Turkish Scholarships for International Students

Turkish Scholarships for International Students

Turkey is becoming more and more recognized by its University quality and varieties of Educational opportunities. It is one of the best countries to study because for student coming from abroad, the cost of studying and living are very affordable. Turkey is a culturally rich country and beside gaining a knowledge, you will also get opportunity to fully experience life in Turkey, the country where east and west meet.

If you decide to do your master abroad, you can face many difficulties, like finding a proper program, choosing the wright city and financial obstacles that may prevent you for starting or continuing your master abroad.

So, in this article we will tell you about Turkish Scholarship for International Students that is available every year.

Turkish Government Scholarship

The most popular scholarship for International Student is provided entirely by the Government of Turkey:  Turkiye Burslari Scholarship which annually funds around 5000 International Students. The application is free of charge and the programs are held on English Language, in the case they are not, don’t worry, you will get 1 year of free Turkish language course.

But they are some conditions that are required for you to fulfil in order to get the scholarship:

  1. 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%.
  1. 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)
  • Researchers and academicians.

The list of documents that are required:

  • Diploma or degree certificate with Grades
  • Associate degree or diploma
  • High School Certificate
  • Middle School Certificate
  • TOEFL or IELTS and GAT, GMAT GRE (Optional)
  • Recommendation letters
  • Letter of intent
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • A research proposal by doctoral degree candidates
  • School, High School or University Exam Grades sheet (Latest one)
  • Work Experience Certifications (Optional)
  • Social participation and extracurricular certifications (Optional)

What is covered with scholarship:

Undergraduate Students:

  • 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

Master & PhD. Students

  • 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

Application process: directly through the official page: https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/. The applications are open every year between January and February.

The great thing about this application is that you do not choose a Faculty when applying, you just fill out your previous Education information’s and you will be listed with all the Universities with your department, then you can select maximum 12 Universities and minimum 1.

Other options:

Beside Government Scholarship, majority of Universities are offering scholarship or financial aid programs for their International Students.

Also you can try an source from outside, like company and NGO-s that can cover your expenses, but also they will request something in return.

Why choose Turkey?

  • Turkey is second country in the world by its access to higher education. There is 200 Universities in Turkey, mostly run by the state and both public and private University are coordinated with Bologna process which means your degree will be accepted in Europe.
  • You will get an opportunity to learn Turkish language, which is difficult, but yet wonderful language
  • Turkey is a very safe country for living, non matter what you may heard in media about the country, it is very safe both for women and man
  • it is very cheap and affordable if You are coming from abroad
  • The people are very nice and generous and You will experience Turkish hospitality
  • You will try out and eat delicious food
  • You will live and experience a different culture
  • It is a big and diverse country and you can explore the country endlessly
  • It has a great history, from the first human settlement, to ancient Roman and Greek settlements
  • It is the country of young people, the average age is 31 years old

If you decide to choose Turkey as your studying destination, you wont regret it, You will enrich your life on many levels, not just educational one.