Istanbul Sehir University

24 months
4000 USD/year
4000 USD/year
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The History  programme at Istanbul Sehir University provides an innovative, flexible, and interdisciplinary context for the study of the past. It is designed primarily to prepare students for PhD-level work in history, humanities and social sciences.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




170 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

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

    4000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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