2020-2021 Scholarships

Turkey Government Research Scholarships 2021 | International Students | Funded

Turkish Government Research Scholarship Program for International Researchers

Our country aims to host 250 thousand international students by the 2023 year. While the number of students studying in a country other than their home country was only 850 thousand in the year 1975, this number reached to 4 and a half million in the year 2010. It is estimated that this number is reached 7.6 million today and is expected to reach 22 million by the year 2030.
On the other hand, the number of students enrolled in a higher education program all over the world is also increasing rapidly. While the number of students enrolled in any higher education institution in the world in the year 2009 is 170 million, it is estimated that this number will be 260 million in the year 2025.

Turkey’s internationalization efforts in higher education are basically based on the following four principles:
  • Academic development and interaction
  • Economic development and solidarity
  • Social and cultural interaction
  • Development of political and diplomatic relations

Why Turkey Scholarships?

A comprehensive and unique scholarship program:

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

Apart from providing education opportunities at an international caliber as well as a wealth of knowledge and experience, Turkey offers scholarships to international students from all over the world to study in the most prestigious universities in Turkey.

Turkey opens the doors of its universities for international students from all around the world with “Turkey 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 studies in Turkey.

Benefits of Turkey Government Scholarships 2021 for International Students

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

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
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

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

Ph.D.: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4 years

Research Scholarship Program (3-10 months)

  • Monthly Stipend: 3,000 TL per month
  • Research scholarship does not cover accomodation and other amenities

Eligibility and Criteria of Turkey Government Scholarships

Basic Criteria for Applying

  • 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%

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

Eligibility

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

How To Apply for Turkey Research Scholarship

  • 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

Applications can only be made individually through www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr by the candidates.
There are no institutions or persons authorized to apply for Türkiye Scholarships. 

Required Documents

  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)

Deadline of Research Scholarships

  • Applications Open 1 October
  • Applications Close 31 December
  • Announcement of Results January 2021 Results

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