Doctoral Program in Public Law


Programme Profile

The main goal of the programme is procuring well qualified expert jurists in public law, with ability to conduct academic researches on certain legal problems in comparative basis between various national law systems.

Qualification Awarded

PhD Degree in Public Law

Level of Qualification

PhD Degree (Third Cycle)

Access Requirements

Master’s Degree in Law; ALES (Academic Personel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) score of minimum 70; ÜDS (Interuniversity Board Foreign Language Proficiency Examination) score of minimum 70 or KPDS (Public Service Foreign Language Proficiency Examination) score of 70 or its equivalent in any other international language exam accepted by the University Senate in French or English.

Programme Requirements and Regulations

The PhD Degree in Public Law is awarded to students who have successfully completed all the compulsory courses in the curriculum and the required number of elective courses (60 ECTS) with a cumulative grade point average of minimum 3.00 out of 4.00, the qualification exam and a doctorate thesis (120 ECTS).

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be exempted from the courses that they have taken in another university, in case the related commission of the Institute confirms that the content of the relevant courses are compatible.

Programme Outcomes

Occupation Profiles of Graduates

The degree enables the holder to be lecturer in public law in academic institutions.

Access to Further Studies


Grading Scheme and Grade Distribution Guidance

For each course taken, the student is given one of the following letter grades by the instructor:

Letter grades
Grade points

A student who has received a letter grade of “AA”, “BA” or “BB” in any course is considered successful. Students who have received a grade of “CB” or “CC” are also considered successful provided that their cumulative grade point average is at least “3.00”. The letter grades “P” and “F” indicate “Pass” and “Fail”, respectively. The grade BL is given to a student who sucessfully completes the Master’s Thesis, whereas “BS” denotes a failing grade for Master’s Thesis.

Cumulative Grade Point Averages (CGPA): The total credit points for a course are obtained by multiplying the grade points by the credit hours. In order to calculate CGPA the sum of total credit points earned in all the courses taken by a student is divided by the sum of all credit hours.

Mode of Study



Head of Department (or equivalent): Dean Prof. Dr. Necmi Yüzbaşıoğlu
Adress: Galatasaray Üniversitesi
Çırağan Cad. No:36, 34349 Ortaköy/İstanbul
Telephone: 0212 227 44 80

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