Summer Scholarships for a Study Trip in Turkey

Paris Başkonsolosluğu 20.06.2017




The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey will offer short summer scholarships for a study trip for successful and motivated graduate students (MA, MPhil, PhD, etc.) interested in Ottoman and Turkish studies.

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


Applicants to the study trip must be graduate students in Turcology, History, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Journalism, Law or Public Administration.

This year’s scholarship programme is open to students from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA.


All travel and accommodation expenses of the study trip will be covered by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

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 20 August 2017 and fully participate in the programme that ends on 28 August 2017. (Draft

programme is enclosed.)

Following the visit, participants will be requested to provide an evaluation paper by 18 September 2017 on the programme and their perception of Turkey.


Applications will be made to the Turkish Embassy / Turkish Consulate General in Paris to the following address:

Turkish Embassy

16 Avenue de Lamballe 75016 Paris

Turkish Consulate General in Paris

44 Rue de Sèvres 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

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

Deadline :The deadline for applications is 14 July 2017




(20-28 AUGUST 2017)

Day 1 / 20 August, Sunday (Istanbul)

Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 / 21 August, Monday (Istanbul)

Departure from the hotel

Visit to Topkapı Palace

Visit to Sultanahmet Mosque

Visit to Hagia Sophia Museum

Visit to the Basilica Cistern



Visit to Dolmabahce Palace

Dinner: Boat Tour

Day 3 / 22 August, Tuesday (Istanbul)

Lecture by the Culinary Arts Center (YESAM) on the “Turkish Cuisine”


Visit to the Archaeological Museum

Visit to the Grand Bazaar



Day 4 / 23 August, Wednesday (Istanbul)

Breakfast at Galata

Visit to Istiklal Avenue

Free time at Galata/Beyoğlu

Lunch at Galata

Visit to Karaköy

Free time at Karaköy



Day 5 / 24 August, Thursday (Istanbul-Ankara)

Flight to Ankara

Briefing at the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs



Visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations


Accommodation at Ankara

Day 6 / 25 August, Friday (Ankara-Izmir)

Flight to Izmir

Panoramic city tour

Visit to Konak Square

Visit to the Traditional Kemeraltı Bazaar


Lunch at a local restaurant

Visit to Pergamon, Red Basilica and Acropolis

Visit to Asklepion


Accommodation in Izmir

Day 7 / 26 August, Saturday (Çeşme-Alaçatı)

Breakfast at the hotel

Departure from the hotel for Çeşme

Visit to Çeşme Castle

Excursion to Alaçatı

Tour at Alaçatı streets and surroundings

Lunch at a local restaurant

Free time at the coastline


Accommodation in Alaçatı

Day 8 / 27 August, Sunday (Alaçatı- Efes-Şirince)

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit to the World-famous Ancient City of Ephesus

Visit to the House of Virgin Mary

Excursion to Şirince

Lunch at a local restaurant in Şirince

Visit to the Basilica of St. John, the Temple of Artemis and Isa Bey Mosque

Return to Alaçatı


Accomodation in Alaçatı

Day 9 / 28 August, Monday

Transfer to Adnan Menderes Airport for international flights.


Lundi - Vendredi

09.00 - 13.00 / 14.00 - 17.30

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14/07/2024 Fête nationale française
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