Students can apply to the Ph.D. program either after obtaining an M.S. degree or directly after obtaining a B.S. degree. All students applying for the Ph.D. program need to submit a proof of proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL, ÜDS, KPDS, IELTS scores). The minimum requirements for English proficiency can be found at http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/bilkent/academic/graduate/gra-req4.html Doctor of Philosophy (Direct): This option is offered to outstanding applicants upon the completion of a B. S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering or in a closely related program. Application criteria and procedure for direct admission to the Ph.D. program are the same as those of the M.S. program but the admission criteria are up scaled. Course Requirements (English) Doctor of Philosophy (with M.S. degree): Applicants must have an M.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering or in a closely related field. All other admission requirements are the same as those of the M.S. program from applicants whose M.S. degrees are not from EEE Department. All students applying from outside should follow the graduate admission process http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~mfbe/ Students who graduated from EEE Department are admitted (upon the student’s will) to the Ph.D. program provided that an EEE faculty accepts to supervise the student. Course Requirements (English) Note. Admission as a Special Student may be granted under special circumstances only to outstanding applicants who are well above most of the admission requirements but not necessarily all.