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Scholarships

Republic of Turkey awards successful foreign students who want to study in Turkey with scholarships. Candidates can apply for one of these scholarship programs named ‘Turkiye Scholarships’ free of charge in accordance with their educational goals.

> SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

I. Allowance

The monthly allowance allocated according to level of study is as follows:

• Undergraduate Students; 700 TL

• Master’s Students; 950 TL

• Ph.D. Students; 1,400 TL

• Research Scholarships; 3,000 TL

II. Accommodation

Türkiye Scholarships students can stay in public university dormitories without paying any fees. Students who do not wish to stay in these dormitories can opt for other housing options on their own expenses.

III. Tuition and Fees

Türkiye Scholarships students do not pay any tuition or university fees.

IV. Health Expenses

Türkiye Scholarships students’ health expenses are covered by public health insurance.

V. Turkish Language Course

Türkiye Scholarships Students are subject to a Turkish language course for one year if they do not have proof of Turkish Language proficiency. Turkiye Scholarships students who will study a program in other languages instead of Turkish are also required to take the Turkish Language Course.

VI. Travel Expenses (One-off Flight Ticket)

Turkish Scholarship students are provided with a once time ticket for their first arrival in Turkey and for their departure after completing their study. If the student purchases the ticket, the amount will be reimbursed later on.

https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/en/turkiye-burslari/burs-olanaklari/

 

> APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates who have graduated or are likely to graduate from an educational institution equivalent to that of Türkiye’s in the present academic (i.e. bachelor’s degree for master’s level) can apply to Türkiye Scholarships.

There is also age condition for candidates required to meet.

• For applicants applying to Undergraduate Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1997,

• For applicants applying to Master’s Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1988,

• For applicants applying to Ph.D Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1983,

• For applicants applying to Research Program: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1973,

• Applicants shouldn’t have any health problems barrier to education.

It is expected to have certain academic score from candidates for each program and scholarship level. There are specific minimum score of the program that you are applying at “assessment and selection” section.

Students who are currently studying in Türkiye are not allowed to apply to the level that they are already studying.

Turkish citizens and persons who lost Turkish citizenship cannot apply for this scholarship program.

Türkiye scholarships are open for all country citizens who meet these conditions.

Short-term scholarship programs may have additional application requirements. Please check the requirements during the application period.

Application can only be made on-line via this website.

https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/turkiye-burslari/basvuru-sartlari/

 

>ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION

The selection of candidates is carried out according to academic achievement and interview performance. Türkiye Scholarships is a program based on academic success of the candidates.

Academic criteria of the applicants will be measured according to these documents:

• Diploma Grade

• General Average Grades Received Until The Last Term (*)

• University Entrance Exam Grade (if any)

• High School Graduation Exam / Baccalaureate Grade (if any)

• International Test Score (if any)

• Other Academic Assessment Score

(*) cumulative GPA

Candidates must have at least

• For Undergraduate degree applications 70 %

• For Master’s degree and Ph.D. Degree applications 75 %

• For Medical School applications 90 %

weighted grade point average over their maximum graduation grade.

Candidates among those who completed the application fully will be invited to interview according to their academic success.

Interview information will be delivered by e-mails and online application system. Interviews will be held face to face or via communication tools in the countries where Turkish Consulates or Embassies don’t exist.

https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/en/turkiye-burslari/degerlendirme-ve-secim/

Updated: February 10,2018