Programme outline

Turkey is offering various scholarships to outstanding international students from across the world to study in the most prestigious universities in Turkey.

Degree level

Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels.

Who can apply?

Applications for 2018 Türkiye Scholarships are open for citizens of the following countries: Angola, Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Kenya, Colombia, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Singapore, Chile, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, New Zealand, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Applicants should not be older than 21 for Bachelor's, 30 for Master's and 35 for Doctoral studies.

Candidates must have results the following results in their previous studies:

• For Undergraduate degree applications 70 %

• For Master's degree and Ph.D. Degree applications 75 %


Applications for 2018 Türkiye Scholarships Graduate Program will be open on 01 November 2017 and close on 30 November 2017.

Fields of Study

Any available fields that applicants qualify to apply for.

What the scholarship offers

I. Allowance

The monthly allowance allocated according to level of study is as follows:

• Undergraduate Students; 700 Turkish Lira

• Master's Students; 950 Turkish Lira

• Ph.D. Students; 1,400 Turkish Lira

• Research Scholarships; 3,000 Turkish Lira

II. Accommodation

Türkiye Scholarships students can stay in public university dormitories without paying any fees. Students who do not wish to stay in these dormitories can opt for other housing options on their own expenses.

III. Tuition and Fees

Türkiye Scholarships students do not pay any tuition or university fees.

IV. Health Expenses

Türkiye Scholarships students' health expenses are covered by public health insurance.

V. Turkish Language Course

Türkiye Scholarships Students are subject to a Turkish language course for one year if they do not have proof of Turkish Language proficiency. Turkiye Scholarships students who will study a program in other languages instead of Turkish are also required to take the Turkish Language Course.

VI. Travel Expenses (One-off Flight Ticket)

Turkish Scholarship students are provided with a once time ticket for their first arrival in Turkey and for their departure after completing their study. If the student purchases the ticket, the amount will be reimbursed later on.

Application process

Applications can only be made through Applicants are required to submit and upload the necessary documents to the application system.


For more information, please visit Türkiye Scholarships Graduate Program website: or contact the Call Centre on 0850 455 0982

Documents and links

Türkiye Scholarship application link:


Please note that the 2018 Türkiye Scholarships Graduate Program 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.