The department has 14 assistantships positions available. These positions areshared by the MA and PhD students. Graduate students employed as assistants serve as research assistants to faculty members and as teaching assistants to undergraduate and graduate courses. Additionally, faculty members may hire graduate students for their projects (through BAP, TUBİTAK, etc.), however these hiring decisions are made by the faculty members themselves.
Each year an announcement for application is made to students enrolled in our graduate programs and positions are offered on merit base (entrance exam performance for first year students and GPA for second year students). Students planning to apply for an assistantship must take the ALES exam as well as part of the state employment requirement. Offered assistantships will be re-evaluated each year based on academic performance. First year assistantships are generally extended to the second year. There is no extension for the secondyear assistantships.