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Political Science and International Relations, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Political Science and International Relations undergraduate programme from Izmir University of Economics is committed to help students develop analytical and critical thinking skills, ethical values and leadership qualities, and understand and discuss national and global political trends.


Faculty members of the Political Science and International Relations undergraduate programme from Izmir University of Economics, all of whom have been awarded degrees from well-respected American, European and Turkish universities, pursue a leading and innovative educational vision in the field. They have developed an extensive research and educational program on issue including Turkish politics, foreign and military policies, European Union, international organizations, public opinion, electoral behavior, democratization, human rights, social justice, immigration and citizenship. 

The core and elective courses fall under four main subjects: international relations, comparative politics, political theory and Turkish politics. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and incorporates fields such as history, law, philosophy, economics, sociology, geography and anthropology. 


Our graduates find career opportunities within private and public sectors in Turkey and abroad, including the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, Minister of EU Affairs, European Council, OSCE, IMF, World Bank, United Nations, development agencies, academia, media, and civil society organizations.

According to the statistics of the IEU Alumni Association, our alumni have been employed in the following institutions and companies: the United Nations, Ministry of EU Affairs, Ministry of Finance, South Marmara Development Agency, İZTO, EBSO, BTSO, Erns&Young, PwC, JTI, Vodafone, Keskinoglu, Coca-Cola, Metro, Arkas, University of Florida, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, MSC, TÜBİTAK, İKSEV, HSBC, Finansbank, İş Bankası, YKM, CNR Expo, and British Consulate General.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Academic Skills in English 
  • Academic and Social Orientation
  • Calculus
  • GEC-Natural and Life Sciences
  • Second Foreign Languages 
  • Turkish
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Atatürk and History of Revolution
  • GEC- Social Sciences B: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • GEC- Social Sciences C: Arts and Communication

                                                                                                English Language Requirements

                                                                                                This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                                                                                Academic Requirements

                                                                                                General Requirements

                                                                                                Required Documents for Application to Undergraduate Programs

                                                                                                • National or International Exam Score (If available)
                                                                                                • High school diploma
                                                                                                • High School Transcript (grade list)
                                                                                                • Passport Copy
                                                                                                • ​English language proficiency certificate, if there is any (TOEFL, PTE, FCE etc.)

                                                                                                Tuition Fee

                                                                                                • International

                                                                                                  9250 USD/year
                                                                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                                                                  Based on the original amount of 9250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                                                                • National

                                                                                                  6470 USD/year
                                                                                                  Tuition Fee
                                                                                                  Based on the original amount of 6470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                                                                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                                                                                • Foreign Currency - National 37,500 TL (Including VAT).

                                                                                                Living costs for Izmir

                                                                                                • 1650 - 2500 TRY/month
                                                                                                  Living Costs

                                                                                                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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