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International M.A. Program in Ottoman Studies with scholarship opportunities / Istanbul Medeniyet University

Call for Applications


file-page6Istanbul Medeniyet University is happy to announce a new M.A. program in Ottoman Studies for the academic year 2016/2017. The two-year program focuses on the place of the Ottoman Empire in world history and aims to prepare students for distinguished careers in the Arts and Humanities.

The program is primarily (but not exclusively) oriented towards students from the countries sharing Ottoman heritage. Students will be encouraged to focus on research topics related to their places of origins and base their research on the sources of their localities along with the archives in Istanbul. By means of this, the program aims to create an intellectual environment where the Ottoman past is studied and analyzed as a common experience of these countries and/or regions from late middle ages down to the early twentieth century. This scholarly activity will then contribute to the deconstruction of nation state-centric perceptions of Ottoman history by bringing-in alternative histories of the Empire, while at the same time lay the ground for a more balanced and scholarly approach to the Ottoman era in the national narratives of Post-Ottoman states.


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Scholarship Opportunities:


file-page5The International M.A. Program in Ottoman Studies at Istanbul Medeniyet University invites students to apply for scholarships within the framework of Türkiye Scholarships. Successful applicants will receive


– a monthly stipend of 850 TL;

– free accommodation in state or private dormitories;

– health insurance;

– a full tuition-fee waiver;

– one year of free Turkish instruction (obligatory for those who are not proficient in Turkish);

file-page2– a free, round-trip ticket from and to their home country, to be used for their initial arrival and final departure; and

– organizational support concerning their visa application


The applicants of the scholarship program must also fulfill the requirements, as explained at

Citizens of the following countries and regions are eligible to apply for this scholarship to enroll to the International M.A. Program in Ottoman Studies:

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, file-page4Croatia, Cyprus (both North and South), Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.


Applicants planning to enroll to The International M.A. in Ottoman studies with scholarship must submit their application in February, through the website of Türkiye Scholarships program. These applicants should apply for the İbni Haldun Social Sciences Scholarship and then indicate that they intend to pursue an International Master’s in Ottoman Studies at Istanbul Medeniyet University.

For further information about the application process to the Türkiye scholarship please file-page3 visit:


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