Ph.D. On Campus


Sabanci University

48 months
19500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students of the History program 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.


Key Features

Students at the History program from Sabanci University 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Academic Writing for Graduate Students
  • Trends, Debates, Historians
  • Advanced Persian
  • Ottoman Turkish 
  • Ottoman Paleography
  • Orientalism and Oriental Studies
  • Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline: May 17th, 2022.


268 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
139 (quantitative)

English requirements

PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application Form: Application should be completed until the deadline. Candidates may apply to multiple programs. must Please click here for the online application form.
  • Official Transcript: An official document issued by the Registrar of the candidate's previous institution, showing all courses taken and grades received by the candidate. 
  • Two recommendation letters: Candidates are required to provide contact details for two people who will write recommendation letters.
  • One passport-sized photo: Candidates must upload a passport-sized photo to the online system.
  • Graduate Education Entrance Examination scores
  • Providing an English proficiency exam score is not mandatory.
  • Diploma for Master’s Degree with Thesis
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Sample work
  • Research Plan: This outlines the candidate's intended research in the future. Research plans submitted for PhD admissions are expected to have a minimum of 1500 words. 
  • CV

Tuition Fee

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    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 USD per year during 48 months.

PhD students receive a full-tuition waiver scholarship with additional benefits if applicable.

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.


PhD students receive a full-tuition waiver scholarship with additional benefits if applicable.

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