For Graduate Study

We will not be admitting new students to our MA Program for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Quota 10 (There is no quota for English preparatory class)
GPA 3.00/4.00
ALES Verbal: 55
GRE / GMAT ALES Verbal 55 or GRE Quantitative score of 149 and GRE Verbal score of 146 is accepted.
English proficiency BUEPT or

TOEFL 550, TWE 4.5 or

TOEFL (CBT) 213, TWE 4.5 or

TOEFL (IBT) 79, TWE 22 or

IELTS Academic Score: 6.5, Academic Writing Score: 6.5

Official Transcript Required
Diploma 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 Required
Reference letter Two letters

Reference letters are not required for graduates of B.U. Department of Western Languages and Literatures (Program in English Language and Literature).

Departmental Exams
Contact Person Department Assistants

Phone: 0212-359 66 35

E-mail: asistors@list.boun.edu.tr

Students with a master’s degree may apply to pursue graduate work toward a PhD degree in English. Applicants must take a written entrance exam and the successful candidates are then invited for an interview. The entrance exam tests applicants’ knowledge of critical theory, literary periods and genres. In order to be eligible, candidates are expected to demonstrate their ability to engage intelligently with theoretical questions with reference to specific texts from different periods and genres. All students are also required to provide proof of English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL/IELTS score or taking the Boğaziçi University English Proficiency Test (BUEPT).

**We will not be admitting new students to our PhD program for the 2023-2024 academic year.

PHD REQUIREMENTS

Quota 10 (There is no quota for English preparatory class)
GPA 3.25/4.00
ALES Verbal: 55
GRE / GMAT ALES Verbal 55 or GRE Quantitative score of 149 and GRE Verbal score of 146 is accepted.
English proficiency BUEPT or

TOEFL 550, TWE 4.5 or

TOEFL (CBT) 213, TWE 4.5 or

TOEFL (IBT) 79, TWE 22 or

IELTS Academic Score: 6.5, Academic Writing Score: 6.5

YDS/ÜDS/KPDS Minimum required score of 55 or an equivalent of it accepted by YÖK.
Official Transcript An official undergradute transcript and an official graduate transcript are required.
Diploma A graduate 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 Required
Reference letter Two letters
Other A sample article, consisting of 4000 words.
Departmental Exams  
Contact Person Department Assistants

Phone: 0212-359 66 35

E-mail: asistors@list.boun.edu.tr

M.A. and Ph.D. programs in English Literature will not be opened in Fall 2022.

Please visit the “application information” page in the following links to see the list of the required documents and information about documentation of English proficiency, standardized graduate education examination, and reference letters:
http://adaylar.boun.edu.tr/en-EN/Home

Click on the link below for the necessary information for the online application procedures.
About online applications

Online application:
http://registration.boun.edu.tr/BUIS/BUISAPPS/GradApplication.aspx

For Undergradute Study

Internal transfer candidates (External applications are not accepted) should fulfill the requirements of Boğaziçi University and the Western Languages and Literatures Department. For transfer requirements, please visit: adaylar.boun.edu.tr

All transfer applications should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office located at the South Campus of Boğaziçi University. The candidates will then take the written and oral exams administered by the Department of Western Languages & Literatures. Exam dates will be announced on our website. The applicants should pass the written exam and score at least 80/100 on the oral exam to be eligible for transfer admission.

The applicants should pass the written exam and score at least 80/100 on the oral exam to be eligible for transfer admission. The program is eligible only for internal candidates.

 If you have any other questions, contact Prof. Dr. Naz Bulamur (transfer students advisor) at naz.bulamur@boun.edu.tr.

The Department of Western Languages and Literatures welcomes applications for its new Minor Degree in English Literature.

Program of Studies:
3 required courses (9 credits/ 18 ECTS) + 4 elective courses (12 credits/ 24 ECTS)

Required courses:
EL 101 Survey of English Literature from the Old English Period to the Restoration (3 credits/ 6 ECTS)
EL 102 Survey of English Literature from the Restoration to the Present (3 credits/ 6 ECTS)
ENGL 105 Introduction to Literary Forms I (3 credits/ 6 ECTS) or ENGL 106 Introduction to Literary Forms II (3 credits/ 6 ECTS)

Elective courses:
These are selected from the EL, AL, CL, DRA coded courses listed in the undergraduate catalog of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, subject to the approval of the minor degree advisor. At least 2 of the elective courses must be coded 300 or 400.

Admission Requirements:
-Academic standing: students who apply must be in their third semester or above, and their minimum GPA must be 3.50/4.00.
-Written exam: students must have an excellent command of the English language and be competent at critical reading and literary analysis.
-Interview: students who have successfully passed the written exam will be invited to an interview, which will assess their oral speaking skills and their ability to integrate the minor degree in their current course of study and future professional plans.

To apply:
Students applying to the minor degree in English Literature should e-mail their one-page statement of purpose in English, a recent transcript, and the attached application form Yan Dal Başvuru Formu (completed and signed by all required parties) to Dr. Myrto Drizou (myrto.drizou@boun.edu.tr) by August 24, 2022. Details on the degree can be found here:http://westlanglit.boun.edu.tr/?page_id=8736

A written exam will take place on Monday, August 29, at 12:00, and interviews with applicants who have successfully passed the exam will be held on Wednesday, August 31, starting at 12:00. More information on the exam and interviews will be announced later.

General Information for Incoming Students

 The Department of Western Languages and Literatures (WLL) welcomes a number of foreign students every semester.  We believe that an international presence enriches the classroom experience for all, and we encourage both local and international students to get to know each other.

* It is very important that Incoming Students attend the Orientation meeting offered by the International Office during registration week.  We realize many Incoming Students wish to travel before classes begin, but being here in time for the Orientation will make your life much easier.

* We encourage you to visit your WLL Adviser on “Adviser Day,” indicated on the academic calendar. Establishing a good working relationship early on with your department Adviser means the registration process, which may be different than the one you are used to, will go smoother. The Adviser will help you choose courses that suit your needs and the requirements of your home program.

* Your Adviser also acts as a cultural liaison.  Please feel free to make an appointment or simply stop by during office hours that will be posted on the Adviser’s door once classes begin.  The Adviser is there to help you make the most of and enjoy your study period at Boğaziçi University.

Partner Lists

Boğaziçi University has various kinds of Erasmus and Exchange Partnership Agreements.  The main ones are University and Faculty partnerships (see the “detailed list” of partners at www.intl.boun.edu.trStudents compete for these slots with students from either the entire university or the entire faculty.

Department Erasmus Partnership Agreements are the most common.  The Department of Western Languages and Literatures currently has 19 Erasmus partners. The current list and conditions of each agreement (undergrad/grad/faculty level, quota, language requirements, special information, and expiration dates) can be accessed in the “Exchange Agreement WLL 2015” link on the Erasmus main page.

Students who wish to go on Exchange go through existing university or faculty partnerships.  A student is also free to instigate a new Exchange partnership with a university not on the existing list.

Please visit the “Admissions from abroad” page in the following link to see the list of the required documents, information about electronic application system, et cetera.

http://adaylar.boun.edu.tr/en-EN/Home

 

Students from Abroad Application Terms, Documents, and Quotas

Undergraduate

Quota 2
SAT 680 out of 800 in the “Math” test and
a total score of 1400 out of 1600 in the “Math” and “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing”  tests.
English Proficiency BUEPT or
TOEFL 550, TWE 4.5 or
TOEFL (IBT) 79, TWE 22 or
TOEFL® (IBT Special Home Edition Test) 79, TWE 22
IELTS Academic Score 6.5, Academic Writing Score 6.5
Official Transcript Required
Diploma Required
Other It requires an English writing sample and an interview. Consult the program for an interview.
Notes
  1. Applicant must satisfy the candidacy requirements according to “Rules Governing the Admission from Abroad” issued by Higher Education Council (YÖK).
  2. Applications are evaluated according to “Directives Governing Application, Admission, and Registration of Students from Abroad to Undergraduate Programs of Boğaziçi University”.
  3. Applicants are responsible for tracking any additional procedures that might be necessary once their applications have been submitted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to track the post-application.

 

Applicants are responsible for tracking any additional procedures that might be necessary once their applications have been submitted.

Students from Philosophy, Psychology, Turkish Language and Literature, Linguistics, Translation, and Interpreting Studies, and Management may apply for a double major degree in Western Languages and Literatures.

To see the university regulations, please go to: “Boğaziçi Hakkında” — Yönetmelikler ve Yönergeler

http://www.boun.edu.tr/tr_TR/Content/Ogrenciler/Ogrenci_Isleri/Yonetmelik_ve_Ic_Tuzukler/Cift_Anadal_Programlari_Yonergesi

***Students from Management should check with the double major advisor about the most recent version of the programs.

 

The minimum requirements in order to apply are:

a) 3.00 Minimum GPA

b) One-page Statement of Purpose

c) Interview

d) A recent transcript

e) Application form available on the Arts and Sciences Faculty website, under “forms”  https://fas.boun.edu.tr/tr/formlar/ogrenci-formlari.

If you are accepted, you need to register as a double major student at the Registrar’s Office (Kayıt İşleri) by submitting the form “ÇAP Kayıt Beyan Formu.” You can find the form here: http://ogrenciler.boun.edu.tr/Home/SubPage/universiteyekayit

For interview dates please check the announcements. Unless announced otherwise, our department accepts applications once a year at the beginning of the Fall semester. Please check the academic calendar for the application deadline. For further questions, please contact the double major advisor Dr. Hande Tekdemir, hande.tekdemir@boun.edu.tr

WLL have double major programs with Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, Translation and Interpreting Studies, and Turkish Language and Literature.