Türkiye Scholarships

Historical Background

Through international students studying in Turkey, Turkey’s aim is to raise generations that will produce solutions to problems of their countries as well as our world, have equality of opportunity and a supra-national perspective.

Turkey has opened its doors to many international students for their education both in the pre-Republic and the Republic period, scholarships were provided to those students for them to receive a distinguished education in our country.

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With the implementation of Türkiye Scholarships in 2012, which received around 40.000 applications in its first year, a rapid increase was witnessed in the application numbers throughout the years, to reach about 150 thousand applications in 2019.

Türkiye Scholarships is a scholarship program that not only provides financial support but also ensures university placement for students in their intended program of application. This feature differs from other scholarship programs in the world. Apart from university education, it is aimed to provide students with the benefits of social, cultural, and academic extracurricular programs and activities while they are in Turkey.

Today Türkiye Scholarships is a well-known scholarship program in most countries of different continents.

Offering support also to academicians, researchers, and civil servants in other countries, the Türkiye Scholarships program offers various modules for research and Turkish language education.  

Close communication with international students is sustained not only during their education but also after their graduation. Students who have completed their higher education in Turkey voluntarily become country ambassadors who build bridges of friendship between Turkey and their countries. Therefore, the Turkey Alumni network has been established in order to protect our ties with our alumni around the world.

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International Student Mobility In Turkey

Our country is in great change in the area of higher education with the enhancing numbers of universities, research centers, academicians, and with its dimensions of internationalization.

In the last 10 years, the number of international students studying in our higher education institutions has increased by 75% and according to current figures, our country became one of the most international student welcoming countries in the world with approximately 150 thousand international students, 17 thousand of which are scholarship students.

IScholarship Programs

Türkiye Scholarships offers a range of programs designed for each level of study, providing different forms of support, ranging from full-time degrees to short-term specialized programs as well as tailored and partnered programs for specific target groups.

Candidates are provided a university and academic program guide through Türkiye Scholarships Information System (TBBS) during their application process. The universities and programs offered can also be accessed through our comprehensive

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Full-time programs

These programs refer to full-time degree awards which include Bachelor’s, Masters, and Ph.D. courses.

Programs offered at the undergraduate level are provided in a guide which you can access on our website as well as during application in the application system.

Almost all fields of education are offered except for two-year associate or vocational degrees.

Please check the validity and equivalency of the programs/universities/fields you have selected in your country before sending your application.

For available departments and universities please check our website’s search engine or the guide provided in the system.

Postgraduate Scholarship Program

Offers a wide range of programs across social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and engineering at Masters and Ph.D. levels.

Programs offered at the postgraduate level are provided in a guide which you can access on our website as well as during application in the application system. Almost all fields of education are offered except for specialization in health sciences.

Please check the validity and equivalency of the programs/universities/fields you have selected in your country before sending your application.

For available departments and universities please check our website’s search engine or the guide provided in the system.

Universities and departments which candidates can choose will be available according to the educational background of the candidate.

Candidates may only choose universities and departments available to them in the system. An additional choice of university or department that is not available in the system is not possible.

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Arts Scholarship Program

provides scholarship opportunities at bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels for international students in the fields of music sciences, performing arts, and fine at Ankara University of Music and Fine Arts at the language, master, and doctorate levels.

Departments available for Arts Scholarship Program:

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Performing Arts

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Instrument Education (Bachelors)

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Voice Education (Bachelors & Masters)

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Music Sciences and Technologies

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Music Technologies (Bachelors & Masters)

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Music Theories (Bachelors & Masters)

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Musicology (Bachelors & Masters)

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Music and Fine Arts

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Instrument Education (Masters)

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Music Sciences (Masters & PHD)

What the Scholarship Covers Full-Time Programs

 Undergraduate and postgraduate Scholarship Program:

  1. University and program placement
  2. Monthly Stipend: 800 TL per month
  3. Tuition Fee
  4. Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Accommodation
  7. year Turkish Language Course

Postgraduate Scholarship Program:

  1. University and program placement
  2. Monthly Stipend: Master’s: 1,100 TL per month and Ph.D.: 1,600 TL per month
  3. Tuition Fee
  4. Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  5. Health Insurance
  6. Accommodation
  7. year Turkish Language Course

Basic Criteria for Applying

 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%

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

Eligibility

Eligible Groups:

 Citizens of all countries

Graduates or applicants who are able to graduate at the end of the current academic year (before August 2021)

Researchers and academicians

How to Apply

  • Applications can only be made individually through the application link by the candidates.
  • 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..
  • 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

Required Documents

All candidates must submit the following documents during online application:

  • A valid National Identification Document OR a valid Passport
  • 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 that are not identifiable will undermine the evaluation of your application)
  • National exam scores (required for candidates who do not possess any international qualification or certification)
  • Diploma or temporary certificate of Graduation
  • Academic transcripts (online screenshots and uncertified transcripts will undermine the evaluation of your application)
  • International exam scores (GRE, GMAT, DELF, YDS, YÖS …etc. if required by the chosen university & program)
  • Language test scores (if required by the chosen university & program)
  • A research proposal and an example of your written work (for Ph.D. applicants only)
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Important Details

Most programs in Turkish universities are instructed in Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programs in English or other languages. Candidates who wish to study in these programs need to have an internationally recognized language certificate to prove their language proficiency (TOEFL and other equivalent certificates). Most of these programs require international admission test scores such as GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc. Candidates can check the language of instruction while selecting the 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 a C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency (including those who are placed into English or other language taught programs) must attend a 1-year Turkish Preparatory Course and attain the C1 Level Certificate by the end of their academic year.