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Application Requirements

Grant Application Period is Now Closed
Thank you for your interest in applying for the Community College Initiative Program. The December 26, 2016 deadline has passed and the application period has closed for AY 2017-2018.

 The below information is for your reference only. Kindly keep checking the website for notification of the 2018-2019 announcement as updates to grants occur every year.

  • Turkish Republic citizenship and current residency in Turkey is required. U.S. citizens, Green Card holders and individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be 18 years or older by the program start date (July or August 2017).
  • It is mandatory to be registered at a Vocational School of Higher Education in Turkey.
  • Individuals who have completed or are still enrolled in a four-year bachelor’s program are not eligible to apply.
  • Cumulative grade point average of courses taken at the Vocational School of Higher Education must be at least 2.80 out of 4.00 or 70 out of 100.
  • Cumulative grade point average of high school must be at least 3.50 out of 5.00 or 70 out of 100 at the time of graduation.
  • English preparatory school and first year students will apply only with their high school GPAs. Second year students will apply only with their first year GPAs at their Vocational Schools.
  • Minimum knowledge of the English language required is at the intermediate level.
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