Turkey Scholarships for International Students

Published on Feb 05 2013 // AFRICA

Turkish Government
BS/MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 June  2012 (annual)
Study in:  Turkey
Course starts September 2012

Brief description:The Turkish Government offers scholarships for Associate, Undergraduate and Graduate (Master/PhD) studies, as well as for Research and Turkish Language Summer Courses through the Turkiye Burslari Scholarship Program which is divided into a number of scholarships:

Undergraduate Scholarships:

Anatolian Scholarship
Balkans Scholarship
Boğaziçi Scholarship
Golden Horn Scholarship
Harran Scholarship
Black Sea Scholarship
KKTC Scholarship
Turkish Speaking Countries Scholarship
Türkiye-Africa Scholarship

Postgraduate/Research Scholarships:

Ali Kuşçu Science and Technology Scholarship
İbni Haldun Social Sciences Scholarship
Economic Studies Scholarship
History and Civilization Scholarship

Associate Scholarships: Ahilik Vocational Training Scholarship

Branch Scholarships:

Ibni Sina Medical Sciences Scholarship
Islamic Theology Scholarship
Yunus Emre Turkish Language Scholarship

The program is intended to generate a new higher education system which is well-matched with Turkey’s regional and global vision. It is aimed that with new implementation to improve an international student-oriented system based on the basic success criteria.

Host Institution(s):Recognized Universities in Turkey

Fields of study:The scholarships cover a wide range of fields of study including: Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Economics, History, Medical Sciences, Islamic Theology, Turkish Language, Engineering, Agriculture, Architecture, etc.  Look into each scholarship program (see links above) to know which fields of study are supported by the scholarships.

Target group:International students

Scholarship value/inclusions:A monthly payment (pocket money/allowance), accommodation support (rent or otherwise), tuition fees, costs of Turkish language training courses, general health insurance and specified travel expenses are all included in Türkiye Scholarships.



Only foreign national international students can apply to the scholarships programs. Applicants must have a non-Turkish citizenship (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship cannot apply to the scholarship program).


For associate degree:
Candidates Applicants are expected to have graduated or are likely to graduate within a year from high school in the present academic year.

For undergraduate degree:
Applicants Candidates are expected to have graduated or are likely to graduate Applicants from secondary school (vocational college).

For graduate and research degree:
Applicants Candidates are expected to have graduated or be likely to graduate Applicants from an educational institution at undergraduate or master’s level equivalent to that of Türkiye, in the present academic year.

For research scholarships:
Applicants Candidates are expected to have passed a Ph.D comprehensive exam or received Ph.D. degree.

Age limit

For the applicants applying to Associate Degree and Undergraduate Degree : Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1991.

For applicants applying to Master’s Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1982.

For applicants applying to PhD Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1977.

For applicants applying to Research: Those who were born no earlier than 1967.

Important: Foreign students should meet the criteria of the universities they applied. After the acceptance, they can apply for the Success or Support Scholarships under the Turkiye Scholarships.

Application instructions:You can apply online via mail or through the Turkish Embassies or Consulates.  The deadline is 1 June 2012.

It is important to contact the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in your country and visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:See the contact details of Turkish Embassies/Consulates in your country here.

Website: http://www.trscholarships.org/en

Turkiye Scholarships FAQs: http://www.trscholarships.org/en/Bilgi/Index?UrlAdi=%2FS%C4%B1kca-Sorulan-Sorular%2Fsorular

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