2020-2021 Scholarships

Turkey Government Scholarships 2020

Study in Turkey - International Students

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

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

Turkish Government Scholarships Coverage and Benefits 

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

Full-Time Programs

Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

  • Tuition Fee
  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend: 800 TL per month
  • 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)

Postgraduate Scholarship Program

  • Monthly Stipend:
    • Master’s: 1100 TL per month
    • Ph.D.: 1600 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • University and program placement
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

Length of award:

  • Master’s: 1 year Turkish Language course + 2 years
  • Ph.D.: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4 years

Short-Term Programs 

Success Scholarship Program (1 year)

  • Monthly Stipend:
  • Bachelor’s: 440 TL per month
  • Master’s: 590 TL per month
  • Ph.D.: 880 TL per month

The success scholarship program does not cover accommodation and other amenities

 

Research Scholarship Program (3-10 months)

  • Monthly Stipend: 3.000 TL per month

Research scholarship does not cover accommodation and other amenities

Turkish Language & Culture Programs

  • Monthly Stipend: 2.000 TL per month
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Accommodation
  • Turkish Language Course

KATİP program does not cover health insurance

Opening and Closing dates of Turkish Government Scholarships 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship Programs

  • Applications Open 15 January 2020
  • Applications Close 20 February 2020
  • Evaluation Process February – May 2020
  • Interview Period March – June 2020
  • Announcement of Results July 2020
  • Scholarship Agreement and Visa Procedures July – August 2020
  • Travel of New Students to Turkey / Beginning of the Academic Year 10 – 20 September
    2020 Beginning of Academic Year

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Criteria & Eligibility for the Turkish Government Scholarships

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%
  2. 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

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.

How To Apply for the Turkish Government Scholarships

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

  1. Candidates are strongly advised to carefully read the instructions and warnings in the application system.
  2. Applicants are required to submit and upload the necessary documents to the application system.
  3. Applications delivered by post, courier, or by hand will not be accepted.
  4. ​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.
  5. Turkey 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

Documents Required

All candidates must submit the following documents during the online application:

  • A valid National Identification Document OR a valid Passport
  • 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)
  • National exam scores (required for candidates who do not possess any international qualification or certification)
  • Diploma or temporary certificate of Graduation
  • Academic transcripts (online screenshots and uncertified transcripts will undermine the evaluation of your application)
  • International exam scores (GRE, GMAT, DELF, YDS, YÖS …etc. if required by the chosen university & program)
  • Language test scores (if required by the chosen university & program)
  • A research proposal and an example of your written work (for Ph.D. applicants only)

Apply Now for the Turkish Government Scholarships

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