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Thesis Prize

The Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies awards two prizes for the best BA and MA thesis in the field of Middle Eastern studies. The deadline for submission is 16 October 2022. The prize consists of €150 (BA) and €250 (MA) in book vouchers.


  • The thesis focuses on the Middle East or subjects related to this region;
  • the thesis was submitted in the academic year 2021-2022;
  • the thesis was written at the University of Amsterdam
  • the thesis received a grade of 8 or more.

Submissions can be in English or Dutch.

Applicants can submit their thesis (pdf format) by email to:, accompanied by:

  • a certification from the student administration desk that the thesis was submitted in the year 2021-2022;
  • -the supervisor’s evaluation including the grade.

The ACMES Steering Board will appoint a jury that selects the best MA and BA thesis. Prizes will be formally awarded at the Centre’s thesis award meeting in December 2022 (location and date t.b.c.). For further details, please send an email to