Applications are invited for TÜBITAK graduate scholarship available for the citizens of least developed countries. 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 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 semester in the program. Maximum duration for the scholarship is 2 years for the Masters and 4 years for the PhD program. Applications will be accepted twice a year.
About Scholarship: As a member of the United Nations and an emerging economy, Turkey is committed to the cause of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the international arena and is ready and willing to do its part in assisting in their development process. As a part of these responsibilities, Turkey generated and declared an international aid programme for LDCs (The Economic and Technical Cooperation Package of Turkish Government for LDCs). One significant item of the programme is regarding to science and education fields. In this context, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) will give master and doctorate scholarships for citizens of LDCs. Turkey and TÜBITAK aim to generate and promote closer educational and scientific relations between Turkey and LDCs.
Study: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing graduate degree (master and doctoral).
Scholarship Provider: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)
Scholarship can be taken at: Turkey
Eligibility: Being a citizen of one any eligible Least Developed Countries of United Nations.
-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 enroll 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 semester in the program.
Scholarship Open for: Students of Least Developed Countries of United Nations except of Turkish citizens (Afghanistan, Madagascar, Angola, Malawi, Bangladesh, Mali, Benin, Mauritania, Bhutan, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Burundi, Nepal, Cambodia, Niger, Central African Republic, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Chad, Samoa, Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Senegal, Djibouti, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Solomon Islands, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Gambia, Timor-Leste, Guinea, Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Tuvalu, Haiti, Uganda, Kiribati, United Rep. of Tanzania, Lao People’s Democratic Rep., Vanuatu, Lesotho, Yemen, Liberia and Zambia) can apply for the scholarship.
Duration: Maximum duration for the scholarship is 2 years for the Masters and 4 years for the PhD program.
Value: 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.
-Support for Turkish Language Learning
-All scholarship awardees that 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. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the potential to contribute significantly to Turkey’s goal of international cooperation in scientific and technological development.
Notification: The results are announced 2 months later after the deadline. There will not be announcement for the candidates not accepted.
Apply: The mode of applying is online. The following documents must be included in application:
-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)
-Two reference letters
-Certificates of achievement (if any)
-The documents must be English or Turkish. Officially translated copy of the documents can be used in the application.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted twice a year. Application deadlines for 2014 are:
-I. Period: 13 January 2014 – 28 February 2014
-II. Period: 4 August 2014 – 12 September 2014
Further Information: http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/en/scholarship/undergraduatesgraduates/international-programmes/content-2235-graduate-scholarship-prog-for-the-least-developed-countries