History of International Scholarship in Turkey
Turkey is a country located within the regions of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. With a rich history and deep culture, Turkey is known for their massive monuments, incredible nature, and delectable culinary scene. However, Turkey is also know for providing a fantastic educational ecosystem not only for domestic students, but for international students as well.
For quite a long time, the nation has been trying to garner international students to study in the country. This is before Turkey has a goal of creating future generations that will not only solve the obstacles of their countries, but around the world as well. This can only be done through a perspective that is both national and supra-national.
During the 1960s, Turky began offering scholarships to international students through the means of bilateral agreements between several nations. Eventually, under the guidance of the late President Turgut Özal, the international student education system was turned into a concrete system with active policies. All this goes by the name of the “Great Student Project”.
And so, with this project in mind, Turkey has began to display incredible growth within the cultural, social, and economic sectors. In addition, with a new generation produced by the Great Student Project, Turkey has created a youth that is capable of facing upcoming new challenges that will require creative problem solvers. It is then when the “Türkiye Scholarships” was further conceptualized.
About the Türkiye Scholarships
The Turkiye Scholarships, established in the year 2012, has garnered tremendous popularity within their early years of their formation. During the first year itself, the program has received approximate 4000 scholarship applications. As the years passed by, the program has noticed a significant growth of the candidates. What was once just 4000 scholarship applications in 2012, grew into a massive 130 thousand scholarship applications in 2018.
The scholarship program caters to successful candidates by providing them the financial needs and support to ensure that they have a smooth university education. However, that is not the only focus of the Turkiye Scholarships. The program also helps candidates by ensuring them a spot in their favorite universities as well as the program that they intend to pursue in – which makes the Turkiye Scholarship program a lot different from most existing scholarships.
The program also has high hopes that through this program, successful candidates not only grow within the academic spectrum, but they could also expand their horizons within the non-academic sector as well. With this in mind, the program doesn’t just provide the necessary university education, but they also highly encourage grantees to pursue social and cultural extra-curriculum activities while they still can in Turkey.
As of now, candidates of the Turkiye Scholarships come from a plethora of countries in different continents. The demographic mainly consists of academicians, researchers, and civil servants who dedicate their time and energy into improving the welfare of their respective home countries. With all of these international students coming in, it’s no surprise that there a cross-cultural bond and community within the scholarship program – and thus, leading to the formation of the Turkey Alumni network, where fellow alumnae of the scholarship can always keep in touch without barriers.
The Success Scholarships 2020 program in Turkey, part of the Turkiye Scholarships, provides a generous sum of money that will be used by candidates to pay for their academic degrees in Turkey. This partial funding is given out on a monthly basis. The amount of the funding itself also degrees based on the degree level the candidates are currently pursuing. The scholarship will only cover university fees for one academic year, throughout a period of 9 months where the students are currently taking up their university semesters.
For the sum of the scholarship itself, there are three main categories. First up, undergraduate students will receive a monthly stipend of ₺ 450. Secondly, graduate students will receive a monthly stipend of ₺ 600. And lastly, PhD students will receive a monthly stipend of ₺ 900. The program has high hopes that with this partial funding, scholarship grantees will have a lesser burden on having to pay their university or college tuition expenses.
Before anyone can apply for the Success Scholarships 2020 program in Turkey, candidates are required to fulfill this set of criteria in order to be considered eligible for the program. These criteria are extremely important and crucial to the selection procedure. Make sure that you meet these items before you can register for the scholarship program. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
- All future candidates must hold a foreign nationality. In the event of a candidate holding a dual citizenship, if one of their nationalities is from the Republic of Turkey, they are not allowed to sign up for the Success Scholarship Program.
- Exchange students are not eligible for the scholarship program.
- All candidates must have finished at least one academic year (2 semesters) in either their undergraduate, graduate or PhD degrees in Turkey.
- For undergraduate students, they must maintain a minimal GPA of 3.00 out of 4.
- However, for undergraduate students who are pursuing in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, they are required to maintain at least a GPA of 2.50 out of 4.
- For PhD students, they must maintain a minimal GPA of 3.5 out of 4.
- Future candidates must not hold any Turkey Scholarships beforehand.
- Future candidates must also not be benefiting from other scholarships offered by any institution or organization.
When you apply for the Success Scholarships 2020 program in Turkey, you will be asked to provide several documents during the application procedure. These documents play a crucial role in determining whether you will be chosen for the scholarship or not. With that in mind, please make sure you have all of these documents ready, copied, verified by a legitimate institution, and scanned for safekeeping. Below are the follow documents you will be required to have:
- A student certificate complete with a signature and seal that is given from the registrar’s office after October 1st, 2019.
- An academic transcript complete with a signature and seal from the registrar’s office after October 1st, 2019.
- A copy of your valid identification (ID) or Passport
How to Apply
Already interested in applying for this scholarship? Then you’re in luck! The Success Scholarships 2020 program in Turkey has made it simply and easily accessible for future candidates to register for the scholarship. Instead of having to hand-deliver your application forms to their main offices or send hard copies via postal carriage, all you have to do is apply online on their official website!
Before applying online, future candidates must first created an account on the Turkey Scholarships Application System (you can visit the website by clicking the link here.) From there, you will be required to fill out certain boxes in order to create your account, such as Personal Information, Educational Background, Social Actitivies, and such.
Once that part is over, the system will require you to give out necessary documents to support your scholarship application. These documents must be copied, verified through a legitimate institution, scanned, and then uploaded to the system in any of these following supported formats: pdf, jpeg, etc. If any of your documents do not meet those following criteria, you scholarship application will automatically be dismissed.
Please be noted to pay full attention to the details of your scholarship application and the documents that will be attached. Should there be any incorrect information or any detected faults, your application will instantly be revoked.
In addition, to maintain fairness in distributing the scholarships, the program will have a limited scholarship quota that will be given out to candidates based on country, university, department, and levels.
If you are definitely sure of applying for this scholarship, now’s your chance! The Success Scholarships program in Turkey is opening its registration period from October 15th-31st, 2019. Be sure to have all of your application forms and necessary documents submitted, at the very least, way before the application deadline. The committee will not be responsible for any candidate who fails to meet the closing date that has been fixed.
Do you need more information about the Success Scholarships program in Turkey? Don’t sweat, we’ve got you covered! Besides all of the things we have mentioned above, you can always refer to one of these many contact details provided by the official committee. Always be sure to ask all of the questions you don’t know the answers to. Happy applying, future scholars of the world!
- Address: Oğuzlar Mah. Mevlana Bulvarı No: 145 P.K: 06520 Balgat, ANKARA/TÜRKİYE
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call Centre: 0 850 455 0 982
- Website: https://turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/en/duyuru/applications-for-success-scholarships
In addition, if you happen happen to be in any of these regions, you can always come to their offices to receive direct information. Please note that whenever you plan to visit these offices, try to give them a call beforehand to book a meeting. However, should they not have a telephone number, then come to their office during a rather appropriate time. The offices are as follows:
1. Ankara Hamamönü Office
Address: Sakarya Mah. Öz Sk. No:10 Hamamönü Altındağ / ANKARA
Tel: 0312 218 4278
2. İstanbul Beyoğlu Office
Address: Şehit Muhtar Mah., İmam Adnan Sok., No:9, Beyoğlu/ISTANBUL
3. İzmir Office
Address: Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkılap Tarihi Enstitüsü, Tınaztepe Yerleşkesi, 35390, Buca/İZMİR
Tel: 0232 484 48 13
4. Samsun Office
Address: Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi TÖMER Binası Kat 4 Körfez Mahallesi, Atakum/SAMSUN
Tel: 0362 312 19 19/5716