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    Faculty of Education

Department of International Relations

1. General Information

Department of International Relations at Eskisehir Osmangazi University has a young, promising and aspired academic staff. Since 2007-2008 academic year, when our first students were enrolled, our department has gradually strengthened its staff with new professors and research assistants. Now, our department enjoys a professor, two Associate Professor, six Assistant Professor Doctors, one Lecturer and six Research Assistants. Our professors concluded their graduate education in major European and American universities and were specialized on various areas of International Relations discipline. Therefore, our department offers courses ranging from IR theory to Turkish Politics, and from the Middle Eastern and the Central Asian Politics to the European Union issues, most of which are taught in English. In addition, instructors from other departments of the faculty teach courses in our department.

Our students have a good command of English and a comprehension of current international issues. They are not only encouraged to advance their knowledge on those issues, but also to learn a second foreign language. They regularly organize seminars and workshops concerning various topics of International Relations. Our university and library were endowed with sufficient means for the requirements of students. As city is close to the capital of Turkey, Ankara, and a metropolis, Istanbul, students have opportunities to participate in national and international conferences and events. They also have chance to quick access to the headquarters of international organizations and public offices in order to obtain internships.


2. Qualification

Bachelor Degree in International Relations is given to students who successfully complete the program. Graduates department of International Relations is the title of Bachelor Degree in International Relations.


3. Level of Qualification



4. Admission Requirements

General acceptance requirements are applicable for both Turkish and Foreign students in order to start the department.


5. Recognization at Former Education

Recognition of prior non-formal learning in the Turkish higher education institutions vertical, horizontal and transitions within the university is determined by the Board of Higher Education is made under “SWITCHING BETWEEN SHORT AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS OF HIGHER EDUCATİON INSTITUTIONS, DOUBLE MAJOR, MINOR AND CREDIT TRANSFER BETWEEN CORPORATE ACTION ON BASIS OF REGULATION”.


6. Competency Requirements and Terms

Students need to pass all courses and they should get at least 240 ECTS. Additionally, their grade-point average should be minimum 2.00 out of 4.00.


7. Objective at the Program

Bachelor Degree Program Objectives;

  • In our department providing a better level of scientific and research activities that the primary tasks of universities.
  • Addressing the needs of people who desire to specialize in areas of International Relations,
  • Training academic staff needed with the growth of the department and other related departments of universities,
  • Transferring the experience gained in graduate study in the department to doctoral program,

Performing these purposes, scientific and technological developments in the world and in our country, the basic economic problems in the country and the world agenda is closely monitored by the department members. To reflect these developments to students, the department members opening new courses in their areas of expertise and identifying thesis, seminar and project topics.

The structure of academic staff has a qualification in made ??necessary changes in matter of curriculum and research correspondingly changing country and world conditions and recent trends and developments in our field.


8. Program Competencies (Learning Outcomes)

Program: International Relations Program

Objective: It is expected that the students who are graduated from this program have deepest knowledge and skillful on national and international issues as well as professional competence on certain areas.


9. Employment Opportunities for Graduates                                    

Our graduates have similar career and employment opportunities as the other departments have in the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. Additionally, graduate students have numerous opportunities to find a job both at state institutions especially Ministry of Foreign Affairs and private companies.


10. Further Study

Students who completed successfully its bachelor degree can apply Master programs to improve their academic and career knowledge on the condition that they fulfill necessary requirements.


11. Testing, Measurement and Evaluation

The assessment and evaluation method applied for each course is described in detail at “The Course Information Form”.


12. Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements are similar to the ones which are explained at “The Competency Requirements and Terms”.


13. Manner of Study



14. Adress and Contact Details (Head of Department/Program and Deputies)

Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations, Meselik Campus 26480 Eskisehir

Telephone Number: 222 239 37 50/1115

Professor Zeki KARTAL (Head of Department)

Dr. Cansu ATILGAN (Deputy head of Department)

Dr. Ali Onur ÖZÇELİK (Erasmus Coordinator)


15. Department/Program Facilities

There is one Prof. Dr, two Assoc. Prof. Dr, six Assist. Prof. Dr., one Lecturer and six Res. Ass. at International Relations; In sum, sixteen academic personnel work in our department.

16. Academic Staff

Department of International Relations

Professor Zeki KARTAL

Associate Professor Ramazan ERDAĞ

Associate Professor Cengiz DİNÇ

Dr. Ali Onur ÖZELİK

Dr. Mustafa YETİM

Dr. Ragıp YILMAZ


Research Assistant Veysel TEKDAL

Research Assistant Oğuzhan MUTLUER

Research Assistant Musa AKGÜL

Department of International Law


Research Assistant Müge DALAR

Research Assistant Deniz Pelin DİNÇER

Research Assistant Betül YAVUZ

Department of Political History


Lecturer Canan ÇETİN