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Turkey Scholarships Open for All Citizens

Nowadays the Republic of Turkey welcomes international students from all corners of the world! Explore your opportunities right here and right now!

Graduate Scholarship Programs

Ali Kuşçu Science and Technology Graduate Scholarship Ibni Haldun Social Sciences

Graduate Scholarship

Field of study: Science, Engineering and Technology Field of study: Social sciences
Level of study: Master’s and Doctoral degrees
Country of origin: nationals from all over the world (Turkey excluded)


Undergraduate Scholarship Programs

Türkiye Africa Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Countries: Angola, Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Union of Comoros, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Level of study: any undergraduate program, excluding

–          Turkish Language and Literature;

–          Islamic Studies;

–          Medical Sciences.

Bosphorus Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Paraguay, Peoples Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam. Level of study: all undergraduate programs are available, excluding the ones mentioned above.
Harran Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Tajikistan, Yemen. Level of study: all programs are available, excluding the ones mentioned above.
Black Sea Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Countries: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine. Level of study: all undergraduate programs are open, excluding the ones mentioned above.
Turkish Speaking Countries Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Level of study: the scholarship includes all undergraduate programs except the three mentioned above.
Anatolian Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Countries: only nationals of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and non-Turkish citizens who have got their secondary education. Level of study: all undergraduate programs are included in the scholarship, excluding the three mentioned above.


Branch Scholarships

Ibni Sina Medical Sciences Scholarship Program
The program is open for all non-Turkish citizens from all over the world.
Fields of study:

–          medicine;

–          nursing and veterinary medicine;

–          dentistry;

–          pharmaceutics.

Level of study:

–          Undergraduate;

–          Associate Degree;

–          Master’s Degree;

–          Doctoral Degree.

Yunus Emre Turkish Language Scholarship Program
Non-Turkish citizens from all countries are welcome.
Field of study: Turkish language. Level of study:

–          Undergraduate;

–          Master’s Degree;

–          Doctoral Degree.

Islamic Studies Scholarship Program
The scholarship program is open to all non-Turkish citizens.
Field of study: Religious studies. Level of study:

–          Undergraduate;

–          Master’s Degree;

–          Doctoral Degree.


Short Term Scholarships

The scholarship commission announces the criteria and procedure of applications every year.

Support Scholarship Program This program welcomes all international students who are studying in turkey at the moment without any scholarship and need financial support.
Success Scholarship Program The program is similar to the previous one.
Research Scholarships The scholarship offers programs for obtaining a doctoral degree and is open to all students who are not Turkish citizens. Applicants must have acceptance issued by any Turkish university and meet the language requirements, set out by the chosen university.
Ahilik Vocational

Training Scholarship

The scholarship provides a 2-year vocational program that is open to all non-Turkish citizens.


Application Requirements

  • The Turkish scholarships are available to international students who have graduated or are going to graduate an education institution in their home countries. Their academic level must meet the requirements of the program they choose.
  • All applicants must meet the following age condition:
  • candidates for an Undergraduate program born no earlier than 01.01.1992;
  • candidates for a Master’s Degree program born no earlier than 01.01.1983;
  • candidates for s Doctoral Degree program born no earlier than 01.01.1978.
  • Each program has a specific minimum academic score. A candidate must meet the score requirements in order to be nominated for the award.
  • If a candidate is a current student at one of Turkish education institutions, he/she is not allowed to apply to the academic level that he/she is completing at the moment.
  • Scholarships are open for all international students who meet the criteria mentioned above.
  • Scholarship programs are not available for Turkish citizens and individuals who lost Turkish citizenship under some circumstances.
  • Application forms can be filled out online only.

Assessment and Selection

Candidates are selected according to their academic achievements and performance during the interview. Assessment of candidates is based on their academic excellence, which is measured with reference to the following documents:

  1. candidate’s diploma grade;
  2. candidate’s grades received prior to his or her last term of study;
  3. candidate’s grade for university entrance examination (if any);
  4. candidate’s grade for high school graduation examination or grades for Bachelor’s examinations (if any);
  5. candidate’s international examination score (if any);
  6. any other academic score.

Regarding the cumulative GPA (the overall average grade point across all study terms), a candidate must have at least:

  • 70% for applying to Association Degree;
  • 70% for applying to Undergraduate Degree;
  • 75% for applying to Master’s and Doctoral Degrees;
  • 90% for applying to any Medical School.

Candidates who have completed the application form will be selected and invited to the interview, basing on his or her academic excellence and application. The information on the interview will be delivered to the selected candidates via e-mails and special online application system. The interview will be held either face-to-face, or with the help of special electronic tools for the applicants from the countries where there is no Turkish Embassy or Consulate.

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