Fully-Funded Turkish Government Scholarships for International Students 2020

The Türkiye Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program funded by the government of Turkey for high achieving students and researchers who want to study in the best universities in Turkey.

The motto of this program is to make a network of future leaders committed to strengthening cooperation between countries and mutual understanding between societies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizens of all countries can apply for this program
  • Graduates or applicants who can graduate at the end of the current academic year (before September 2019)
  • Researchers and academicians

Level of Study

The scholarship is available for the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees of programs.

Academic Requirements

Applicant must meet the following minimum academic achievements:

  • For Bachelor’s degree applicants need to have 70%,
  • For Master’s and Doctorate applicants are required to have 75%,
  • For Health Science (Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy) applicants is needed 90% in the previous academic field.

Benefits of the Program

For Undergraduate Program

  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend: 700 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

For Postgraduate Scholarship Program

  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend:
  • Master’s: 950 TL per month
  • PhD: 1400 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

Short-Term Programs

Success Scholarship Program (1 year)

  • Monthly Stipend:
  • Bachelor’s: 440 TL per month
  • Master’s: 590 TL per month
  • PhD: 880 TL per month
  • The success scholarship program does not cover accommodation and other amenities

Research Scholarship Program (3-10 months):

  • Monthly Stipend: 3.000 TL per month
  • Research scholarship does not include accommodation and other facilities

Turkish Language & Culture Programs

  • Turkish Language Programme for Public Officials and Academicians [KATİP] (8-10 months)
  • KATİP program does not cover health insurance
  • Monthly Stipend: 2.000 TL per month
  • Accommodation
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Turkish Language Course

Application Procedure

All the applications will be made online through by the candidates only.

  • Candidates must all read the instructions and warnings given in the application system carefully.
  • Applicants need to submit and upload the necessary documents to the application system.
  • Applications are free of charge. Be careful about any third party institutions or individuals to make an application on your behalf in exchange for a fee.
  • The Turkey scholarships offer both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Successful candidates will be placed in their 12 priorities in a university and program that they choose in the application system.

Required Documents

Students need to have the following document to make the applications:

  • A valid national identity document or a valid passport.
  • A recent photo of the candidate (the photo must be identifiable)
  • The candidate who has no international qualification or certification are required to submit a National Examination Score.
  • Diploma or Graduation certificate 
  • Academic transcripts (online screenshots and all the transcripts are required to be certified)
  • International exam scores (GRE, GMAT, DELF, YDS, YÖS …etc. if required by the chosen university & program)
  • Language test scores (according to the requirement of the selected university & program)
  • A research proposal and an example of your written work (for PhD applicants only)admission Requirements

Application Deadline

20 February 2020

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Runyararo Makunde

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