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Turkey Scholarship Program 2019 applications open for foreign students

Applications for the 2019 Turkey Scholarships can be submitted from January 15 to February 20

Tuesday January 15, 2019 9:55 PM, ummid.com News Network

Turkey Scholarship Program 2019

Ankara: International students across the globe can apply for the annually-awarded Turkey Scholarships starting Tuesday till Feb. 20. According to the Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), foreign students who want to study at prestigious universities in Turkey may apply online.

With international opportunities available and thorough experience in the field of education, Turkey awards scholarships to international students every year, Anadolu Agency reported.

Given to the most qualified students, Turkey Scholarships are financed by the Turkish government. The scholarship aims to cement cooperation between countries and promote a mutual understanding between people.

Applications for the 2019 Turkey Scholarships can be submitted from Jan. 15 to Feb. 20 and are available for all international students across the world.

The applications can only be made through "www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr". International candidates should submit their required information or documents through the application system on this website. The application is free of charge.

Scholarship applications made by regular mail, courier or by hand will not be accepted.

The students will also be able to track the status of their applications on the website.

The candidates wanting to pursue their undergraduate, post graduate and doctorate educations in Turkish universities are eligible to apply for this program, according to Anadolu Agency.

In 2018, some 135,000 students applied for the Turkey Scholarships. There are a total of 17,500 scholarship students from 160 countries in Turkey who currently benefit from this program.

Turkey launched this program in 1992 and YTB has been coordinating it since 2012. Every year, Turkey awards this scholarship to an average of 7,000 students.

After the application process, students are invited to interview in nearly 100 locations worldwide. Candidates who are successful in their interviews, which are conducted by scholars and YTB experts, come to Turkey and take Turkish classes in their first year. Afterwards, they are placed at universities in the direction of their preferences.

The Turkey Scholarships include accommodation, food and monthly pocket money, as well as insurance plus flights to Turkey and back home.

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