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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Turkish Government Scholarships for International Students

Overview

TERMS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

If there is no special note in bilateral agreements; Turkish Government offers scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate (Master/PhD) studies, as well as for Research and Turkish Language Summer Courses under the following conditions:

Turkish Ministry of National Education examines and evaluates the documents and selects the candidate/s. Selected candidates are invited through diplomatic channels.

Candidates of undergraduate and graduate scholarships should obtain a visa of ‘Education’ and the candidates of research scholarships should obtain a visa of ‘Research (holder of MoNE scholarship)’ from the Turkish Embassies/Consulates in their respective countries. Candidates of Turkish Language Summer Courses scholarships can attend a two-month TÖMER course with a tourist visa.

Candidates should be at the address on the invitation letter and bring the application letter and the originals of the diplomas with them. They should cover their own travel expenses.

Candidate registers to the educational institution that he/she is accepted and applies for the scholarship. With the official school registration and scholarship documents he/she applies for dorms and residence permit. Invitation letter includes necessary information.


Student should apply for the extension of residence permit one month prior to its deadline. Extension of the residence permit is under student’s responsibility.

Undergraduate and graduate students attend Turkish Courses at TÖMER for 1 year. In order to be enrolled to the universities, students should obtain a high level of TÖMER Diploma.

Before making their choices, applicants have to inquire about the universities conditions of acceptance and registration. Some universities require students to attend a one-year preparatory class and take a final exam. After completing the placement process for a university, requests for university changes are not regarded.

Applications for Medical Specialty studies are unacceptable. However, candidates can take exams for Medical Specialty studies on their own efforts.

Academic year begins in September. Candidate invited has to register educational institution until 30th of October at the latest.

If a student cannot graduate in normal school time he/she is given maximum a 2 year extra time. If a student cannot graduate in that extra time, his/her scholarship will be cancelled.

It is assumed that the student accepts the conditions of the educational institution and the conditions of the hostel and the conditions of the scholarship that takes place in this document.

Research programs
Research programs are open to those who want to make a scientific research in his/her particular subject area in a university. Research duration is between 2-8 months.

Turkish Language Summer Courses
Turkish Language Summer Courses are organized in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Kayseri, Antalya and Samsun. Applicants can choose three provinces among them. Courses are not organized in provinces that have no adequate number of applicants. Course dates are from July 1st to August 31st.

Eligibility
* Applicants should not be a citizen of the Republic of Turkey or hold a dual nationality (Turkish and any other country’s nationality).

* Undergraduate candidates should have a good level of a high school graduation degree. The high school which was graduated from should be equivalent to the high schools in Turkey. Candidates should not have suspended education more than 2 years after graduation and not be older than 25 years on the date of application.

* Candidates for graduate studies (Master/PhD) should be a graduate of a 4-year university and not be older than 40 years on the date of application.

* Research candidates should be a graduate of a 4-year university and have a good level of Turkish, English or French.

* Candidates for the Turkish Language Summer Courses should be a university student or a graduate student.

* Candidates should not be infected with a contagious disease (HIV, Hepatitis-C and etc) or should not have a disease preventing his/her education in Turkey.

Scholarship
Monthly payment for graduate studies, research or Turkish Language Summer Course is TL 220, and TL 195 for undergraduate studies. Travel expenses and cost of meals are to be covered by the student.

School fees, dorm fees and medical treatment expenditures (excluding long term illnesses, serious surgical operations, prosthesis, jaw orthopaedics, orthodontics and teeth prosthesis) are paid by the Turkish Government.

Application Process
Scholarship notifications are announced through diplomatic channels. Candidates should apply to the authorized bodies of their own countries or to the Turkish Embassies/Consulates in their respective countries.

Candidate is selected by the related country or Republic of Turkey by the foreign representatives. Commission also selects one reserve candidate for a quota of five, two reserve candidates for a quota of six or more.

Documents of candidates for undergraduate, graduate and research scholarships should be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of National Education through diplomatic channels before 30th June and the documents of candidates for Turkish Language Summer Course scholarships before 30th April same way. Applications with missing documents or applications received later than the above mentioned dates will not be taken into account.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants

* Scholarship Application Form (should be filled out legibly and presented with a passport-size photo attached)
* Two photocopies of diploma (the original diploma should be brought to Turkey if accepted to the scholarship program)
* Two photocopies of the transcript
* Health report
* One passport-size photograph
* Photocopy of the page in passport that carry your photograph and any other pages that are filled in or stamped officially.
* TÖMER diploma (if there is)
* Documents numbered 2, 3 and 4 shall either be in English or Turkish or French. Documents issued in another language should be translated into one of these three languages.
* Photocopies and translations of documents shall be validated by overseas Embassies/Consulates of the Republic of Turkey.

Master’s/ Doctor’s Degree Applicants

* Two photocopies of Scholarship Application Form (each copies should be filled out legibly and be presented with a passport-size photo attached)
* Two photocopies of diploma (the original diploma should be brought to Turkey if accepted to the scholarship program)
* Two photocopies of the transcript
* Two photocopies of Curriculum Vitae
* Two Letters of Recommendation (from two Professors)
* Health report
* One passport-size photograph
* Photocopy of the page in passport that carry your photograph and any other pages that are filled in or stamped officially.
* TÖMER diploma (if there is)
* Documents numbered 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 shall either be in English or Turkish or French. Documents issued in another language should be translated into one of these three languages.
* Photocopies and translations of documents shall be validated by overseas Embassies/Consulates of the Republic of Turkey.

Research Scholarship Applicants

* Four photocopies of Scholarship Application Form (each copies should be filled out legibly and be presented with a passport-size photo attached)
* Two photocopies of diploma (the original diploma should be brought to Turkey if accepted to the scholarship program)
* Two photocopies of the transcript
* Two photocopies of Curriculum Vitae
* Two Letters of Recommendation (from two Professors)
* Two photocopies of research proposal (should be related with the planned research)
* Health report
* One passport-size photograph
* Photocopy of the page in passport that carry your photograph and any other pages that are filled in or stamped officially.
* TÖMER diploma (if there is)
* Documents numbered 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 shall either be in English or Turkish or French. Documents issued in another language should be translated into one of these three languages.
* Photocopies and translations of documents shall be validated by the overseas Embassies/ Consulates of the Republic of Turkey.

Turkish Language Summer Courses Applicants

* Scholarship Application Form (should be filled out legibly and be presented with a passport-size photo attached)
* Photocopy of diploma (the original diploma should be brought to Turkey if accepted to the scholarship program)
* Health report
* One passport-size photograph
* Photocopy of the page in passport that carry your photograph and any other pages that are filled in or stamped officially.
* Documents numbered 2 and 3 shall either be in English or Turkish or French. Documents issued in another language should be translated into one of these three languages.
* Photocopies and translations of documents shall be validated by the overseas Embassies/ Consulates of the Republic of Turkey.

ATTENTION:

* You can reach the Application Form and the Terms and Conditions for Turkish Government Scholarships here.
* Incomplete or incorrect Application Forms will be invalid.

Contact detail

Adres: MEB Dış İlişkiler Genel Müdürlüğü, 6. Kat C Blok
06648 Bakanlıklar - Ankara

Tel:
(312) 413 16 90
(312) 413 17 09

Yurtdışı bursları için:
(312) 413 16 82

Yurtdışında görevlendirilecek öğretmenler için:
(312) 413 16 86

Faks: (312) 418 82 89
Email: digm@meb.gov.tr

http://digm.meb.gov.tr/burslar/BURS_IC/2010_scholarship_en.html


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