Summer Scholarships For A Study Trip In Turkey

Mainz Başkonsolosluğu 04.04.2012


· 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 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 Consulate General in Mainz to the following address: 

An der Karlsschanze 7, 55131 Mainz

Tel: 06131 98 260 11 (or 99)

Fax. 06131 83 51 19


· 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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