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European Studies


General Requirements

The application procedure takes place once a year during the summer. The application deadline is 15 July.

Up to five students from each university are selected every year.

Prospective students have to go through the regular application procedures for the master's programme in European Studies as outlined here. Please mark the box "Bewerbung um ein Doppelmasterprogramm". All procedures mentioned there apply for double degree students, the only difference being that additionally, a motivation letter and a CV in English are to be submitted. The motivation letter should outline clearly not only your interest in studying the MES, but also the double degree program.

 Language Requirements

Students are required to have a good to very good command of English (UNIcert II or equivalent).

For Viadrina students, basic command of Turkish is an advantage but not a requirement for the application.
All students are obliged to complete a Turkish language course during their stay in Istanbul which will count towards their grade (may be waived for native Turkish speakers).

 Language Requirements for Bilgi students

Viadrina University has an emphasis on multilingualism. Courses are offered in German, English, Polish and French. We therefore strongly recommend all Turkish applicants and participate to demonstrate a basic to good command of German.

Further study of German is supported on-site: Turkish students have the possibility to attend an intensive German course before the start of the winter semester that is free of charge; it is possible to attend regular classes in German during the semester at the Viadrina Sprachenzentrum.

Additionally, courses in French and Polish are offered every semester.

 Documents needed for an application:

  • Letter of Motivation (in English, outlining your academic interest and including classes you would be interested to take at Bilgi University)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in English)
  • List of all the classes you have attended during your Bachelor degree (with mark) and the Master degree (without mark)
  • Copy of your B.A. diploma
  • Proof of language skills (English - minimum UNIcert II or equivalent; Turkish - if applicable)

The application deadline is 15 July. If you have further questions,do not hesitate to contact the program's coordinator Ruth Geiger.

For all your inquiries regarding the Program at BİLGİ, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Assist. Prof. Özge Onursal-Beşgül
Phone: +90 212 311 51 15
Fax: +90 212 257 87 48