Turkey Government (Türkiye) Scholarships 2016 for Foreign Students to Study in Turkey ( Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Programme)- Fully Funded

Application Deadline Extended: 3rd April 2016

Applications for Türkiye Scholarships will be received by 28 February-31 March 2016. The application to Türkiye Scholarships programmes is online and totally free process. Applications delivered by hand or post will not be evaluated.

Türkiye Scholarships include both scholarship and university placement at the same time. Applicants will be placed in a university and programme among their preferences specified in the online application form.

Most programmes in Turkish universities are instructed in Turkish. However, some departments and universities offer programmes in English, French or Arabic. The candidates who want to study in these languages need to have an internationally recognized certificate to prove their language proficiency. Also, most of these foreign language programmes may ask international admission test scores such as GRE, GMAT, SAT etc. Candidates can check the language of instruction while selecting the programmes.

All Türkiye Scholarships winners who do not have C1 Level Certificate for Turkish Proficiency (including those who are placed into English, French or Arabic-taught programmes) must attend 1-year Turkish Preparatory Course.

Art and Sport Scholarship Programmes is specifically designed to encourage the skilled international students in the fields of art and sport to study at undergraduate, master or PhD (proficiency in art) degree levels in the prestigious Turkish universities with opportunities of Türkiye Scholarships. Applicants selected to be funded take one-year Turkish Language Course covered by scholarship. Subsequently, they have to receive an acceptance from the relevant faculties of Turkish universities.

To be eligible for Undergraduate Programmes, applicants must;

  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply),
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying,
  • be have graduated or are likely to graduate from a secondary education institution,
  • born no earlier than 01.01.1995 for undergraduate programmes,
  • have at least specified (% 90 for medical sciences, % 70 for other undergraduate programs) cumulative grade point average, diploma grade, national exam or international exam score,
  • be in good health To be eligible for Postgraduate Programmes, applicants must;

To be eligible for Postgraduate Programmes, applicants must;

  • be a citizen of a country other than Turkey (Anyone holding or ever held Turkish citizenship before cannot apply)
  • not be a registered student in Turkish universities at the level of study they are applying.
  • be a bachelor’s or master’s degree holder by 30th of July 2015 at the latest
  • born no earlier than 01.01.1986 for master’s programmes,
  • born no earlier than 01.01.1981 for doctorate programmes,
  • have at least 75 % cumulative grade point average or diploma grade over their maximum graduation grade or have at least 75 % success in any accepted national or international graduate admissions test.
  • be in good health

Scholarship Worth:

The Scholarship Covers…

  • Monthly stipend (600 TL for undergraduate, 850 TL for master and 1.200 TL for PhD )
  • Full tuition fee
  • 1-year Turkish language course
  • Free accommodation
  • Round-trip air ticket
  • Health insurance
Required Documents
Undergraduate Level 

  • Online application
  • A copy of a secondary school diploma or document indicating that the candidate is secondary school senior student,
  • A certified secondary school transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo
Postgraduate Level
  • Online application
  • A copy of a bachelor or master’s diploma or document indicating that the candidate is bachelor or master’s senior student
  • A certified bachelor and/or master’s transcript (indicating courses taken and relevant grades of the candidate)
  • A copy of a valid ID card (passport, national ID, birth certificate etc.)
  • Passport photo

Application Procedure
Candidates are expected to;

  • Open the online application system (tbbs.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr),
  • Create a user account by entering their e-mail address and password,
  • Log into the system and complete the application form,
  • Upload the requested documents to the system,
  • And finally complete their application.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Turkey Government (Türkiye) Scholarships 2016


  1. Comment:i really like the idea that you guys are trying to end the big gap between the poor and the rich.

  2. Thanks for the updates , please send more of those fully funded programs to ma E-mail, thanks once again.

  3. Thanks very much for the program ,mi am asking now how about mi am ever on website searching for scholarship but the wat limits mi is age ,right now am 27 means born in 1989 ,and would like to apply for an undergraduate in engineering, how are u going to assist win a scholarship?

  4. just finished my bachelors in sports science and I am interested in perusing it further any assistance accorded will be appreciated that’s how to apply considering that it is until next year (2017) that I will be to get the the bachelors certificate and in your requirements certificate is among them.

  5. have bachelors in business management studies and wants to pursue masters in supply-chain management. is there any opportunity for me?

  6. I am somalia
    my name mohamed Yusuf khalif
    I ‘ave bachelor of Business Administration at University of Somalia
    I want to scholarship to our brothers turkish government
    that my dream to degree master of turkish universities
    if allah well shall be true that my dream and then thanks turkish until my live

    • Hello Dear,
      My name is Alhaji, I just want to enquire for the Turkish 2016 applicants in Sierra Leone if they have started sending notifications for the interview? Still my application status have  » pending Review ».and also my two brothers is same their application status is pending review. When don’t know if u have started sending notification for the interview?.

      • This year the turkey scholarship results for the interview delay. l am also waiting for the outcome . l am wondering the results will come but let still keep our hope high.
        Please, how can l check the status of my application ?
        Kind regard

  7. Hi,
    I also wish to know if the results for the Turkiye Scholarship interview for this year are out. I am so anxious. Thank you.

    • I attended Turkish Scholarship interview over 2months ago here in Zambia and waiting for results. Obviously interview dates differ from country to country.

  8. AoA.
    I am doing Bsc (hons)Agriculture nd specialized in entomology…from gomal university…session 12-16 ..
    I want to get fully funded scholorship for agri entomology field….

  9. Thanks for updates please sens more of those fully funded programs to My e-mail thanks oncle again.

  10. how can i apply for a scholarship because am trying had to get one but nothing is showing up.Am from Malawi

  11. I am Somalia my name is cabdicasiis cabdulaahi Yuusuf I would like to get free scholarship in the turkey and now I am undergraduate and I would like to get pilot because of its my hope and I am looking for any time or any website

  12. hi I’m Aminu mohammed from Ghana. I want to enquire more about Turkish scholarship. When is the 2017 application forms for masters coming out

  13. iam from somalia burao city my name is jama farah mohomed and iam a teacher physio/math teacher in burao

  14. i hope for the turkey government to a scholarship about engineering especially telecommunication insha allah

  15. I would like to thank you for your charity works to giving for developing countries like Ethiopia. Because so many studentents lucky for these big chance because of you even my friends I knew closely that they were got these chance.
    Now i also hardly seeking for to get such a big chance to study molecular biotechnology in PhD program if you are interested to admit me. I have Msc in plant biotechnology. Thanks!!

  16. Iam Somalia girl I left secondary 2014, I hardly seeking to get schoolarship in Turkey university. iam from poor family. waiting for reply

  17. iam somalia girl left secondary 2014 and I hardly seeking to get schoolarship in turkey university. waiting for reply

  18. Hello my dear my name yàasir Mohamed arab I am somalia I am undergraduate scholarship and free visa help me my dear brother

  19. thank you very much for the program am getahun from ethiopian complet bachelar degree i have a dream to continue education turky university pleas contact me 0925892410

  20. I am Zachariah Peter
    I holds Bsc mathematics with economics. is there any schoolarship opportunity for me the united arab emirate.

  21. I am a senior school student holding a wonderful certificate and transcript with an excellent remark on economics and mathematics. Is there any scholarship available for student wanting to study the subjects mention above.

  22. Comment:
    I’m trying to apply for a scholarship but things seem complicated for me because when I reached at entering in personal information, they failed to save, I don’t really know what could be the problem.

  23. Hello My Dear Sir/ Madam, My Name is Sherhk S. Sesay. I am a Liberian and Student of the university of Liberia Economy Major Agriculture manors . sir/madam pls I need a scholarship so I can plans my future better. Thanks may Allah Almighty bless your instruction amme.

  24. Comment:i get an admission in the near east University in Turkey be but they give only 50% and i really need another 50% in other to 100% scholarship. I really need help
    thank you
    Abdoulie j bah

  25. My name is amal Ahmed Mohammed I graduated high school I am not go university just I want to help thankz my Allah all mighty bless your instruction amme


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