Each year, the Turkish government offers undergraduate scholarships for African students. The scholarships are available to pursue all undergraduate programs except Medical Sciences, Islamic Studies and Turkish Language and Literature at Turkish universities. The scholarships are awarded for one year (Turkish language course) and the whole duration of undergraduate program. The scholarships cover tuition and fees, health expenses, transportation cost, the cots of Turkish Language course and accommodation. The scholarships also provide allowance of 282,50 USD per month. Interested applicants can apply online.

Study Subject(s): All undergraduate programs other than Medical Sciences, Islamic Studies and Turkish Language and Literature are offered in this scholarship program.
Course Level: These scholarships are for pursuing undergraduate degree level at Turkish universities.
Scholarship Provider: Turkish Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Turkey

There is also age condition for candidates required to meet. For applicants applying to Undergraduate Degree: Those who were born no earlier than 01.01.1992.
It is expected to have certain academic score from candidates for each program and scholarship level. There are specific minimum score of the program that you are applying at “assessment and selection” section.
-Students who are currently studying in Turkey are not allowed to apply to the level that they are already studying.
-Turkish citizens and persons who lost Turkish citizenship cannot apply for this scholarship program.
-Turkey scholarships are open for all country citizens who meet these conditions.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Turkey Africa Undergraduate Scholarship Program is only open for the citizens of following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Algeria, Djibouti, Chad, Ethiopia, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Union of Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Central Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Rwanda, Cape Verde and Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Scholarship Description: Turkey opens the doors of its universities for international students from all around the world with “Turkey Scholarships”. Scholarship with vast opportunities and education in qualified Turkish universities will help you to gain new perspectives, and abilities making applicants be one step ahead of others in their career. Turkey Scholarship is non-refundable. Turkey Scholarship is provided for only international students who will study in higher education level. The aim of Turkey Scholarships is to improve mutual understanding with other countries and to contribute richness of global information with people oriented approach.

Duration of award(s): Duration of the scholarship for undergraduate degree students is : 1 year Turkish language course + educational duration.

What does it cover?
-Allowance:  for undergraduate students 282,50 USD per month.
-Accommodation: Turkey Scholarship students can stay in public university dormitories without paying any fee. Students who do not want to stay in these dormitories can use other housing possibilities on their own expenses.
-Tuition and Fees: Turkey Scholarship students do not pay any tuition or university fee for education.
-Health Expenses: Turkey Scholarship students are covered by public health insurance.
-Turkish Language Course: Turkey Scholarship Students take Turkish language course for one year if they do not have proof of Turkish Language knowledge. Turkey Scholarship students who study in other languages instead of Turkish must also take Turkish Language Course.
-Transportation: Turkey Scholarship students will get a certain amount of money for their transportation expenses at their first arrival to Turkey and departure after graduation from Turkey.

Selection Criteria: The selection of candidates is carried out according to academic achievement and interview performance. Turkey Scholarships is a program based on academic success of the candidates.
-Academic criteria of the applicants will be measured according to these documents: Diploma Grade, General Average Grades Received until the Last Term, University Entrance Exam Grade (if any), High School Graduation Exam / Baccalaureate Grade (if any), International Test Score (if any) and Other Academic Assessment Score
-cumulative GPA: Candidates must have at least for master’s degree and PhD degree applications 75 % and for Medical School applications 90 %
-weighted grade point average over their maximum graduation grade.

Notification: Successful candidates will be invited for face to face or on-line interviews. Information regarding interviews will be sent to candidates’ e-mail addresses that they used for application. Selected students will be awarded with the scholarship in a suitable fields based on the strength of candidates’ academic background.

It is important to read the Turkiye Scholarship Guide and visit the official website (links found below)to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

How to Apply: Candidates can only apply online via Turkiye Scholarship website.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Undergraduate Applications for 2013 Turkey Scholarships Start on 6th of May 2013.

Click here: Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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