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

D.1. General Information about Program


Institute of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry is founded under Hacettepe University structure complying by the law no. 41. Issued on 07.20.1982 and grants Msc and PhD degrees complying the law 2547 section 3/f.

This is the first Neuroscience PhD Program in Turkey.

Basic Neurological Sciences (Neuroscience) provides education since the 1991-1992 academic year.

Program Language: Turkish

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Those who graduated from medical school, PhD program: Integrated MD-PhD students, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Pediatric Neurology specialists who earned their title according to regulations for specialty in medicine and other basic and clinical medical specialists, MSc (Master degree) or MD-PhD?s and Science Faculty or Faculty of Arts and Siciences Biology MSc graduate students and Molecular Biology and Genetics MSc students are accepted to the neuroscience PhD program. 

To have ALES (SAY / EA) score type and ALES and Foreign Language base score determined by the Health Sciences Institute Board and approved by the Hacettepe University Senate

To meet the application requirements of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and Institute of Health Sciences.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


PhD program consists of courses, thesis proposal, thesis defense examination.

Students admitted to the PhD program with a master's degree must successfully complete course load of 21 credits and according to the European Credit Transfer System students must successfully complete course load of 120 credits and 120 credits of thesis study.

For the student to graduate, academic avarage of at least 3 over 4, as well as being successful in the dissertation exam are required.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


The relevant regulation rules apply to the recognition of the education received by a student who previously studied at a higher education institution in Turkey or abroad.

Academic recognition of the education of these students who studied for a certain period of time in another higher education institution is determined by the decision of the academic board.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Program objectives: Training and graduating PhD?s who will be able to give education and make scientific research at the universal level in the field of neuroscience.

Learning objectives: PhD student will be able to follow up to date scientific information, make a scientific research and examine scientific researchers and will learn to have characteristics of high educational level to train well qualified scientists.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The majority of the students who graduated from the program serve as faculty members in public universities, some serve as faculty members in private universities and some of them have scientific positions at universities abroad.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


There are 4 obligatory and 22 elective courses in the program. PhD students can take elective courses from other PhD programs, university course pool and Master of science without thesis program.

Neuroscience PhD students will have an international level education after having obligatory and elective courses throughout 3 semesters.

PhD students will be able to determine and solve a scientific problem with original ideas and methods in the period of the thesis.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Evaluation and assessment methods for each course defined in course teaching plan prepared by the instructor/s of the course.In relation to exams and grades the relevant articles of H.Ü. Graduate Education and Examinations Rregulations are İmplemented.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


After successful completion of all the requirements of the PhD program, students must submit all of the below documents to the Institute of Health Sciences to graduate

 a) Three copies of dissertation thesis prepared, printed and bound in accordance with the instructions of the Institute of Health Sciences

b)  A digital copy of the thesis and other documents required by the Institute of Health Sciences

c) The documents required by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) 

After submission of all the related documents and information about the student, the board of directors of the Institute of Health Sciences examines the student's file and decides for the graduation of the student who fulfills all the requirements.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Head of Department:Prof.Dr.Müge YEMİŞCİ ÖZKAN

Tel: 305 21 30 - 23 13