Education in Turkey

Education in Turkey

Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation awards scholarships to students who show high academic performance and are in need of financial assistance. Besides financial assistance, the Foundation runs Support Programs for scholarship grantees, in order to promote their individual development, enhance their life skills and build a network of communication and sharing between these students.

Since 1990, the Foundation supported the educational achievements of more than 2,500 students by awarding more than 12,000 yearly scholarships. In 2012-2014 academic year, over 200 undergraduate students received the Foundation’s undergraduate scholarships.

Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation does not accept scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year but continues to provide scholarships to current grantees.

Terms for the Continuation of the Scholarships

  1. Decisions to continue or discontinue a scholarship awarded to the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, grantees are taken in the month of October each year.
  2. Each grantee is required to present either by hand, or via post, their student certificates documenting which year they are enrolled in and most up-to-date transcripts (originals) to the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation between 15 September and 15 October.
  3. In the continuation of scholarships, the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation provides two scholarship programs, called the ‘First’ and ‘Second’ scholarship programs based on academic merit. The conditions for each scholarship program are provided below:

Terms for Continuation*

4,0 CGPA

100 CGPA

Number of F

1st Scholarship Program



Not considered

2nd Scholarship Program



Not considered

  1. Grantees of the First Scholarship Program must have at least a 2.75/4.0 GPA, and grantees of the Second Scholarship Program must have at least a 2.40/4.0 GPA if they wish their scholarships to continue the following school year. 
  2. First Scholarship Program grantees that are unable to achieve a 2.75 GPA are offered the chance to be included in the Second Scholarship Program, provided that they fulfill its conditions. 
  3. First Scholarship Program grantees that cannot fulfill the conditions of the Second Scholarship Program will lose their grant. Second Scholarship Program grantees may be offered the right to become a First Scholarship Program grantee if they fulfill the conditions of the First Scholarship program. 
  4. Preparatory school students are required to pass all their courses for their scholarship to continue.

The Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation Scholarship will be terminated never to be awarded again, if the conditions below occur:

  1. Failure to hand in the latest transcript and student certificate to the Foundation by 15 October,
  2. Failure to achieve the minimum required cumulative GPA,
  3. Being awarded a scholarship by any state, national or international organization or individual other than the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation,
  4. Providing incorrect, incomplete or false information,
  5. Failure to spend the necessary effort to maintain uninterrupted and satisfactory academic progress, therefore having to repeat a year and failing to complete the requirements of the educational institution successfully in order to graduate at the expected time,
  6. Failure to apply to relevant institutions as required by the educational process, thereby causing loss of time and rights,
  7. Regardless of the reason, suspending or ceasing the relationship with the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation, not responding to correspondence from the Foundation,
  8. Leaving school for personal or any other reasons,
  9. Changing educational institutions or majors without permission from the Foundation,
  10. Leaving the educational institution due to health reasons not deemed acceptable by the Foundation or any other reason,
  11. Failure to take the written certificate, promotion and graduation exams specified in the law, statutes, regulations, and educational plan; or to take these exams and fail, thereby not receive a diploma,
  12. Receiving legal or disciplinary sentences and being expelled from school.

 Important condition: The Foundation reserves the right to change any or all of the conditions regarding the University Scholarship Program specified above at any time.

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