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The Turkish Scholarships (Türkiye Bursları) program at Koç University

Turkish Scholarships is an international scholarship program funded by the Turkish Government (Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities) which provides financial support for international students in their intended program of study at selected public and foundation Turkish universities.

The Turkish Scholarships program offers support to students from all countries who wish to pursue undergraduate, master, or Ph.D. programs at Turkish universities. It also supports academicians and post-doctoral researchers to collaborate with Turkish researchers.

Koç University has offered joint scholarships with Turkish Scholarships since 2019 for international students as follows:

  • 5 undergraduate scholarships for all programs (except Medicine and Nursing)
  • 10 Master scholarships for all Master with Thesis programs (Master Non-Thesis programs are not eligible and the MA in Clinical Psychology)
  • 50 Ph.D. scholarships for all programs
  • 5-10 Post-doctoral/research scholarships

What is the covered by the Türkiye Scholarships at Koç University?

The Turkish Scholarship at Koç University program offers

  • 100% tuition scholarships 
  • Dormitory accommodation (according to the monthly support offered by Turkish Scholarships)
  • Monthly stipend (according to the monthly support offered by Turkish Scholarships)
  • Flights
  • Other benefits (Turkish Language Course tuition during studies, visa application support, extra-curricular social and cultural integration activities)

How to apply?

Undergraduate scholarships

  1. Complete and submit the online Turkish Scholarships application form and indicate as your 1st preference one of the eligible Koç University undergraduate programs. You should submit the form before their annual deadline in February. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND INSTRUCTIONS on the Turkish Scholarships “How to Apply” page. 
  2. Complete and submit the Koç University International Student application form with all the required documents and information before the annual deadline. For Koç University this includes a valid SAT test score and TOEFL test score above the minimum specified for the relevant College. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND INSTRUCTIONS on the Koç University “How to Apply” page. 
  3. If selected by the Turkish Scholarships Evaluation Committee for an interview and then approved, and if you are also offered admission by Koç University you will be offered the scholarship to the relevant undergraduate program. Announcement of results is usually done in August-early September each year

 

Master with Thesis scholarships:

  1. Complete and submit the online Turkish Scholarships application form  and indicate as your 1st preference one of the eligible Koç University Master with Thesis programs. You should submit the form before their annual deadline in February. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND INSTRUCTIONS on the Turkish Scholarships “How to Apply” page. 
  2. Complete and submit the relevant Koç University Graduate application form with all the required documents and information by the relevant program deadline. This includes a valid GRE test score and TOEFL test score. Applying without these two test scores will mean your application will not be evaluated. Only applicants who are admitted for the FALL semester intake are eligible to be funded by the Turkish Scholarships program. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND INSTRUCTIONS on the relevant Koç University Graduate School “Admission” pages.
  3. If selected by the Turkish Scholarships Evaluation Committee AND the relevant Koç University Graduate School program committee you will be offered admission to the relevant Master’s program with the Turkish Scholarships funding.  

Ph.D. scholarships

  1. Complete and submit the relevant Koç University Graduate application form with all the required documents and information by the relevant program deadline. This includes a valid GRE test score and TOEFL test score. Applying without these two test scores will mean your application will not be evaluated. Only applicants who are admitted for the FALL semester intake are eligible to be funded by the Turkish Scholarships program. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND INSTRUCTIONS on the relevant Koç University Graduate School “Admission” pages.
  2. If you are nominated by Koç University to be funded by Turkish Scholarship (this usually is communicated to shortlisted applicants in August-September), you will then be asked to complete and submit the online Turkish Scholarships application form  and indicate as your 1st preference the relevant Koç University Ph.D. programs. 
  3. If approved by the Turkish Scholarships Evaluation Committee you will be offered admission to the relevant Ph.D. program with the Turkish Scholarships funding.  

Please check the Türkiye Scholarships website for detailed information including their Frequently Asked Questions to know more details about what the scholarship covers, age limits, minimum GPA requirements and other important information https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr 

IMPORTANT: applications are now closed for the Fall 2021 admission. Applications for the Fall 2022 admission period will open in January 2022 but please check regularly the Turkish Scholarships website for detailed information.

For specific questions, you can email us at study@ku.edu.tr

Program brochure in English
Email study@ku.edu.tr for details of the program at Koç University or info@turkiyeburslari.org for application portal queries
Application Deadline: 20 FEBRUARY 2021

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