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

Türkiye Scholarships for Foreign Students - 3RD ROUND

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 2018 Second Round of Applications are now OPEN! The second round call and application cycle received postgraduate applications between 5 February – 5 March 2018; while the current call is for undergraduate applications in the third round between 16 April – 27 May 2018.

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 01.01.1997,
  • For applicants applying to Master’s Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1988,
  • For applicants applying to Ph.D Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1983,
  • For applicants applying to Research Program: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1973,
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
The list of countries open for undergraduate and postgraduate applications in the second round are as follows:
Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (SAR), Malta, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, San Marino, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United States, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

The list of countries open only for postgraduate applications in the second round are as follows:
Algeria, Andora, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Egypt, Equatorial Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Grenada, Guyana, Georgia, Haiti, Hungary, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Lebanon, Madagascar, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Yemen.

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

Fields of study
Approved courses and fields of study available at the participating schools

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

Postgraduate applications will be received in the second round between 5 February – 5 March 2018; while undergraduate applications will be received in the third round between 16 April – 27 May 2018.

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: 27 May 2018
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