Turkey is located between Asia and Europe, not only our bridge between them but also shows itself in different cultures and experiences. The country’s richness culture, shaped by its deep historical, cultural, and religious backgrounds, has spread to the Middle East, Anatolia, and Balkan. In addition to these features, Turkey is a country with unique cultural and social characteristics, such as diverse cuisines, Music, Art, Literature, and Architecture.
Modern Turkey was founded in 1923. Since then, Turkey has maintained strong historical and cultural ties with its neighbors, especially in the region. So far, Turkey has played an important role and has shown an example of democracy as a cultural and religious diversity as a way of bringing cooperation and bringing peace and development to the region.
Modern Turkey has a strong economy, a vibrant civil society, and advanced democracy. Over the past decade, Turkey has gained significant economic growth and significant advances in political and social terms. Turkey is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and is currently the sixth-largest economy in Europe and the 16th largest economy in the world.
Also, Turkey seeks a more active role in regional and global developments. Turkey, as a leading democracy in the Middle East and Europe, as a fundamental principle of Turkish foreign policy, “peace at home and peace in the world,” shows highlights global values, human rights, dialogue, and cooperation in the region.
Encouraging international students to enter Turkey
Participation in encouraging international students in the regions around Turkey and around the world has brought a scholarship in Turkey. Turkey believes that the educational relations between different countries can lead to long-term friendships.
The point of view of Turkey is that training educated young people, with different cultural backgrounds, provides an excellent opportunity for developing countries and peaceful resolution of global problems. The Turkish curriculum has set its goals in accordance with these Turkish principles, based on a comprehensive mutual understanding, solidarity, and equal opportunities.
Considering this global vision, the Turkish government invites a large number of international students interested in attending universities in Turkey for their bachelor’s, masters, and doctoral degrees every year.
Turkey has made significant changes to the field of higher education by increasing the number of universities, research centers, academics, and its dimensions internationally.
Over the past ten years, the number of international students trained in higher education institutions has increased by 75%, and according to current statistics, Turkey has about 150,000 person international students, of which 17,000 people are scholarship students.
The country is seeking to attract 200,000 international students by 2023. However, the number of students studying in a country other than their own in 1975 was only 800,000, in 2010 it arrived at 4.5 million, and it is estimated that it has reached 7.5 million today’s and is expected to reach 20 million by 2030.
Turkey’s internationalization efforts in higher education are mainly based on the following four principles:
Development of political and diplomatic relations
Development and scientific interactions
Economic growth and solidarity
Social and cultural interaction
A comprehensive and unique curriculum
The Turkish scholarship offers a range of programs designed for each level of education, including providing different forms of support, full-time specialized short-term programs, as well as specially designed programs, as well as adapting to the environment and applications. Collaboration for specific international groups.
In addition to offering international education opportunities as well as extensive knowledge and experience, Turkey provides scholarships for international students to study at the most prestigious universities in Turkey. By opening a Turkish scholarship, Turkey opens its doors to international students from all over the world. The fellowship program provides recipients with many opportunities and higher education in reputable Turkish universities, helping students to experience new perspectives and have a unique academic experience during their studies in Turkey.
The scholarship of Turkey is a state-funded scholarship and is awarded to prominent students to pursue full-time or short-term programs at top universities in Turkey. The fellowship of Turkey aims to build a network of future leaders committed to strengthening cooperation between countries and mutual understanding among communities.
What makes Turkey’s scholarship unique?
What makes the scholarship of Turkey unique is that it not only includes financial support but also provides all the facilities of the university to its students at all levels of higher education.
The scholarship program is offered in 50 top universities in Turkey. It provides a one-year compulsory Turkish language course that ensures that all students live in their social and cultural environment. The Turkish scholarship also assists with all the services and procedures required for an international student who feels at home in Turkey. These include a dormitory, health insurance, a student bank account, and a student residence permit and a one-year language course.
Along with the essential assistance and services mentioned above, the Turkish scholarship is also organized in the form of congresses, programs, seminars, international student academies, daily cultural programs, sports and art programs as well as training, opportunities Apprenticeships, social, cultural and scientific guidance, and job orientation programs.
Conditions for scholarship in Turkey:
Eligible applicants from around the world can register at www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr.
The Turkish scholarship is entirely free of charge. The features of it are that there is no need for a language test without a test that provides excellent conditions for those interested in studying in Turkey, and each year it is offered to nationals of different countries, it is as follows:
The Turkish Student Scholarship Program takes two steps:
Registration on the site and selection based on the required criteria
in-person or online Interview
The age of the Turkish scholarship is as follows:
For a bachelor’s degree, the applicant must be born after the date of 2 January 1998(maximum 21 years)
For an undergraduate degree, the applicant must be taken after the date of 1 January 1989(maximum 30 years)
For a Ph.D., the applicant must be born after the date of 1 January 1984 (maximum 35 years)
In all of these cases, you must complete your previous education and have your graduation certificate.
Students in the last year of high school can apply for registration in the first semester and submit their documents upon admission.
The minimum accepted score for registration:
For a bachelor’s degree, the minimum score is 14 out of 20 or 70 out of 100
For the master’s degree, the minimum score is 15 out of 20 or 75 out of 100
For Ph.D., the minimum score is 15 out of 20 or 75 out of 100
Required documents for the scholarship based on sections:
All diplomas from the postgraduate level to the last level
Grades from the postgraduate level to the previous level of study (if the student or student is the last semester, submit the final grades for the final semester)
Acceptance sheet in Concorde if there is
Acceptance Certificate in International Examinations (if any) such as GRE-GMAT-TOFEL-IELTS
Letter of recommendation from at least two professors (for senior and doctoral degrees)
A 6*4 scanned photos
Resume (if any)
Benefits and privileges:
First and last flight tickets
Exemption from university’s pay Tuition
Learn Turkish for free for one year
Pay a monthly allowance in the amount of:
For a bachelor’s license of 700 lire per month
For a senior monthly high of 950 lire
For a doctorate, 1,400 lire per month
The registration date for the 2019 academic year at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level is as follows:
Registration date for the Turkish scholarship (15 January 2019)
Date of the end of the enrollment of the Turkish scholarship (20 February 2019)
Date of announcement of preliminary results of the Turkish scholarship: (February_april2019)
Date of an interview of Turkish scholarship: April-May 2019
Date of publication of the final result: (July 2019)
Visa issuance date: late July to August 2019
The dates of the trip to Turkey and the beginning of the classes: (1 – 15 September)
Note 1: The above documents do not need to be translated in the initial action, and the original is scanned and sent
Tip 2: Having IELTS or TOEFL documents is not compulsory, but if you have one, it’s a bonus.
Tip 3: If you have a good grade at the exam, you will be awarded a single point of view, and you will need to complete the exam paper at the time of registration.
Eligible groups to participate in a Turkish university scholarship:
Citizens of all countries
Graduates or applicants who can graduate at the end of the school year (before September 2019)
Scholars and academics
Being an Alumni of Turkey – a vast global network of more than 150.000 graduates of Turkey
Groups that are not allowed to participate in the Turkish University scholarship:
Turkish citizens and those who have lost Turkish citizenship
Students who have already enrolled at their university level in Turkey.
Minimum scientific criteria at different levels:
Minimum academic achievement for undergraduates: 70%
Minimum academic achievement for postgraduate applicants: 75%
Minimum academic achievement for medical sciences (medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy) Applicants: 90%
What are the advantages of graduating students?
Although we say goodbye to international students who leave Turkey after their graduation ceremony every year, Türkiye Scholarships program does not bid farewell to them.
For this purpose, an Internet-based portal has been established that serves as a meeting platform, and Türkiye Scholarships program always looks forward to receiving news from its alumni. Many Alumni Associations have been established voluntarily by graduates from various countries, facilitating the communication of Turkey graduates both with Turkey and with each other in an institutionalized manner. Through Alumni Associations in many countries across the world, graduates of the program both pursue their academic and social relations and inform other young people in their countries of education opportunities offered by Turkey.
Today, Turkey Alumni Network comprises of a constantly growing network of more 150,000 members, all of whom received education in Turkey, dating back to the 1950s, and who are employed in respected professions in 160 countries around the world. Turkey Alumni Network has made a name for itself due to the contributions of its members to strengthening friendly relations between Turkey and their respective countries.