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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

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

Turkey

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The U.S. Student Study/Research Program offers recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, developing professionals and artists an opportunity to conduct career-launching studies and research in Turkey.

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Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all applications will be evaluated without prejudice toward individuals with disabilities; the Turkish Fulbright Commission encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. 

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All applications will be evaluated by a committee of scholars, not only for their academic and professional excellence, but also for their potential to increase mutual understanding between the United States and Turkey. 

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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Grants will begin in mid-September and run through mid-June. A series of webinar sessions are organized by the Turkish Fulbright Commission prior to grantee arrival, covering various administrative and logistical topics. 

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Depending on the timing during the academic year and grantees' research responsibilities, they may also participate in the annual Fulbright Berlin Seminar held by the German-American Fulbright Commission. In such cases, the Turkish Fulbright Commission provides support. 

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Prospective candidates are also encouraged to visit the Turkish Fulbright Commission's YouTube channel where they can find videos with former grantee testimonials and other informational videos. 

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An Orientation Meeting Program in Ankara is held for grantees in mid-September before the academic year starts in Turkey. The Orientation Meeting consists of a variety of activities including lectures on Turkish history, culture, and recent political developments in the country, as well as cultural activities and visits to significant historical sites.

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A Mid-Year Evaluation Meeting is organized to evaluate the grantees' progress with their research projects and provide constructive feedback for the remainder of their grant period.

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The Final Evaluation Meeting is held towards the end of the academic year to allow grantees to share their academic and cultural experiences in Turkey and to evaluate their overall Fulbright experience. 

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All the meetings are held jointly with U.S. Scholar Program Grantees, providing a supportive and collaborative environment in which grantees with a variety of backgrounds and experiences can learn from one another. The costs of attending these mandatory meetings are covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

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Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship are eligible to apply. However, dual citizens are not eligible if either of the following applies: (1) The candidate received a degree from a university in Turkey; (2) The candidate resided in Turkey for more than a consecutive year within the past five years.

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Applications at all degree levels and disciplines are eligible to apply. This includes applicants who will have completed their Bachelor's Degree prior to the grant period start date.

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Candidates who already hold a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) are not eligible for the U.S. Study/Research Program. Those applicants should examine their possible opportunities through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

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Candidates who are interested in applying for a grant in Turkey are welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for further information. 

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Turkish language proficiency commensurate with the project is strongly recommended. If an applicant intends to conduct archival research in Ottoman History or other relevant studies, knowledge of Ottoman Turkish is necessary.

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Those who wish to attend lectures and/or make use of library facilities should have some degree of proficiency in Turkish. The medium of instruction at most universities is Turkish; however, some private and state universities offer classes in English.

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Grantees are eligible to receive a Turkish Language Allowance for use towards improving their Turkish language ability and this allowance can only be used during their grant period. 

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Applicants are highly encouraged to arrange their own affiliation and provide in their application an invitation letter from the host institution at which they wish to conduct their Study/Research projects. Applicants without formal affiliation should state their preference for placement at a particular institution. All applicants should provide reasoning for this preference, but final determinations regarding candidate affiliations are done by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. Candidates are welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for assistance in arranging host institution affiliations. 

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The Turkish Fulbright Commission is committed to increasing the geographical diversity of its placements, by accepting grantees with affiliations from a spectrum of Turkish universities. Therefore, candidates who apply with an affiliation from less commonly-placed universities are preferred.

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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. 

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Candidates may be contacted for Skype interviews by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

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Candidates may bring their dependents, but the Program cannot provide them with any financial or logistical support (visa application, residency permit application, etc.). 

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Candidates proposing a research project are required to receive a Research Visa (Araştırma Vizesi) and those applying to conduct graduate studies must obtain a Student Visa (Öğrenci Vizesi). These visas should be obtained from a Turkish Embassy/Consulate in the United States.

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The grantee is responsible for acquiring the proper visa for his/her grant. The Turkish Fulbright Commission requests the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the relevant Turkish Embassy/Consulates in the United States of the Study/Research Grantees' names to ease their visa application process. 

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Grantees are required to pay their own research visa application fees. Residency permit application fees will be covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. In addition, costs associated with acquiring any official documentation required for the residency permit application, including a valid health insurance in Turkey, are also covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. 

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Research Permission (Araştırma İzni): In addition to acquiring the appropriate visa, depending on the nature of the research project, some grantees may be expected to obtain research permission from the relevant ministries, research centers, museums or libraries. Grantees are responsible for obtaining research permission (if necessary) for their research projects; however, the Turkish Fulbright Commission will provide guidance.

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is not available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.EUR@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://fulbright.org.tr"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Nazlı Bulgurluoglu","value":"amprog@fulbright.org.tr"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-03-29 13:37:34 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 12:43:06 [countryName] => Turkey [regionId] => 21 [countryCode] => TR [countryAlias] => turkey [regionName] => Europe & Eurasia [regionAlias] => europe-and-eurasia [regionColor] => #3daa65 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;i:3;i:1;i:45;i:2;i:60;} [regionBgColor] => #a3d284 [regionBgHoverColor] => #7bb157 )
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Open Study/Research Award
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The English Teaching Assistant Award (ETA) Program in Turkey is administered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission and partners with participating state universities. The responsibilities and duties assigned to the ETAs will vary from university to university. Grantees will be placed in a variety of cities across Turkey.

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Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all applications will be evaluated without prejudice toward individuals with disabilities; the Turkish Fulbright Commission encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. 

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Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the Turkish Fulbright Commission's YouTube channel where they can find videos with former grantee testimonials and other informational videos.  

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Candidates who are interested in applying to the ETA Program in Turkey are always welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for further information. 

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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The ETA Program begins in mid-September and ends in mid-June.

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ETAs will be required to attend a week-long in-country Orientation Meeting Program in mid-September. The meeting will consist of a variety of activities, including lectures on Turkey, Turkish culture, English language teaching (ELT) methods, rules and regulations of the ETA Program, recent developments in the country, as well as an introductory Turkish language course and cultural activities. 

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ETAs are also required to attend the Mid-Year Evaluation Meeting in late February to evaluate their progress and to discuss their views and suggestions for the future of the program. The Mid-Year Evaluation Meeting is a great opportunity for the Commission to learn how grantees have benefited from their academic and cultural exchange in Turkey. 

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The Final Evaluation Meeting is held towards the end of the academic year to allow grantees to share their academic and cultural experiences in Turkey and to evaluate their overall Fulbright experience. The meeting is held jointly with the U.S. Scholars and U.S. Student Study/Research Programs grantees.

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The costs of attending these mandatory meetings are covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

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Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship are eligible to apply. However, dual citizens are not eligible if either of the following applies: (1) The candidate received a degree from a university in Turkey; (2) The candidate resided in Turkey for more than a consecutive year within the past five years.

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Candidates at the Bachelor's and Master's level are eligible to apply. Candidates with one of the following teaching qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply: (1) a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in TESOL, English, English Literature, Education, Linguistics; (2) two or more years of teaching experience; (3) an English teaching certificate (i.e. TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, DELTA).

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Applicants should be open-minded, committed, flexible and able to take the initiative. Additionally, it is important to be self-sufficient and able to think and act independently. Selected candidates will be working as full time teachers at their host universities, therefore they should be able to lead classes with minimal guidance and serve as cultural interpreters of the United States for their Turkish students and colleagues. They should be committed to teaching and learning about different cultures.

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The purpose of the Fulbright ETA Program in Turkey is to facilitate cultural and educational exchange, especially within communities that have not historically been exposed to American culture or native English speakers. The program is designed to help build up the English language programs at developing state universities across Turkey. Therefore, grantees should be prepared to serve in any city across Turkey; this could include rural areas with low levels of English speakers.

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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.

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Knowledge of Turkish will be helpful.

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Applicants must be native speakers of English or possess native level of proficiency.

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An introductory Turkish language course is provided during the Orientation Meeting Program. In addition, ETAs can attend Turkish language courses arranged by their host universities during their grant periods.

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

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ETAs will be placed through a process of random selection after they have been accepted to the Program. ETAs will teach English at state universities, where they will typically focus on speaking and listening skills. Aside from their teaching responsibilities, ETAs are expected to assist with extra-curricular activities, attend departmental meetings and help with other activities at the university. These duties and hours will vary, depending on the university's needs. 

"}]},{"name":"Eligibility","id":"eligibility","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options_array","value":[{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_01","value":"Dual citizens of this country are eligible"},{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_02","value":"Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant"}]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Special Application Instructions","id":"special_application_instructions","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Candidates may be contacted for Skype interviews by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

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All candidates are required to obtain a Work Visa (Çalışma Vizesi) from a Turkish Embassy/Consulate in the United States prior to their arrival in Turkey. The Turkish Embassy/Consulate will be informed by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the names of the Fulbright ETA Program participants to ease the visa application process. 

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Grantees are required to pay their own work visa application fees. Work permit application fees will be covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

"},{"name":"Dependents","value":"

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

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is not available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":["Regional City"]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.EUR@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://fulbright.org.tr/"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Nazlı Bulgurluoglu","value":"eta@fulbright.org.tr"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-03-29 13:37:34 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 12:43:06 [countryName] => Turkey [regionId] => 21 [countryCode] => TR [countryAlias] => turkey [regionName] => Europe & Eurasia [regionAlias] => europe-and-eurasia [regionColor] => #3daa65 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;i:3;i:1;i:45;i:2;i:60;} [regionBgColor] => #a3d284 [regionBgHoverColor] => #7bb157 )
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English Teaching Assistant Award
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This joint award is provided by the Greek and Turkish Fulbright Commissions and allows students to engage in comparative trans-regional research and/or study. Up to two awards per academic year are open to candidates at all degree levels, but preference is given to Master’s and Ph.D. candidates. Applications from all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants in the following fields related to Greece and Turkey: environmental studies, marine biology, disaster management and emergency preparedness, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies / archaeology, cultural policy, music and the arts, and tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism). The award is for 8-9 months with at least 4 months spent in each country. Applicants may select which country to visit first, depending on the needs of their project.

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Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all applications will be evaluated without prejudice toward individuals with disabilities and the Turkish Fulbright Commission encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. Fulbright Greece is fully committed to recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every person, and to the provision of equal rights and opportunities.

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Recruitment for all educational exchange programs is based on open, and fair national competition, and on individual merit and academic excellence. Transparency in the selection process is assured.

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Grantees are expected to be in the first country of destination in mid-September for the required Initial Orientation Meeting.

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Grantees are expected in the first country of destination at least a few days before the beginning of the academic year and are required to attend a Fulbright Commission orientation.

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Candidates at all degree levels are accepted, but preference is given to Master's and Ph.D. candidates. Applications from all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants in the following fields related to Greece and Turkey: environmental studies, marine biology, disaster management and emergency preparedness, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies / archaeology, cultural policy, music and the arts, and tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism).

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Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship are eligible to apply. However, dual citizens are not eligible if either of the following applies: (1) The candidate received a degree from a university in Turkey; (2) The candidate resided in Turkey for more than a consecutive year within the past five years.

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Independent research projects with minimal support from local English-speaking hosts may require a good command of Turkish and/or Greek languages. Some study of Turkish and Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

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Applicants are required to secure affiliation(s) in Greece and Turkey and submit letters of invitation/affiliation indicating name/position of host and details on collaborating educational/cultural organization/institution. Projects must be well-formulated and achievable under the guidance of an adviser/mentor at an educational, cultural, or government institution. Library and research facilities are generally limited.

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The Turkish Fulbright Commission can assist in establishing contacts at prospective host institutions and coordinating final assignments. Candidates who are interested in applying for a grant in Turkey are welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for further information.

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Prospective candidates are also encouraged to visit the Turkish Fulbright Commission's YouTube channel where they can find videos with former grantee testimonials and other informational videos.

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

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Greek dual citizens are welcome to apply. Applicants are permitted to reside in Greece in the year prior to the grant.

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Turkish dual citizens may apply for the Greece-Turkey Joint award. Applicants are not permitted to reside in Turkey in the year prior to the grant.

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In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select Greek Turkish Award from the drop-down menu to be considered for this award. You must select Greece for Country 1 and Turkey for Country

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Candidates may be contacted for Skype interviews by the Turkish Commission.

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Candidates will work with the Greek Commission to obtain the correct visa and necessary documentation for their arrivals. Visas to Greece for Fulbrighters and their underage dependents are provided gratis. This type of visa is also a residence permit which covers the total grant period and allows for travel in and out of Greece and the Schengen Treaty Area.

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Candidates proposing a research project are required to receive a Research Visa (Araştırma Vizesi) and those applying to conduct graduate studies must obtain a Student Visa (Öğrenci Vizesi). These visas should be obtained from a Turkish Embassy/Consulate in the United States.

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The grantee is responsible for acquiring the proper visa for his/her grant. The Turkish Fulbright Commission requests the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the relevant Turkish Embassy/Consulates in the United States of the Study/Research Grantees' names to ease their visa application process.

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Grantees are required to pay their own research visa application fees. Residency permit application fees will be covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. In addition, costs associated with acquiring any official documentation required for the residency permit application, including a valid health insurance in Turkey, are also covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

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Research Permission (Araştırma İzni): In addition to acquiring the appropriate visa, depending on the nature of the research project, some grantees may be expected to obtain research permission from the relevant ministries, research centers, museums, or libraries. Grantees are responsible for obtaining research permission (if necessary) for their research projects; however, the Turkish Fulbright Commission will provide guidance.

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is not available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.EUR@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://fulbright.org.tr/"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Nazlı Bulgurluoglu","value":"amprog@fulbright.org.tr"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-04-19 18:36:17 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 12:43:06 [countryName] => Turkey [regionId] => 21 [countryCode] => TR [countryAlias] => turkey [regionName] => Europe & Eurasia [regionAlias] => europe-and-eurasia [regionColor] => #3daa65 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;i:3;i:1;i:45;i:2;i:60;} [regionBgColor] => #a3d284 [regionBgHoverColor] => #7bb157 )
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Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award
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The Fulbright/Turkish Universities Master’s Program Award offers recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, developing professionals and artists an opportunity to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program at leading state and foundation universities in Turkey. Applications from all disciplines are eligible to apply.   

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Participating universities to the award program are Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Hacettepe University, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Ankara University, Middle East Technical University, Boğaziçi University, Koç University, Özyeğin University, and Sabancı University. Applications to other universities may also be accepted upon confirmation of the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

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All applications will be evaluated by a committee of scholars, both for their academic and professional excellence, as well as their potential to increase mutual understanding between the United States and Turkey. 

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Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all applications will be evaluated without prejudice toward individuals with disabilities.

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Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the Turkish Fulbright Commission's YouTube channel where they can find videos with former grantee testimonials and other informational videos. 

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A series of webinar sessions are organized by the Turkish Fulbright Commission prior to grantee arrival, covering various administrative and logistical topics. 

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Grant Length: 11 Months

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Grants will begin in mid-September and run through the academic year.

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An Orientation Meeting Program in Ankara is held for grantees in September, at the beginning of the academic year in Turkey. The Orientation Meeting consists of a variety of activities including lectures on Turkish history, culture, and recent political developments in the country, as well as cultural activities and visits to significant historical sites. 

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A Mid-Year Evaluation Meeting is organized to evaluate the grantees' course performance and provide constructive feedback for the remainder of their grant period.

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The Final Evaluation Meeting is held towards the end of the academic year to allow grantees to share their academic and cultural experiences in Turkey and to evaluate their overall Fulbright experience. 

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All the meetings are held jointly with U.S. Scholar Program and U.S. Student Program Grantees, providing a supportive and collaborative environment in which grantees with a variety of backgrounds and experiences can learn from one another. The costs of attending these mandatory meetings are covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

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Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship are eligible to apply. However, dual citizens are not eligible if either of the following applies: (1) The candidate received a degree from a university in Turkey; (2) The candidate resided in Turkey for more than a consecutive year within the past five years.

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The program is open to recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, developing professionals and artists from all disciplines.

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Candidates who are interested in applying for the Fulbright/Turkish Universities Master’s Program Award are welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for further information. 

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The medium of instruction at Boğazıçi University, Hacettepe University, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Koç University, Özyeğin University, Middle East Technical University, and Sabancı University is English. However, if a candidate receives an acceptance from a university with Turkish medium of instruction, proficiency in Turkish language is required.  

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Turkish Language courses will be arranged by the host universities to improve candidates’ Turkish language abilities. 

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Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation and must apply for admission according to the relevant university’s admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by the chosen institution before arrival.

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Applicants will complete two applications, the Fulbright application and the university’s application (according to the university’s admissions procedures). Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their university applications as early as possible. The Fulbright Program does not cover the application fee for the university. Candidates are welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for assistance in arranging host institution affiliations. 

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Candidates who wish to apply for the grant may directly contact the universities stated in the program announcement or, with prior approval of the Turkish Fulbright Commission, other universities, and upon receiving admission to a master's program apply to the Fulbright Program with their admission letters.

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Candidates without a formal acceptance letter from the university will be asked to provide the Turkish Fulbright Commission with a letter of acceptance upon receiving the award.

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Funding including round-trip ticket, monthly stipend, health insurance, settling-in allowance and academic field work support will be provided by the Turkish Fulbright Commission for the first year of study; and tuition waiver/support, student lodging and Turkish language education will be provided by the participating universities.

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Fulbright funding under this award is for one academic year.  If a candidate is accepted to a two-year Master’s program, the host university can offer funding for the second year depending on the candidate’s academic performance.

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Candidates may be contacted for Skype interviews by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

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Candidates may bring their dependents, but the Program cannot provide them with any financial or logistical support (visa application, residency permit application, etc.). 

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Candidates applying to pursue graduate studies must obtain a Student Visa (Öğrenci Vizesi). The visa should be obtained from a Turkish Embassy/Consulate in the United States.

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The grantee is responsible for acquiring the proper visa for his/her grant. The Turkish Fulbright Commission requests the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the relevant Turkish Embassy/Consulates in the United States of the Fulbright/Turkish Universities MA Program Award recipients’ names to ease their visa application process. 

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Grantees are required to pay their own student visa application fees. Residency permit application fees will be covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. In addition, costs associated with acquiring any official documentation required for the residency permit application, including a valid health insurance in Turkey, are also covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.  

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