By Zuhal Demirci
International students across the globe can apply for the annually-awarded Turkey Scholarships starting Tuesday till Feb. 20.
According to the Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), foreign students who want to study at prestigious universities in Turkey may apply online.
With international opportunities available and thorough experience in the field of education, Turkey awards scholarships to international students every year.
Given to the most qualified students, Turkey Scholarships are financed by the Turkish government. The scholarship aims to cement cooperation between countries and promote a mutual understanding between people.
Applications for the 2019 Turkey Scholarships can be submitted from Jan. 15 to Feb. 20 and are available for all international students across the world.
The applications can only be made through "www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr". International candidates should submit their required information or documents through the application system on this website. The application is free of charge.
Scholarship applications made by regular mail, courier or by hand will not be accepted.
The students will also be able to track the status of their applications on the website.
The candidates wanting to pursue their undergraduate,
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.
The scholarships include accommodation, food