Applications for English-language M.A. Program in Ottoman History, Rethymno, Greece

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Τhe Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FO.R.T.H.) announce that they accept applications for their joint two-year English-language M.A. Program in Ottoman History.

Applications must be submitted online by Monday 6 April 2020 through Applicants are required to create an account, fill out the application form, upload all required supporting documentation in .pdf files (maximum individual file size: 2MB; maximum total size of files: 20MB), and finalize their application by the deadline above.

Apart from the application form, applications must include: i) B.A. degree, ii) transcript, including all the classes and grades, as well as the final grade, of the applicant, iii) detailed CV, iv) foreign language degrees (Proficiency, IELTS, etc.; minimum: B2 level in English), v) research proposal (c.2-3 pages) on a specific topic of Ottoman history, including methodological approach and relevant bibliography, vi) sample of written work (one [1] seminar essay or B.A. thesis), vii) proof of identity (passport or identity card), viii) any other document that the applicant may deem relevant.

Supporting documents need not be validated. But they must be complete, clear and legible. The authenticity of the documents of those admitted to the Program will be checked. Each supporting document must be uploaded in a single .pdf file. Documents with pages partially legible or photographs of the supporting documents will not be accepted.

Applicants must also see to it that at least two (2) professors send letters of reference for them directly from their institutional email addresses to

Ιnterviews, either by Skype or physical presence in Rethymno, will be arranged after the applications have been examined by the Admissions Committee.


Applicants are required to be holders of B.A. degrees from university departments or programs in the Humanities or the Social Sciences. The applications of holders of other B.A. degrees may be admitted only if their B.A. studies are relevant to Ottoman History or if they have successfully completed a fair number of classes of Ottoman history. Students who expect to graduate before September 2020 are also allowed to apply to the program.

Holders of B.A. degrees from non-Greek universities may apply to the M.A. Program in Ottoman History, but, if admitted, Greek law requires that they have their degrees recognized by DOATAP, the Greek national agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills (, before the end of their M.A. studies. Otherwise, they are not allowed to graduate from the M.A. Program.

Non-EU applicants are also advised to check with the Greek consular authorities in their country of residence about the requirements for obtaining visa and residence permit for their studies.


A maximum number of ten (10) students will be admitted to the Program.


The results of the selection procedure will be announced by Friday 8 May 2020. Classes will start on Monday 21 September 2020.


For more information: Secretariat of the Department of History and Archaeology, Ms Anastasia Tzanoudaki, tel. (+30)2831077379, email, and