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ÖSYM (SSPE) Scholarships

ÖSYM scholarships are the nonrefundable scholarships granted to students placed in the contingent for the students with scholarships/discounts and covering the whole or a part of their educational fees as specified in the ÖSYS exam guide. The candidates must choose ‘with scholarship’ code in the university entrance guide in order to make use of the ÖSYM Scholarships. The ÖSYM (SSPS) Scholarships continue for 2-year English Preparation Program* and 6 academic years in undergraduate education and 2-year English Preparation Program* and 3 academic years in associate education without interruption. ÖSYM Scholarships do not cover the summer school.

* Valid for the programs whose language of education is English.

Achievement Scholarships

Students who meet all the achievement scholarship criteria stipulated in İstanbul Bilgi University Scholarship Directive, who successfully complete the 2nd and 3rd year at the end of the academic year in which they receive education, whose grade average for the relevant academic year and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is at least 3.70, and who rank among the first three students in Faculty ranking are granted academic achievement scholarship for the next academic year in their tuition fee at rates determined by the Board of Trustees. The scholarship is valid for only one academic year and does not cover the summer school.

Need Based Scholarships

BİLGİ students who need financial support can apply for the Need Based Scholarship if they have continued their education without interruption as an active student registered for at least one academic year and document their financial and moral difficulties. The student whose application is accepted signs a commitment and the scholarships are granted for one semester or one academic year and do not include summer school.

Sports Scholarship

Students who are admitted to the national team in a sport where İstanbul Bilgi University competes at the inter-university level, and students who exhibit a high performance after joining the university team may be granted non-repayable sports scholarships upon the proposal of the Sports Coordination Office and at the rates to be determined by the Scholarship Committee. These scholarships are primarily based on the academic performance of the student and his/her efforts to represent İstanbul Bilgi University by joining the relevant university team. Sports for which scholarships will be made available are determined by the Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Sports Unit. Sports scholarships are granted for a maximum term of two years for prep students*, four years for undergraduate students, and two years for associate-degree students. No scholarship is granted for the Summer School. The scholarship is suspended if the student's GPA falls below 2.00.

* Only applies to programs offered in English.

Graduate Scholarships

İstanbul Bilgi University offers ‘Graduate Scholarships’ to students continuing their education in master or doctoral programs. The scholarship amount, quota, and application requirements are determined by the Board of Trustees every year and implemented by the Program Coordinators.

International Baccalaureate (IB) and High School Scholarships

Students who have passed exams such as English IB, Abitur, Matura, French IB and Baccalaureate or Maturita, students placed with the ÖSYM exam, and students who benefit from high school preference discounts in line with institutional agreements are offered discounts on tuition fees that are determined by the Board of Trustees throughout their education at İstanbul Bilgi University (two years of English Preparatory Program* and four years of departmental studies for undergraduate degrees; two years of English Preparatory Program* and two years of departmental studies for associate degrees). These discounts do not cover the summer school. The scholarship of students whose GPA falls below 2.00, who completes the allocated period of education and/or who receive a disciplinary punishment are discontinued.

* Only applies to programs offered in English.

Alumni Discount

Alumni of İstanbul Bilgi University’s associate, undergraduate, and graduate programs are offered 30% (for students who enrolled as of 2019-2020 academic year) discount when they enroll in a new program.

Teacher Discount

The children of actively working or retired professors or faculty members of from primary schools, secondary schools and high schools of Ministry of Education and from higher education institutions are offered a 10% discount if they enroll in a program at İstanbul Bilgi University.

Sibling Discount

Siblings of current students and graduates of İstanbul Bilgi University are offered a 10% sibling discount if they enroll in a program at İstanbul Bilgi University. This discount applies to associate, undergraduate and graduate programs.

*The scholarships/discounts do not cover the Summer School. *There is no other scholarship except for the ÖSYS Scholarship available for the University of Liverpool Dual Degree Program fourth year students.

Click to access İstanbul Bilgi University Scholarships and Support Programs Directive.


Emine Çağan
Student Council Relations and Scholarships Professional
santralistanbul Campus / / +90 212 3116339

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