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Asar University, Graduate School of Social Sciences offers an interdisciplinary M.A. program in English Language and Literature.

The program, enriched by electives, offers areas of study not only for the majors of English Language and Literature but also for the graduates of other branches of social sciences such as “film studies,” “media and public relations,” “international relations” provided that after the entrance exam the candidates complete some undergraduate courses within a year and choose their thesis topics from the related area.

The program, because of its interdisciplinary character consists of courses ranging from English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, Cultural Studies to Film Studies.A graduation thesis is required.

The courses are held in English. In each semester the student will take four compulsory courses and one elective course; each course is 3 credits and therefore 15 credits altogether. The graduation thesis is 5 credits. The total credit hour for the completion of the program is 35. A number of successful students will be awarded a scholarship according to the criteria of Yasar University Graduate School of Social Sciences.


Program requirements

For National StudentsFirst cycle (BA/BSc) degree in relevant fields.ALES (Entrance Exam for Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education) with minimum score of 55 (or equivalent).Certificate of Yasar University Foreign Language Achievement Test (FLAT) or Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) score of 550, or Computer Based TOEFL (CBT) score of 213 or Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) score of 79, or equivalent. (Applicants, who have not achieved the minimum required score from a recognized English Proficiency Examination, must enroll for a one-year intensive English Language Preparatory Programme at Yasar University English Preparatory School.).Placement through a written or oral exam / interview of the institute.For International StudentsGeneral required documents are:First cycle (BA/BSc) degree in relevant fields.TranscriptCertificate of Yasar University Foreign Language Achievement Test (FLAT) or Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) score of 550, or Computer Based TOEFL (CBT) score of 213 or Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) score of 79, or equivalent. (Applicants, who have not achieved the minimum required score from a recognized English Proficiency Examination, must enroll for a one-year intensive English Language Preparatory Programme at Yasar University English Preparatory School.) (Not required for native speakers).Letter of RecommendationPhotocopy of Passport English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79
Academic Achievement Scholarship:

Undergraduate students enrolled at Yasar University are eligible for scholarships based on their academic performance. Any student, who has completed the first academic year and achieved a grade point average of above 2.30 out of 4.00, will be eligible to apply for an academic scholarship. Within the quota determined, scholarships for the following academic year, will be awarded on a 100%, 50% and 25% basis. The scholarship will continue as long as the student’s grades are maintained.

Sports Scholarship:

Yasar University offers Sports Scholarships to successful athletes playing in National teams. This year, scholarships of 100%, 50% and 25% will be offered to athletes in below fields: Tennis, Table Tennis, Archery, Athletics, Chess, Fencing, Gymnastics, Swimming and Triathlon Applications for Sports Scholarship are taken during May.

Turkish Government Scholarships:

Some international students may also be eligible for scholarships sponsored by the Turkish government.

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