Türkiye Scholarships is a government funded higher education scholarship program which is designed for international students. The program does not include the foreign students who are studying in Turkey through the EU projects, the reciprocal agreements and the university scholarships.
Türkiye Scholarships is offered for undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., proficiency in art, and research level. Associate level is outside the scope of Türkiye Scholarships.
No, you should not. You will be placed in a university and program of your choice when you are granted the scholarship (Except those who are granted in the scope of Arts and Sports Scholarship Programmes).
The candidates can acquire all the information that they need from the websites of the listed universities.
In Turkish universities the medium of instruction is generally in Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programs in foreign languages such as English, French and German. The candidates who want to study in a language other than Turkish need to have an internationally recognized certificate to prove their language proficiency. The certificate should be valid and must be uploaded to the system during the application.
But remember that all students, including those who are placed in a program, whose medium of instruction is other than Turkish, must get Turkish languate course.
The international students who want to study at the universities accepting the special skilled students, such as fine arts, sports academy departments, and conservatoire can apply for Arts and Sports Scholarship Programmes.
Applications are received online. Applicants must fill in the application form electronically, scan the supporting documents, and upload them into the system. In the application form, candidates may select universities or departments provided. Applications are available through Türkiye Scholarships website within the period of general application cycle of Türkiye Scholarships. All the news about the scholarships programmes are announced from Türkiye Scholarships website.
For Sports Scholarships Programme, candidates must have nationally or internationally recognized license, certificate, or equivalent document that shows the competence of the candidate or his/her past achievements for Sports Scholarship Programme.
For Arts Scholarship Programme, candidates must have nationally or internationally recognized license, certificate, or equivalent document that shows the competence of the candidate or his/her past achievements. Additionally audio and/or visual copies (portfolio) of the works produced or performed by the candidate must be included in the application.
For both programmes, the candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest past experience in the field applied, which has to be proven.
All winning candidates of Arts and Sports Scholarship Programmes who do not have proficiency in Turkish language will be granted Turkish language scholarship for one year. Within this one-year period, all candidates must get admission until the next academic year to at least one of the universities and departments that they have chosen in the application. It is the candidates' own responsibility to prepare for the admission exams and to get admission.
Notice that winning candidates are not placed directly in a university. Arts and Sports Scholarship Programmes are conditional on the winning candidates' passing admission exams of the universities and departments that they have chosen in the application.
Candidates who can successfully complete Turkish language education and get admission in one year will continue their studies at the university as Arts and Sports scholarship holders. Otherwise their scholarships will be canceled at the end of Turkish language course.
Scholarship duration is one-year for Turkish language course and the normal duration of the course.
Yes, they can. Self-financing students currently studying in Turkish Universities can apply to Success or Support Scholarship Programs. In fact, these are the only programs that they can apply under Türkiye Scholarships.
This is not a disadvantage at all. The candidates are not required to know Turkish for the application. The Scholarships also include a Turkish language education for the candidates before they start their studies (including those who are placed in a program, whose of medium of instruction is other than Turkish).
Turkish language education is offered either at the university or a Turkish education center in the city where your university is situated. But, Turkish language education can also be provided in another city if Turkish education center is not available in the city where your university is.
Yes, the students, who are accepted to any program but not have C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency Test, are given language course for a year.