2020-2021 Scholarships

Fully Funded Turkey Scholarships 2021 for Masters and Ph.D Degree

Turkish Scholarships 2021 for International Students

Bilkent University has been ranked 54th in the inaugural Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, and among the top three universities in Turkey on the list.

The 2018 THE Asia University Rankings, which compile a listing of the top 359 universities in Asia, is based on the same criteria as THE World University Rankings, but with modifications to better reflect the characteristics of Asia’s universities.

MSN Graduate ProgramMaster of Science in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Financial Benefits of Turkish Scholarships 2021


  • All rooms have unlimited high-speed internet access at no charge.
  • All dorms have common areas, such as self-cook kitchens/kitchenettes, TV/social lounges, study lounges, self-service laundry, and ironing rooms, and game and visitors’ areas or rooms.
  • Central heating and 24-hour continuous hot water are standard, and each floor is further equipped with common bathrooms and restrooms.

Ph.D. Students:

  • Tuition waiver (34.900 TL/year for the Academic Year 2018-2019)
  • Monthly stipend and housing (total  of 4.000 TL / month)
  • Private health insurance
  • A laptop computer
  • Meal card (after the Ph.D. qualifier)

MS Students:

  • Tuition waiver (34.900 TL/year for the Academic Year 2018-2019)
  • Monthly stipend and housing (total of 3.000 TL / month)
  • Private health insurance
  • A laptop computer

CGPA REQUIREMENTS for Turkish Scholarships 2021

BSc graduates or students need at least 2.80/4.00 CGPA at the time of application.

If you are a Turkish citizen resident in Turkey: ALES score is required, <55 (quantitative),

Otherwise; GRE General Test score is required: 153 (quantitative). However, if you are off by a small margin and you have a strong background, we encourage you to apply.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY for Turkey Scholarship 

TOEFL IBT(at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent COPE (at least C).

In addition, foreign language requirements as imposed by Inter-universities Board (ÜAK) of Turkey (minimum of 55 from YDS or its equivalents as listed by the Board, in a language other than the mother tongue) must be satisfied by Turkish citizen Ph.D. applicants.

You may also be eligible if you provide a COPE score of at least “C”, instead.

Eligibility for Turkey Scholarship 2021 ADMISSION

  • Applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in various fields of science (physics, mathematics, chemistry, molecular biology, and genetics, etc), engineering (electrical and electronics, mechanical, chemical, materials science, metallurgy, food, etc.) or medicine.
  • Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (GRE for non-Turkey applicants) scores, past academic records, reference letters and the interview at Bilkent University.
  • Decent knowledge of English is required.

In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. The duration of the M.S. study is max. 6 semesters.

Documents required for Turkey Scholarship 2021

  • Proof of Degree (if already obtained)
  • Official Transcripts (most recent)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadline of Turkey Scholarships for Master and Ph.D. 2021

The deadlines for Fall 2020-2021:

  • Early: 6 April 2020
  • Regular: 31 May 2020

Click here to Apply for Turkey Scholarships 

Visit the Official Website of Turkey Scholarships 2021


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