Summer Scholarships For A Study Trip In Turkey

Londra Büyükelçiliği 10.04.2012






·        Turkish Government will offer short summer scholarships for a study trip for high-profile, successful Master and PhD students interested in late Ottoman history and contemporary Turkey.

·        The aim of the project is to provide wide-ranging first hand information on Turkey, promote social and academic exchanges among the participants and their Turkish counterparts. 



·        Applicants must have UK citizenship.

·        Applicants to the study trip must be a Master or PhD student of Turcology, History, International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, Law or Public Administration.

·        This year’s scholarship programme is open to students from the following countries: France, USA, Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Russian Federation, Netherlands, Greece, Bulgaria, Australia, Austria.



·        All travel and accommodation expenses of the study trip will be covered by the Republic of Turkey.

·        The programme will include 30 participants.  

·        The programme, excursions and discussions will be in English.

·        Participants of the study trip will be required to arrive in Turkey on 9 July 2012 and fully participate to the programme that ends on 17 July 2012. (Draft programme is enclosed.)

·        Participants will be requested to provide an evaluation paper by 30 July 2012 on the programme and their perception of Turkey.


·        Applications will be made to the Turkish Embassy in London:

43 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PA London


·        Applicants will be requested to provide a CV, motivation letter and transcript in English.  




·        The deadline for applications is 25 April 2012.





(9-17 JULY 2012)

Monday July 9, 2012

                                                                   Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel

20:00                                                          Dinner

Tuesday July 10, 2012

09:00-10:00                                                Visit to the Archaeological Museum and The Tiled Pavilion

11:00-12:00                                                 Visit to the Basilica Cistern
12:30-13:30                                                 Lunch
14:00-15:30                                                 Visit to the Bosporus University
16.00-18.00                                                 Visit to the Grand Bazaar
20:00                                                            Dinner

Wednesday July 11, 2011

09:00-11:00                                                 Visit to the Hagia Sophia Museum-Conference by Ass. Prof.   

                                                                    Haluk Dursun (Director of the Hagia Sophia Museum)
11:00-12:00                                                 Visit to the Istanbul Photography Museum
12:30-14:00                                                 Lunch
14:30-16:30                                                 Visit to the Prime Ministry Ottoman Archives
17:00-19:30                                                 Boat tour
20:00                                                           Dinner

Thursday July 12, 2012

09:00-12:00                                                 Visit to the Topkapi Palace
12:30-13:30                                                 Lunch
14:00-17:00                                                 Visit to the National Palaces (Beylerbeyi Palace)
17:30-19:00                                                 Visit to the Church Vortvots Vorodman and the
                                                                     Neve Shalom  Synagogue
20:00                                                            Dinner

Friday July 13, 2012


07:30                                                             Departure from the Hotel

09:00                                                             Flight to Ankara
11:00                                                             Transfer to Hotel
11:30-12:15                                                   Visit to the Mausoleum of Atatürk
12:45-13:45                                                   Lunch by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

14:30-15:30                                                   Briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

16:00-18:00                                                   Visit to the Turkish Historical Society and Conference  

20:00                                                             Dinner (with the participation of the Minister of Culture and Tourism

                                                                      H.E. Mr. Ertuğrul GÜNAY)





Saturday July 14, 2012


10:00-11:00                                                   Visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
11:00-12:00                                                   Visit to the Museum of Ethnography

12:30-14:00                                                   Lunch at the Ankara Castle

15:00-17:00                                                   Panel discussion at Bilkent University

17:00-19:00                                                   Free time
20:00                                                             Dinner


Sunday July 15, 2012


09:00                                                              Departure from Ankara to Hattusha/Boğazkale

12:00                                                              Arrival in Hattusha

12:30-13:30                                                    Lunch

14:00-17:00                                                    Visit to the Historical Site

17:30                                                              Departure to Ankara

20:30                                                              Dinner


Monday July 16, 2012


07:30                                                             Departure from the Hotel

09:20                                                             Flight to Erzurum

11:15                                                             Arrival in Erzurum

12:00                                                             Transfer to Hotel

12:30-13:30                                                   Lunch

13:45-14:30                                                   Visit to the Double Minaret Madrasah and The Three Vaults

14:45-15:30                                                   Visit to the Yakutiye Madrasah
                                                                       (Turkish-Islamic Arts and  Ethnography)

15:30-16:00                                                   Visit to the Forts of Aziziye

16:00-18:00                                                   Visit to the Museum of Archaeology (Conference)

20:00                                                              Dinner


Tuesday July 17, 2012

                    Flight from Erzurum to İstanbul and following international flights.







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