M.A. On Campus


Sabanci University

24 months
17300 USD/year
11350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of History program from Sabanci University is to provide an opportunity for all undergraduate students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds to acquire a solid academic basis on Ottoman and modern Turkish history.


Key Features

Students aiming to further their academic studies towards a PhD degree in the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Balkans or the Middle East, are strongly encouraged to select the MA History program from Sabanci University with thesis.

Within the framework of the MA Thesis course, they are expected to research and write an MA thesis of around 80 pages on a previously submitted and approved topic.

Any student who has successfully completed his/her coursework within the usual four semesters, but who needs additional thesis completion time, may, be granted a maximum of two more semesters for this purpose.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Practices and Development
  • Academic Writing for Graduate Students
  • Explorations in World History 
  • Orientalism and Oriental Studies
  • Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1450-1600
  • Sources and Methods for 17th and 18th century Ottoman History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


163 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. 
  • 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.
  • Statement of Purpose: Candidates must submit a statement, written in English, explaining their intent in applying to the program. 
  • Portfolio: PDF documents, CD/DVDs, printed materials, transparent prints or online portfolios may be presented as portfolios. The portfolio is expected to consist of selected works that portray the candidate's abilities in the Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design field. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17300 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11350 USD per year during 24 months.

National: 81.350 TL

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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