes of this program.

With this program, we further aim to bring our students to such a level that they can compete in leading international academic environments in the field of migration management and social cohesion while being proficient in using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. In addition to compulsory courses, elective courses from different disciplines are offered for our graduate students as well. These are Economics of Migration and Sustainable Development, Globalization and Demography, Media Studies, Gender and Migration, Migrant Literature and Art, National and International Organizations Dealing with Migration Issues, Transnational Communities and Diaspora, Security and Migration Nexus, Culture, and Identity and Belonging.

The medium of instruction of the program is English.


Admission Requirements


For Turkish Citizens
  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate or master's with a thesis degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Law, Business Administration, Economics, International Relations, Political Science and Public Administration, History, Literature, Philosophy, Local Governments, "Journalism", "Radio, Television and Cinema".
  • Undergraduate CGPA must be at least 2.50 over 4.00 (or 65 over 100.)
  • Applicants must submit a minimum ALES (Equal Weight) score of 65. 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 80. An equivalent score on an exam accepted by the Higher Education Council is also valid.
  • Candidates must earn a minimum score of 65 from written science exams and/or interviews.
  • Overall assessment must be 65 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 degree and the minimum CGPA.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their proficiency in English to be able to start their studies. Those who have received their undergraduate degree from a university in which the language of instruction is English that is in a country where English is the official language or obtained the minimum specified score from one of the following language exams are regarded as proficient in English. Applicants who never submit any of these documents will be required to take the foreign language preparation programs, which will take a maximum of two semesters.


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  • International students must pay the tuition fee of 6.000 TL per year.


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Program Coordinator and Contact Information
Research Assistant Ceylin ÖZYURT

   +90 312 596 5416



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 65 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.

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