• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The History program at Istanbul Sehir University helps students develop their research, writing & teaching skills.  

In addition, it provides an excellent background for alternative careers in teaching, library and archival work, government service, historical preservation, and allied research fields.

The program taught in English is particularly strong in the fields of Islamic and Ottoman/Turkish history.

At Sehir History, you will learn how to work with primary and secondary sources and to interpret them critically. You will also gain a thorough understanding of different schools of historical interpretation and experiment with them. Students are encouraged to build coherent arguments and express their thoughts lucidly and coherently. 


During the course of the program, you will gain experience in giving oral presentations in an educational setting, making use of appropriate audio-visual techniques and possibilities, and will be provided with the skillset you need for a doctoral program in history or humanities and the pursuit of your academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historiography in Global Perspective
  • Topics in World History
  • Topics in European History
  • Topics in Byzantine History
  • Topics in History of Turkic Peoples
  • Topics in Judeo-Christian History
  • Topics in Regional Histories
  • Empires and Nationalisms

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    170 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)
  • A motivation letter must be added to your application.
  • At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.

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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