Call for Applications, Turkish Summer School 2018

Deadline: 31 March 2018
Open to: international students
Scholarship: fully funded


Since 2009, the Yunus Emre Institute has offered students from around the world the opportunity to study the Turkish language in Turkey. Students are able to attend classes that correspond to the level of their skill in the Turkish language. Students who have never taken Turkish before, as well as those who have studied it for years, are able to improve their language skills through classes that are taught entirely in Turkish, allowing for an immersive experience. The 2018 Turkish Summer School will run from July 16 to August 12, 2018. Students will be separated into groups and will live in cities across Turkey. With seven regions comprising of 81 cities, every group will have their own unique experience during the program. Scattered across Turkey, each group will live in their own city. From that city, they will venture out on the weekends to experience more of the region that they are living in and the unique subcultures that can be found in each one. During their stay in Turkey, students will be housed in either university dorms or guesthouses. Every morning, Monday through Friday, students will have a class for three and a half hours. The classes are taught entirely in Turkish, allowing for an immersive environment. Students will have totally 60 hours Turkish classes during the program.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Everyone between 18-35-year-old can join the programme;
  • Participants should not have participated to Turkish Summer School previously;
  • Participants should hold a non-Turkish citizenship;
  • It is important participants to be compatible with large groups of different people, social and willing to be part of a multicultural team.


The entire cost of the program, including the flights to and from Turkey and the meals on the program, will be covered by the Yunus Emre Institute.

How to Apply?

In order to apply, please register here.

For more information please visit the official website.