Summer Scholarship For A Study Trip In Turkey

Brüksel Büyükelçiliği 30.03.2012






·         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 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  to the following address:


Rue Monyoter 4, 1000 Bruxelles/Belgium


·         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.