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History, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Istanbul, Turkey
The History PhD students from Sabanci University must write and present a research paper in a faculty seminar with the participation of thesis committee, faculty members and students before their thesis defense in order to meet the graduation requirement besides fulfilling other program requirements.
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Overview

Students have to (a) take and pass a set of Qualifying Exams comprising both their research languages and their chosen subjects; (b) within the framework of the said PhD Thesis course, to propose, research and write a PhD thesis that satisfies universally accepted criteria for original work.

Program objectives

In the increasingly universalized field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish History, we offer an up-to-date, streamlined PhD History program at Sabanci University aiming to attract the best Turkish and international students by providing rigorous standards in teaching and supervision. We expect our students to prepare to undertake research that is methodologically informed and comparative in approach.  Interdisciplinary studies are also encouraged.  Thus, whatever their specific research interests, our students maintain a broad outlook.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    268 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Academic Writing for Graduate Students
  • Trends, Debates, Historians
  • PhD Pro-Seminar
  • Advanced Persian
  • Ottoman Turkish

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    73

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    149

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Online Application Form
  • Official Transcript: A sealed official transcript issued by the Student Affairs unit of the applicant's previous university should be submitted. This document should indicate the courses taken and grades received by the applicant
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • One Photograph
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Portfolio
  • Result for Graduate Program Entrance Exam

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11084 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11084 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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66.000 TL National 

Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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