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)
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.

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.

The TÜRKİYE Scholarships 2020 Round of Applications are now OPEN! The 2020 application cycle will receive applications between 10 January – 20 February 2020. Applications will be open to applicants who wish to study at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Other programs such as Research Scholarships, Success Scholarships, and KATİP have different application periods

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

Candidates who have graduated or are likely to graduate from an educational institution equivalent to that of Türkiye’s in the present academic (i.e. bachelor’s degree for master’s level) can apply to Türkiye Scholarships.

There is also age condition for candidates required to meet.
  • For applicants applying to Undergraduate Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1999,
  • For applicants applying to Master’s Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1990,
  • For applicants applying to Ph.D Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1985,
  • For applicants applying to Research Program: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1975,
Applicants shouldn’t have any health problems barrier to education.

It is expected to have certain academic score from candidates for each program and scholarship level. There are specific minimum score of the program that you are applying at “assessment and selection” section.

Students who are currently studying in Türkiye are not allowed to apply to the level that they are already studying.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT Turkish citizens and those who have lost Turkish citizenship).

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

Fields of study
Undergraduate and postgraduate course programs are open for study

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 scholarship includes monthly stipend, accommodation, full tuition fees, 1-year Turkish language course, travel costs, 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.

There are no institutions or individuals authorized to perform applications for Türkiye Scholarships on behalf of candidates. Successful application requires going to the official website to register and create an account (via www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr). Candidates are strongly advised to carefully read the instructions and warnings in the application system.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to access the online application form, and also for complete information on applying for this scholarship

Türkiye Scholarships applications for 2020 will be received in one period, and applications will be open between 15th January- 20th February 2020 for international students from all countries.

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.

Application Deadline: 20 February 2020
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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  1. please can i apply now for post graduate programme, received the information late

    1. You will need to wait until the next official call for applications is made. So bookmark this page

  2. hello good day to you all please how can I apply for the undergraduate program?

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  4. having nationality of pakistan will apply or not