Deadline: 20 February 2020.



(Fully Funded)


Türkiye Scholarships 2020 Applications

Apart from providing educational 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.

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Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded, competitive scholarship program, awarded to outstanding students to pursue full-time or short-term program at the top universities in Turkey.
Türkiye Scholarships aims to build a network of future leaders committed to strengthening cooperation among countries and mutual understanding among societies

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Food Engineering
  • Math
  • Medicine
  • The Turkish government offers free Turkish scholarships to international students all around the world. And they cover almost all disciplines and all levels of study: bachelor, master, and doctorate.There are 1325 programs found within 89 pages you can find them from here

Required Languages

English or Turkish.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

 Depending on the program.

4 Years for bachelor + 1 Year Turkish language preparation year.

Master’s: 1 year Turkish Language course + 2 year

PhD: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4 years

Check scholarship’s  timeline from Here

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Basic Criteria for Applying

  1. Minimum Academic Criteria:
  • Minimum academic achievement for Bachelor’s degree applicants: 70%
  • Minimum academic achievement for Master’s and Doctorate degree applicants: 75%
  • Minimum academic achievement for Health Science (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy) applicants: 90%
  1. Age Criteria:
  • To be under the age of 21 for Undergraduate programs
  • To be under the age of 30 for Master’s programs
  • To be under the age of 35 for Doctorate programs

Eligible Groups:

  • Citizens of all countries
  • Graduates or applicants who are able to graduate at the end of the current academic year (before June 2020)
  • Researchers and academicians

Non-Eligible Groups:

  • Turkish citizens and those who have lost Turkish citizenship
  • Students already registered in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying for

Other Requirements

  • You should have a TOEFL or IELTS (The Test of English as a Foreign Language) certification. The certification is an international benchmark which shows that you are good enough to take a course at a university, if you want to study in English.
  • It is recommended that you should show an official academic record, showing all certificates, courses, and grades which you may have received in your academic career.
  • You need to provide a letter stating your purpose in taking this scholarship program. If your Statement of Purpose requires improvements and the essential key points are missing in your SOP then, you may face rejection.
  • Applicants should not have any health problems.
  • Short-term scholarship programs may have additional application requirements, Please check the requirements during the application period.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

The Scholarship Covers:

Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend: 800 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  •  Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

Postgraduate Scholarship Program

  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend:
    • Master’s: 1100 TL per month
    • PhD: 1600 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course

How to Apply

First Step: Make an account on the website of the scholarship from here

  • Applications can only be made individually through by the candidates.
  • There are no institutions or persons authorized to apply for Türkiye Scholarships.
  • Candidates are strongly advised to carefully read the instructions and warnings in the application system.
  • 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.
  • ​Applications are free of charge.
  • Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and program among their 12 preferences which they choose in the application system

Second Step: Fill the application on the website with the Required Documents.

All candidates must submit the following documents during online application:

    1. A valid National Identification Document OR a valid Passport
    2. A recent Photo of the candidate (Please note that the photo you upload into the Application system must be a proper portrait of yourself, candidate photos which are not identifiable will undermine the evaluation of your application)
    3. National exam scores (required for candidates who do not possess any international qualification or certification)
    4. Diploma or temporary certificate of Graduation
    5. Academic transcripts (online screenshots and uncertified transcripts will undermine the evaluation of your application)
    6. International exam scores (GRE, GMAT, DELF, YDS, YÖS …etc. if required by the chosen university & program)
    7. Language test scores (if required by the chosen university & program)
    8. A research proposal and an example of your written work (for PhD applicants only)

For more information about Türkiye Scholarships and the application process, Click here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
” Fatma Zalat / Egypt 

Reviewed by”Ghada Raafat/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team