Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy: “Turkey Scholarships, which started with around 2012 thousand applications in 42, have reached the level of 178 applications from 165 different countries today. Approximately 5 scholarships are given to international students each year.”
Minister Ersoy: “This year, we graduated 104 undergraduate, 940 graduate and 941 doctoral students from 485 countries.”
Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said that Türkiye Scholarships, which started with around 2012 thousand applications in 42, have reached the level of 178 applications from 165 different countries, and approximately 5 thousand scholarships are given to international students every year.
Minister Ersoy spoke at the 10th International Student Graduation Ceremony held at the Ankara Provinces House by the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB).
Stating that they started the Türkiye Scholarships program nine years ago to build a more just, peaceful and prosperous future, Minister Ersoy stated that international students studying in Turkey have the opportunity to benefit from extra-curricular social, cultural and academic activities with scholarships.
Expressing that the program also supports academics, researchers and public personnel in other countries with different research modules and Turkish language training, Minister Ersoy continued as follows:
“In a world whose agenda is shaken by wars, hunger and epidemics, it is a human and conscientious responsibility to share assets and opportunities fairly, from economy to education, from trade to health, and more importantly, to enable countries that do not have these opportunities to stand on their own feet by gaining the production and development capacity in every possible field. The most important condition for fulfilling this responsibility is to raise well-equipped, global-thinking, entrepreneurial generations that will shape the future of their own country. This is the ideal and vision underlying the Türkiye Scholarships program. These new generations are our strongest guarantee to develop social, cultural, political and economic ties between our countries.”
“There are more than 169 thousand Turkish graduates in 150 countries of the world”
Stating that they will continue to support the program as the Ministry, Minister Ersoy said, “Turkey Scholarships, which started with around 2012 thousand applications in 42, have reached the level of 178 applications from 165 different countries today. Approximately 5 scholarships are awarded to international students each year. This year, we graduated 104 undergraduate, 940 graduate and 941 doctoral students from 485 countries. Today, there are more than 169 thousand Turkish graduates in 150 countries of the world.” used his statements.
Minister Ersoy, who stated that the family of Turkey graduates has great success stories, said, “It is an indescribable feeling to see the point we have reached on the way we started 9 years ago, and to witness the success of the people whose lives you touched. We had a nice challenge while presenting the awards. Because there were 488 applications, that is, 488 success stories. So we had to choose among them. I would like to thank all of our graduates who applied and congratulate them individually, hoping to hear their new success stories.” made its assessment.
Awards Found Their Owners
After the video screening of some students who deserved the award, their awards were presented.
Economy and Entrepreneurship Award to Fennan Mohammed from Ethiopia, Journalism and Media Studies Award to Bayram Pomak from Kosovo, Studies in Arts and Sports Award to Fazylbek Mustanov from Kazakhstan and Lifetime Award to Mustafa Aliş Hacı from Bulgaria Honor Award given.
International Students Graduation Ceremony
Immediately after the Turkey Alumni Awards ceremony, the 10th International Student Graduation Ceremony was held.
After the Türkiye Scholarships Film Screening and the speeches of the graduate students, gifts were given to the families of two graduate students from Colombia and Ecuador.
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy presented gifts to successful international students who graduated from Turkey.
Afterwards, all the students participating in the ceremony threw their caps.
The ceremony ended after Nodira Sufijonova piano concert and gala dinner.
Nearly 104 Students from 3 Countries Graduated This Year
In 2021, 178 students from 165 different countries of the world applied to Türkiye Scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education.
While approximately 15 thousand of the international students currently studying in Turkey are Türkiye Scholarships students, nearly 104 thousand students from 3 countries graduated this year.