Türkiye Scholarships 2020 Applications

Mon, 17 Feb 2020
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Dear ITS Students,


Turkey’s government-funded scholarship program has provided scholarship opportunities to
students and researchers from around the world for decades now. With its re-launch in 2012,
higher education scholarships provided by Turkey for international students are now being run
under “Türkiye Scholarships”.

Türkiye Scholarships offers opportunities to outstanding students and researchers to pursue full-time or short-term programs, including undergraduate, postgraduate, research and language
learning at the top universities in Turkey with the vision of expanding and developing social,
cultural, political and economic ties between countries.

Türkiye Scholarships has received as many as 150.000 applications from almost 170 countries
in 2019. Around 5.000 scholarships are provided every year. Türkiye Scholarships students
become part of a big family comprising of 16.000 current scholarship students and a 170.000
the international student body in Turkey. Following graduation, students are initiated into the
Turkey Alumni network, which holds around 150.000 graduates from more around 156
countries and all continents.

What makes Türkiye Scholarships unique is that not only is it an all-inclusive financial support
(monthly stipend, tuition fees, accommodation, health insurance, flight ticket and so on) but
also ensures university placement for full-time program students in all levels of higher

Türkiye Scholarships applications for 2020 will be received in one period, applications will be
open between 10th of January- 20th February 2020 for international students from all
countries. Full-time programs at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels (Undergraduate and
Postgraduate Programs) are currently open for application. Short-term programs such as
Research Scholarships, Turkish Language Program for Public Officials and Academicians
(KATIP) have different application periods and are announced regularly on our website and
social media channels.

Aiming to reach more academicians and researchers, outstanding candidates are welcome to
apply and/or be nominated for the following programs;
– Postgraduate Scholarships (at Master’s and PhD levels) which provide full scholarship
– Research Scholarships (3-12 months at PhD thesis level or Post-doc level), which
provides a monthly stipend (candidates must obtain approval from a department for their
– Turkish Language Program for Public Officials and Academicians (KATIP), which is
designed for foreign public officials, diplomats, academicians and researchers to learn
Turkish and be informed of Turkish culture, institutions and academia for the duration
of 1 year. The application process for KATIP program is made upon official candidate
request and is not open to public. Candidates are proposed by respective institutions and
sent through official channels (Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Applications can only be made individually through Türkiye Scholarships Applications System
by the candidates. Application timelines and dates may vary for different programs such as
Research and KATIP programs, a detailed application calendar is available in our website.
For more information about Türkiye Scholarships and promotional materials (poster, flyer,
booklet…etc.), you may visit our website, reach our Call
Center at 0850 455 0982 or send an e-mail to

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