|Study location||Turkey, Istanbul|
|Nominal duration||4 years (240 ECTS)|
|Study language||combined English/Turkish|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
STARS OF THE UMMAH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (IZU) is a non-profit foundation university located in İstanbul, Turkey. Currently, there are over 10,000 students enrolled at IZU. Fifteen per cent of IZU student body are international students (over 1,500) that come from 81 countries from around the world, as well as a similar percentage of its academic staff. IZU has a long and rich tradition of providing higher educational opportunities to communities throughout the world as well as to needy and disadvantaged students.
The goal of the Stars of the Ummah Scholarship Program (SUSP) is to offer educational opportunities to young students who would be nurtured to lead intellectual pursuit and scholarly advancement for the benefit of their communities and the “Ummah”. This program is specifically offered to students who are Istanbul Zaim University promotes its noble mission by offering bright young students the opportunity to become great seekers of knowledge and towards becoming young scholars, and therefore contributing to the advancement of the Ummah.
All recipients of this scholarship program shall follow an educational and scholarly research program supervised by the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) at IZU, in addition to their regular undergraduate courses at their respective academic units. IZU and CIGA shall monitor and foster the students’ academic progress as well as their personal growth. Moreover, CIGA will help the scholarship recipients with their academic development through their rigorous programs by emphasizing the development of critical thinking skills, healthy academic environment, global citizen mind-set, as well as by assisting the young students in setting up meaningful life goals for themselves.
At Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University the Stars of the Ummah Scholarship Program (SUSP) shall offer BS and BA degrees in the following undergraduate programs:
• Political Science and International Relations (English)
• Psychology (English)
• Islamic Economics and Finance (English)
• International Trade and Finance (English)
• Food Engineering (English)
• Software Engineering (English/Turkish Combined)
• Architecture (Turkish)
Note: SUSP is a very competitive program.
Evaluation Criteria for accepting the Applicants in SUSP are:
• Academic Merit and Records
• Leadership Potential
• Syrian or Palestinian Refugee Status
Since SUSP is offered only to Syrian and Palestinian refugees; applicants are required to All completed applications accompanied by the required supporting materials will be reviewed by the to ensure that every applicant shall receive full consideration.
To successfully graduate from IZU under SUSP, students are expected to be proficient in two of the following three languages: Arabic, English, and Turkish. Admitted students would be required to take the English or Turkish Language Proficiency exam, and may require the recipient to attend language preparatory classes before they enroll in regular courses.
The SUSP scholarship shall include:
• University Tuition and Fees
• Summer School Tuition
• Accommodations (lodging and food)
• Monthly Stipend for 12 months
IZU has student dormitories separately for males and females on its Halkalı Campus. IZU facilities shall also include full-course meals. Scholarship students shall stay at IZU Student Dormitories and receive a monthly stipend for their personal expenses.
Note: SUSP Program shall commence when the financial support from major donors is secured.
Deadline for the application is January 31, 2019
Commencement of the studies is Fall Semester (September) 2019.