Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who Can Apply To CoHE Scholarship Awarded To Foreign Students?

    • Foreign students who are coming from countries where CoHE signed a protocol

  • What Are The Supports Offered To Foreign Students By CoHE Scholarship?

    • 800 TL Scholarship Fee to undergraduate students , 1400 TL to graduate students
    • Undergraduate and graduate tuition fee
    • Turkish language tuition costs for non-Turkish scholars
    • Health insurance
    • Accommodation in dormitories of Institution of Credit and Dormitories

  • Which countries benefit from CoHE scholarship awarded to foreign students as of 2018-2019 academic year?

    Albania, Bangladesh, Palestine, Kosovo, Macedonia, Pakistan (Azad Kashmir region), Rwanda and Ukraine.

  • What is CoHE Turcology Scholarship?

    These are scholarships awarded to undergraduate students who are studying in Turkish Language and Literature, Turkology and Turkish Language programs of higher education institutions to be determined by CoHE. For these scholarships, the countries that signed protocol with CoHE will be given priority.

  • Who Can Apply to CoHE Turcology Scholarship?

    In foreign countries and higher education institutions determined by CoHE, students studying in Turkish Language and Literature, Turkology and Turkish Language Programs can apply.

    They must meet the following requirements:

    1. a) To be ranked in the first 10 of the program for the students who will start preparatory or first grade in higher education institution,
    2. b) For students in the second semester of the first class, having a high GPA, i.e. in the top 10 students in the classroom,
    3. c) For students studying in intermediate classes; having no failed lessons from the previous year; and having a high GPA of previous year i.e; being in top 10 students in the class.

  • Which countries benefit from CoHE Turcology Scholarship as of 2018-2019 academic year?

    Kosovo, Lebanon, Sudan and Pakistan

  • What is Erasmus +?

    • Erasmus + is a grant program of European Union in the field of education, youth and sports.
    • Turkey is a member of Erasmus + Program countries.
    • Within the scope of Erasmus +, which is being implemented between the years 2014-2020, in addition to the exchange of higher education students, youth studies, staff mobility and institutional cooperation activities are supported

  • How can students come to Turkey with Erasmus +?

    • Students can apply to their own universities to participate in the program.
    • Students can access detailed information from Foreign Affairs office of their universities or from National Agencies in their own countries.
    • Students are able to benefit from Erasmus + in line with bilateral agreements made by higher education institutions.

  • What are the supports given to students coming to Turkey?

    • It is possible to participate in the operation with or without grants. The amount of grants varies according to the countries.
    • Students who come to Turkey for education mobility are exempt from tuition fees.
    • Students who come to Turkey for internship mobility are exempt from work permits.
    • There are universities with facilities such as accommodation, transportation support and Turkish language training.

  • From which can scholars come to Turkey?

    • With a few exceptions, participation from all countries of the world is possible.

  • What is Mevlana Exchange Program?

    • It is a student and instructor exchange program between higher education institutions in Turkey and higher education institutions abroad.

  • Who can participate in the Mevlana Exchange Program?

    • Students in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students enrolled in formal education programs in all higher education institutions in Turkey can participate in the course of Mevlana Exchange Program,
    • In addition, faculty members who work in domestic and overseas higher education institutions can participate.

  • What are the application requirements to participate in Mevlana Exchange Program as a student?

    • To be a pre-graduate, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral student enrolled in the higher education programs.
    • General academic GPA of undergraduate and undergraduate students should be at least 2.5 out of 4,
    • General academic GPA of graduate and doctoral students should be at least 3 out of 4,
    • Should have % 50 language score +% 50 grade averages.

  • What are the application requirements to participate in Mevlana Exchange Program as an instructor (teacher)?

    Given priority to specific situations such as the educational language of the higher education institution, the language of instruction and the level of knowledge of this language. In exchange, faculty members who have not previously been involved in exchange activities are given priority.

  • How can a person who wants to benefit from Mevlana Exchange Program and who has the prerequisites can apply?

    Students may apply to Mevlana Exchange Program Coordinatorship of his/her Higher Education Institution by filling out forms at http://www.yok.gov.tr/web/mevlana.

    Faculty members may also apply to the relevant Mevlana Exchange Program Coordinator.

  • How can students who benefit from Mevlana Exchange Program meet their housing needs?

    Within the scope of the program, they can apply to take advantage of dormitories of the Credit Dormitories Institution by contacting the Mevlana Coordinatorship of the university.

  • How many times and how long can students benefit from Mevlana exchange program?

    Students can benefit from Mevlana Exchange Program for at least 1 and a maximum of 2 semesters.

  • How many times and how long can lecturers benefit from Mevlana Exchange Program?

    They can benefit at least for 1 week and a maximum of 3 months in one academic year.

    Academic activities should be at least 6 hours per week as part of mobility of faculty members. Academic activities such as lectures, seminars, panels or conferences are assessed in this context.

  • Does a student who wants to benefit from the Mevlana Exchange Program pay tuition fees for the institution he/she goes to?

    Students only continue to pay the contribution or tuition fee to the higher education institution where their registry is located during the period during Mevlana Exchange Program. They do not pay any tuition fees to Higher Education Institution to go.

  • Will the students who participate in the program lose any semester?

    Which courses will be considered equivalent to the courses taken by students who are enrolled in Mevlana Exchange Program and who are educated in another country abroad are determined in the learning protocol clearly. In other words, student does not lose any semester when he returns to his country.

  • Will the scholarships and credits of students who receive scholarships within the scope of Mevlana Exchange Program be cut off?

    Other scholarships and credits received by the students participating in Mevlana Exchange Program continue during the period they study. They continue to pay contributions or tuition fees to their institutions and do not pay tuition fees to Higher Education Institution.

  • Where can we learn more about Mevlana Exchange Program?

    • You can contact the Mevlana Exchange Program Coordinatorship of the higher education institution that you are a student of or you are working at.
    • Or you can get information, documents or necessary documents from http://www.yok.gov.tr/web/mevlana web adress, YÖK Mevlana Exchange Program Coordinatorship.

  • Why is a residence permit necessary?

    Why is a residence permit necessary?

    •    In Turkey, foreigners who will stay longer than visa/visa exemption period or 90 days will be required to obtain a residence permit.
    •    Foreigners requesting a residence permit must have a passport or a document equivalent to passport, which is 60 days longer than the period requested.

  • Where to apply for residence permit?

    Where to apply for residence permit?

    •    It is essential that the applications of foreigners who will reside in our country are made from the Consulates in the country where they are citizens or legally located.
    •    However, in the process of establishing our overseas organization, the residence permit for foreigners residing in Turkey during the visa application is made within the country.
    •    In order to enable the first applications and, transition and extension applications to be made in electronic environment "e-residence" system, which can be accessed from www.goc.gov.tr , was developed.  Here, applications are made electronically by foreigner and documents required for the type of referenced residence permit are reported in the application form.

  • What is first e-residence application?

    What is first e-residence application?

    •    In the first applications, the foreigner who made an appointment by completing the residence permit application form will be able to perform operations by going to Provincial Immigration Administration Directorate on the date and time of the appointment. Foreigner, whose application is accepted is granted “Residence Permit Application Certificate" by Provincial Immigration Administration Directorate.
    •    In this tab, foreigners are required to apply for one of the types of residence permit (short-term, family, student or long-term residence permit) from the first application screen before the expiry of their visa, residence permit or exemption period.
    So briefly:
    FILL APPLICATION FORM – COLLECT DOCUMENTS – COME ON APPOINTMENT DAY

  • How to apply for e-residence extension?

    How to apply for e-residence extension?

    •    If the foreigners who have a residence permit want to extend these permits, they should apply for  extension of the residence permit from the e-residence system, and after the payment of residence permit fee and  residence permit document fee, applicant should submit all requested documents together with the receipts to Provincial Immigration Directorate Administration  Office within 5 working days via PTT registered post or cargo.
                So briefly:
                 FILL IN APPLICATION FORM – PAY FEE – SEND DOCUMENTS BY MAIL

  • In what cases are the residence permits cancelled?

    In what cases are the residence permits cancelled?

    •    Failure to fulfill one or more of the application requirements for residence permit
    •    Determining whether the residence permit is used for other than intended purpose
    •    Effective deportation decision or decision to ban entry to Turkey for relevant person

  • How many days does the residence permit application result in

    How many days does the residence permit application result in

    •    Applicant is given a residence permit application which allows him / her to stay legally in the country.

    •    The applications will be finalized within 90 days at the latest. If this time is extended, applicant is informed.

  • What are the types of residence permits?

    What are the types of residence permits?

    •     "Short term residence permit"which is issued for 1 year or for 2 years periods.
    •      "Family Residence Permit"which is issued for a maximum period of three years at each time
    •      "Student Residence Permit” is issued according to the duration of the study
    •      "Long Term Residence Permit"is issued without time limit
    •      "Humanitarian Residence Permit” which is issued for a maximum period of one year
    •      "Human Trafficking Victim Residence Permit"which is given for 30 days at first and which can be extended for up to 6 months each time. Total duration will not exceed 3 years.

  • Which documents are required to apply for residence permit?

    Which documents are required to apply for residence permit?

    •    Student Residence Permit Application Form (It is created by the system when the application is completed via the e-residence system. The application form is printed out and signed by applicant and / or his / her legal representative.)
    •    Original and photocopy of the passport or document which is equivalent to passport (Passport or passport replacement of 60 days more period than the requested residence permit must be obtained.)
    •    Photo (taken in the last six months, fund should be white, biometric and four pieces.)
    •    Valid Health Insurance (The duration of health insurance should cover the requested residence permit period).
    •    Declaration of sufficient and regular financial means
    •    Valid and Accurate Address Statement    (If you are staying in a dormitory with an e-signed/signed and sealed/stamped dormitory certificate, if you are staying with rental agreement, notary approved rental agreement)
    •    Student certificate/Foreign Student Information Form which indicates that they can benefit from the right of studentship

  • Which institution gives the residence permit certificate?

    Which institution gives the residence permit certificate?

    •    Residence permit certificate is issued by General Directorate of Immigration Administration and sent to the addresses of applicants by post (PTT cargo).

  • What are valid health insurance types?

    What are valid health insurance types?

    •     e-Signed/signed and sealed/stamped document received from the Provincial Social Security unitabout benefiting of health services in Turkey within the scope of bilateral social security agreements,
    •     e-Signed/signed and sealed/stamped authorisation ertificate from Social Security institution,
    •     e-Signed/signed and sealed/stamped document for application to benefit General Health Insurance (optional insurance)  of Social Security institution
    •    Private Health Insurance,

  • Example of residence permit

    Example of residence permit