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Students with interest to study in Turkey are invited to a apply for this Scholarship Programme

The Republic of Türkiye is inviting applications for the 2023 Türkiye Scholarship Programme for full time or short-term study programmes in Turkey tenable in September 2023.

Türkiye Scholarships provide outstanding international students and researchers with the opportunity to study and receive scholarships at the most prestigious universities in Türkiye.

Türkiye Scholarships aims to build a network of future leaders committed to strengthening cooperation among countries and mutual understanding among societies.

Degree level: Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ PhD

Deadlines 20 February 2023

Who can apply?

  • Citizens of all countries;

  • Graduates or those who will graduate before August 2023;

  • Applicants must have outstanding academic results:

    • For undergraduate candidates: 70%;

    • For graduate candidates: 75%;

  • Age limits:

    • For undergraduate programmes: being under the age of 21;

    • For master’s programmes: being under the age of 30;

    • For PhD programmes: being under the age of 35;

    • For Research Scholarship: being under the age of 45

  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements for their programmes of choice. Some departments and programmes may require additional criteria;

  • Individuals who are currently enrolled in programmes at Turkish universities may not apply at the same level of education they are currently at.

What the scholarship offers

  • University and department placements;

  • tuition fees;

  • 1-year Turkish language course;

  • accommodation;

  • once-off flight ticket;

  • health insurance;

  • monthly stipend:

    • 1 700 TL (approximately R1 550) at undergraduate level;

    • 2 400 TL (approximately R2 190) at Master's level;

    • 3 000 TL (approximately R2 740) at PhD level

Fields of Study

Undergraduate Scholarship Programmes

Engineering, social sciences, health sciences and basic sciences.

Almost all undergraduate programmes are available, except for associate degrees, health department and vocational schools.

Before applying, applicants must research using the search engine on the scholarship website.

Graduate Scholarship Programme

Various programmes are offered at the master’s and PhD levels in the fields of social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering.

Almost all fields of study are offered except the health departments.

The universities and departments that candidates can choose may vary depending on the educational background of the candidates. Candidates can only choose from the universities and departments offered to them in the system.

Visit the Scholarship Search page to find the scholarship programme that suits you.

Note: Many programmes in Turkish universities are taught in Turkish language. However, some departments and universities may offer programmes in English and other languages. Applicants can check the language of instruction while choosing programmes in the application system

Application process

Applications for the Türkiye Scholarships are strictly online via Türkiye Scholarships Application System

The following supporting documents should be uploaded on the application system:

  • a valid identification document/card or a valid passport;

  • a recent photo of the candidate;

  • all qualifications certificates and transcripts;

  • international exam scores (GRE, GMAT etc. if required by the chosen programme);

  • language test scores (if required by the chosen programme);

  • a research proposal and an example of your written work (for PhD applicants only)


All enquiries should be directed to or through the call centre: 0850 455 0982.

Documents and links


Please note that this scholarship is not offered by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa. If there are any discrepancies in the details provided regarding the scholarship, the information given by the sponsor supersedes the details provided above. No additional financial support will be provided by the Department of Higher Education and Training.


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