Application & Admission

Graduate program applications must be made online via the Graduate Application System.

For more information on Graduate Program Applications, please visit Boğaziçi University Candidates webpage.

 

Application Period for 2016/2017 Fall Term: 1-20 April 2016
Quota: 10 (There is no quota for English Preparatory Class)

 

REQUIREMENTS

 
GPA: 2.50/4.00
ALES: Equal Weight: 60
GRE: Quantitative Score: 149 / Verbal Score: 146
English Proficiency:

BUEPT, or

TOEFL® 500, TWE 4.5, or 

TOEFL® (IBT) 79, TWE 22, or

IELTS Academic Score: 6.5, Academic Writing Score: 6.5

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
- Official Transcript
- An Undergraduate Degree Diploma or a graduation document (Those who have not graduated yet, must submit an official letter indicating that they are expected to graduate.)
- Student disciplinary record (required for applicants holding a degree from a university in Turkey)
- Statement of Purpose (written in English, not exceeding 500 words)
- 2 Reference letters

 

DEPARTMENTAL EXAMS  
Written Exam: 9 May 2016, 10:00-12:00 am, at M 2152
Oral Exam / Interview: 10 May 2016, 10:00 am, at JF 105

 

CONTACT PERSON  
Name: Assoc. Prof. Didar AKAR
Phone: 0212 359 46 89
E-mail: akar@boun.edu.tr

 

Suggestions on how to prepare for the field specialization exams in linguistics:

The field specialization exam at the MA level aims at determining the degree of the applicant’s knowledge  of data analysis in all areas of linguistic structure as well as of the basic issues in linguistics.  Applicants are advised to review the fundamental concepts and analytical approaches to language as presented in an introductory book to linguistics.  Some of the recommended titles are:

  • Fromkin, V., R. Rodman and N. Hyams. (2007) An Introduction to Language. Thomson Wadsworth.
  • O'Grady, W., M. Dobrovolvsky and M. Aranoff. (2009) Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction. St. Martin’s Press (Third edition).