March 8, 2016

Turkish Government (Türkiye) Scholarships for International Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Students

Türkiye Scholarships for Foreign Students

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors), Graduate (masters, PhD, research)
Provider: Turkish Government
Country to Study in: Turkey

Scholarship Description
Every year, the Turkish Government offers the Türkiye Scholarships for undergraduate, master and PhD programmes to foreign students to study in Turkey. The current call and application cycle will receive all undergraduate, master and PhD programme applications in one cycle.

Türkiye Scholarships are government-funded, competitive scholarships, awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside Turkey to pursue a full-time degree and short-term programmes at prestigious universities in Turkey.

Turkish Government (Türkiye) Scholarships for International Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Students.

Eligibility
To be eligible for Undergraduate Programmes, applicants must:
  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply),
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying,
  • have graduated or are likely to graduate from a secondary education institution,
  • be under the age of 21 (no earlier than 01.01.1995),
  • have at least specified (% 90 for medical sciences, % 70 for other undergraduate programs) cumulative grade point average, diploma grade, national exam or international exam score,
  • be in good health
To be eligible for Postgraduate Programmes, applicants must:
  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply)
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying.
  • be a bachelor’s or master’s degree holder by 30th of July 2016 at the latest
  • be under the age of 30 for master’s programmes (no earlier than 01.01.1986)
  • be under the age of 35 for doctorate programmes (no earlier than 01.01.1981)
  • have at least 75 % cumulative grade point average or diploma grade over their maximum graduation grade or have at least 75 % success in any accepted national or international graduate admissions test.
  • be in good health
Language requirements:
Most programmes in Turkish universities are instructed in Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programmes in English or French. The candidates who want to study in these languages need to have an internationally recognized certificate to prove their language proficiency.

Also, most of these foreign language programmes may ask international admission test scores such as GRE, GMAT etc.

Candidates can check the language of instruction while selecting the programmes. All Türkiye Scholarship winners who do not have C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency (including those who are placed into English or French-taught programmes) must attend 1-year Turkish Preparatory Course.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country (EXCEPT citizens of the Republic of Turkey)

Participating Institution(s)
All accredited and recognized Universities in Turkey

Fields of study
All approved courses and fields of study available at the participating schools

Number of awards
Not specified by provider; however, Türkiye Bursları includes 14 different scholarship programs under 4 main scholarship programs: Undergraduate Scholarships, Graduate Scholarships, Subject Based (or Branch) Scholarships and Short Term Scholarships.

Sponsorship duration
The duration of the scholarship:
  • for undergraduate degree students is 1 year Turkish language course + educational duration.
  • for graduate degree (master and PhD) students is 1 year Turkish language course + 1 year scientific preparation ( if necessary ) + educational duration.
  • Is limited by research duration and it is maximum of 1 year.
  • for Success and Support Scholarship is a year and monthly stipend is paid just for the months when they continue their education.
Scholarship benefits
The award of the scholarship covers Monthly stipend (600 TL for undergraduate, 850 TL for master and 1200 TL for PhD), Full tuition fee, Free 1-year Turkish language course, Free accommodation, Round-trip air ticket and Health insurance

Method of Application
Applications can ONLY be made online. Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and programme among their preferences specified in the online application form. Successful application requires going to the official website to register and create an account (you can also apply via www.turkiyeburslari.org or www.trscholarships.org).

Required Documents:
a). Undergraduate Level:
  • Online application
  • A copy of a secondary school diploma or document indicating that the candidate is secondary school senior student,
  • A certified secondary school transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo
b). Postgraduate Level:
  • Online application
  • A copy of a bachelor or master’s diploma or document indicating that the candidate is bachelor or master’s senior student
  • A certified bachelor and/or master’s transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo
It is important to carefully read the Application Guideline and Brochure; and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship award.

DEADLINES:
Applications for the Türkiye Scholarships commenced on February 29th. All applications must be received latest March 31st 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:
Turkey (also known in Turkish as Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country, located mostly on Western Asia on the one hand, and on Southeastern Europe on the other hand.

For contact details of Turkish Embassies and Consulates in your country, please visit here.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application (official 'Apply Now' page)
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Related: List of Scholarships in Turkey for International Students

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