The Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) on Wednesday invited applications for the master's program in Teaching Turkish to Turkish Children Abroad, with a deadline of Aug. 15, according to an official release.
The YTB stated in a statement that the program aims to improve the Turkish reading, writing, and speaking skills of Turkish children living abroad, as well as to support children and young people in learning Turkish correctly.
The Turkish YTB aims to strengthen Turkish diaspora ties with their homeland, and individuals who have completed their education in Turkey or a foreign country and still have the right of residence or citizenship can apply, it said.
The applicant must be under 40 years old, a Turkish citizen, a dual citizen, or a holder of a Blue Card.
The Blue Card is given to people who are born in Turkey but lose their Turkish citizenship by withdrawing it with permission in order to conduct business in Turkey comfortably.
As per the program, the candidates will study for two semesters, then write a thesis and complete an internship in their home country for two semesters.
The YTB will cover the candidates' university education fees if they are accepted into the program. It will also grant a monthly scholarship of 2,000 Turkish liras ($233) to the students and, if necessary, lodging support, according to the announcement.
Details about the program can be accessed at https://www.ytb.gov.tr/yvburslari/.