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Scholarships for Turkish and International Students in Turkey

Turkish as well as international students are offered many scholarships- scholarships based on merit, government-funded scholarships, and many more.

Undergraduate and graduate students having Turkish citizenship are offered grants and loans through centralized state grant and loan system. The Higher Education Loan and Dormitory Authority (YURTKUR) manages the state loans and accommodation in higher education. To know more about it, click here.

Turkiye Scholarships

Turkiye Scholarships is a government funded higher education scholarship programme meant for international students who wish to pursue higher education in Turkey. Turkiye Scholarship holders get monthly allowance and they are allowed to stay in state university dormitories without paying any fee. Also, travel expenses are covered under this scholarship programme. 

To know in detail about this scholarship, read the post "Turkey Government Scholarshipsgr

Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBİTAK) Scholarships

The TUBİTAK offers many scholarship programmes for international pupils who plan to study in Turkey. Following are the scholarship programmes offered by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey:
  • Undergraduate scholarship programme for international pupils
  • Graduate scholarship programme for international pupils
  • Graduate scholarship programme for the least developed countries
  • Research fellowship programme for international students
To know more about this scholarship, click here.

Scholarship of Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

The Islamic Development Bank offers scholarships to the pupils who come to Turkey for higher studies from the following countries: Myanmar, Uganda, Ghana, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Maldives. To know in detail about the IDB scholarship, click here

Scholarships by Universities in Izmir

Yasar University: The Yasar University provides an annual scholarship of 1500 USD to all the full-time international undergraduate students, who have enrolled at the university. To continue this scholarship in the next academic year, student must attain a GPA of at least 2.50 over 4. 

Merit Scholarships

Some of the state universities and foundations in Turkey provide merit scholarships to students who have an excellent academic background. Scholarships are offered for the course of study the student is registered in and are continued throughout the regular period of the pupil’s education. 

Scholarship duration: 5 years for students who join English language preparatory course; 4 years for freshman. 

Scholarship benefits: Scholarship includes tuition fee, dormitory housing fees and a 10-month stipend to cover the costs of living.

Other Scholarships

Higher education institutions in Turkey offer scholarships to students. Most of the foundation universities provide partial scholarship to students on the basis of the academic merits, and covers about 20% to 70% of the entire tuition fees. 

Country specific scholarships are also awarded through diplomatic channels. Students must contact the authorized bodies of their own country or their nearest Turkish embassy to know more about such scholarships.
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