Türkiye Scholarships (Türkiye Burslari)

Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded higher education scholarship program runned by the Republic of Türkiye for international students. The primary purpose of Türkiye Scholarships is to provide equal opportunities to successful students around the world in order to receive them 

Türkiye Scholarships is considered to be the most comprehensive scholarships in the world with the possibility of university and department placement, monthly scholarships, tuition fees, health insurance, accommodation, Turkish language course, flight tickets and free academic and cultural programs. Türkiye Scholarships provide international students with the opportunity to study and receive scholarships at the most prestigious universities in Türkiye.

Program Brochure

Türkiye Scholarships Advantages:

* Provides university and department placements unlike other higher education scholarship programs.

* Covers tuition fees.

* Allows you 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.

* Provides accommodation for students arriving in a new country.

* 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.

* Allows you to take full advantage of widespread health services when necessary with health insurance.

* Also provides monthly stipend. 3.500 TL at undergraduate level, 5.000 TL at Master's level and 6.500 TL at PhD level per month.

Application Criteria

Minimum Academic Achievement

  • 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
Application calendar

General Application Period

Application Period

January 10 – February 20

Evaluation Process


Interview Period

June – July

Announcement of Results

Early August

Initial Procedures


Transfers of Grantees to Türkiye                              


Research Scholarship

1st Period

Application Period


Evaluation Process and Announcement of Results      


2nd Period

Application Period


Evaluation Process and Announcement of Results      


3rd Period

Application Period


Evaluation Process and Announcement of Results      


4th Period

Application Period


Evaluation Process and Announcement of Results      


Required documents
To apply for the program, you need to find the program that suits you in the direction you are interested in in the search engine on the program's website https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/. Programs are available in Turkish, French, Arabic and English.
For applications made online through the Türkiye Scholarship Application System (TBS), all candidates must upload the following documents to the system:
  • A valid identity document, ID card or passport
  • A photograph of the candidate taken within the last 1 year
  • National exam results (if any)
  • Diploma or temporary graduation certificate
  • Transcript
  • International exam results (GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc.) if required by the chosen university or program
  • International language test results such as TOEFL, DELF if required by the chosen university or program
  • A proposal for a research topic and a written example of the research you have carried out (only for PhD applications)
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