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History, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #521 (QS) ,
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.

About

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
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

History resources
    • Ottoman History Resources 
    • Ancient History Sourcebook 
    • Medieval History Sourcebook 
    • Modern History Sourcebook 
    • Islamic History Sourcebook

            English Language Requirements

            You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

            • Minimum required score:

              87

              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

              Schedule TOEFL®

            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            • 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

            Application Documents and Requirements:

            • Online Application Form Candidates can apply to more than one program via the online system. A separate application form should be filled out for each program to which a candidate wishes to apply.
            • 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: These should be either submitted online or posted in a sealed envelope. Sample letter 
            • 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.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            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.

            Funding

            For scholarship opportunities please visit https://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/graduate-scholarships

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