The application procedure takes place once a year during the summer. The application deadline is, same as for the regular Master of Europeans Studies (MES) program, on the 15th of 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 of European Studies as they are outlined on the Viadrina's central study portal. Please mark the box "Bewerbung um ein Doppelmasterprogramm". All procedures mentioned there apply for them as well, 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.
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General Requirements for Bilgi students
İstanbul Bilgi University Students have to send their application to İstanbul Bilgi University. To get more info about the application requirements please check Istanbul Bilgi University website.
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 BİLGİ students
Viadrina University has an emphasis on multilingualism. Courses are offered mostly in German, but also in English, Polish and French. We therefore strongly recommend all Turkish applicants to demonstrate a basic to good command of German.
Further study of German is supported on-site: Turkish students have the possibility to attend a German courses during their stay at Viadrina free of charge at the Viadrina Sprachenzentrum.
It is possible for Bilgi students to succesfully complete the program without having any language proficiency other than English. But, if this is the case for you, please be aware of the fact that course selection opportunities will be very limited!
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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 or are attending during your Bachelor degree (with mark where available) and, if you have already been enroled in the MES, the Master degree (with mark where available)
- Copy of your B.A. diploma (notarized)
- Application Essay (for further information on the essay see here)
- Proof of language skills (English and - if applicable - Turkish)
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator Dr. Kerstin Hinrichsen.
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