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Türkiye Government Scholarships 2024 (TÜRKIYE BRUSLARI)

Opportunity Deadline

February 20, 2024
5000
Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, PhD Degree
Turkish
All Nationalities
Male, Female, Both
None
Turkey

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The Türkiye Bruslari is a government funded scholarships program for international students offering over 5000 free scholarships on an annual basis. This program is one of those few programs that not only covers your financial costs but also ensures your university placement. The scholarship program is competitive and merit-based, where next to candidates’ academic excellence. The applications for Turkey Government Scholarships are received online through the online application system, free of charge.

There are over 200 universities hosting students that succeed this scholarship. Students can also choose from more than 400,91 educational programs. With this free scholarship program, students can pursue a bachelor’s, master’s or a research degree. Türkiye Scholarships considers everything that international students will need during their academic studies while discovering Türkiye and acquiring new skills.

The program also provides university and department placements unlike other higher education scholarship programs and covers full tuition fees. You are also allowed to learn the language of the country study with 1-year Turkish language course. Thus, resources are diversified in your academic research and daily life becomes more pleasurable. You also have the advantage of a free accommodation program. Thus, no worries about living places. The program also supports you on your journey to Turkey and when you return to your country at the end of your education period and covers your once-off flight ticket. Students succeeding this program are also supposed to benefit from the health insurance program and great monthly stipend ranging from  3.500 TL at undergraduate level, 5.000 TL at Master’s level and 6.500 TL at PhD level per month.

Brief Details:

  • Host Country: Türkiye
  • Host Institutes: Over 200 Universities
  • Degree Level: Bachelor’s – Master’s and PH.D. Degrees
  • Type: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: 20 February 2023
  • Process of Evaluation: March to May 2024
  • Interview Date: June to July 2024
  • Result Announcement: Early August 2024
  • Fields: Various Fields
  • No of Opportunities: 5,000
  • Open to: Citizens of all countries
  • Duration: 
    • 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
  • Minimum Academic Achievements:
    • For undergraduate candidates: 70%
    • For graduate candidates: 75%
    • For candidates of Health Sciences (Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy): 90%
  • Age Criteria:
    • For undergraduate programs: being under the age of 21
    • For master’s programs: being under the age of 30
    • For PhD programs: being under the age of 35
    • For Research Scholarship: being under the age of 50
  • Eligible Groups:
    • Citizens of all countries
    • Graduates or those who will graduate at the end of the current academic year (before August 2024)
    • Researchers and academics
  • Ineligible Groups:
    • Turkish citizens and individuals who have lost Turkish citizenship
    • Individuals who are currently enrolled in programs in Turkish universities at the level of education will apply.

Benefits:

  • Free Accommodation
  • Full Tuition Fees
  • Health Insurance
  • 1-year Free Language Course
  • Flight Costs
  • Monthly stipend. 1000 TL per month for undergraduate students, 1,400 TL for master’s students, and 1,800 TL for doctoral students.
  • University and program placement

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be National of any country other than Turkey
  • Have a good health situation
  • Age limit: Undergraduate: under 21 years old ( born no earlier than 01.01.2002)
    Master: under 30 years old (born no earlier than 01.01.1993)
    PhD: Under 35 years old (born no earlier than 01.01.1988)
    Research: up to 45 years old (born no earlier than 01.01.1978)
  • Have completed or likely to graduate from an educational institution undergraduate applicants must have achieved 70% out of the 100 scores in High school
  • Masters and PhD applicants must have achieved 75% of 100 score
  • Medical sciences, dentistry, and pharmacy applicants for undergraduate studies must achieve at least 90% of the 100 with great success at mathematics, chemistry and biology.
  • Those who completed their high school in Turkey and do not hold Turkish citizenship can apply to this scholarship.

Selection Criteria:

  • All applications are examined on the basis of basic criteria such as minimum academic achievement, age limits set for each level of education, and required documents
  • Applications from eligible candidates; are considered by the Expert Committee in terms of various criteria such as academic status, previous qualifications, academic interests, career goals, consistency of preferences, content of the letter of intent, and participation in social activities. After this stage, the final list of eligible candidates for the interview process is set.
  • A 30-question quantitative test consisting of mathematics, geometry, and logic questions is held for undergraduate candidates prior to the face-to-face interviews conducted by the Presidential Delegations.

    The tests are going to be held prior to the interview in order to evaluate the candidates applying to the fields of health sciences, science and engineering the fields which take the greater number of applications compared to other disciplines. Tests are also going to be held for candidates applying in the field of social sciences, and the results will be evaluated in comparison among other applicants within the field.

    The test will include questions that require explanations, which will be provided both in Turkish and English, and questions that do not require translation. Since English sources are frequently used in basic courses at health, science, and engineering programs in Turkey like many other countries around the world, candidates applying in these fields are expected to demonstrate a sufficient level of English to be able to comprehend and respond to the test’s questions.

    Despite the fact that the test take the country’s educational curricula into account, questions have been developed in line with Turkish curriculum as well. Undergraduate candidates who are going to be studying in Turkey are expected to be familiar with the core of Turkish curriculum.

    Face-to-face interviews will take place on the same day as the test, and will be conducted in morning and afternoon sessions. Candidates will be informed of their test and interview timeslot when they receive their invitations to the interview.

    Candidates will have 60 minutes to complete the 30-question test.

    Click here to access the mock exam consisting of sample questions.

    Click here to access the answer key.

    Note 1: For those applying from Azerbaijan, 50 questions consist of mathematics, geometry, and logic. For those applying from Greece and the TRNC, 50 questions consist of Turkish, mathematics, science, and social sciences. The tests in these countries will be held during a single session for all candidates who receive an invitation for an interview. Face-to-face interviews will be held during the days immediately following the exam. The candidates will receive their timeslots for the exam together with their interview invitation.

    Note 2: In addition, in countries like Afghanistan and Sudan, where applications are plentiful, the Presidency may organize 80 to 100-question exams depending on the number of applicants.

  • Candidates selected from more than 100 countries in the final list are evaluated by interview committees consisting of academics and experts.

    The interview, which usually lasts 15-30 minutes, is carried out in the following format:

    • Welcome and entrance
    • Check of documents
    • Purpose of the candidate’s application
    • Academic knowledge and career goals
    • Closing and candidate questions to the committee

    Candidates invited for the interview are required to bring all the documents and certificates of the latest education they have completed to the interview.

  • The results of the interviews of applicants conducted by the interview committees are evaluated by a selection committee and a list of applicants who will receive scholarships is created.
  • At this final evaluation stage, the general eligibility of the candidate for Türkiye Scholarships is evaluated.
Calendar of the Turkey Scholarship in 2024-2025
Opening Deadline Process duration Results announcement
1st phase January 2024 March 2024 Up to 30 days April 2024
2nd phase April 2024 June 2024 Up to 30 days July 2024
3rd phase July 2024 September 2024 Up to 30 days October 2024
4th phase October 20224 December 2024 Up to 30 days January 2025
  1. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships:
Opening Deadline Process duration Interview phase Results released Initial Procedures The beginning of the academic year
Jan. 10, 2022 Feb. 20, 2024 Until May 2024 June and July 2024 Early August August 2024 September 10–20, 2024

Eligibility criteria on age and GPA

Degree level Maximum age Minimum GPA in the last level
Bachelors 21 70%
Masters 30 75%
PhD 35 75%

Required Documents:

  • Photograph ( taken in than last six months )
  • Governmental issued document: Passport/National ID card
  • High school graduation certificate and transcript ( Shahadatnama) for all
  • Bachelor’s degree and transcripts for graduate and Doctoral applicants ( high school degree documents are required as well.)
  • Master degree and theses statement for PhD applicants (high school and bachelors are also required)
  • Two or three reference letter from your academic or work experience background
  • Research Proposal for master degree and PhD
  • Any other certificate, achievements, CV(if available)
  • Intent letter
  • University entrance test ( Kankor) score and its certification or document (if you attended the Kankor exam)

Letter of intent: 

Letter of Intent have two sections:

First Section,it is expected to explain the following details: your academic and social experiences relating to the field you want to take an education, your reasons for choosing Turkey for study, and the importance of your future plans for your education and scholarship in Turkey. You can write the letter of intent in the language you can express yourself. (3000 Characters)

Second Section: If you have a subject in your application documents that you think is not clear enough and you want to explain, or if you want to draw the attention of the evaluation committee, please briefly explain in this section. You can write the description in the language you can express yourself.

Study Proposal content: 

Subject of study:
Working Title (Up to 15 words)(Please write in short and concise terms the title of your work as a thesis or an article title.)
Analysis of the Problem (at least 75, maximum 300 words)(In this section, briefly describe the topic and your theory (concept map) to be used in the study.)
Research Method (minimum 50 maximum 300 words)”(Give information about the academic research methods you intend to use in this study. For example, in-depth interviews, observations, surveys, experiments, etc.) For example, in-depth interviews, observations, surveys, experiments, etc.)
General Structure of the Study (at least 75, maximum 300 words) Write the main headings of the study.)
Academic Contribution of the Study (minimum 75, maximum 300 words) (Explain how this study will contribute to your academic field.)
Literature Review (at least 75, maximum 300 words)(Please write down the main academic sources written in this study area.

How to Apply? (Complete Application Process):

  • Create a personal account on the Türkiye Scholarships Application System
  • Upload all you documents including the ones we mentioned above and also your extracurricular achievements
  • List your dream universities and program preferences
  • Write a letter of motivation (or letter of intent) explaining your plans and motivation for the future
  • After reviewing all the levels and steps, send your application

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Other Important Details:

Many programs in Turkish universities are taught in Turkish language. However, some departments and universities may offer programs in English and other languages. Candidates who wish to study in such programs must be able to provide an internationally accepted language proficiency certificate. (TOEFL or other equivalent certifications if university officially stated acceptable). Most of these programs require international admission test results (GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc.). Candidates can check the language of instruction while choosing programs in the application system.

Undergraduate candidates who possess International qualifications such as SAT or GCSE instead of national exam scores, will need to provide the minimum required qualifications needed for completing secondary school according to these international exams.

All Türkiye Scholarships awardees who do not possess C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency (including those who are placed into English or other language medium programs) must attend 1-year Turkish Language Course and attain the C1 Level Certificate by the end of their academic year.

About the Türkiye Bruslari Progam:

Türkiye Scholarships (Turkish: Türkiye Bursları) is an international scholarship program funded by Government of Turkey. With 5,000 scholarships annually the program is the largest Turkish scholarship program for international students with 165,500 of them from 178 different countries applying in 2021. In 2017 accepted international students enrolled into 105 public and private universities in different parts of Turkey. The program was initiated in 1992 at the time of the mandate of the Turkish President Turgut Özal and was rebranded in its current form in 2012.

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