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17 February 2017

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About Turkish Scholarship

Turkish Government Scholarship is a fully government sponsored scholarship program to identify and award international students for admission to undergraduate, Masters or PhD program in reputed Turkish universities. Most programmes in Turkish universities are instructed in Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programmes in English, French or Arabic. Most of these foreign language programmes may ask international admission test scores such as GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc. Candidates can check the language of instruction while selecting the programmes.

  • All Türkiye Scholarships winners who do not have C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency (including those who are placed into English, French or Arabic-taught programmes) must attend 1-year Turkish Preparatory Course.
  • Turkish Government in total provides more than 800 scholarships to foreign students from various countries in accordance with the bilateral agreements and Cultural Exchange Programmes. 

The application has started on 16 January 2017 and will end on 17 February 2017. Candidates can apply for only one scholarship program with their respective educational background. The application of Turkish Government Scholarship is online and it is free of cost for registration and application.

  • Type of Scholarship: Fully Paid
  • Course Level: Master's and PhD
  • Country of Study: Turkey

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Turkish Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Global
Class/ Age  For UG, Master's & Ph.D Admission
Details Age - (Born not before) 
  • Jan 1, 1987, for Master's
  • Jan 1, 1982, for PhD

Educational Qualification-

  • The candidates are required to meet the qualification GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, DELF, YDS, ALES etc. set by the Universities who do not have the required documents will not be considered for the scholarship.
  • The candidate must have University Diploma if they are applying for Master Degree Program and candidates must hold Master;s Degree if they are applying for PhD Program.

Not Eligible

Turkish Citizen who have lost their Turkish citizenship for any reason cannot apply for Turkish Scholarship.

Turkish Candidates who have currently enrolled themselves into an academic achievement with respect to the scholarship and program level they are applying for are not eligible for Turkish Scholarship.


Turkish Scholarship Reward

  • Monthly Stipend: Candidates will get monthly stipend
    • 600 TL for undergraduate students
    • 850 TL for Master's students
    • 1200 TL for Ph.D students
  • Complete tuition fee coverage
  • 1 year Turkish language course
  • Free accommodation
  • Round trip air ticket
  • Health Insurance

Turkish Scholarship Application form and Process

Turkish Government application can only be filled online by the candidates, there is no offline mode to fill the scholarship application. The application mode is different for the Syrian candidates and the other International candidates. The steps to fill the application form is given below.

For Syrian Candidates

For those candidates who are applying from Syria, they must appear for Equivalence Exam held by Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey and the candidate must pass the exam.

Steps to fill the application form

  • Candidate has to enter the email address and password
  • Upload the documents in the system.
  • Application form filling would be free of cost.

Click Here to apply Online 

Documents Needed for Turkish Government Scholarship

Graduate Postgraduate
  • Online application
  • A copy of a secondary school diploma or document indicating that the candidate is secondary school, senior student.
  • A certified secondary school transcript (indicating courses were taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo
  • Online application
  • A copy of a bachelor or master's diploma or document indicating that the candidate is bachelor or master's senior student
  • A certified bachelor and/or master's transcript (indicating courses were taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo


Submission of Turkish Government Application form

The application will be submitted online along with all the documents mentioned above. No application delivered by hand or post will be considered.

Turkish Scholarship Selection Process

Turkish Scholarship Selection and Assessment process will be based on the following criteria for the students:

  • Academic Performance: The first step of the selection will be based on the academic performance of the students and genuineness of the information and the documents submitted by the candidates will also be checked. 
  • Interview: The candidates who will be successful at the first step will be called for an interview at the second stage.
    • The information of the interviews to be conducted will be sent to the candidates to the same registered email address at the time of the application process.
    • Interviews will be conducted via internet or telephone or face to face.

Turkish Scholarship Address

Oguzlar Mah. Mevlana Bulvar No: 145
P.K: 06520 Balgat - ANKARA - TÜRKIYE

Turkish Scholarship Contact Details


0850 455 0 982



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