Turkey Government Scholarships for International Students

The 2022–2023 Turkey Government Scholarships for International Students is now accepting applications. Turkish Scholarship, also known as Türkiye Burslar, is a fully funded programme that is offered for studies leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Outstanding international students from all over the world who wish to enrol in full-time or temporary programmes at renowned Turkish universities are eligible for the Scholarship.

There are numerous programmes offered at Turkish colleges that are eligible for this scholarship programme to study abroad in Turkey. If you would like to apply for the Turkish Government Research Scholarship programme, please go here. The Scholarship, which is supported by the Turkish government, aims to create a network of future leaders committed to enhancing international cooperation and intercultural understanding.

Turkey is now one of the nations that welcomes international students the most, with a significant growth in the number of foreign students enrolling in higher education institutions during the past ten years. At 207 universities, the Turkish Scholarship is available for more than 40 000 programmes.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: Partner Turkish Universities (available in the application system) in Turkey.
  • Eligible Program: Bachelor’s, Masters or PhD Programs in a wide range of fields of study offered at participating Turkish Universities (available in the application system).
  • Number of Awards: About 5000.
  • Duration: Undergraduate (1 year Turkish Language course + 4-6 years), Master’s (1 year Turkish Language course + 2 years), PhD (1 year Turkish Language course + 4 years).
  • Target group: Open to Citizens of all countries except Turkish citizens and those who have lost their Turkish citizenship.

Turkish Government Scholarship Benefits

Selected candidates for this government scholarship will have the following advantages:

  1. University and program placement;
  2. Monthly Stipend allowance:
    • Bachelor’s degree students : 1000 TL,
    • Master’s degree students : 1400 TL,
    • PhD degree students : 1800 TL.
  3. Tuition Fee;
  4. Once-off Return Flight Ticket;
  5. Health Insurance;
  6. Accommodation;
  7. Social and cultural activities;
  8. One-year Turkish Language Course.

Turkish Government Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must meet the Turkish scholarship requirements shown below in order to apply for the program:

  1. Be a citizen of any country except Turkish citizens and those who have lost their Turkish citizenship
  2. Minimum Academic Criteria (minimum academic achievement for):
    • Bachelor’s degree applicants: 70%;
    • Master’s and Doctorate degree applicants: 75%;
    • Health Science (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) applicants: 90%
  3. Age Criteria (have a maximum of):
    • 21 to apply for Undergraduate programs;
    • 30 for Master’s programs;
    • 35 for Doctorate programs.
  4. Graduates or applicants who are able to graduate at the end of the current academic year (before August 2022) can apply;
  5. Individuals who are currently enrolled in programs at Turkish universities at the level of education they will apply for are not eligible. This means a master student currently studying in turkey cannot apply for the scholarship to study at the master’s degree level but can apply for a PhD program.

Required Documents

All candidates must upload the following documents to the Turkish online application system.

  1. A valid National Identification Document OR a valid Passport;
  2. A photograph of the candidate taken within the last 1 year;
  3. National exam results (if any);
  4. Diploma OR temporary graduation certificate;
  5. Transcript;
  6. International exam results (like GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc.) if requested by the chosen university or program;
  7. International language test results such as TOEFL, DELF, if requested by the chosen university or program;
  8. A research for a research topic and a written example of the research you have carried out (only for doctoral applications).

Turk Government Scholarship Application Deadline: February 20, 2023 

The application process for the Türkiye Government Scholarships will begin on 10th January 2023. The last date for application submissions for Türkiye Scholarships is set for 20th February 2023.

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