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Master of Arts in Asian Studies (English)

About the Program

DOAF offers two Master's programs in Asian Studies: M.A. in Asian Studies - English (with thesis) and M.A. in Asian Studies - Turkish (with thesis) with the objective of providing a thorough understanding of the political and socioeconomic conditions of East, South and Southeast Asian countries. The curriculum of each program is composed of seven courses (three compulsory, four elective) and a seminar, as well as thesis and academic specialization. Furthermore, our students can take regional language courses (e.g. Chinese, Japanese) as extra electives. The application requirements for our programs are announced at ASBÜ and DOAF websites in June/July.

 

 

Application Requirements

 

For Turkish Applicants
  • Bachelor's degree (at least 4-year undergraduate program).*
  • Grade point average (GPA) must be at least 2.30 out of 4.00.
  • ALES score must be at least 65 in EW / Quant. / Qual. type (GMAT / GRE equivalent is accepted). **
  • YDS score must be at least 80 for the English program. Official scores received from other examinations recognized by YÖK are also accepted.
  • Scientific Evaluation Exam score must be at least 60. General Evaluation score must be at least 65.

  • * In accordance with the University regulations, students may be required to take some introductory courses for a maximum of two semesters before starting the graduate program.
  • ** ALES score is valid for 5 years. ALES is not required for foreign applicants.
  • *** YDS and e-YDS scores are valid for 5 years.
For International Applicants
  • For foreign (non-Turkish citizen) students, the requirements for application are:
  • Bachelor's degree (at least 4-year undergraduate program).
  • minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.30 out of 4.00.
  • for MA programs in English (as language of instruction), TOEFL iBT minimum score of 84 (or equivalent, e.g. YDS 80).
  • 100 TL nonrefundable application fee paid to IBAN TR76 0001 2009 4110 0006 0000 14. The program’s annual tuition is 6,000 TL.
Curriculum

 

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Program Information Package

 

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Program Coordinator and Contact Information
Department of African Studies / Department of Asian Studies

   doaf@asbu.edu.tr

  +90 312 596 46 32

  +90 312 596 47 41

  +90 312 596 49 02

Application

 

For Turkish Applicants
  • 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 application page becomes active in the period when the applications are accepted.

The applications start each year in June/July according to the calendar determined by the Senate of the University. The university website must be followed for the dates of the application calendar.

Applicants are ranked based on an initial evaluation carried out by weighting 50% of ALES score and 50% of GPA.  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.

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.

After applications are accepted, the application results are determined by weighting 20% of GPA, and 80% 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. The evaluation of applications is made by taking into account the acceptance criteria of the program and the international student quota. The evaluation result will be sent to the candidate's e-mail address.