|Study location||Turkey, Istanbul|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Students can apply to the Ph.D. programs with a B.S. or M.S. degree.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
At least 3 reference(s) must be provided.
- You should aim to provide 3 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.
1. Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
2. 3 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
Physics has always remained and still is at the center of science and technology. The laws of physics that are reached through observations and careful experimentation find applications from the subatomic particles to astronomic formations such as stars and galaxies. On the other hand, the design of advanced technology materials, fabrication of semiconductor devices, the development of optical communication systems have all evolved as applications of physics.
Our department has both theoretical and experimental research activities. Quantum information theory, gravitation, and condensed matter physics are among our theoretical research interests. On the experimental research side, we have three advanced laboratories where we focus on solid-state lasers, optoelectronic, and nano-photonic materials and devices.
Our Ph.D. program aims at teaching fundamental physics at a high level and coupling this knowledge with a research experience in either theoretical or applied physics depending on the interests of the student.
The Ph.D. degree requires successful completion of 14 courses within 3 years and take the Qualifying Examination within the 7th semester at the latest beyond the B.S. degree and 7 courses within 2 years and take the Qualifying Examination within the 5th semester at the latest beyond the M.S. degree.
In addition to the credit courses, students must complete the non-credit courses; PHYS 590 Seminar, ENGL 500 Graduate Writing, and TEAC 500 Teaching Experience.