“Türkiye Bursları”: Turkish Government’s Scholarship Program

Advantages:
-University & Program Placement
-Free Tuition
-Free Accommodation
-Free Health Insurance
-Monthly Stipend (Around $125 for undergrads, $175 for master, $250 for PhD)
-Once off Flight Ticket

Special Considerations:
-Taking one year of Turkish Language Courses is obligatorily included (whatever the language of instruction in the future program would be)
-Excessive demand and very tough competition

Calendar:
-Application: From the mid of January to the mid of February
-Evaluation of Applications: From the mid of February to the end of March
-Call for Interviews & Interviews: From the beginning of April to the end of May
-Announcement of Results: In July
-Admission Period: In July & August (Scholarship Agreement & Visa Procedures)
-Arrival & Beginning: From the beginning to the mid of September

Application Criteria:
Undergrads: Min 70% achievement level in the secondary school graduation & age under 21
Master & PhD: Min 75% achievement level in the previous degree/s & age under 30 for master, under 35 for PhD

Necessities:
-To follow up the deadlines closely
-To prepare well for the application period with no missing documents or information
-Not to make irrevocable mistakes in application and never to miss the deadlines
-To be well prepared for the interviews by learning how to face and handle it

How We Assist You:
-We follow up the deadlines and announcements for you closely and notify you on time
-We help you prepare well for the application as needed and make it free of any mistakes
-We help you prepare well for the interviews by training and mentoring based on the previous experiences and handy tips as to make you an outstanding interviewee

Notice: We are neither a party nor a representative for the implementation of this program as no one has been authorized by the awarding body for this purpose. We do everything for you just as an independent private consultant who only undertakes to transfer the knowledge and utilize the expertise as to support you in the process with no legal authorities, official engagements, or any other kind of affiliations.

Public Universities

Advantages:
-Low or Zero Tuition Fees
-Low Accommodation Fees

Special Considerations:
-Finding an opportunity to study in English might be a tough challenge because the programs teaching in foreign languages are relatively scarce when compared to the private universities, and so, the competition and eligibility criteria for programs in English are quite high at all degrees
-There are more than one hundred public universities available for international students and their rules and implementations with regards to application and admission procedures, requirements and applicable criteria, calendar and deadlines, etc. vary in an incredibly wide range
-Not all of the public universities are so generous in sharing information publicly, and when added to the previous consideration, that sometimes make it a professional practice to acquire the needed information
-Most of the public universities require (or prefer at least) submission of a valid national or international exam score in application (if not placed by “Türkiye Bursları”), besides some other additional documents that are not asked by the private universities

Calendar:
-Application: Usually within a 2-4 weeks period in between February and July (rarely extends to August)
-Evaluation of Applications: Varies by the period of application
-Exams and/or Interviews: Varies widely (for many of them it starts with a YÖS Exam)
-Announcement of Results: Varies by the period of application and/or the YÖS Exam date
-Admission Period: Varies by the previous dates
-Arrival & Beginning: From the beginning to the mid of September
-Irregular (spring intake) admissions still have a different calendar that the candidates should start to follow a few months in advance of the semester start dates. (Not applicable for undergrads.)

Application Criteria:
Since the application and admission criteria are not regulated in Turkey, universities are free to determine their own criteria. In principle, being successfully graduated from the previous degree is enough for eligibility. But in practice, that’s far from being true for too many universities and programs

Necessities:
-To follow up the deadlines closely
-To prepare well for the application period with no missing documents (including an exam score, an equivalence letter, and officially certified translations of educational documents), or information
-Not to make irrevocable mistakes in application and never to miss the deadlines
-To pay the application fees and submit the evidences of payments before the deadlines
-To be well prepared for the exams and/or interviews by learning how to face and handle it

How We Assist You:
-We get your application first on our portal and review your documents and information
-We choose the alternatives that appeal to your needs, preferences, and priorities in comparison to the match of your background and credentials with the universities’ criteria and requirements
-We follow up the deadlines and announcements for you closely and notify you on time
-We help you prepare well for the application as needed and make it free of any mistakes
-We help you prepare well for the exams and/or interviews by training and mentoring based on the previous experiences and handy tips as to make you a successful examinee and/or an outstanding interviewee

Notice: We have no affiliation relationship with any of the public universities. We do everything for you just as an independent private consultant who only undertakes to transfer the knowledge and utilize the expertise as to support you in the processes. We can give admission guarantees only after an elaborated evaluation of the candidate’s profile, case by case

Private Universities

Advantages:
-Relatively Modest Criteria and Easier Admission
-Generous Merit Based Partial Scholarships
-High Tuition Waivers For Earlier Applications
-Rich Extra-Curricular Opportunities
-Popular Locations and Attractive Facilities
-Existence of Affordable Alternatives (Some new and emerging private universities offer tuition fees almost as low as a public university, that’s to say, around the range of $1.000-$2.000 per year.)

Special Considerations:
-Tuition and accommodation fees might not be affordable for many candidates who need to fit in their modest budgets (Especially true for older, higher ranking, and more popular universities).
-Full scholarships are extremely scarce and actually, being awarded by only a few private universities provided that those highly merited candidates are from the highest percentile (1% or less).
-Finding an opportunity to study in some specific fields (e.g. agriculture, veterinary, environmental studies, some of the basic sciences) might be a tough challenge because such fields are already dominated by the public universities and there’s no room for the private universities to open and operate new programs feasibly.
-There are more than sixty private universities available for international students and their rules and implementations with regards to application and admission procedures, requirements and applicable criteria, calendar and deadlines, etc. vary in an incredibly wide range.

Calendar:
-Application: Usually starts at the beginning of the calendar year (regular applications) and lasts until August (with the exceptions of a few universities closing earlier), limited to the quotas available.
-Evaluation of Applications: Varies, but usually within a few days following the date of application, and sometimes after the application deadline. (Usually takes longer for master and PhD applications.)
-Exams and/or Interviews: Varies widely, but not a must most of the time
-Announcement of Results: Varies, but usually within a few days following the date of application, and sometimes after the application deadline. (Usually takes longer for master and PhD applications.)
-Admission Period: Varies by the previous dates
-Arrival & Beginning: Usually in September, but necessarily before the add/drop deadline in the university’s academic calendar
-Irregular (spring intake) admissions still have a different calendar that the candidates should start to follow a few months in advance of the semester start dates. (Not applicable for undergrads.)

Application Criteria:
Since the application and admission criteria are not regulated in Turkey, universities are free to determine their own criteria. In principle, being successfully graduated from the previous degree is enough for eligibility. But in practice, that’s far from being true for too many universities and programs.

Necessities:
-To follow up the deadlines and availability of quotas closely
-To try to make an application as early as possible as the first-come-first-served rule works for privates
-To prepare well for the application period with no missing documents or information
-Not to make irrevocable mistakes in application and never to miss the deadlines
-To pay the application fees and submit the evidences of payments before the deadlines
-To be well prepared to the exams and/or interviews by learning how to face and handle it
-To get an official acceptance letter and start the visa procedures as early as possible because obtaining a visa may take longer for private university cases than the public ones

How We Assist You:
-We get your application first on our portal and review your documents and information
-We choose the alternatives that appeal to your needs, preferences, and priorities in comparison to the match of your background and credentials with the universities’ criteria and requirements
-We follow up the deadlines and announcements for you closely and notify you on time
-We help you prepare well for the application as needed and make it free of any mistakes
-We help you prepare well for the exams and/or interviews by training and mentoring based on the previous experiences and handy tips as to make you a successful examinee and/or an outstanding interviewee
-We obtain attractive acceptances from as many different universities as possible to provide you with various alternatives to choose from among
-We make you exempt from application fees payable in individual applications that varies between $25-$100

Notice: We have no affiliation relationship with any of the private universities. We do everything for you just as an independent private consultant who only undertakes to transfer the knowledge and utilize the expertise as to support you in the processes. We can give admission and/or full or partial tuition waiver guarantees only after an elaborated evaluation of the candidate’s profile, case by case.

Final Remarks

As you’ve seen by reading the brief guidelines above, taking a prompt and sound action on time means everything, whichever your path to follow might be!

Don’t forget that need or willingness is never enough for a challenging task as being eligible for admission and scholarship abroad.

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