|Study location||Turkey, Istanbul|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Minimum GPA 2.80 out of 4.00
Applicants must have B.S. or B.A. degrees preferably in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biology or Chemistry.
Students who do not have a formal degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering are encouraged to apply. Once they are admitted, their course program is designed to make up for any lack of background.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
- You should aim to provide 2 academic references but employer references are also accepted
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
One of the most important parts of your application is the motivation letter. Its goal is to introduce your background and support your application. In short, its goal is to answer the question:
Write in a clear and logical manner: remember, the way you write and present yourself says a lot about you. Do not plagiarize as this will mean automatic disqualification from the evaluation process.
Some points that may help you answer this question:
Click here to check our How to write a strong Motivation Letter or Statement of Purpose video on YouTube.
Documents required to apply for this program:
1. Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
2. 2 Recommendation Letters
3. TOEFL or YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
– TOEFL Internet-Based: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at the State Universities)
– YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: 80
4. ALES/GRE score
5. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
6. Statement of Purpose
Please read the detailed guidance at gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/application-requirements/ BEFORE starting your application.
Applicants that have missing documents from the list above will not be evaluated. If you have NOT taken a GRE and TOEFL test yet you can indicate so on the relevant section of the form and indicate the date you have registered to take the test. Please note that you should upload the missing GRE and/or TOEFL test scores as soon as possible so that your application can be evaluated by the relevant program admission committee.
Applying without a GRE and TOEFL test score will significantly reduce your admission chances.
Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future.
You can view the research areas of the faculty members here gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/graduate-programs/chemical-and-biological-engineering/faculty/
As an MS Thesis program, all admitted candidates are evaluated for full scholarships funded by KU or external sources as explained here gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/financial-aid-packages/
The M.S. Program with Thesis option requires that the students successfully complete a minimum of 21 credits with 7 courses.
In addition to the credit courses, students must complete the non-credit courses; CHBI 590 Seminar, ENGL 500 Graduate Writing and TEAC 500 Teaching Experience.
In addition to course work, students are engaged in thesis research. Every student is supervised by an advisor.