Study Abroad: Chemistry Graduate Student Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Turkey

Fellowship Programs for Graduate Students

The Arit Summer Fellowship is a summer fellowship awarded to those looking to pursue study of the Turkish language at college-level in Turkey. Candidates attend classes for 20 hours per week. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level study program, or be full-time faculty, and must be maintaining a minimum B average. Program runs for 1 academic year.

Agencies Involved: American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)

Key Dates: Application deadline for summer program has closed. Check website for updated and additional information for Fall 2014 program. 


The PhD Fellowship Programme for Foreign Citizens is a travel and research grant awarded to graduate students seeking to complete PhD studies in Turkey.

Agencies Involved: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)

Key Dates: Applications are accepted twice a year. The first period has passed, but the application period for the second 2014 period is September 22, 2014 – October 31, 2014.


Scholarship for Graduate Students

The Yunus Emre Turkish Language Scholarship is awarded to students looking to study Turkish abroad. Candidates must be enrolled in a study program at the level for which they are applying to study in Turkey. Undergraduate applicants must be no older than 22 years old at the time of applying, graduate applicants must be no older than 31 years old at the time of applying, and post-doctoral applicants must be no older than 36 years old at the time of applying, and professional applicants must be no older than 46 years old at the time of applying.

Agencies Involved: T.C. Başbakanlık Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Topluluklar Başkanlığı

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.


The Ali Kuşçu Science and Technology Graduate and Research Scholarship is open to post-doctoral and graduate students from abroad wishing to conduct research in Turkey. Graduate applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree, be enrolled in a graduate program, and be no older than 31 years old at the time of applying. Post-doctoral applicants must possess a PhD and be no older than 36 years old at the time of applying. Professional applicants must be no older than 46 at the time of applying.

Agencies Involved: T.C. Başbakanlık Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Topluluklar Başkanlığı

Key Dates: Check website for updated information.