Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School 2019

Koç University AKMED is pleased to announce the third Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School Program to be held at AKMED, Antalya, between the dates 8-19 July 2019.

AKMED Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School is an intensive two-week summer school offering a broad chronological survey of monetary history and numismatics from Ancient to Byzantine periods (c. 650 BC – AD 1453). It is taught by Professor Dr. Oğuz Tekin of Koç University AKMED and Dr. Peter van Alfen of the American Numismatic Society. The program, designed for newcomers to numismatics, will give students an introduction to Greek, Roman and Byzantine numismatics. It also aims to give them the tools to apply numismatics to their studies in the fields of archaeology, history and art history.

Program Language



Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin, Koç University AKMED and Dr. Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society

Program Content

The program will cover the basics of numismatics as well as offer an introduction to the rich contribution of numismatics to the economic and monetary history of the Ancient and Byzantine worlds. Combining lectures and thematic explorations, the program will include guided visits to the numismatic cabinet and coin exhibition of the Antalya Museum. Students will have the opportunity to visit major archaeological sites in the region of Antalya such as Perge, Aspendos, Side, Termessos. They will also learn how numismatists and archaeologists process excavated coins.

Enrollment Requirements

The program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from Koç University, other universities in Türkiye and abroad as well as to some non-student applicants. Priority will be given to undergraduate and graduate students.  A number of full and half scholarships will be provided for qualified students.

Since the language of the program is English, a working knowledge of English is required.

Students are expected to attend and participate in all classes as well as visits to the museums and excavation sites. Reading, summarizing and discussing the articles from the reading list is another required component of the course.

Students who would like to gain credit for the program must successfully pass the quiz and final examination. They must also submit a paper (between 3000-5000 words) after the completion of the program.  These requirements are not binding for other participants.

Program Material

After the participants are selected, they will receive a course package with a list of select articles and texts about numismatics. The package will also include a list of important numismatic websites with catalogues and materials available online.


This program not only inspires students to spend their summer holiday intensively on numismatics, but also allows them to gain credit as well. If requested, students may gain three (3) credits from Koç University, which are equivalent to 6 ECTS credits. They will also receive a certificate of participation at the end of the course.

Please note that prior to enrollment, participants should check whether there is a credit transfer agreement between Koç University and their respective university. If not, they need to consult their Dean’s Office regarding the possible transfer of credit.

Registration Fee and Scholarships

A limited number of full scholarships are available for highly qualified participants. The scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation, lunches and site visits during the program as well as course material, a welcome dinner, and a flight ticket up to 1500 TL. Please note that flight tickets must be purchased by participants, and the ticket cost will be reimbursed by AKMED up to 1500 TL.

Other participants may be offered a half scholarship that includes tuition, accommodation, lunches and site visits during the program as well as course material and a welcome dinner.

IMPORTANT: International students will be responsible for the following expenses: Health and travel insurance as well as their visa costs. Please note that all students must have health insurance which covers them overseas.

Non-student applicants must pay a program fee of 3400 TL. They are also responsible for purchasing their own flight tickets to Antalya.


Please complete the online application form and send the additional required documents by scanning to on the day of submission.

Required documents:

  1. Application form (Online submission)
  2. Copy of your ID or passport
  3. Resume
  4. Official transcript (If you are undergraduate or graduate student)
  5. 1 passport size photo
  6. 1 Reference Letter (If you are undergraduate or graduate student)
  7. Copy of travel insurance policy (For international students)

Application Deadline

27 April 2019


Please contact Dr. Tarkan Kahya at for any academic questions about the summer school.
Please contact Ms. Özge Yanardağ at for any administrative questions.

Important Dates

April 27 Deadline of applications
May 3 Selected applicants will be announced
June 3 Welcome packages sent out to the participants
July 7 Arrival of the participants in Antalya and check-in
July 8 Orientation at AKMED and the beginning of the program


Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin DIRECTOR, KOÇ UNIVERSITY AKMED 0 242 243 42 74