TÜBITAK Graduate Scholarship Programme for International Students in Turkey, 2013/14

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The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) is offering graduate scholarships for international students. Scholarships are awarded to pursue a graduate degree (Masters and PhD) in Turkey. The maximum duration for the scholarship is 2 years for the Masters and 4 years for the PhD program. All scholarship awardees who successfully complete a Master’s program will be rewarded scholarship for a PhD program on the condition that they are admitted to a program at a Turkish University. The application deadline is 27 September 2013.

Study Subject (s): The scholarship covers the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to pursue a graduate degree (Masters and PhD) in Turkey.
Scholarship Provider: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)
Scholarship can be taken at: Turkey

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to all students who want to undertake a graduate degree program in Turkey on the following conditions:
-Applicants must be 30 years old or younger for the MSc/MA programs and 35 years old or younger for the PhD programs on the first day of the application period.
-Applicants should be non-Turkish citizens. Applicants who hold dual citizenship with Turkey are not eligible to apply.
-Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree or who are currently enrolled in their fourth year of college are eligible to apply for scholarship for the MSc/MA programs.
-Applicants who are currently enrolled in an MSc/MA program in Turkey are also eligible for the scholarship on the condition that they have not yet completed their third semester in the program.
-Applicants holding an MSc/MA degree or currently enrolled in a master’s program who intend to enrol in a PhD program in Turkey are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
-Applicants who are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Turkey are also eligible to apply on the condition that they have not yet completed their six semesters in the program.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (non-Turkish citizens) can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) grants scholarships for international students seeking to pursue a graduate degree in Turkey. The scholarship covers the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Duration of award (s): Maximum duration for the scholarship is 2 years for the Masters and 4 years for the PhD program.

What does it cover? The scholarship will consist of
-A monthly stipend of 1.500 Turkish Liras (TL) for MSc/MA students
-A monthly stipend of 1.800 Turkish Liras (TL) for PhD students
-Tuition Fee (up to 2.000 Turkish Liras)
-A monthly allowance for health insurance coverage for the award holder only.
-All scholarship awardees who successfully complete a Master’s program will be rewarded scholarship for a PhD program on the condition that they are admitted to a program at a Turkish University.

Selection Criteria: Applications are evaluated by peer review panel system by considering the application documents.

Notification: The results are announced 3 months later, after the deadlines. There will not be an announcement for the candidates not accepted.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted electronically via TÜBITAK scholarship application portal. All accompanying required documents must also be uploaded electronically.
-Application form (This form is filed electronically on the online application portal)
-Copy of birth certificate or passport (pages of personal information)
-Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree (If any)
-Copy of Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts* (If any)
-A motivation letter (Statement of purpose)
-Curriculum vitae
-Two reference letters
-Certificates of achievement (if any)

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted twice a year. The application deadline is 27 September 2013.

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