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Scholarship Programs

Türkiye offers a range of programs designed for each level of study, providing different forms of support, ranging from full-time degrees to short-term specialized programs as well as tailored and partnered programs for specific target groups.

Candidates are provided a university and academic program guide through Türkiye Scholarships Information System (TBBS) during their application process. The universities and programs offered can also be accessed through our comprehensive search engine

Full-time programs

refers to full-time degree awards which include ’s, ’s and Phd courses.

  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program 

    is specifically designed for Bachelor’s degree applicants in designated courses from engineering to health sciences, humanities to social sciences.
  • Programs offered in undergraduate level are provided in a guide which you can access in our website as well as during application in the application system.
  • Almost all fields of education are offered except for two-year associate or vocational degrees.
  • Please check the validity and equivalency of the programs/universities/fields you have selected in your country before sending your application.
  • For available departments and universities please check our website’s search engine or the guide provided in the system.
  • Postgraduate Scholarship Program

    offers a wide range of programs across social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering at Master’s and PhD levels.
  • Programs offered at the postgraduate level are provided in a guide which you can access on our website as well as during application in the application system.
  • Almost all fields of education are offered except for specialization in health sciences.
  • Please check the validity and equivalency of the programs/universities/fields you have selected in your country before sending your application.
  • For available departments and universities please check our web site’s search engine or the guide provided in the system.
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  • Universities and departments which candidates can choose will be available according to the educational background of the candidate.
  • Candidates may only choose universities and departments available to them in the system. An additional choice of university or department that is not available in the system is not possible.

  •  Arts Scholarship Program 

    provides scholarship opportunities at bachelor’s, master’s, and levels for international students in the fields of music sciences, performing arts, and fine at Ankara University of Music and Fine Arts at the language, master, and doctorate levels.

    ​Departments available for Arts Scholarship Program:
  • Performing Arts
    • Instrument Education (Bachelors)
    • Voice Education (Bachelors)
  • Music Sciences and Technologies
    • Music Technologies (Bachelors)
    • Music Theories (Bachelors)
    • Musicology (Bachelors)
  • Music and Fine Arts
    • Instrument Education (Masters)
    • Music Sciences (Masters)
    • Music Technologies (Masters)
    • Music Theories (Masters)
    • Musicology (Masters)
    • Voice Education (Masters)
    • Music Sciences (Ph.D.)

What the Scholarship Covers

Full-Time Programs

Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend: 800 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

Length of award: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4-6 years (depending on the normal duration of the program)

Postgraduate Scholarship Program

  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend:
    • Master’s: 1,100 TL per month
    • PhD: 1,600 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

Length of award:

  • Master’s: 1 year Turkish Language course + 2 years
  • Ph.D.: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4 years

Application Criteria

Basic Criteria for Applying

  1. 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%
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  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

Eligibility



Eligible Groups:

  • Citizens of all countries
  • Graduates or applicants who are able to graduate at the end of the current academic year (before September 2019)
  • 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.

Application Calendar

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How To Apply

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

Required Documents

All candidates must submit the following documents during online application:

  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 that 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)
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Important Details:

  • Most programs in Turkish universities are instructed in Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programs in English or other languages. Candidates who wish to study in these programs need to have an internationally recognized language certificate to prove their language proficiency (TOEFL and other equivalent certificates). Most of these programs require international admission test scores such as GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc. Candidates can check the language of instruction while selecting the programs in the application system.
  • Undergraduate candidates who possess International qualifications such as SAT or GCSE instead of national exam scores will need to provide the minimum required qualifications needed for completing secondary school according to these international exams.
  • ​All Türkiye Scholarships awardees who do not possess a C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency (including those who are placed into English or other language taught programs) must attend a 1-year Turkish Preparatory Course and attain the C1 Level Certificate by the end of their academic year.


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