Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Turkey



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10 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in mid-September through to the end of June. Grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation in late September/early October. This will consist of a variety of activities including lectures on Turkey and Turkish Culture. Grantees are also required to attend the Final Evaluation Meeting in May. 


Candidate Profile:

Applications at all degree levels and disciplines are eligible to apply.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended.

Level: Novice to Intermediate, depending on the nature of the project. 

Additional Information: Turkish language proficiency commensurate with the project is strongly recommended. Students who wish to attend lectures and/or make use of library facilities should have some degree of proficiency in Turkish. Instruction in the universities is in Turkish. However, most private and some of the state universities use English as the medium of instruction.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own affiliations and submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. Applicants without formal affiliations should state their preferences and reasons for placements at a particular institution if an invitation is not available. 


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

Applicants proposing research projects are not charged affiliation fees; however, applicants proposing a Master's or Ph.D. program will be liable for any fees involved. 


Dependents:

Candidates may bring their dependents, but the program can not provide them with any financial or logistical support (visas, residency permits, etc). 


Website :

 
Contact : Mevlude Bakir amprog@fulbright.org.tr


2 Fulbright 65th Anniversary Study/Research Grants

The Turkish Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce two awards in honor of the Commission’s 65th anniversary. These two scholarships – one at the Master’s level, one at the Ph.D. – are open to American students who wish to pursue a degree program at a Turkish university. Each award will cover up to two years of expenses. The recipient of the Master’s level award will be expected to complete the degree within the two-year time period.


Grant Period:

9 months, renewable for a second year.

Grants will begin in mid-September through to the end of June. Grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation meeting in late September/ early October. This will consist of a variety of activities including lectures on Turkey and Turkish Culture. Grantees are also required to attend the Final Evaluation Meeting in May. 


Candidate Profile:

Applications in all disciplines are eligible to apply. 


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's (for the Master’s level award)

Master's (for the Ph.D. level award)


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Some Turkish language proficiency is highly recommended, but not required, as many top Turkish universities have English-language medium instruction.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Applicants should include reference to the institution(s) they wish to attend, though letters of affiliation are not required. Accepted applicants will work with the Turkish Fulbright Commission for placement in a Turkish university graduate program. 


Affiliation/ Tuition Fees:

Tuition fees will be included in this award. 


Dependents:

Candidates may bring their dependents, but the program cannot provide them with any financial or logistical support (visas, residency permits, etc). 


Website :

http://www.fulbright.org.tr/

Ms. Mevlude Bakir: amprog@fulbright.org.tr  


90 Fulbright-Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK) English Teaching Assistantships

The English Teaching Assistantship Program in Turkey is administered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission and the Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK). ETAs work at state universities and carry out their duties according to host university regulations in the Higher Education Staff Law number 2914.

ETAs are generally placed at newly-established universities, some of which are in locations that are far from major urban centers. The physical conditions and social expectations vary from place to place, and ETAs should be highly adaptable and conscientious about the particular context they are in. In some rural areas of Turkey, foreigners are still not commonly seen, which makes the ETA Program both very valuable, but can also make it challenging. 


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation meeting in late September/early October. This will consist of a variety of activities including lectures on Turkey and Turkish Culture and English Language Teaching Methods, as well as an introductory Turkish Language course. Grantees are also required to attend the Mid-Year Evaluation Meeting in February. Grantees’ expenses during both meetings are covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates at all degree levels are eligible to apply. Applicants should be open-minded, committed, flexible and able to take initiative. Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates in the areas of Education (including TESOL and TEFL), Humanities, Social Sciences, English Literature and Language, and American Studies.

Candidates should be committed to teaching and learning about different cultures. Previous teaching experience or completion of a teaching practicum is helpful, but not required. Successful candidates will be able to lead classes with minimal guidance and will serve as cultural interpreters of the United States for their Turkish students and colleagues.

Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study and/or career interests and include relevant extracurricular activities. Research proposals are not required; however, applicants may propose small research projects as long as they do not conflict with assigned classroom responsibilities.


Ineligibility:

Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish nationality will not be considered. 


Placement Type:

Placement of ETAs will be made based on random selection. Candidates will be placed in newly-established universities throughout Turkey. ETAs will spend approximately 21 hours per week teaching English (with a focus on Speaking / Listening skills). ETAs are expected to spend an equivalent amount of time preparing for class, assisting with extra-curricular activities, attending departmental meetings and helping out with university related activities. These duties and hours will vary, depending on the university’s needs. 


Accepted Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Applicants must be native speakers of English. Knowledge and experience in teaching English is helpful. Basic knowledge of Turkish and Turkish Culture is also helpful, but not required. Although basic Turkish language lessons are provided in the Fall Orientation Meeting, candidates should indicate whether they are interested in continuing to take Turkish lessons during their assignment. 


Dependents:

ETAs may bring their dependents, but the program can not provide them with any financial or logistical support (visas, residency permits, etc). 


Housing:

Housing arrangements will be made with the help of the host universities. Some universities may offer housing to grantees on their campuses. 


Visa Requirements:

All candidates are required to obtain a Work Visa from the Turkish Embassy or Consulates in the U.S. prior to their arrival. Turkish Embassy and Consulates are informed by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the names of the Fulbright ETA Grantees to help ease the visa application process. 


Website:

http://www.fulbright.org.tr/

For further information and questions, please contact to:

Ms. Mevlude Bakir: eta@fulbright.org.tr 


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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.