Monday, July 04, 2022

Turkish Scholarship Interview and Result Announcement, 2022-2023

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PLACE: Turkey
STATUS: Ongoing

The Turkish Government Scholarship (Türkiye Bursları) is a fully funded programme that is available for international students to study or conduct research in Turkey for free. The Turkish scholarship is one of the most accessible scholarships for most students, as the application process is done online without the need to send any hard copy. Last year, the scholarship received about 165 000 applications from 178 countries.

This scholarship has two main programs. The Turkish Government Scholarship is for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies while the Turkish Government Research Scholarship program is for reasearch stay in Turkey. The programme has already helped thousands of students who got their university degrees.

Türkiye Scholarships provide following benefits to successful applicants: university and programme placement, monthly allowance, Tuition Fee, Flight Ticket, Health Insurance, accommodation, one-year Turkish Language Course, etc. Turkish Scholarship Interview, Result Announcement and Visa Application are part of the scholarship application phases. The 2022-2023 Turkish scholarship application timeline is as follows:

  1. Applications: January 10, 2022 – February 20, 2022;
  2. Evaluation: March–April-May 2022;
  3. Interviews: June – July 2022;
  4. Results Announcement: Early August 2022;
  5. Scholarship Agreement and Visa Procedures: August 2022;
  6. Arrival in Turkey: September 2022.

Turkish Government Scholarship Application Evaluation

After the application period, submitted materials and the application form are carefully reviewed by expert committees. The examination is done using a set of criteria including academic performance, interests, career goals, qualifications, clarity of the letter of intent, etc. In the end, qualified candidates are shortlisted for interviews.

Turkish Scholarship Interview

Shortlisted candidates for interview will receive an email from turkiyeburslari indicating that they have been selected for an interview. The email will contain detailed information about the interview such as the date, time, place, and other important information (such as written test time for those who need to attend it). Interview invitation emails will be sent to preselected candidates within the period indicated above.

Therefore, candidates are advised to check their email box and spam folder regularly. In fact, this email may sometimes be sent to the spam folder and you may end up missing the interview and thereby losing your chance to be selected.

How Turkish scholarship interview is organized?

Since 2019, the interview phase is preceded by a written exam that tests your knowledge according to the chosen field of study. The written exam seems to concern only those who have applied for Undergraduate programmes. The written exam is about mathematics and a psycho-technical test that lasts approximately 30 minutes. The exam is similar to the entrance examination for foreign or overseas students willing to study at the university level in Turkey.

None of the Master’s or PhD degree applicants we’ve contacted have passed the written exam. Only undergraduate applicants have confirmed they attended a written exam which is about mathematics and a psycho-technical test that lasted approximately 30 minutes. The exam is similar to the entrance examination for foreign or overseas students willing to study at the university level in Turkey.

The exam’s name in Turkish is YÖS (YABANCI UYRUKLU ÖĞRENCİ SINAVI) and you can use that keyword to find passed exams. Please note that the YÖS exam is organized by universities and questions may differ from one university to another. You may click here to see the last two years exams that have been organized by Istanbul University, with their respective Answer Key.

Once again, we are not saying this will be the exact exam you will pass or the exam will last 30 minutes. We are just trying to give you some insights on what we think may relate to the written exam for undergraduate applicants.

Turkish Government scholarship Interview

Here is how the oral interview is done in general.

i – Welcome and introduction

The committee introduces themselves and explains the flow of the interview. Then they ask you to introduce yourself. Briefly introduce yourself and add any information you think may distinguish you from other candidates.

ii – Document control

While introducing yourself, a member of the committee checks your documents. Just make sure that you bring original copies of documents you have submitted in the online application system.

iii – Candidate’s motivation

At this point, candidates are expected to explain the reason why they wish to study abroad, why they choose Turkey as a study destination, and any other reasons. For example, some may choose to study abroad for a PhD degree because such a major does not exist or is not well established in their countries. Others may be interested in learning more about Turkish culture while studying and keeping a strong relationship between Turkey and their countries after their studies.

iv – Academic knowledge and career goals

This section is very important and should be able to show that you possess background knowledge about the field you’re willing to study. You may be asked questions about the academic field you’ve already completed or wish to start, your career plans, and your future goals. This part evaluates your academic standing and your future plans.

v – Ending and candidate’s questions

At the end of the interview, the committee will give you some information about where and when to get the interview results. They will allow you to ask any question you may have in mind. They will conclude by thanking you and wishing you good luck.

Note: At each section provided above, you may be asked many questions. However, you should be aware that most of the questions will be related to the information you provided while filling out your online application. In fact, they will have a copy of your online application with them during the interview. Therefore, it’s important that you provide accurate answers by telling the truth and being consistent with provided information in the online form.

Some questions that you may be asked during the Turkish scholarship interview

  • Why have you chosen to study in a given field?
  • Why have you selected x or y university?
  • What will be the contribution of that specific field to your country in terms of development?
  • Is it a domain that has a labor shortage in your country?
  • How do you think you can strengthen relations between Turkey and your country after your graduation?
  • What is your future career plan?

You may also be asked general questions about the Turkish republic like the name of the President, the name of the Prime Minister, who was Atatürk, etc. It’s important that you have some information about your chosen universities and general knowledge about Turkey and its history (e.g. The Ottoman Empire).

In addition, you may be asked whether you speak the Turkish language. Don’t panic if you don’t. Most applicants do not speak the Turkish language. Furthermore, the scholarship includes a one-year Turkish class before the beginning of specific major studies. However, we think the committee will be impressed to hear you say hello and some basic words in Turkish.

Please click here to learn Turkish language online as in Turkish language Institutes. Provided by the Yunus Emre Institute, the platform is an easy and entertaining tool to learn the Turkish language. The online system is free to use and it provides ‘must-have-phrases’ that you can use in everyday conversations so that you have some basic language skills before arriving in Turkey.

Turkiye Burslari Scholarship Result Announcement and Agreement signature

After the interviews phase, there will be a second evaluation of applications. The evaluation panel will then make their final decision in selecting winners of the Turkish scholarship and arrange their placements in Turkish Universities.

Selected candidates will receive an email from turkiyeburslari announcing that they have been selected for the scholarship. They must first accept the scholarship offer, then download the Scholarship Agreement through the online platform and sign it. The Nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate will keep a copy of the signed Agreement.

Turkiye Burslari VISA application process

Foreign students willing to study in Turkey need to get a visa in order to enter the country. Therefore, Winners of the Turkish Government Scholarship will receive all the necessary documents they need to apply for a visa. Candidates must get in touch with the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate to have further information and apply for the visa. A student visa application generally requires the following documents.

  • a valid passport;
  • offer of scholarship;
  • visa application form to be obtained from consulates;
  • passport photograph; and
  • visa fee if needed.

Please note: consulates may request other documents as well.

After this step, candidates will be asked to provide prospective dates they are willing to travel to Turkey. Flight tickets will be booked in their name, and they will receive an electronic version of those tickets. Well, candidates can then take their flights to start their new adventure in Turkey.

Note: do not forget to bring all necessary documents (original copies) as you will need them to carry out scholarship procedures and university registration in Turkey.

Answers to some common questions about the Turkish government scholarship

Q1: Do I need to pay when applying for the Turkish scholarship?

A: No. Application is free and the process is carried out online.

Q3: I made a mistake on my application form. What should I do now?

A: It’s not a problem if you’re in such a position. During the interview, you will be asked if there is something you would like to correct on your application form. If not, simply tell the committee that you’ve made a mistake and it will be corrected.

Q3: How can I know if I’ve been selected for the Turkish scholarship interview?

A: The only way to know your status is through your email and/or your Turkish scholarship online platform account. If you’re selected, you will receive an email with the necessary information about the interview.

Note : The email might fall into the spam folder. Do not forget to check there too or whitelist the turkiyeburslari domain in your email box.

Q4: When will we have the Turkish scholarship results?

A: According to the official announcement, candidates should start receiving results in August 2022. Again, if you’re selected, you will receive an email indicating that. Also, do not forget to check your account regularly on the Turkish scholarship online platform.

We hope information provided on this page will be useful to our readers who have applied for the Turkish scholarship or are willing to apply in the future, to understand the Turkish scholarship application phases. Best of luck! To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Assalamu alaikum
    J’ai le lien la en anglais
    Est-ce que je peux trouver ça en français.

    C l’annonce des résultats où Quoi.

  2. hi can you tell me that turkish is mandatory to study in turkey or for interview?
    the interview is in english or turkish?

      1. May I please know if one’s results status states awaiting evaluation at this very time does that mean you are not given the scholarship

  3. When you check in the “My Applications” button what should indicate that you have acquired the scholarship

  4. A salam alikom
    I have applied for the 2020 year scholarship.
    As you mention about sending email i did not get any email still
    Could you pleas tell me how can i see my result?

    1. The message at the bottom in the section “Important Notice” shows how to check your result from your Turkish scholarship online account. Please read it

  5. Iwould like to know if second round of evaluation means interview or the interview comes after passing both rounds of evaluation.

  6. What is the second round evaluation?
    I received an email that my application is eligible for second round evalauation

  7. Assalamu alaikum
    Hi my brothers it’s okay i have a question for you For people who have their results it’s always written in their applications (Expected for the evaluation) Where has it changed thank you so much

  8. Hello
    What if I went to the interview and forgot my passport at home.
    Will it affect my interview results?

  9. How do I get the past interview questions for Istanbul technical University or are the questions the same with that of Istanbul University?

  10. The answers of IÜYÖS booklet are not correct, many of them. You will consider our answers wrong if the answers of this booklet is wrong. Please do something….Thanks!

    1. We haven’t created those questions and answer. We just share a link to a university that provides past exams with answer keys. By the way, we didn’t say you will pass IÜYÖS. We said from what we heard, the exam is “similar” to YÖS exam. Use Google to find exams from other universities.

  11. You said the evaluation period is from February to May, we are almost at the end of May now.

    I haven’t received any email and the sites still says “Awaiting evaluation” does this mean I was not selected or there still hope in that it will continue to June because of COVID-19.

    1. Just focus on your email box. If you’re selected, you will receive an email with instructions. So far, no one has mentioned that they received the email.

    2. I didn’t get any email informing me about my results. When I am through my application account there is a button up saying that my application is in progress so how I am going to know if I have selected for an interview or not.

  12. It’s June 8 but still In our Country Afghanistan no one Got for interview call Does Anyone have Information about process of 2021 government scholarships?

  13. Bonjour, aujourd’hui on est 23 Juin est-ce que vous avez des nouvelles concernant la bourse ou toujours en attente ?

  14. Please i got a message saying that the results will be released in July but I didn’t go for any interview. Does that mean that I won’t be selected?

  15. I have long applied for turkey scholarship from B .May I know how do you know if you have acquired the scholarship

  16. Salaam Team

    My application status says ” Awaiting for Evalutaion” and its almost september now.

    did the result not yet announced?


  17. i really wish i could be one of the students that will be offered with this kind of application. from Nigeria to Turkey that’s awesome

  18. Hello
    I sat for the Turkish yos 2022 iam from Uganda but we didn’t fill any application and when are the results being released

  19. Hello
    Please can some one help me to know what when the application status was showing Awaiting Evaluation at this very time, does that means that you didn’t pass?

  20. My application status says ” Awaiting for Evalutaion” and its almost June now.

    did the result not yet announced?

  21. My application status says ” Awaiting for Evalutaion” and its almost June now.
    did the result not yet announced?
    You said the evaluation period is from February to May, we are almost at the end of May now.

    I haven’t received any email and the sites still says “Awaiting evaluation” does this mean I was not selected or there still hope in that it will continue to June because of COVID-19.
    I didn’t get any email informing me about my results. When I am through my application account there is a button up saying that my application is in progress so how I am going to know if I have selected for an interview or not.

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