Additional scholarships for international students in Turkey

Publish Date: 03/07/2019

The head of Arabic language at the University of Ghazi in the Turkish capital of Ankara, Dr. Mohammad Hakki Sushin, confirms that the current policy is to increase the number of foreign students in the country. In 2000, there were more than 20,000 foreign students in Turkish universities. The number of which today 125 thousand students, including an important part of the recipients of free grants.

Sotchen describes in his speech to the “new Arab” foreign students to attract a policy of “soft power”, which aims to consolidate the cultural and civilizational relations between Turkey and the whole world, but the priority is the nearby geography: “Arab countries and Central Asia” before expanding grants to affect countries African and even European.

The Turkish academic believes that his country is establishing, through the study of free foreigners, cultural relations of different kinds: societal, political, living and consumer, and Turkey counts in the future that these graduates, ambassadors of Turkey, as if they form friends clubs and cultural centers, Better than politics that sometimes mix with military force.

The presidency of the Turkish diaspora and Turkish kin communities (WTP) has recently announced that foreign students will continue to be accepted into the 2019 Turkish Scholarship program. The statement said that about 10 thousand foreign students are racing to continue education in various Turkish universities, through interviews with them. She pointed out that the number of applicants for the Turkish scholarship program this year amounted to 147 thousand from 167 countries. The statement said that 17,500 students from around the world are currently benefiting from the scholarship program and continue their education at Turkish universities.

For its part, the Turkish Academy Aisha Noor distinguishes between the more than 125,000 foreign students studying in Turkey and the students studying in the free grant because, because of its low cost, international recognition and advanced international classification, A focus for students around the world. “Students come even from Europe and the United States, because of the cheap costs, the beauty of Turkey and the trust in its universities,” she says. The number of applicants for free scholarships is estimated at 140,000 students from more than 90 countries around the world, but the government’s plan is to accept between 5 and 6,000 students free of charge annually with additional benefits.

As for the percentage of Arabs and Syrians in the free grants, the Turkish Academy adds that the proportion of non-Syrian Arabs is small, but the proportion of students from Central Asia and Africa is the largest. The Syrians in Turkey have permanent privacy because they are there and it is the duty of the state to provide them with assistance to complete their education. If they do not receive a full scholarship, at least there are discounts for them. Most importantly, most Syrian students studying at Turkish universities receive Turkish citizenship , Which means treating them as Turkish in terms of all features and discounts.

In the last decade, Turkey has witnessed a significant educational renaissance. The national education budget rose from LBP 11 billion (USD 890 million) in 2002 to LL 134 billion (USD 23 billion) in 2018, Million) with the contributions of other ministries and donors. The number of universities in Turkey in 2002 with the arrival of the Justice and Development Party to power 76 universities, and today rose to 202 universities, and there are 15 new universities are under construction.

“Student applications from more than 90 countries around the world are increasing to study in Turkey because of the low costs of being measured in Europe or even in the Middle East universities, as well as the beauty of Turkey and good handling,” says Istanbul University Admission Specialist Zainab Topraksi. Turks, who do not differentiate between peoples and their absence from racism. “

“The grant includes free housing, free transportation and monthly stipends ranging from 800 Turkish liras ($ 138) to a student and 1,300 lira ($ 224) for doctoral students, as well as grants for scientific research,” she added. Topeksi notes that the most important thing is that the student obtains a visa to enter Turkey from the moment of admission to the university as well as a free ticket.

She notes that there is a specific age for free scholarship students, namely that the student should not exceed 21 years of age, 30 years of age and 35 years of doctorate.

The required papers are “high school certificate, passport, and personal photograph”. As for the Syrian resident in Turkey, the temporary protection card “Kimmelk” if the passport, as well as the letter of recommendation from a student teacher with his name and e-mail, not be a fake message to not affect the points of the grant, Study and specialization that he wishes to study.

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