Türkiye Scholarships

“Bachelor’s Degree Applications are still open for a group of countries, until May 14th, 2018.” (See below) 


Türkiye Scholarships are offered by Turkish Government* for the merited candidates, selected from countries all over the world, who want to pursue Bachelor, Master and PhD studies in Turkey. Beneficiaries can choose their courses from all universities in Turkey, public or private.

* T.R. Prime Ministry/Presidency For Turks Abroad And Related Communities (T.C. Başbakanlık/Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Topluluklar Başkanlığı-YTB)

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Country Groups:

-Applications for undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the second round are open to the below listed countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau (SAR), Malta, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, San Marino, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United States, Ukraine, and Vietnam. (Applications are closed for this group.)

-Applications for postgraduate (only) programs in the second round are open to the below listed countries:

Algeria, Andora, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Egypt, Equatorial Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Grenada, Guyana, Georgia, Haiti, Hungary, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Lebanon, Madagascar, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Yemen. (Postgraduate applications are closed for this group.)

Undergraduate applications for these countries will be open in the third round. (April 16th–May 14th, 2018)

Scholarship Benefits:

Türkiye Scholarships include a monthly allowance, accommodation, health insurance, and travel costs, besides full tuition waiver. Beneficiaries have to attend Turkish language courses for 1 year before the academic program.

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Scholarship Payments:

Monthly Allowances For Beneficiaries: Bachelor (700 TL); Master: (950 TL); Doctorate (1.400 TL)
Success Rewards For Ongoing Students: Bachelor (440 TL); Master (590 TL); Doctorate (880 TL)
Summer School: 500 TL/Month; Research: 3.000 TL; KATIP (Turkish Language Program for Public Officials and Academicians): 1.500 TL/Month


-Candidates who have already graduated, or about to graduate in the current academic year, from their schools and institutions that are regarded as equivalent to the Turkish education system, can apply to Türkiye Scholarships.
-The age limitation for application in respect to the degrees are as follows:

• Undergraduate Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1997,
• Master’s Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1988,
• PhD Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1983,
• Post-Doc Research Programs: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1973,

-Applicants should have no health issues as an obstacle to pursue the program studies.
-Beneficiaries are expected to achieve certain academic scores (CGPA’s) at the end of each academic year for the continuance of their tenures.
-Ongoing students in Turkey are not eligible for application. They can only apply for an upper degree study after they complete the current one.
-Ongoing students can only be eligible for “Başarı” (success) rewards on certain conditions.


-Applications are currently closed, except the bachelor’s degree applications for the second group of countries listed above.
-Applications are only accepted online and only through the official website of Türkiye Scholarships: www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr
-Applications sent by post, courier or delivered by hand are not accepted.



Almost all of the Turkish universities aim to attract more talented international students to their campuses. That means a tough competition leading to the awards of charming scholarships for you!

All you need to do is to apply and see what they can do for you…



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