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Turkey Scholarships 2021: Turkey Government Scholarship 2021 (BS,MS,PHD) – Applications Open for international Students

TURKISH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM  2021 - Turkiye Burslari Scholarship 2021

Turkey Government Scholarship 2021 call for applications will be announced on December 1, 2020 for academic session of 2021. Turkey Scholarships are also known as the Turkiye Burslari Scholarships.

Studying abroad can be the most worthwhile propitious and productive experience of student life. Studying abroad enables a student to explore diverse cultures, learn new perspectives, and new ways of learning. Students who study abroad have a specific advantage over other students from different walks of life, be it employment or global and culturally competitive mindset. To provide these perks, almost all esteemed foreign educational institutions charge an extravagant amount of money whereas, Turkey has opened its doors and welcoming international students from all over the globe on a scholarship basis. The Turkish scholarship plan is funded by the Turkish government. This plan provides a golden opportunity for international students to pursue an education at the best Turkish educational institutions free of cost. The sole purpose of this is to develop friendly relations with foreign countries and to promote peace and companionship. Turkish scholarship is a tremendous opportunity for the students to enhance their talent, gain knowledge, develop skills, and prepare themselves for the competitive world ahead. Gifted understudies who need the monetary backing to seek after higher instruction can get advantage from this brilliant opportunity.

This scholarship program is for the international students who are wishing to seek after higher education at bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral levels. International students with an extraordinary academic record will also be rewarded as per a separate scholarship policy to make their way easier into the prestigious universities in Turkey.

What are the Coverage Benefits for Turkey Scholarship Winners?

There are many astonishing benefits of this program which will facilitate the international students thorough out their educational trip. Some of the benefits are described below.

#1 GRATUITOUS HABITATION(ACCOMMODATION):

Many top universities around the globe charge pretty pennies to provide accommodation, but one of the best features of having a Turkish scholarship is that the students get accommodated to its fullest. The accommodation throughout the educational trip would be free. Free of charge housing makes it easier for international students to live as it provides financial relief. All the students would be suited or accommodated in the university dorms. However, the students are not obliged, and they can live at the place of their own choice, but in that case, students will have to bear the expense of accommodation themselves.

#2 MEDICAL EXPENDITURES:

Medical expenses put a strain on one’s finances and human services specifically, healthcare is a big issue all over the world, especially for an outsider. But as per Turkish scholarship policies, all the medical expenses of students are covered through public health insurance. Foreign students, who will study in Turkey through the Turkish scholarship program, are taken under the coverage of ‘general health insurance’ to give them equal, qualified, comprehensive, and inclusive health services, which are supplied by the Turkish government.

#3 MONTHLY STIPEND:

The Best thing about Turkish scholarship is that it provides a range of benefits that enables a student to study with ease, Monthly stipend is one of them. Stipends are offered to the students to help offset expenses. The monthly stipend scheme for the students is as follows.

      • Monthly stipend for undergrad students: 700 TL ( $103)
      • Monthly stipend for postgrad(Master’s) students: 950 TL ( $140)
      • Monthly stipend for Ph.D students: 1400 TL ( $206)

#4 FREE OF COST SCHOOLING:

Free of cost education has become a dream for many students as almost all reputed and esteemed educational institutions all over the world charge a handsome amount of money for providing quality education. High tuition fees make it harder for the underprivileged to study at these institutions due to their financial instability. However, the Turkish scholarship program offers free of cost education for all the eligible international students so that they can study at their utmost potential.

#5 TURKISH LANGUAGE COURSE:

Turkish is a contemporary and the national language of Turkey. Millions of people around the world speak Turkish. Turkish Language training will be mandatory for all international students as it will make their educational trip convenient. The international students who are qualified for the scholarship program and who do not speak Turkish are accorded with free Turkish dialect preparation or free Turkish language course for one year. The language program is of 8 months, and students must secure a C1 level Turkish competency from the sufficiency test. Successful students will continue their education, and unsuccessful students will have an additional time of 3 months to retake the exam. 

If a student fails to meet the criteria for the second time, then his/her scholarship will get suspended for a year, and he/she will have to bear all the expenses.

#6 TRAVEL EXPENSE:

Traveling from one country to another could cost pretty pennies, and most of the international students tend to save money rather than traveling frequently. But the Turkish scholarship program even covers the travel expense of the students. The travel expense includes two tickets, one for the students’ arrival in Turkey and one for students’ departure after completion of the degree program. However, if the student selects to buy his/her ticket by themselves, then the amount equivalent would be returned.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE TURKEY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM?

The Turkish online application system accepts online applications from all over the world, and the eligible students can apply. The deadline for the submission of online application is February 24 each year. All the willing candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully. Students who fall into the eligibility criteria will be entertained only.

List of documents required to apply for Turkish Scholarship

The following documents are required to apply for the Turkey Government Scholarship:

    • NIC(National Identity Card or Document) 
    • Valid passport
    • All the academic Transcripts 
    • A recent photograph of the candidate(Please make sure that your face must be visible in the photograph)
    • Certificate of graduation(Temporary) or Diploma certificate
    • Language test score(if required)
    • International exam score(if required)
    • A research document or example of your written work(only for Ph.D. students)

Most of the courses in Turkish universities are instructed in Turkish. However, some universities offer courses in other languages as well, like English, etc. Applicants who are willing to study these courses will have to prove their language proficiency by submitting an internationally recognized language proficiency certificate.

Eligibility:

To get selected for the Turkish scholarship program, students must have an impressive academic record. Applicants must have secured sufficient enough grades as per the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for Undergrad (BS) Degree Programs (Turkish Government Scholarship 2021)

    • Bachelor’s degree applicants must have scored at least 70% to fall into the eligibility criteria for the Turkish scholarship program.
    • Bachelor’s degree applicants must not be older than 21 years. If the applicant is above 21 then, He/she will not be eligible for the Turkish scholarship program.
    • The candidate must not be the citizen or ex citizen of Turkey.

Eligibility Criteria for Master Degree Programs (Turkish Government Scholarship 2021)

    • Master’s degree applicants must have scored at least 75% to fall into the eligibility criteria for the Turkish scholarship program.
    • Master’s degree applicants must not be older than 30 years. If the applicant is above 30 then, He/she will not be eligible for the Turkish scholarship program.
    • The candidate must not be the citizen or ex citizen of Turkey.

Eligibility Criteria for Doctoral Degree Programs (Turkish Government Scholarship 2021)

    • Master’s degree applicants must have scored at least 75% to fall into the eligibility criteria for the Turkish scholarship program.
    • Master’s degree applicants must not be older than 35 years. If the applicant is above 35 then, He/she will not be eligible for the Turkish scholarship program.
    • The candidate must not be the citizen or ex citizen of Turkey.

All the willing and eligible candidates can visit the official website to apply for the Turkish scholarship program.
The applications for Turkey Government Scholarship 2021 will open on December 1, 2020.

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