The Turkish Government Scholarships aim to provide equal opportunities to successful students from around the world. These scholarships are considered to be among the most comprehensive in the world.
- Turkish Government Scholarships are funded by the government of Turkey. These scholarships are very competitive and are awarded to outstanding students who intend to study at top universities in Turkey.
- Outstanding international students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to study in the most prestigious universities in the country.
- Turkish Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants are placed in a university and department based on their preferences as specified in the online application form.
- Prestigious universities in Turkey
Fields of Study
- Health Sciences
- Basic Sciences
- Social Sciences
What does the scholarship cover?
- A monthly stipend of 1700 Turkish Lira
- Tuition Fees
- Health insurance
- A one-year Turkish language course (if there is no proof of proficiency)
- One return flight ticket to be used at the beginning and end of the program
- University and Department placement
- Free cultural programs
How many scholarships are given?
- Not stated
Which countries are targeted?
- Citizens of all countries except Turkey
Am I Eligible to Apply?
To be eligible for Undergraduate Programs, the applicant must:
- Not be older than 21, i.e. born no earlier than 01.01.2002 for undergraduate programs.
- Be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or having ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply). Dual citizens who hold Turkish and any other country’s nationality may not apply.
- Not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying.
- Have graduated or be likely to graduate from a secondary education institution.
- Have an acceptable level of high school education equivalent to the high schools in Turkey.
- Have attained a specified cumulative grade point average, diploma grade, national exam, or international exam score equivalent to a minimum academic achievement of 70%.
- Students who are currently studying in Turkey cannot apply for a scholarship for the level at which they are now studying.
- Turkish citizens and individuals who have lost Turkish citizenship cannot apply for this program.
- Students can only apply for one scholarship program at a time, according to their academic goals and educational background.
How Do I Apply – Next Steps
- Create a personal account on the Turkey Scholarships Application System.
- Upload all required documents.
- List your desired university and preferred program.
- Write an original letter of intent explaining your preferences, expectations, and goals for the future.
- Submit your application after completing all the stages above.
- Online application
- A copy of a valid ID card – passport, national ID card, birth certificate, etc.
- A recent passport photo (taken within the last year).
- Certified high school diploma, or temporary certificate of graduation.
- Academic transcripts (avoid uncertified transcripts and online screenshots).
- National examination scores for candidates with no international certification.
- International examination scores (GMAT, DELF, YDS, GRE, etc.) as required by the university.
- Language test scores e.g. TOELF and DELF (if required by the university).
- International exam results (GRE, GMAT, SAT) if required.
Evaluation and selection
- Preliminary assessment – Applications are reviewed based on basic criteria such as minimum academic grades, age limit, required documents, etc.
- Expert Evaluation – Applications from eligible candidates are considered by the Expert Committee in terms of various criteria such as academic status, academic interests, career goals, etc. The final list of candidates eligible for the interview process is established after this stage.
- Tests – These are 30-question quantitative tests consisting of mathematics, geometry, and logic questions given to undergraduate candidates before the face-to-face interviews.
- Interview – Candidates are then evaluated by interview committees consisting of academics and experts.
- Final Assessment – Lastly, the results of the interviews are evaluated by a selection committee. A list of applicants who will receive scholarships is then created. Also, the general eligibility of each candidate is evaluated at this point.
- 20 February 2024
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