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Towards Graduation
Published Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019

Dear Student,

We would like to inform you of some important issues and dates regarding your thesis study.

Important Dates

2019- 20 Academic Year Fall Term important dates for thesis defence are given below.

First day of thesis defense period for those students who have completed all other requirements of the program07 October 2019
Thesis Monitoring Committee (TMC) period
(Students who will defend after TMC period has to have TMC)
10 December 2019 – 21 January 2020
First day of thesis defense for students who are registered to a course/ seminar 24 January 2020
Graduation Ceremony for Graduate Students 28 January 2020
Last day of thesis defense period31 January 2020
Last day for submitting the bound thesis to the Institute 12 February 2020


You may view the complete Institute Calendar at https://grad.emu.edu.tr/en/academic-issues/academic-calendar.

Authorization Request to Schedule a Master's Thesis Defense Form should be submitted two weeks prior to the proposed defence date; Authorization Request to Schedule a Ph.D. Thesis Defense Form should be submitted one month prior to the proposed defence date, to the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research via the academic department. Additionally, please be informed that the first thesis format checking should be done prior your thesis defence application at the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research.

Frequently Asked Questions about Thesis Defence Application and Graduation Procedures

Several useful information regarding application procedure for thesis defense and graduation procedures can be found in Graduation Procedures and Frequently Asked Questions information booklet at https://grad.emu.edu.tr/en/academic-issues/theses. We advise you to read it thoroughly.

Thesis Writing Format and Templates

Your thesis study must comply with the Thesis Format Structure of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research. The required format structure can be found in thesis format guidelines and thesis sample documents at https://grad.emu.edu.tr/en/academic-issues/theses. In addition, we prepared a presentation on thesis formatting to help you understand the basic structure. There, you will also find Thesis Cover and Signature Page templates. We advise you to use these templates which will help you a lot to fit in the required format. Finally, please remember that it is important to get final approval of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research before you bound your thesis.

We wish you success in your studies.

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research