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Studying in Turkey for Palestinians, in addition to all the important information for Palestinian students about free and paid scholarships, and the method of applying to Turkish universities for Palestinian students

What are the advantages of studying in Turkey for Palestinians?

During the last two decades, Turkey has become one of the countries with the highest annual share of international students, as the Turkish government has intensified its efforts to attract international students to study in its universities, and this comes by providing several facilities and various grants, on top of which is the annual Turkish government scholarship program.

In addition to raising the quality of education and scientific research, increasing the number of public and private universities, and ensuring the application of global and international standards through partnerships and concluding several agreements with international, European and American organizations.

This upward curve of the study of foreigners in Turkey has been linked to several different factors, and many advantages that Turkey has acquired during the last twenty years, whether at the scientific, technological, industrial and economic levels or at the political level and international and regional relations.

Therefore, many advantages emerged for studying in Turkey for foreign students in general and Palestinian students in particular, the most important of which are:

  • Studying in Turkey achieves the experience of studying in an interactive, open and multicultural environment, which enhances the acquisition of skills and exposure to the cultures of others, and expands the circle of knowledge across different nationalities around the world.
  • Turkey is characterized by its social character close to the conservative Arab culture, and the Turks share many customs, traditions and daily lifestyle of the Arabs, which constitutes an advantage for Palestinian and Arab students.
  • Studying in universities with European educational quality standards, as Turkey has witnessed an increasing rise in the international classification of its universities.
  • Going through the study experience within an economically and politically stable and calm environment far from wars and political and regional tensions.
  • Obtaining a variety of scholarships before starting studies or after, as Turkey thrives on educational and academic scholarships, the most famous of which is the Turkish government scholarship, which includes university, postgraduate and research levels.
  • Obtaining an official student residence in Turkey throughout the study period, which qualifies you to obtain health insurance and benefit from many discounts for students, such as using public transportation at nominal prices and others.
  • The experience of living in beautiful Turkey with its picturesque environment and charming nature, and enjoying seeing historical attractions and the most famous tourist places in the world.
  • International students in general, and Palestinians in particular, have the opportunity to participate in cultural, scientific and international events and activities such as conferences and seminars in which Turkish universities are active.

Obtaining residency for Palestinian students

Upon acceptance and enrollment in any Turkish university, the Palestinian student obtains the right to obtain legal residency within Turkish territory, as is the case for all foreign students wishing to study in Turkish universities.

And when applying correctly and according to the legal conditions generally accepted, the procedures are easy and take their normal legal time until the residence permit is obtained for the student, which usually lasts from one to two years, and is renewed two months before its expiry.


What are the requirements for studying in Turkey for Palestinians?

The Turkish government adopts a strategy to increase its international share of receiving foreign students from all over the world, due to the positive repercussions for the country on the short and long term.

As a result of this strategy, the conditions for studying in Turkey for Palestinians and foreign students are among the easiest and most simple conditions, in order to encourage foreigners to study in the country.

Every foreigner in general (including Palestinians) who wants to study in Turkey must fulfill several conditions, namely:

  • A copy of the high school certificate, translated into Turkish and certified by a notary.
  • A copy of the transcript, translated into Turkish and certified by a notary.
  • Photograph.
  • Copy of the passport.
  • Language certificates, if any, such as: TOEFL-ILETS – TOMER.

Palestinians’ favorite universities

Palestinian students are spread out in various universities in the Turkish states, and they are present in private and public universities in various majors and university levels, whether bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate.

Istanbul state universities are the most popular with Palestinian students, such as Altinbaş University, Bahcesehir University, Koltur University, Istanbul Technical University, Nisantasi University, and various other universities.

The Turkish states also include various universities in which Palestinian students are more popular, such as Selcuk University in Konya, Alanya University, Izmir University, Karabuk University and others.

The recognition of certificates and scientific degrees granted by educational institutions operating legally in a country is a custom in force among the countries of the world.

Likewise, Palestinian educational institutions, whether basic or university stages, that operate within the legal framework in Palestine and with a license from the Palestinian government, are directly recognized by Turkey. As part of the procedures for admission to Turkish universities, a foreign student must submit his papers and certificates officially certified by his country.


Turkish free scholarships for Palestinians

The Turkish Government Scholarship Program includes Palestinian students, and it is a scholarship program for international students that the Turkish government allocates annually to all university and research levels, through which it provides tuition, accommodation, travel and language expenses, in addition to health insurance.

Palestinian students receive other special grants outside the scope of the Turkish government, in the form of aid and support provided by some charities for students, such as student endowment societies or associations that give their charity to the Palestinians, as the Turks are emotionally linked to the Palestinian cause.

Therefore, many charitable societies are active in this matter, in addition to grants offered by Turkish universities for academically outstanding and distinguished students.

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