Monday, January 25, 2021

Government of Turkey Success Scholarship 2020-2021

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LEVEL: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
PLACE: Turkey
STATUS: Closed

Applications are now opened for the Government of Turkey Success Scholarship. This scholarship to study in Turkey is granted to outstanding international students at Undergraduate, master and PhD degree levels which are currently studying in Turkish universities. It aims to provide financial support to self financed international students (not benefiting from any type scholarship) who meet certain requirements.

The program provides only monthly scholarship payments for an academic year (nine months). There is a limited quota reserved for the Success Scholarship, in determining winners. Therefore, the scholarship will be fairly allocated by country, university, department and levels.

Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe. The country is home to important touristic sites, which make it one of the top destination for tourists in the world. Turkey is a charter member of the UN, NATO, the IMF, and the World Bank, and a founding member of the OECD, OSCE, BSEC, OIC, and G20. The country has more than 200 universities where foreigners can study in their program of choice. In 2019, more than 150 000 international students were studying in Turkey.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: High Educational Institutions in Turkey.
  • Field of study: Any.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: 9 months.
  • Target group: Open to all nationalities.

Government of Turkey Success Scholarship Benefits

The Success Scholarship will provide successful applicants with a monthly payment as follows:

  1. 450 Turkish Lira (TL) for undergraduate students,
  2. 600 TL for graduate students,
  3. 900 TL for PhD students.

Government of Turkey Success Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for the Scholarship, Applicants must:

  • Students must have a foreign citizenship. In case students hold dual citizenship, one of their nationality being the Republic of Turkey, they cannot apply for the Success Scholarship Program
  • Exchange students are not eligible
  • Students must complete at least one academic year (2 semesters) in undergraduate, graduate or PhD degrees in Turkey (including scientific preparation classes),
  • undergraduate students must have at least 3.00 (out of 4) GPA (Grade Point Average), while PhD students must score at least 3.5 (out of 4) in order to be eligible.
  • Undergraduate students in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy as an exception must have at least 2.50 (out of 4) GPA in order to be eligible.
  • Students who will apply to the Success Scholarship Program must not be previously granted or currently benefiting from any other scholarship granted as per Turkey Scholarships (including State, Government Scholarships, and cancelled scholarships).
  • Also, students must not be currently benefiting from a scholarship granted by any institution or organization.

Why Study in Turkey?

Please watch the Marmara University Study in Turkey Fair Introduction video to have an idea of university studies in Turkey.

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Application instructions

Interested candidates must check their eligibility and apply for the Scholarship through the online platform. Applicants must first create an account and follow instructions to fill in required information.

Required Documents

  1. Student Certificate with signature and seal received from registrar’s office after November 1, 2020
  2. Transcript with signature and seal received from registrar’s office after November 1, 2020
  3. Copy of a valid ID or Passport.

To make a valid application, applicants must provide all requested data, scan and upload requested documents to the system in a supported format (pdf, jpeg, etc.). Please send your questions and suggestions to

The deadline to submit applications for this scholarship to study in Turkey is . For more detail on the Government of Turkey Success Scholarship, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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