Turkey Scholarships is an international scholarship program funded by the Government of Turkey. The Turkiye Burslari Scholarship Program is on the most competitive scholarship program in the world. International students from all over the world can apply for the 202o Türkiye Scholarships. Turkish Government Scholarships are available for  Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral degree programs. Almost all fields of education are offered.

The Turkish Scholarship 2020 is a fully-funded scholarship for international students. Just like other top scholarships in the world, Turkey Scholarship Program also covers all the expenses of the selected students. Türkiye Scholarships is a scholarship program that not only provides financial support but also ensures university placement for students in their intended program of application.

Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded, competitive scholarship program, awarded to outstanding students to pursue a full-time or short-term programs at the top universities in Turkey. The scholarship program offers programs at the 50 top and most prestigious universities in Turkey and provides a compulsory one-year Turkish Language Course which ensures that all students acclimatize and adapt to the social and cultural environment they live in.

Türkiye Scholarships aims to build a network of future leaders committed to strengthening cooperation among countries and mutual understanding among societies.

Turkey Scholarships 2020is similar to the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP), Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, Chinese Government Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship (US), Swedish Institute Scholarship, Australia Awards Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarships, Hungarian Government Scholarship. All the costs of the selected students will be covered by the Turkey Government. Great chance for international students to study in Turkey on scholarship.

Turkey Scholarships 2020 Details:

Host Country:

  • Turkey

Funded By:

  • Turkish Government

Course Level:

  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Short Term Programs

    Length of Award:

    • Undergraduate Scholarship: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4-6 years (depending on the normal duration of the program)
    • Master’s: 1 year Turkish Language course + 2 years
    • PhD: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4 years

    Financial Support/Benefits of Turkey Scholarships 2020:

    Turkey Scholarship for international students is a fully-funded scholarship. Türkiye Scholarships also provides assistance in all the necessary services and procedures for an international student to feel at home in Turkey. These include providing a dormitory, health insurance, student bank account, and a student residence permit, as well as a one-year language course. The international scholarship will cover the following:

    Full-Time Programs

    Undergraduate Scholarship 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
    Postgraduate Scholarship Program (Masters & PhD)
    • University and program placement
    • Monthly Stipend:
      • Master’s: 950 TL per month
      • Ph.D.: 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 cover accommodation and other amenities
    Turkish Language & Culture Programs
    • Turkish Language Programme for Public Officials and Academicians [KATİP] (8-10 months)
    • Monthly Stipend: 2.000 TL per month
    • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
    • Accommodation
    • Turkish Language Course
    • KATİP program does not cover health insurance

    Eligibility Criteria of the Turkey Burslari Scholarship?

    The basic application criteria of the Turkey Scholarships are given below:

    Minimum Academic Criteria:

    • Minimum academic achievement for Bachelor’s degree applicants: 70%
    • Minimum academic achievement for Master’s and Doctorate degree applicants: 75%
    • Minimum academic achievement for Health Science (Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy) applicants: 90%

    Age Criteria:

    • To be under the age of 21 for Undergraduate programs
    • To be under the age of 30 for Master’s programs
    • To be under the age of 35 for Doctorate programs

    Eligible Groups:

    • Citizens of all countries Graduates or applicants who are able to graduate at the end of the current academic year (before September 2020) Researchers and academicians

    Non-Eligible Groups:

    • Turkish citizens and those who have lost Turkish citizenship Students already registered in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying for.

    Required Documents:

    1. A valid National Identification Document OR a valid Passport
    2. A recent photo of the candidate (Please note that the photo you upload into the Application system must be a proper portrait of yourself, candidate photos which are not identifiable will undermine the evaluation of your application)
    3. National exam scores (required for candidates who do not possess any international qualification or certification)
    4. Diploma or temporary certificate of Graduation
    5. Academic transcripts (online screenshots and uncertified transcripts will undermine the evaluation of your application)
    6. International exam scores (GRE, GMAT, DELF, YDS, YÖS …etc. if required by the chosen university & program)
    7. Language test scores (if required by the chosen university & program)
    8. A research proposal and an example of your written work (for Ph.D. applicants only)

    How to get a fully-funded scholarship in Turkey?

    • Applications can only be made individually through www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr by the candidates.
    • There are no institutions or persons authorized to apply for Türkiye Scholarships.
    • Candidates are strongly advised to carefully read the instructions and warnings in the application system.
    • Applicants are required to submit and upload the necessary documents to the application system.
    • Applications delivered by post, courier, or by hand will not be accepted.
    • Applications are free of charge. Please do not entertain any third party institutions or persons who offer to make an application on behalf of you in exchange for a fee.
    • Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and program among their 12 preferences which they choose in the application system.

    Evaluation and Selection Process:

    Türkiye Scholarships applications are assessed on the basis of academic success, extra-curricular activities and other professional credentials of the candidate. In the evaluation process of the applications, candidates will be evaluated based on their eligibility to the application criteria of the program applied for as well as their academic and social achievements.

    1. Preliminary Assessment

    All applications are reviewed based on basic criteria such as minimum academic grades, age limit, required documents, etc.

    2. Shortlisting

    Applications of eligible candidates are carefully reviewed by Expert committees based on a broad set of criteria including academic standing, previous qualifications, academic interests, career goals, consistency of choices, clarity of letter of intent, participation in social activities …etc. After which a list of qualified candidates is shortlisted for interviews.

    3. Interview

    The shortlisted candidates are interviewed in more than 100 countries by interview committees including academicians and experts.

    Interviews usually last 15-30 minutes and are conducted in the following format:

    a. Welcome and introduction
    b. Document check
    c. Candidate’s motivation for applying
    d. Academic knowledge and career goals
    e. Ending and questions to the committee

    Please note that the interview is not indicative of whether the candidate will be selected or not.

    Note: Candidates who are selected for interviews must bring all transcripts, documents and certificates of each year they have studied if they have not graduated yet.

    4. Selection

    Interview results of candidates nominated by the interview committees are evaluated by a selection committee and a list of candidates to be awarded a scholarship are formed. This final evaluation stage will assess the overall eligibility and suitability of the candidate for the Türkiye Scholarships.

    Application Deadline:

    • 2020 Applications for Türkiye Scholarships will begin from the 10th of January. The last to apply for international scholarships by the Turkish Government is 20 February 2020.

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