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2021 Fully Funded Türkiye Scholarships For International Students

Turkey opens the doors of its universities for international students from all around the world with “Türkiye Scholarships”. The scholarship program provides its recipients with vast opportunities and education in the most prestigious Turkish universities, helping students gain new perspectives and have a unique educational experience during their study in Turkey.  

Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded, competitive scholarship program, awarded to outstanding students to pursue full-time or short-term program at the top universities in Turkey.

Türkiye Scholarships aims to build a network of future leaders committed to strengthening cooperation among countries and mutual understanding among societies.

Scholarship Details

Türkiye Scholarships offers a range of programs designed for each level of study, providing different forms of support, ranging from full-time degrees to short-term specialized programs as well as tailored and partnered programs for specific target groups.

Candidates are provided a university and academic program guide through Türkiye Scholarships Information System (TBBS) during their application process. The universities and programs offered can also be accessed through our comprehensive search engine

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Scholarship Requirements

Basic Criteria for Applying

  1. Minimum Academic Criteria:
  • Minimum academic achievement for Bachelor’s degree applicants: 70%
  • Minimum academic achievement for Master’s and Doctorate degree applicants: 75%
  • Minimum academic achievement for Health Science (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) applicants: 90%
  1. Age Criteria:

  • To be under the age of 21 for Undergraduate programs 
  • To be under the age of 30 for Master’s programs
  • To be under the age of 35 for Doctorate programs

 
 Eligible Groups:

  • Citizens of all countries
  • Graduates or applicants who are able to graduate at the end of the current academic year (before September 2019)
  • Researchers and academicians

Non-Eligible Groups:

  • Turkish citizens and those who have lost Turkish citizenship
  • Students already registered in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying for.

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Full-Time Programs

  1. Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend: 800 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

Length of award: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4-6 years (depending on the normal duration of the program)

 

2. Postgraduate Scholarship Program

  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend:
    • Master’s: 1,100 TL per month
    • PhD: 1,600 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accomodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

Length of award:

  • Master’s: 1 year Turkish Language course + 2 years

  • PhD: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4 years

 

3. Short-Term Programs

Success Scholarship Program (1 year)

  • Monthly Stipend:
    • Bahcelor’s: 450 TL per month
    • Master’s: 600 TL per month
    • Phd: 900 TL per month

The success scholarship program does not cover accommodation and other amenities

4. Research Scholarship Program (3-10 months)

  • Monthly Stipend: 3,000 TL per month

Research scholarship does not cover accomodation and other amenities

5. Turkish Language & Culture Programs

Turkish Language Programme for Public Officials and Academicians [KATİP] (8-10 months)

  • Monthly Stipend: 2,000 TL per month
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Accomodation
  • Turkish Language Course

KATİP program does not cover health insruance

Required Docuemnts

All candidates must submit the following documents during online application:

  1. A valid National Identification Document OR a valid Passport
  2. A recent Photo of the candidate (Please note that the photo you upload into the Application system must be a proper portrait of yourself, candidate photos which are not identifiable will undermine the evaluation of your application)
  3. National exam scores (required for candidates who do not possess any international qualification or certification)
  4. Diploma or temporary certificate of Graduation
  5. Academic transcripts (online screenshots and uncertified transcripts will undermine the evaluation of your application)
  6. International exam scores (GRE, GMAT, DELF, YDS, YÖS …etc. if required by the chosen university & program)
  7. Language test scores (if required by the chosen university & program)
  8. A research proposal and an example of your written work (for PhD applicants only)

Selection Process

Türkiye Scholarships applications are assessed on the basis of academic success, extra-curricular activities and other professional credentials of the candidate. In the evaluation process of the applications, candidates will be evaluated based on their eligibility to the application criteria of the program applied for as well as their academic and social achievements.

 
1. PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT:
 

All applications are reviewed based on basic criteria such as minimum academic grades, age limit, required documents etc.


2. SHORTLISTING:
 

Applications of eligible candidates are carefully reviewed by Expert committees based on a broad set of criteria including academic standing, previous qualifications, academic interests, career goals, consistency of choices, clarity of letter of intent, participation in social activities …etc. After which a list of qualified candidates is shortlisted for interviews.
 

3. INTERVIEW:

The shortlisted candidates are interviewed in more than 100 countries by interview committees including academicians and experts.

Interviews usually last 15-30 minutes and are conducted in the following format:

a. Welcome and introduction
b. Document check
c. Candidate’s motivation for applying
d. Academic knowledge and career goals
e. Ending and questions to the committee

Please note that the interview is not indicative of whether the candidate will be selected or not.

Note: Candidates who are selected for interviews must bring all transcripts, documents and certificates of each year they have studied if they have not graduated yet.

4. SELECTION:

Interview results of candidates nominated by the interview committees are evaluated by a selection committee and a list of candidates to be awarded a scholarship are formed. This final evaluation stage will assess the overall eligibility and suitability of the candidate for Türkiye Scholarships.
 

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Method of Application

Applications can only be made individually through the link below by the candidates. There are no institutions or persons authorized to apply for Türkiye Scholarships. 

  • Candidates are strongly advised to carefully read the instructions and warnings in the application system.

  • Applicants are required to submit and upload the necessary documents to the application system.

  • Applications delivered by post, courier, or by hand will not be accepted.

  • ​Applications are free of charge. Please do not entertain any third party institutions or persons who offer to make an application on behalf of you in exchange for a fee.

  • Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and program among their 12 preferences which they choose in the application system

Deadline: February 20, 2021

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