YTB Scholarships


Turkey opened its doors to many international students for their education both in the pre-Republic and the Republic period, and scholarships were provided to those students for them to receive a distinguished education in Turkey.


With the implementation of Türkiye Scholarships in 2012, which recieved around 40.000 applications in its first year, a rapid increase was witnessed in the application numbers throughout the years, to reach about 150 thousand applications in 2019.


Türkiye Scholarships is a scholarship program which not only provides financial support but also ensures university placement for students in their intended program of application. With this feature, it differs from other scholarship programs in the world. Apart from university education, it is aimed to provide students with the benefits of social, cultural and academic extra- curricular programs and activities while they are in Turkey.


Today Türkiye Scholarships is a well-known scholarship program in most countries of different continents.


Offering support also to academicians, researchers and civil servants in other countries, Türkiye Scholarships program offers various modules for research and Turkish language education.


Close communication with international students is sustained not only during their education but also after their graduation. Students who have completed their higher education in Turkey become voluntarily country ambassadors who build bridges of friendship between Turkey and their countries. Therefore, the Turkey Alumni network has been established in order to protect our ties with our alumni around the world.

What the Scholarship Covers


Full-Time Programs


  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend: 800 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accomodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course
  • Length of award: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4-6 years (depending on the normal duration of the program)


Postgraduate Scholarship Program


  • University and program placement
  • Monthly Stipend:
  • Master’s: 1,100 TL per month
  • PhD: 1,600 TL per month
  • Tuition Fee
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Health Insurance
  • Accomodation
  • One year Turkish Language Course
  • Length of award:
  • Master’s: 1 year Turkish Language course + 2 years
  • PhD: 1 year Turkish Language course + 4 years

Short-Term Programs


Success Scholarship Program (1 year)


Monthly Stipend:


  • Bahcelor’s: 450 TL per month
  • Master’s: 600 TL per month
  • Phd: 900 TL per month
  • Not: Success scholarship program does not cover accomodation and other amenities

Research Scholarship Program (3-10 months)


Monthly Stipend: 3,000 TL per month


Not: Research scholarship does not cover accomodation and other amenities

Turkish Language & Culture Programs


  • Turkish Language Programme for Public Officials and Academicians [KATİP] (8-10 months)
  • Monthly Stipend: 2,000 TL per month
  • Once-off Return Flight Ticket
  • Accomodation
  • Turkish Language Course


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship Programs

Scholarship Program Timeline Dates Category

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications Open 15 January 2020 Application
Applications Close 20 February 2020 Application
Evaluation Process February – May 2020 Evaluation
Interview Period March – June 2020 Interviews
Announcement of Results July 2020 Results
Scholarship Agreement and Visa Procedures July – August 2020 Admission Procedures
Travel of New Students to Turkey / Beginning of the Academic Year 10 – 20 September 2020* Beginning of Academic Year

* Candidates who are selected must take into account that they will receive their results in the summer months and must make necessary arrangements in their home country so as to be able to obtain their graduation documents and diplomas before their travel to Turkey.


Research Scholarships

Scholarship Program Timeline Dates Category

Research Scholarships

1st Period Applications Open 1 January 2020 Applications
1st Period Applications Close 31 March Applications
1st Period Announcement of Results April Results
2nd Period Applications Open 1 April Applications
2nd Period Applications Close 30 June Applications
2nd Period Announcement of Results July Results
3rd Period Applications Open 1 July Applications
3rd Period Applications Close 30 September Applications
3rd Period Announcement of Results October Results
4th Period Applications Open 1 October Applications
4th Period Applications Close 31 December Applications
4th Period Announcement of Results January 2021 Results


Success Scholarships*


Scholarship Program Timeline Dates Category
Success Scholarships Applications Open October 2020 Applications
Applications Close November 2020 Applications
Evaluation Process November – December 2020 Evaluation
Announcement of Results December 2020 Results

* Detailed Dates of Applications will be announced throughout the year on our website and other communication channels.

Download Application Calendar