The WRITTEN (Core) part of the Ph.D. qualifying exam will be held on May 5 and May 8, 2023 in two separate sessions. All the students will participate in both of the sessions. These sessions will be held in class (students should show up physically in the class).

The ORAL (Breadth) part will be held starting from May 22, 2023 depending on the date and time arrangements for each examination jury. 

For details about both parts, please refer to the “CENG Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Guidelines” available at

Especially, please note the change in the Core exam conduct.

The students who would like to take the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam must write a petition to the Department Chair and send it via e-mail to, indicating the breadth topic that they choose and the courses they “DO NOT want to be exempt” (for the courses they earned an exemption in the previous exam) until April 10, 2023.

Prof. Dr. Nihan Çiçekli

Dept. of Computer Engineering

PhD Qualifying Exam Committee Chair