TDF Scholarship for International Islamic studies in Turkey

Scholarship in Art and Humanities
  • Turkey, Turkey
  • Apply Before : February 28, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 1337
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDF) is receiving applications for International Islamic Scholarships. TDF supports Islamic Studies and offers scholarships for students from 111 countries for teaching and training in each aspect of Islam, contributing to Muslim communities, and building friendly relationships among Turkey and other societies.

Important Dates

  • Organized by: Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDF)
  • Application Start: 15 January 2023
  • Application Deadline: 28 February 2023
  • Application Evaluation: 01-25 March 2023
  • Candidate Interview: 20 March 2023 – 31 May 2023
  • Interview Evaluation: 01- 15 June 2023
  • Announcement of Results: After 15 June 2023
  • Number of Scholarships: 200
  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Eligible Country: All

Field of Study:

  • Basic Islam sciences
  • Islamic history and art
  • Philosophy and religious studies

Host Universities:

Faculty of the theology of the following university

  • Social Science University of Ankara
  • Marmara University
  • Istanbul University
  • Ankara university
  • Erciyes University
  • Necmettin Erbakan University
  • Uludag University


The Scholarship provides the following allowances:

  • Accommodation
  • Return tickets for international students at the beginning and end of the academic year to their home countries
  • Summer and Winter Camps
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • University’s annual tuition fees
  • General health insurance premiums
  • Indoor and outdoor sports fields.
  • Excursions to historical places and various cities.
  • Picnics and other social activities.
  • Conferences, Symposia, Panels
  • Academic studies

Edibility Criteria

Applicants who meet the following requirements can apply for Turkey Diyanet Foundation Scholarship:

  • Be nationality of a country other than the Republic of Turkey
  • Born after 01 January 2002
  • Be in good health physically and mentally
  • Having no problem studying in Turkey
  • Provide a high school graduation certificate with a Score degree of 70% or higher
  • No punishment was received while looking in his country
  • He must have taken a break in his education for at most two years after high school.
  • Do not be studying in Turkey currently
  • Not have repeated or been suspended from the school for more than two years without any valid reason.
  • Have not been penalized for any disciplinary action during his education in his country

Documents Required

Applicants should provide the following documents:

  • High School certificate and transcript
  • ID Card or Passport
  • Education valid visa
  • Health report
  • Six photos of 4.5×6
  • Study permit from a Turkish mission in their home country
  • Turkish equaling certificate for high school diploma from a consultant, representative, or educational attach or any qualified Turkish authority
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference Letter regarding applicant’s education in Turkey

Application Procedure

Applications will pass the document and information checks to complete the preliminary evaluation process. Applicants will receive face-to-face interview invitations in their respective countries, and the interview panel will evaluate the candidates according to the following areas:

  • Visual Aptitude Test;
  • Knowledge of reciting the Qur’an and tajwid;
  • Basic religious knowledge (Faith, worship, Sirah ethics);
  • General culture;
  • Self-expression ability;
  • Preference awareness;
  • Special talent;
  • Language skills

How to Apply?

Applicants must apply online before the deadline. Application via Email or post is not acceptable. The selection committee will only review and approve the complete application package. The selected applicants will receive notifications for the interview or exam conducted in Turkish foreign missions.

Apply Now

For more information about the Scholarship, please visit the Turkish Diyanet Foundation (TDF) website or read the scholarship guidelines.

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