International Graduate Scholarship Program of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK Scholarship) - Turkey

The The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) yearly presents TÜBİTAK scholarship awards for graduate students which is available overseas applicants. The graduate scholarship will be including 2 years for the Masters and 4 years for the PhD program. It will cover all of the academic expenses plus living cost of the winners.

Program Description
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Scholarship (TÜBTAK Scholarship) is offered on annual basis. The institution grants scholarships for any overseas students (exclude Turkish students) seeking to pursue a graduate degree in Turkey in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Award Amount
The following are the detail description of scholarship package:
  • A monthly stipend of 1.500 Turkish Liras (TL) for MSc/MA students
  • A monthly stipend of 1.800 Turkish Liras (TL) for PhD students
  • Tuition Fee (up to 2.000 Turkish Liras)
  • A monthly allowance for health insurance coverage for the award holder only.
  • All scholarship awardees who successfully complete a Master’s program will be rewarded scholarship for a PhD program on the condition that they are admitted to a program at a Turkish University.

Eligibility and Criteria
  1. Applicants must be 30 years old or younger for the MSc/MA programs and 35 years old or younger for the PhD programs on the first day of the application period.
  2. Applicants should be non-Turkish citizens. Applicants who hold dual citizenship with Turkey are not eligible to apply.
  3. Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree or who are currently enrolled in their fourth year of college are eligible to apply for scholarship for the MSc/MA programs.
  4. Applicants who are currently enrolled in an MSc/MA program in Turkey are also eligible for the scholarship on the condition that they have not yet completed their third semester in the program.
  5. Applicants holding an MSc/MA degree or currently enrolled in a master’s program who intend to enroll in a PhD program in Turkey are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  6. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Turkey are also eligible to apply on the condition that they have not yet completed their six semester in the program.

Applicants' Citizenship
All nationalities with Turkish as exception are eligible to apply.

Level and Area of Studies
Master and Phd Program in the field of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Application Procedure
All interested candidates should apply the scholarship online. The candidates should provide the following documents to be submitted:
  • Application form (This form is filled electronically on the online application portal)
  • Copy of birth certificate or passport (pages of personal information)
  • Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree (If any)
  • Copy of Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (If any)
  • A motivation letter (Statement of purpose)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two reference letters
  • Certificates of achievement (if anyT OEFL, IELTS, GRE, TÖMER etc.)

Submission Deadline
Applications will be accepted twice a year. Application deadlines for 2014 are:
  1. Period: 13 January 2014 – 28 February 2014
  2. Period: 4 August 2014 – 12 September 2014

Contact Details
TÜBİTAK
Tunus Caddesi No:80
06100 Kavaklıdere Ankara
0312 468 5300

Other Information
The results are announced 2 months later after the deadline. There will not be announcement for the candidates not accepted.

Website and Application Link
http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/scholarship/undergraduatesgraduates/international-programmes/content-2215-graduate-scholarship-programme-for-international-students