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DEADLINE: 20 February 2024 

The Türkiye Scholarships applications for 2024 are open from 10 January until 20 February 2024 for international students from all countries including Eswatini. Applications for this full scholarship package are open to applicants who wish to study at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels full time. It is notable that medicine, dentistry and pharmacy courses are all eligible for this scholarship. EGCSE candidates as well as Cambridge IGCSE / AS / A-levels, and Matric students are eligible and invited to apply for undergraduate programs. However, applicants must have an average of 90% to apply for medicine, dentistry and pharmacy at the undergraduate level, or 70% average for social sciences and other programs.

Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded higher education scholarship program run 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 one of 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.

Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Applications for the scholarship program, which provides education in numerous departments in the fields of engineering, social sciences, health sciences, basic sciences, are received in January-February, which is the application period every year through the Turkish Scholarships Application System (TBBS). Almost all undergraduate programs are available, except for associate degrees and vocational schools. Before applying, you can research using the search engine on the website.

Graduate Scholarship Program

Various programs are offered at the master’s and PhD levels in the fields of social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering at prestigious universities in Türkiye. Almost all fields of study are offered except the health departments. The universities and departments that candidates can choose may vary depending on the educational background of the candidates. Candidates can only choose from the universities and departments offered to them in the system.


This scholarship:

  • 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. 1000 TL at undergraduate level, 1,400 TL at Master's level and 1,800 TL at PhD level per month


  • 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 45


Many programs in Turkish universities are taught in Turkish language. However, some departments and universities may offer programs in English and other languages. Candidates who wish to study in such programs must be able to provide an internationally accepted language proficiency certificate. (TOEFL or other equivalent certifications if university is officially stated acceptable). Most of these programs require international admission test results (GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc.). Candidates can check the language of instruction while choosing programs in the application system.

Undergraduate candidates who possess International qualifications such as SAT or GCSE instead of national exam scores, will need to provide the minimum required qualifications needed for completing secondary school according to these international exams.

All Türkiye Scholarships awardees who do not possess C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency (including those who are placed into English or other language medium programs) must attend 1-year Turkish Language Course and attain the C1 Level Certificate by the end of their academic year.


For applications made online through the Türkiye Scholarships Application System (TBBS), 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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