Master’s Degree in International Relations and Russian Studies



Center for Russian Studies of the International Relations Department of Bilkent University presents Call for Applications for 2007/2008 Master’s Degree Program in International Relations-Russian Studies track.

Master of International Relations and Russian Studies at Bilkent is an intensive two-year program focusing not only on Russia proper but the greater “Eurasian” landmass where the Russian Empire, at the beginning of the 20th century, ruled over. The program starts with a 12-hours-a-week intensive Russian language training and the fundamentals of Russian history, politics, economics, demography, and international relations. Students at the programme are also encouraged to focus their research on the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Black Sea regions. 

The teaching activities involve renowned scholars coming from Russia, the US, and Europe. The students are able to take elective courses from a very wide range of Bilkent offerings.

Bilkent is also the center of attraction for many heads of states, leaders and politicians visiting Ankara for delivering lectures, seminars and conferences.

The Russian Studies Programme is able to offer a limited number of full and half tuition waivers and research assistantships based on the merit of each candidate.

The application form and additional information are available at the webpage of the Department of International Relations at:

The deadline for submitting the full application package is 

June 8, 2007.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Hasan Ali Karasar,

Center for Russian Studies, Bilkent University
Bilkent, Ankara, TURKEY
P: + 90 312 290 1249 • F: + 90 312 266 4326