Republic of Turkey Government Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters & PhD

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The Government of the Republic of Turkey annually provides scholarships namely Turkiye Burslari for international students, for various education levels and fields of study. So this scholarship is available for the Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels which will be preceded by 1 year of preparation for the Turkish language. Similar to a scholarship from the Government of the Russian Federation.

Republic of Turkey Government Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters & PhD
Republic of Turkey Government Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters & PhD

Based on the QS World University Rankings, there are 24 Turkish universities in the top 1500 of the world. The following are the list of Turkish universities:

477 Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey)
501-510 Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey)
531-540 Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey)
561-570 Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey)
601-650 Istanbul Technical University (Maslak-Istanbul, Turkey)
701-750 Bogaziçi Üniversitesi (Istanbul, Turkey)
801-1000 Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey)
801-1000 Istanbul University (Istanbul, Turkey)

1001-1200 Ankara Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey)
1001-1200 Gazi Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey)
1001-1200 Istanbul Aydin University (Istanbul, Turkey)
1001-1200 Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey)

1201-1400 Akdeniz Üniversitesi (Antalya, Turkey)
1201-1400 Anadolu University (Eskisehir, Turkey)
1201-1400 Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi (Izmir, Turkey)
1201-1400 EGE University (İzmir, Turkey)
1201-1400 Gebze Technical University (Gebze, Turkey)
1201-1400 Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi (Istanbul, Turkey)
1201-1400 Izmir Institute of Technology (Izmir, Turkey)
1201-1400 Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey)

1401+ Ataturk University (Yakutiye, Turkey)
1401+ Cukurova University (Adana, Turkey)
1401+ Erciyes University (Kayseri, Turkey)
1401+ Sakarya University (Adapazari, Turkey)

Why you should study in Turkey?

1. Turkey is a European country with a Muslim majority.
2. Located on two continents, part Istanbul in Asia and part Istanbul in the European region, connected by the Bosphorus Bridge.
3. Have the opportunity to take part in the Erasmus scholarship program for student exchanges to other European countries.

Scholarship Coverage

The good news is that this scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship like the Saudi Arabia scholarship, not a partial one. The scholarships provided by the Turkish government include the following:
- Ticket of departure to Turkey
- Dormitory
- Turkish language preparation fee
- Tuition fee
- Monthly allowance, both for undergraduate students (1700 TL), Masters (2400 TL), and Doctoral (3000 TL).
- Health Insurance
- Return ticket to students' countries

Required documents

1. Photo
2. Identity card or passport
3. High school diploma and transcripts (last semester may register)
4. Diploma and Junior High School Transcript (Optional)
5. Diploma and Undergraduate Transcript (for Master applicants only)
6. Diploma and Master's Transcripts (for PhD applicants only)
5. English Language Certificate (Optional)
6. CV (Optional)
7. Social Activities; Awards, Projects, Certificates, Scholarships (Optional)
8. Essay Letter of Intent contains motivation for why you want to study in Turkey
9. Research Proposal (Master and PhD only)
10. Recommendation Letters (Optional)

* Optional means that you can complete the registration without having to upload the documents. But of course, those who fully upload may have a greater chance of being accepted.

Age Requirements

For Bachelors under 21 years
For Masters under 30 years
For PhD under 35 years

Grade Requirements

Applicants for a Bachelor's degree should have a grade of at least 70% or an average of 7.0 out of 10.
Applicants for Masters and PhDs have a minimum grade of 75% or a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.
Applicants for Health Sciences (Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy) have a minimum score of 90% or 9 out of 10 or 3.6 out of 4.

Process and Time

The registration deadline is February 20, 2023.
Evaluation process March-May 2023.
Interview between June-July 2023.
The final announcement of scholarship recipients will be in Early August 2023.
Visa processing August 2023.
Departure to Turkey September 2023.

In addition to this regular scholarship program, the Turkish government also works with 2 other institutions, namely:
1. With NAMA Foundation: Only for students from Indonesia, Tanzania, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Yemen, and Malaysia.
2. With Islamic Development Bank (IsDB): The scholarships use a loan scheme that students should pay back 50% of scholarships after they graduate and get jobs.

The registration link is the same, you need to choose the type of scholarship when registering.

There is also a Turkish Diyanet scholarship, specifically for Islamic studies in Turkey. Available from high school to doctoral level.

Those who pass the interview stage or are rejected will receive information via email which is used for registration. The info is precise. Unlike the KSA scholarship that is not clear, it could be waiting 5 years before being accepted, so the old passport has expired.

May Allah give patience to the Muslims in Turkey and Syria who were victims of the earthquake.. Hopefully, it will be a redeemer for all mistakes and be a blessing afterward.. Aamiin..

Copyright @ SantriNabawi.UK
February 19, 2021
Updated February 5, 2022
Updated February 19, 2023

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