Full Scholarship Opportunities in Turkey with Turkiye Scholarships

  • Bachelor, Master, Phd
  • Full Scholarships for full-time degrees
  • 30 November 2017

“Türkiye Scholarships” is a government funded scholarship of the Republic of Turkey, conducted by the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities under the Prime Ministry of Turkey.

“Türkiye Scholarships” consists of many competitive scholarship programs awarded to international students and researchers to pursue full-time degree and research programs at the most prestigious universities in Turkey.


Candidates who have graduated or are likely to graduate from an educational institution equivalent to that of Turkiye’s in the present academic (i.e. bachelor’s degree for master’s level) can apply to Türkiye Scholarships.Age limit:For applicants applying to Undergraduate Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1996,For applicants applying to Master’s Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1987,For applicants applying to Ph.D Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1982,For applicants applying to Research Program: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1972Applicants must not have any health problems or disabilities that pose an obstacle for their education.Candidates are expected to have a certain level of academic success for each program and scholarship level.

Candidates must hold at least:

70 % grade for Undergraduate degree

75 % grade for Master’s degree and Ph.D. Degree

90 % grade for fields related to Health Sciences (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy)

Students who are currently studying in Türkiye are not allowed to apply to the level that they are already studying in.Turkish citizens and persons who have lost Turkish citizenship cannot apply for this scholarship program.Türkiye scholarships are open for all country citizens who meet these conditions.Short-term scholarship programs may have additional application requirements. Please check the requirements during the application period.


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Apart from providing education opportunities at an international caliber as well as a wealth of knowledge and experience, Turkey also offers scholarships to outstanding international students from all over the world to study in the most prestigious universities in Turkey.

Turkiye Scholarships currently has 16.000 scholarship holders from more than 150 countries, about 5.000 new scholarships are awarded each year and has approximately 100.000 alumni across the world.

Turkiye Scholarships is a all inclusive scholarship program, where the scholarship covers tuition fee, monthly stipend, once-off flight ticket (to and from country of origin), accommodation, health insurance, and one year Turkish language course.

The scholarship application ensures a university placement.

The applications are made online and are free of charge.


Turkiye Scholarships Application System

Applications can only be made through www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr. 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.

There are no institutions or persons authorized to apply for Türkiye Scholarships. Candidates must make their applications to www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr personally. Candidates are strongly advised to carefully read the instructions and warnings in the application system.

Age Limit

Candidates must not be older than 21 years of age for undergraduate degree, 30 years of age for master’s degree and 35 years of age for doctoral degree.

Required Documents

Applicants who apply to Türkiye Scholarships must be a graduate or able to graduate at the end of the current academic year.

Candidates have to meet the criteria of the university and department which they choose. If it is requested by the university or department, candidates must submit the necessary documents such as the scores of SAT, TOEFL, DELF, YDS, etc. Applications of candidates who do not submit the required documents will not be evaluated.

University and Program Choices

In the application system, 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.

Application Evaluation

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.

Interview Stage

Candidates who are successfully evaluated in the initial application stage will be shortlisted for interviews at their home country or through online communication channels (if they are not near an assigned interview location). You can find us on faceook: https://www.facebook.com/turkiyeburslari/ and twitter: https://twitter.com/TurkiyeBurslari/

For more information about Türkiye Scholarships and the application process, you may visit our website www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr, reach our Call Center at 0850 455 0982 or send an e-mail to info@turkiyeburslari.org.

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