International students chose Turkey in 2018
Some 135,000 students applied for the Turkey Scholarships in 2018. 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.
Thanks to this scholarship program, many international students serve for their own countries after completing their education in Turkey and form friendly ties between their countries and Turkey.
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 scholarships include accommodation, food and monthly pocket money, as well as insurance plus flights to Turkey and back home.