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Program Objectives Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee International Cooperations
Establishment Tuition Fee Occupational Profiles Of Graduates
Qualification Awarded Double Major–Minor Programs Access to Further Studies
Language of Instruction Internship Departmental Facilities
Mode of Education Grading Scheme Program Activities
Admission and Registration Requirements Graduation Requirements Contact Information

Program Objectives

Under Institude of Sciences, Department of Physics, Physics Graduate (with thesis) Programme aims to educate specialist physicians in the fileds of theorotical and applied physics. Within the framework of this programme, graduate students are intended to complete a succesful thesis study related with the research topics in the department while their fundamental physics background is enhanced.


IKU Physics Undergraduate Programme has been estabished in fall term of 2008/2009 academic year.

Qualification Awarded

Students who take 120 ECTS and succesfully complete a thesis study besides all the lectures in the Physics Undergraduate two-year programme are awarded with Masters Degree in Physics.


Language of Instruction

 Programme language is mainly Turkish.

Mode of Education

 Full time.

Admission and Registration Requirements


• Application period : June 2-20, 2014 (for Fall Semester),
• Diploma or certificate of graduation,

• Transcript,

• Official scores on one of the following tests : GRE (minimum 610 -149 in new system- from General Quantitative Part), or ALES (minimum 55). The students who apply Master's Programme without Thesis are not required to have these scores,

• To apply for a PhD programme, it is necessary to have an official score for English Proficiency. One of the following scores with given minimum value should be obtained.

            TOEFL (Internet Based) : 66

            YDS : 55

• For Structural Engineering Master in English

           ALES : 60 (minimum)

           YDS : 55 (minimum)

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Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

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Double Major–Minor Programs



 not compulsory.

Grading Scheme

Students are granted one of following letter grades and/or symbols by instructor of the course for each academic year they are enrolled.



























G: Not sat for semester-end exam

P: Course continues

R: Repeated

E: Incomplete semester studies

T: Transfer

V: Withdrawal

Student who got one of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C grades as success grade, shall be considered as being succeeded that course. Student who got one of C-, D+, D, D- grades for a course, shall be considered as being succeeded that course conditionally. In the event that student must repeat the semester in which he got these grades, student shall be considered as being failed these courses. Student who got FD and FF grades for any course shall be considered as failed that course. Student who attended but not succeeded the course is granted FD grade; student who didn’t fulfill the attendance condition is granted FF grade. Procedures and principles applicable to enrollment, education and examinations carried out at the level of bachelor’s degree and associate degree have been determined by Regulations of Istanbul KulturUniversity Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Education.

Graduation Requirements

Students have to accomplish at least 2.70/4.00 GPA in order to succesfully complete all the courses in the Physics programme.


International Cooperations

 ERASMUS is a European Union based program established to promote collaboration among the higher education institutions of European countries. It provides grants for joint projects and short term student and academic staff exchange programmes. Students have the opportunity to study at a European Union institution and receive financial support during the academic exchange period (one or two terms/ 3 to 12 months). 

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates

Our graduates can serve in various organizations and companies, in research and development laboratories and at any place that measurement and physical analysis are necessary. 

Access to Further Studies

The students can have further graduate education in a university they wish inside or outside the country as long as they meet the admission conditions.

Departmental Facilities

A. Laboratories for Education*

1. Mechanics Laboratory

2. Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory

3. Modern Physics Laboratory

Each of these labs can host about 10 experiments and 40 students. Starting in the 2006-2007 academic year the labs for Physics I (Mechanics), Physics II (Electricity & Magnetism), and Physics III (Optics, Modern Physics) have been completely renewed. Physics I and II labs serve also for students of Engineering and Architectural Faculty. 

4. Semiconductor Characterization Laboratory

Electrical properties of common semiconductor materials are examined.

5. Astronomy Laboratory

This lab has a NEX opto-mechanical planetarium with a 3-m portable dome, a Meade LX200 25.4-cm GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and accessories (CCD and various filters), 5 Galileo-type refracting scopes.

B. Research Laboratories

1. Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory

2. X-Ray Fluorescence Laboratory

3. Molecular Modeling Laboratory

4. Sky Quality Measurement Station

Program Activities

 Research is carried out in the fields of astrophysics (solar physics, stellar atmospheres, neutron stars), chaos and dynamical systems, molecular physics (molecular spectroscopy), theoretical physics, and X-ray fluorescent spectroscopy. For the published article lists about the conducted studies, please visit the Academic Staff pages.

Some of the activities hosted or supported by Department of Physics in recent years are as follows:

IX. Basic Sciences Graduate Summer School (15 – 21 August 2011)

VIII. Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy National Symposium (14 – 17 September 2010)

VII. Basic Sciences Summer School (24 – 29 August 2009)

VII. Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy National Symposium (08 – 11 September 2009)

VII. Basic Sciences Summer School (24 – 29 August 2009)

II. Amateur Telescope Making Workshop and III. Amateur Astronomy Symposium with international participation (4 – 10 July 2009)

VI.Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy  National Symposium (16 – 19 September 2008)

VI. Basic Sciences Summer School (11 – 17 August 2008)

V. Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy National Symposium (11 – 14 September 2007)

V. Basic Sciences Summer School (12 – 19 August 2007)

IV. Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy National Symposium (05 – 08 September 2006)

IV. Basic Sciences Summer School (21 – 25 August 2006)

III. Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy (20 – 24 September 2005)

III. Basic Sciences Summer School (29 August – 3 September 2005)

II. Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy National Symposium (21 – 24 September 2004)

II. Basic Sciences Summer School (23 – 27 August 2004)

Contact Information

Istanbul Kultur University

Faculty of Science and Letters

Department of Physics

Atakoy Campus

34156, Bakirkoy, Istanbul


Phone: +90-212-4984141

Fax: +90-212-4658310