• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Cultural Studies program at Istanbul Sehir University brings the fields of literature, cinema and media studies to the forefront. 

The University also has a decisive and pioneering position in Turkey in subfields such as book studies, biography studies, Ottoman Literature, comparative literatures of the Middle East, and silent film in the Ottoman era and early Turkish Republic. The program has a particular emphasis on investigating culture with a comparative perspective from the Ottoman period to the present. 

At Cultural Studies from Istanbul Sehir University, theory and methodology are central. Theoretical perspectives and appropriate methodology are essential to allowing you to recognize what is happening in your environment, and to enabling you to research, analyze and make a meaningful conclusion.


Over the course of the program, you will become competent in analytical thinking and systematic research and will advance in all areas of humanities and social sciences. 

One of the greatest advantages you will find is that the program follows the dominant and current global academic trends and tries to produce local responses. Our students go on to continue their academic careers all over the world and in different disciplines thanks to the theoretical and practical skillset they gain here.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theories and Methods in Cultural Studies
  • Anthropological Pers. on Global Issues
  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Ideology and Discourse Analysis
  • Silent Cinema
  • Tragedy and Tragic Vision in Modern
  • Ottoman Book Culture
  • Science, Culture and Power

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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 ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
  • At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
  • A motivation letter must be added to your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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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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