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Application Requirements

Eligible applicants

a) On condition of being a final year/senior high school student or being a high school graduate;

1) Foreign nationals,

2) Turkish citizens by birth but who ceased to be a citizen of Turkey with the permission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; and the under aged children of such people who are registered in their parent’s document of alienage and can certify that they have the “Certificate Regarding the Exercise of Rights Given by Law” which is obtained in accordance with the Turkish Nationality Law (According to Article 7 of the 5901Turkish Citizenship Law, (1) “Children born to married Turkish parents, in Turkey or abroad, are considered as Turkish Citizens.” Applicants who apply from abroad should refer to the Turkish Citizenship Law),

3) Former foreign nationals who acquired Turkish citizenship afterwards; and dual citizens who comply with this criterium,

4)a) Turkish nationals who have been continuing their secondary education in a foreign country before 01.02.2013 and have completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country other than the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (including the ones who have completed their secondary education [high school] in Turkish schools opened by the permission of the Ministry of National Education which are located in foreign countries other than TRNC).

b) Turkish nationals who have started their secondary education in a foreign country after 01.02.2013 and have completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country other than the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), (including the ones who have completed their secondary education [high school] in Turkish schools opened by the permission of Ministry of National Education which are located in foreign countries other than TRNC).

5) TRNC nationals who reside in TRNC and have completed their secondary education in TRNC and hold GCE AL exam scores; and those who are TRNC nationals registered and educated in colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005 - 2010 and who hold or will hold GCE AL exam scores.

Ineligible Applicants?

1) Turkish Citizens who have completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or the TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus),

2) TRNC Citizens (except for those who have completed their entire secondary education in the TRNC high schools and hold GCE AL test scores and those who have registered in a college or high school in other countries between 2005 - 2010 and received education in these schools and hold or will hold the GCE AL test scores),

3) Dual citizens with the first nationality being Turkish by birth as defined in the Clause 2 of Article a (excluding those who satisfy conditions in Clause 4 of Article a),

4) Dual citizens with either of them being that of TRNC (except for those who have completed their entire secondary education in TRNC high schools and hold the GCE AL test scores and those who have registered in a college or high school in other countries between 2005 – 2010 and received education in these schools and have or will hold GCE AL test scores),

5) Turkish citizens or dual citizens with the first nationality being Turkish by birth as defined in the Clause 2 of Article a and who have studied in schools within the body of embassies in Turkey or international high schools located in Turkey.