Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


Department of Public Finance of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Hacettepe University was founded in 1983 and the Bachelor's programme has been started in the academic year of 1983-1984. The program's language of instruction is Turkish. The Department of Public Finance is composed of four branches; Theory of Public Finance, Fiscal Economics, Fiscal Law, Budgeting and Financial Planning.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Applicants who apply to the program must have completed a four-year Bachelor's Degree with an average of at least 2.50 over 4.00 (four).

2. Applicants are required to score at least 70 standard points from either one of the quantitative or verbal or equal weight categories of the Academic Staff and Graduate Education Examination (Akademik Personel ve Lisans├╝st├╝ E─čitimine Giri┼č S─▒nav─▒, ALES) organized by Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (├ľl├žme, Se├žme ve Yerle┼čtirme Merkezi, ├ľSYM). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score, determined by the Hacettepe University Senate, in the internationally recognized GRE and GMAT examinations.

3. Applicants are required to score at least 70 in the Foreign Knowledge in Foreign Language Placement Examination (Yabanc─▒ Dil Seviye Tespit S─▒nav─▒, YDS). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score from other foreign language examinations, held at the national or international level, whose equivalence is approved by ├ľSYM.

4. International students' applications are accepted in line within “Hacettepe University Graduate Programme and Exam Regulation" in Official Gazette (29 November 2016, No:29900).

5. Except the applicants graduated from Economics or Public Finance programs, the prospective students found to be successful may have to take Scientific Preparation Courses based on the Clause 7 of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulation.

6. Those conditions, which are not included below, are applied in accordance with the related provisions of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations (Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Lisans├╝st E─čitim, ├ľ─čretim ve S─▒nav Y├Ânetmeli─či).

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to acquire the doctorate (PhD) degree in the field of Public Finance, students must successfully complete the course load of at least 120 ECTS and 120 ECTS thesis.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Successful postgraduate student of Hacettepe University or another institution of other higher education after at least one semester, may apply continue his/her education in our master programme. For applications to be considered; the quota of master degree lateral transfer has to be announced by the department. The candidates must meet the admission requirements and get successful grades (that can be found at the specified grade classification in HU Educational Regulations) from at least one semester of taken courses. The acceptance and orientation of students whose lateral transfer is deemed suitable by the head of department council is approved with the decision of the institute executive board.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The programme aims to deepen up-to-date and advanced information of programme graduates in their fields based on their post-graduate qualifications, draw original conclusions by using information that requires expertise in analysing, synethesizing and making evaluations from new and complex ideas like the way they understand inter-disciplinary interactions, enable them to transfer their knowledge in their respective fields and prepare academically-appropriate works.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of our department can take jobs at various positions at private/public banks and institutions. Should they be successful at entry exams, they can work at various positions such as certified public accountant, administrative law judge, auditor, specialist, inspector and controller.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


The percentage of compulsory and elective courses in the program is 50%-50%.Course phase of the program gives advanced level of information to the student about the field of study and the thesis phase aims to provide information, skill and competency about the special area of study.

For students with post-graduate diploma

At least 240 ECTS

4 Compulsory + 4 Elective+Seminar

Doctorate Competency Exam

Doctorate Thesis Suggestion

Doctorate Thesis

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Calculation and assessment methods applied for each course is defined in the “Course Education Plan” in the Information Package and prepared by the concerned lecturer(s). Regarding the exams and course success grades, the concerned articles of the H.U. Post-Graduate Education and Teaching Exam Regulations apply.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from this program, the students should,

  • Complete at least 240 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for post-graduate program,
  • Have at least 3.00 General Grade Average over 4.00 as defined by the H.U Post-Graduate Education and Teaching Exam Regulation article 36,
  • Pass Proficiency exam
  • Prepare and defense a PhD. Thesis.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Tarkan ├çAVU┼×O─×LU