ARIT Intensive Turkish Language Study

Fully funded summer intensive Turkish language course in Istanbul, Turkey.

Each summer, the American Research Institute in Turkey offers fellowships for advanced students for participation in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. This intensive program offers the equivalent of one full academic year of study in Turkish at the college level. The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Monday, March 15, 2021


Each class meets twenty hours per week. Classes are held on weekdays from 9 am to 1 pm. They are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, language laboratory work, and open conversations with teaching assistants. In the afternoon, students meet with teaching assistants on an informal basis for additional instruction and free conversation.

Eligibility Requirements

Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States.

2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty

3. Have a minimum B average in your studies, if still a student; and

4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination.

Application Process

The application includes:

  1. Application form including your statement of purpose
  2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
  3. Official transcript
  4. Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal