ANKARA (QHA) -

Turkish universities are continuing to accept applications for scholarship training for 2017 for non-Turkish residents. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2016.

Applications can be submitted by visiting turkiyeburslari.gov.tr ​​possible. Only online applications are accepted. Applications received by mail, in person, or otherwise, shall be deemed invalid.

According to the Turkish scholarship education program, an applicant can only apply for one scholarship program which matches his education level and academic purposes.

While selecting a university and program, applicants should keep in mind the language of instruction at an educational institution and curriculum specifics.

At most Turkish universities, classes are taught in the Turkish language, but some Turkish schools and programs offer training in English, French or Arabic. Applicants wishing to receive training in the above mentioned languages ​​are to provide a document in a generally recognized international format acknowledging their command of a respective language. Most institutions of higher education where classes are taught in foreign languages also require applicants to submit results of international language tests such as GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc. Therefore, it is very important to choose a language of instruction and specific features of a program.

Students, who are granted a scholarship but have no certificate acknowledging command of the Turkish language, are required to take a 1-year language course in their respective language. This requirement also applies to students who will be taught in English, French or Arabic.

A Bachelor scholarship is 600 Turkish Liras, Master's - 850, and doctoral - 1200. The Turkish side also covers higher education fees, one-year Turkish language course, accommodation, return plane tickets, and health insurance.

A successful applicant should meet the following criteria:

- Not to be a citizen of the Turkish Republic (applications from individuals who previously had Turkish citizenship will not be accepted);

- Not to be registered at a Turkish university at an education level he/she applies for;

- Individuals applying for a Bachelor program should have graduated from a highschool or an equivalent institution until the end of an academic year; those applying for a Masters or PhD program should complete a bachelor or master's degree program by July 30, 2016;

- Individuals applying for a Bachelor program should be no older than 20 years old (01.01.1995); individuals applying for a Masters program should be no older than 30 years old (01.01.1986); individuals applying for a doctorate program should be no older than 36 years old (01.01.1981);

- Applicants should have no medical contraindications for appropriate education;

Applicants wishing to apply for a bachelor program should submit the following documents: an online application form; a certificate or another document acknowledging secondary education; a document containing a list of school subjects and an applicant’s average score; ID (passport, birth certificate, etc.); ID photos.

Instead of certificates acknowledging secondary education, individuals applying for a master's degree or doctorate should submit certificates acknowledging completion of Bachelor's and Master programs.

Individuals who submitted their applications are recommended to apply to the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people for letters of recommendation.

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