• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Political Science and Public Administration programme at Kadir Has University has a skilled and diverse faculty, and our faculty members hold doctoral degrees from prominent institutions in Turkey and abroad. In addition, our instructors are internationally recognized specialists working in a wide variety of fields. With its diverse pool of academics, the department’s curriculum reflects the latest developments in the fields of political science and public administration.

The purpose of the Department of Public Administration is to prepare students for posts in the public and private sectors. This includes positions in government institutions and municipal administrative units, as well as nonprofit organizations such as social service agencies, consulting firms and private institutions which are engaged in public affairs and public policy. By providing students at all academic levels with the opportunity to work with resourceful faculty and practitioners who devote their energy to the intellectual and professional development of their students, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration is proud to provide students with the training they will need to become public leaders in the future.

The graduates of the department are generally employed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs and other similar government agencies, local governments, international organizations, think-tanks, the private sector and NGOs. The department makes available the requisite resources to meet the challenges of public administration through service and research.

Program Outcomes and Competencies
  • Understand, define and explain concepts, theories and approaches related to political science and public administration.
  • Understand, define, explain and interpret the working of political processes, political systems as well as the actors in Turkey.
  • Understand, define, and explain the working of political processes, political systems as well as the actors in other major political and administrative systems.
  • Have a broad knowledge of political science and public administration literature.
  • Acquire and use the skills needed in evidence-based reasoning to identify the appropriate data or evidence necessary to construct a convincing argument and be able to communicate these arguments in oral and written form both in Turkish and English.
  • Apply their knowledge from their political science and public administration training to contemporary political issues and problems and be able to identify and evaluate alternative solutions.
  • As engaged and informed citizens who has adopted life- long learning as a principle, be able to formulate, propose and advocate a positive change towards a democratic polity and demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to a diverse society.
  • Acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies to work effectively in teams and project groups individually or collectively.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Republic 
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Introduction to Economics 
  • English
  • Introduction to Computing and Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Turkish Language 
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Political Sociology
  • Introduction to Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Copy of an official document signifying successful completion of high school diploma in many countries (if it is not in English or Turkish, it must be translated)
  • Copy of an official high school transcript national or internationally recognized test results or provisional results if not available by the time of submission.
  • Copy of Equivalency Certificate of High School diploma (Denklik)
  • Copy of your Passport
  • Copy of English Proficiency test (if available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 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.
  • Fee with %25 Scholarship: 9.000$
  • Fee with %50 Scholarship: 6.000$

Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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


KHAS has an extensive scholarship program to support well-qualified international students in their studies at KHAS. 25% to 50% tuition waiver scholarships are available for undergraduate studies.

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