Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Turkish Diyanet Foundation Scholarship for All, 2022-2023

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LEVEL: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD
FUNDING: Fully Funded
PLACE: Turkey
STATUS: Closed

The Türkiye Diyanet Foundation Scholarship program is receiving application for the 2022-2023 academic year. The Turkish Diyanet Foundation Scholarship program is fully funded by the Diyanet foundation and is available for foreign nationals willing to study in Turkey.

The scholarship is available for undergraduate, master and PhD programs in Islamic Theology (Basic Islamic Sciences, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Islamic History and Arts). Turkish Diyanet Foundation Bachelor Scholarship program aims to contribute to the Islamic education of the Muslim communities, build cultural bridges between Turkey and related societies, and share experience in the field of Islam and Islamic education.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: Partner institutions in Turkey. Please check the full list below.
  • Field of Study: Islamic Theology (Basic Islamic Sciences, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Islamic History and Arts) in Turkey.
  • Number of awards: Not Specified.
  • Duration: The normal duration of the program.
  • Eligible countries: Open to all nationalities.

Turkish Diyanet Foundation Scholarship Benefits

The Türkiye Diyanet Foundation scholarship will offer selected candidates the following Benefits:

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants

  1. accommodation, clothing and stationary expenses;
  2. monthly allowance determined by the board at the beginning of every year;
  3. health insurance;
  4. Residence Permit Fees;
  5. Round trip flight ticket at the beginning and the end of the program;
  6. Summer and Winter Camps;
  7. Library, Indoor and outdoor sports facilities;
  8. Excursions to Historical sites and a variety of cities;
  9. Picnic and other social activities;
  10. Conferences, Symposiums, Panels, Academic research.

Master and PhD Applicants

  • Scholarship support will be provided for a duration of 12 months,
  • Students who request to stay in dormitories can be provided with accommodation support, if their request is to be accepted. In this case a 30 percent deduction is made from their scholarship support.
  • Health insurance / healthcare expenses will be covered,
  • Tuition and residence fees will be covered,
  • Transportation costs of students who come from abroad will be covered for their first arrival and when they return to their countries after graduating from their program.

Host institutions

Students will be matriculated in one of the following universities located in Ankara Bursa İstanbul, Konya or Kayseri.

  1. Ankara University
  2. Social Sciences University of Ankara
  3. İstanbul University
  4. Marmama University
  5. 29 Mayıs University
  6. Bursa Uludağ University
  7. Konya Necmettin Erbakan University
  8. Kayseri Erciyes University

Turkish Diyanet Foundation Scholarship Eligibility

In order to apply for the Türkiye Diyanet Foundation Scholarship for International Students, applicants must meet the following criteria.

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants

  • Not hold a Turkish citizenship or have lost Turkish citizenship for any reason;
  • be born not earlier than 01.01.2001;
  • Not to have any mental or physical health problem and obstacle to study in Turkey;
  • have graduated from high school (equivalent to grade 12 in Turkey) with at least a good degree (70%);
  • Not having stopped studying for more than two years after high school;
  • Have not been disciplined or convicted during their education in their country;
  • Those who are previously Türkiye Diyanet Foundation student while he/she studying at any educational level can apply if his/her scholarship has not been ended by the Foundation;
  • Those who are currently studying in Turkey cannot apply to TDF’s Islamic Studies Scholarship Program.

Master and PhD Applicants

To apply for master or PhD international theology scholarship programs, candidates must:

  • not be a citizen of the Republic of Turkey, (graduates from the International Theology License Program are excluded from this condition. These students have to apply with their foreign ID.)
  • Age limit:
    • not have reached the age of 30 since January 1st of the year in which the application is made, (01.01.1992) for Master students
    • not have reached the age of 35 since January 1st of the year in which the application is made, (01.01.1987) got Ph.D. students
  • not have paused academic education for a duration of more than two years between the bachelor’s degree graduation and the acceptation to the postgraduate program,
  • have a bachelor’s degree thesis, (if the university the student graduated from offered a thesis program)
  • have graduated from Divinity, Islamic Studies or a program of equivalent value or to be able to graduate by the date of July 2022,
  • not have any mental or physical health problem which would cause an obstacle to studies in Turkey,
  • not have received any disciplinary punishments or convictions during previous periods of education,
  • Students who graduated abroad require an internationally recognized language certificate, (such as for English: TOEFL, IELTS, CPE, CAE, iBT and PTE / for German: TestDaF, DSD II, TELC Deutsch and Goethe Institute / for French: DELF and DALF / for Italian: CELI / for Spanish: DELE / for Russian: TORFL / for Arabic: ALPT)
  • Foreign students who graduated in Turkey or will be able to graduate by the time of July 2022 require to have reached a score of at least 50 in the YDS/YÖKDİL language exams which are organized by ÖSYM,
  • Preferably, foreign students who graduated in Turkey or will be able to graduate by the time of July 2022 require to have reached a score of at least 55 in the ALES exam which is organized by ÖSYM,
  • Preferably, to have published an internationally recognized edition.

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How to Apply for the Turkish Diyanet Foundation Scholarship

Interested applicants who would like to apply for the Türkiye Diyanet Foundation Scholarship, must Click on the apply button below and follow instructions to submit their applications.

After preliminary selection, interviews will take place in Turkish foreign missions such as embassies, consulates, coordination centers or pre-determined schools.

The last day to submit your application is . For more detail on the Turkish Diyanet Foundation’s Bachelor Scholarship, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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