Yücel Kültür Vakfı Foreign Language Scholarships


About Scholarship

Application Date: Every day of the year

Announcement Date: October 1st, 2022 and April 1st 2023

How does it work?

Thanks to the cooperation between language shools and YCF, students who are entitled to a foreign language scholarship receive a portion of their course fee as form of a scholarship from YCF. Successful completion of a level will result with the continuation of support for the next level.

In order to receive the scholarship, you are required to apply during the application period as explained on this page. After the applications have been submitted, the selection committee analyzes and selects the applicants in accordance with the scholarship quota. After notification by YCF, selected candidates choose the linguistic institutes they wish to attend and inform YCF of their choice, register, and start following classes.

Students are required to attend at least 60% of the classes. Failure to follow this obligation will result in termination of the scholarship. Abstention due to medical reasons is not part of the above obligation.

Please check the article (11.e) in scholarship regulation!

Who Can Apply?

It is not required to be a university student in order to apply for this scholarship. Everyone between the ages of 18 – 26 are eligible.

Once a candidate is selected for the scholarship, he/she can continue until the desired level with the condition that he/she fulfills the minimum required grade at the end of each level. Students can not change the assigned foreign language. In this sense, foreign language scholarships are not accorded on a yearly basis or on a specific level.

How to Apply?

In order to apply, go to https://www.bursverenler.org/ website and become a member by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Next, click on "apply for scholarship" button, select "Foreign Language" option and "devam/continue". Fill the application form completely.

After completing the application, select "Form completed" and "Continue". Go to "Payment" screen and pay the application fee as required.

Only one application can be made. Duplicate applications will not be taken into consideration and will reduce your chance of approval.

Required Documents Upon Approval of Scholarship:

1. Written contract (must have wet signature with a recent photo)
2. Photocopy of identity card or passport
3. Current official residence certificate of applicant.
4. Family certificate of applicant (indicating parents and siblings)

What Should Applicants in the Waiting List Do?

The master list and the waiting list are announced on the website. Applicants in the master list have 3 months to send the documents and choose the institution to receive education. When due date is past, the rights are transferred to the first applicant in the waiting list. Applicants in the waiting list can track their updated statuses from this list.

How Much Is the Amount of Foreign Language Scholarship, How and When Is It Paid?

Foreign Language Scholarship is 1000.-TL for each level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) in 2022-23. This amount is paid to the educational institution directly, at the end of each term against invoice.

The price, charged by the institution above this amount is paid by the scholar. If the student reaches the next level with a success rate %80, or above, the Foundation enhances the scholarship amount and pays 1200.-TL. That is how, the student is encouraged to succeed.

Can the Educational Institution Sign a Contract Agreement with Yücel Cultural Foundation?

Educational institutions can sign a contract with Yücel Cultural Foundation in order to guarantee the payment for the student at the end of each term.

The institution is expected to provide the following documents for each student at the end of the term:

1. Attendance and degree of success report for the student.
2. Record of payment and information on whether the student intends to attend the next level or not.
a. Example of contract
b. Example of attendance and success report

Choosing Language Schools

Students who are awarded language scholarships may choose to any language school they wish. However, tuition amounts paid by YKV are predetermined every year by the board and any amount above will be paid for by the student.

Language School Donations

Donors can choose to support language school students if they wish by accessing our website and make a donation using a credit card. All of their donation will be used for language school scholarships.

Applications for Foreign Language Scholarship are valid for one full year. The scholar is chosen between active applications, if the quota is upgraded, within the year.