January 18, 2023

Opportunity Details

Turkey’s Government offers numerous scholarships for international on an annual basis. This year (2023), 5000 Turkish Scholarships are available for international students including Afghans. With these scholarships, students can pursue higher education in bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. at the top Turkish Universities. It is mentionable that students can also conduct research through this program. This program is one of the most important scholarships for students, offering exceptional facilities and perks such as housing, tuition fees, airplane tickets, and so on.

Noticeable Details About 5000 Turkish Scholarships

  • Host Country: Turkey
  • Host Institutions: Several Universities in Turkey
  • Host Organization: Turkish Government
  • Level of Study: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., & Research
  • Fields of Study: Several Fields
  • Eligible Students: International Students
  • Gender: Male/Female
  • Start Date: January 10, 2023
  • Application Deadline: 20 February 2023

Benefits of Scholarship

  • A Fair Amount of Monthly Stipend (1000 Turkish Lira (TL) for bachelor’s students, 1400 TL for Master’s degree students, 1800 TL for Ph.D. students, and 4000 TL for research for full-time scholarships)
  • Short-Term Monthly Stipend (include Undergraduate: 500 TL, Master’s: 700 TL, and Ph.D.: 900 TL)
  • A Free Turkish Language Training Course
  • Single-round travel cost to and from Turkey
  • Health Insurance
  • Full Tuition Fees
  • University and Program Placement

Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Be an international student
  • Graduates or those who will graduate at the end of the current academic year
  • Be academic
  • Be in a good health
  • Be good in required languages
  • Be at the following ages:
  1. Undergraduate Applicants: Under the age of 21
  2. Master’s Applicants: Under the age of 30
  3. D. Applicants: Under the age of 35
  4. Research Applicants: Under the age of 45
  • Have completed or are likely to graduate from an educational institution with the following academic achievements:
  1. Undergraduate achievement: 70%
  2. Graduate achievement: 75%
  3. For Health Sciences (Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy): 90%

Required Documents for your Application

  • Online application form
  • Valid ID card or passport
  • One photograph no longer than one year
  • National exam results (if any)
  • Diploma or temporary graduation certificate
  • Previous study transcripts

Note: You only have to possess one of the above international exams.

  • A research proposal for a topic
  • A written example of the research that the applicant has carried out (only for Ph.D. applications)

Selection Procedure

The application for Turkey Scholarships will be evaluated by the selection committee based on the candidate’s academic achievement, motivation, and social activities connected to the selected area. They will complete the following procedures:

Preliminary Evaluation: Applications must fulfill the fundamental requirements, which include minimum academic attainment, age limitations, and relevant documentation.

Expert Evaluation: The Expert Committee will evaluate qualified individuals’ applications based on a variety of factors, including academic standing, academic interests, professional aspirations, previous credentials, consistency of preferences, involvement in social activities, and letter of intent content. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview.

Tests: Prior to the interview, applicants will complete a 30-question quantitative exam. The Presidential Delegations administer assessments to undergraduate applicants that include geometry, mathematics, and logic problems.

  • Candidates applying to the sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and engineering, which receive the most applications, will pass these tests.
  • More information regarding the tests may be found here.

Interview: Candidates for the final list will be chosen by interview committees comprised of academics and specialists. The interview will typically last 15-30 minutes and will follow the following format:

  1. Welcome and entrance;
  2. Documents check;
  3. Purpose of the Candidate’s application;
  4. Career goals and academic knowledge;
  5. Closing and questions of the Candidate to the committee

Final Evaluation: The selection committee will review the outcomes of the interviews and compile a list of applicants who will be awarded scholarships. The selection committee will analyze the Candidate’s general eligibility for Turkey Scholarships at this last evaluation step.

How to Apply for 5000 Turkish Scholarships?

And finally comes the application process. Eligible individuals may apply for Turkish Government Scholarships online through the Türkiye Scholarships Application System (TBBS). The applicants must fill out the online application form, including their personal information, educational history, employment experience, and social activities. Turkey Burslarie will perform the admission and registration for the applicants if they pick the University in their Scholarship application.

If you are eager to apply, then kindly follow the steps below:

  1. Create a personal account on the TBBS portal
  2. Upload all required documents
  3. List your desired universities and program preferences.
  4. Write an original intent letter explaining preferences, expectations, and goals for the future.
  5. Review all application stages and documents, then submit your application.

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