Turkey Scholarships for Afghanistan and International Students – 2024-25

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement TOMOR (Turkish)Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Bachelor Master
  • Number of Opportunity: 5000
  • Eligible Region/Countries

    All countries

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  • Medium of Instruction Turkish
  • Opportunity ID 20832
  • Funding Type Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

Turkey Scholarships (Türkiye Bursları) is a governmental scholarship program initiated by the Government of Turkey in 2012. Turkish Government scholarships are offered to international students from Afghanistan and worldwide to understand and promote students’ capacity from all countries. Turkey Scholarships provide scholarships for long-term (all higher education degrees ) and short-term programs in the most famous and prestigious Turkish universities.

Over 100K international students from 162+ countries are currently studying in Turkey on fully-funded scholarships. Consider that over 100,000 students have graduated from Turkish universities on this scholarship program.  Each year, around 5000 Scholarships are offered to students from different countries. It is a great opportunity for Afghanistan and other developing countries and developed countries to start their studies in Turkey.

Program types:

  1. Full-time Scholarships: 
  2. Short term Scholarships 
  3. Research Scholarship program

Full-time Scholarships:

This type of scholarship is offered to those who want to pursue a higher degree education in Turkey to study one of the following levels of education:

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  • Bachelor degree
  • Master degree
  • PhD

Important details for Full time Scholarships

  • Application start: January 10, 2024
  • Application close: February 20, 2024 Extended: 25 February 2024
  • Process of Evaluation: March to May 2024
  • Interview Date: June to July 2024
  • Result Announcement: Early August 2024
  • Travel to Turkey: September
  • Location: Turkey
  • Number of Scholarships: 5000
  • Type of scholarship: fully funded
  • Fields of Study: Various fields

Benefits of full-time turkey scholarships:

This fully funded scholarship covers the following:

  • Health insurance
  • Full tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend. 3.500 TL per month for undergraduate students, 5.000 TL for master’s students, and 6.500 TL for doctoral students.
  • Travel expenses to and from Turkey
  • Free and fully paid one-year language training
  • Accommodation

Benefits of short-term scholarships (1 year program)

The short term program is designed for those who are currently studying in Turkish universities on their own.

Short term scholarship program only covers a monthly stipend as below

  • Undergraduate students: 1.400 TL
  • Masters: 2.000 TL
  • Ph.D.: 2.750 TL

Research Scholarship Program

This program is designed to encourage international researchers and academicians to cooperate with Turkish researchers and academicians in the universities of Turkiye.

This program only covers monthly stipend: 12.000 TL.

Who can apply to Turkey Scholarships:

Applicants can apply to this scholarship should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a National of any country other than Turkey
  • Have a good health situation
  • Age limit: Undergraduate: under 21 years old
  • Master: under 30 years old
  • PhD: Under 35 years old
  • Research: under 50 years old

Academic result restriction:   

  • Have completed or are likely to graduate from an educational institution,
  • undergraduate applicants must have achieved 70% out of the 100 scores in High school
  • Masters and PhD applicants must have achieved 75% of 100 score
  • Medical sciences, dentistry, and pharmacy applicants for undergraduate studies must achieve at least 90% of the 100 with great success at mathematics, chemistry and biology.
  • Those who completed their high school in Turkey and do not hold Turkish citizenship can apply to this scholarship.

Application process:

Eligible applicants can apply to Turkish Government Scholarships online.  The applicants must fill out the online application form, including their personal information, educational background, work experience, and social activities. You do not need to apply to university. By selecting the university for your scholarship application, Turkey Burslarie will generally do the admission and registration for you to the university.

Watch the video below to learn how to apply to this scholarship:


Watch on Youtube HERE

Note the video is from past years, but the application process and information are the same. (except the date of birth)

Required documents for Turkey Scholarships:

Applicants applying to Turkish Government Scholarship need to prepare the following documents:

  • Photograph ( taken in than last six months )
  • Governmental issued document: Passport/National ID card
  • High school graduation certificate and transcript ( Shahadatnama) for all
  • Bachelor’s degree and transcripts for graduate and Doctoral applicants ( high school degree documents are required as well.)
  • Master degree and theses statement for PhD applicants (high school and bachelors are also required)
  • Two or three reference letter from your academic or work experience background
  • Research Proposal for master degree and PhD
  • Any other certificate, achievements, CV(if available)
  • Intent letter
  • University entrance test ( Kankor) score and its certification or document (if you attended the Kankor exam)

Letter of intent: 

The letter of Intent has two sections:

First Section

it is expected to explain the following details: your academic and social experiences relating to the field you want to take an education, your reasons for choosing Turkey for study, and the importance of your future plans for your education and scholarship in Turkey. You can write the letter of intent in the language you can express yourself. (3000 Characters)

Second Section:

If you have a subject in your application documents that you think is not clear enough and you want to explain, or if you want to draw the attention of the evaluation committee, please briefly explain in this section. You can write the description in the language you can express yourself.


Study Proposal content: 

Subject of study
Working Title (Up to 15 words)(Please write in short and concise terms the title of your work as a thesis or an article title.)
Analysis of the Problem (at least 75, maximum 300 words)(In this section, briefly describe the topic and your theory (concept map) to be used in the study.)
Research Method (minimum 50 maximum 300 words)”(Give information about the academic research methods you intend to use in this study. For example, in-depth interviews, observations, surveys, experiments, etc.) For example, in-depth interviews, observations, surveys, experiments, etc.)
General Structure of the Study (at least 75, maximum 300 words) Write the main headings of the study.)
Academic Contribution of the Study (minimum 75, maximum 300 words) (Explain how this study will contribute to your academic field.)
Literature Review (at least 75, maximum 300 words)(Please write down the main academic sources written in this study area.

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Successful applications will be invited to interview.

For Frequently Asked Questions, watch the below video


For more details, you can visit the Website of Turkey Burslarie (Scholarship).

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Evaluation and Selection Process

The applicants will be evaluated according to their academic success, social activities, and motivations.

Preliminary Assessment: All the applicants will be examined with their basic criteria, such as minimum academic achievement, age limits and required documents.

Expert evaluation: the applicants will be considered by the experts committees in terms of previous qualifications, academic interests, academic status, career goal, the content of intent letter, and your activeness in social activities.

Tests: A 30-quetion quantitative test will held for undergraduate students. The test questions include Mathematics, geometry, and logic questions. The test will have explanation questions in both Turkish and English. You can find the sample questions and mock test here

(Candidates have 60 minutes to answer the 30 questions)

Interview: The successful applicants will be invited and evaluated by interview committees. The interview duration is from 15 to 30 minutes. Remember to take all the required documents and certificates while going to the interview session.


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