Turkish is a modern language that is spoken by almost 100 million people around the world. In fact, Turkish language is one of the widely spoken languages in the world after Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, English, Spanish, Russian, French and Portuguese.
The students who are eligible for the Turkiye Scholarships and who also do not speak Turkish are granted free Turkish language training for one year. For all the students who do not speak Turkish, the language training will be a prerequisite for their university program they are placed with. Turkish Language Courses will take place in the cities in which Turkish Education Centers (TÖMER) are located. The language program is for 8 months and ends in June. Students are expected to receive a C1 level Turkish competency from Turkish Sufficiency Test at the end of the course. Those students who have successfully taken the exam will continue their education at the university they registered. Students who fail the required Turkish score will have additional time until September to retake the exam and fulfill the language criteria.
After all, if a student cannot fulfill the expected language score by September, his/her scholarship will go into abeyance for a year during which his/her language course and other expenses will have to be paid by the student. His/her scholarship will be reinstated only if the student receives a C1 level Turkish Language Certificate during that year.
If the student fails to have the C1 Level Turkish Language Certificate in his/her second year, his/her scholarship and university registration will be cancelled altogether.
Turkish Language Certificate Levels
Beginner (A1 and A2)
Intermediate (B1 and B2)
Advanced (C1 and C2)