GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS SCHOLARSHIP AND DISCOUNT REGULATION


 

 

Purpose
ARTICLE 1- (1) The purpose of this regulation is to bring in high quality students to postgraduate degree programs being conducted within the Graduate Schools affiliated to Izmir University of Economics, and to set out the general rules regarding scholarships and tuition discounts to be awarded for successful students.


Scope
ARTICLE 2 - (1) This regulation comprises the rules regarding scholarships and tuition discounts to be provided for post-graduate degree students of the university, including those in the Foreign Language Preparatory Program.


Basis
ARTICLE 3- (1) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) This regulation has been prepared in accordance with the Graduate Degree Education and Examination Bylaw of Council of Higher Education published in the Official Gazette dated 20 April 2016 and numbered 29690, and the respective articles of Izmir University of Economics Graduate Degree Education Bylaw established pursuant to Law No: 2547. 
 

Definitions
ARTICLE 4 – (1) The references in this regulation are as follows;
a) Academic Unit: Graduate schools affiliated with Izmir University of Economics,
b) Postgraduate Program: Master and Ph.D. programs conducted within the University,
c) Director: Directors of Graduate schools affiliated with the University,
ç) Rector: The Rector of Izmir University of Economics,
d) Senate: The Senate of Izmir University of Economics,
e) University Administrative Board: Izmir University of Economics Administrative Board,
f) University/IUE: Izmir University of Economics,
g) Board of Trustees: Izmir University of Economics Board of Trustees.   

 

Scholarship Rates and Quotas
ARTICLE 5- (1) Scholarship rates and quotas for postgraduate degree programs being conducted within the Graduate Schools affiliated to Izmir University of Economics are determined by the Senate upon the recommendation of the respective Department and the decision of the Graduate School Administrative Board, and announced prior to the applications with the decision of the Board of Trustees.


Scholarship Minimum Terms
ARTICLE 6- (1) Scholarship holders are ranked starting from the top student who meets the minimum requirements determined by the Graduate School Boards affiliated to Izmir University of Economics. Minimum requirements may also include undergraduate/graduate averages, ALES or equivalewnt scores, foreign language scores, and/or speicifc criteria to be determined by the Graduate School Board.


Merit Scholarship
ARTICLE 7- (1) Turkish national students, who qualified to enroll to post graduate programs at graduate schools affiliated to Izmir University of Economics, and applied for a scholarship, may be provided a tuition fee scholarship at a rate approved by the Board of Trustees, or “Comprehensive Scholarship”, based on their academic achievements. Such type of scholarships cover specified amounts of discounts in tuition fees for courses in post graduate programs, and foreign language preparatory class and scientific preparatory class, if applicable.

(2) “100% discount in tuition fees scholarship” or “Comprehensive Scholarship” is awarded to foreign national students who want to study at post-graduate degree programs based on the quotas specific to countries as part of internationalization mission of Izmir University of Economics. “100% discount in tuition fees scholarship” cover the tuition fees for courses in post graduate programs, and foreign language preparatory class and scientific preparatory class, if applicable. In addition to 100% discount in tuition fees, the “Comprehensive Scholarship” includes monthly payments to be determined by the Board of Trustees for specific periods in order to cover basic needs. 

(3) (Add 28.05.2020 SK 96-A/7-BTD 01.06.2020-38) For each graduate program with thesis offered at Izmir University of Economics Graduate School, as a result of the evaluation to be made at the end of the fall semester of each academic year, one Turkish national student from each program, who is considered outstandingly successful if they meet the following conditions, are provided the “Postgraduate Academic Merit Discount” at a rate deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees over the tuition fee with the recommendation of the Division and the approval of the Graduate School Administrative Board. If there is more than one student, who fulfills the following conditions in a graduate program with thesis, the relevant Division determines the student with the highest grade point average among these students and proposes it to the Graduate School Administrative Board.

a) Beginning the course phase of the program, in which they are registered, in the fall semester of the relevant academic year,

b) Having taken at least 30 ECTS courses in the fall semester of the program in which they are registered, and obtaining a grade point average of 3.75 and higher,

c) Not having received any disciplinary action in the relevant semesters subject to academic merit discount,

ç) Not currently receiving a 100% Tuition Fee Scholarship or 50% Merit Scholarship discount.

 

(4) (Add 28.05.2020 SK 96-A/7-BTD 01.06.2020-38) As a result of the evaluation made at the end of the fall semester, students, who have been entitled to a discount under the third paragraph for the following spring semester, if they have taken at least 60 ECTS courses in the spring semester and their overall academic grade point average is 3.75 and higher, are offered the same rate of discount provided that they are registered to the thesis course in the following two semesters and receive a grade of  P from the thesis course.

Scholarship for Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants
ARTICLE 8- (1) Among the students admitted to the post graduate programs at graduate schools affiliated to Izmir University of Economics and students who are currently studying at these programs, 100% tuition fee scholarship is offered to those who are working as research assistants at Izmir University of Economics and working as teaching assistants on a temporary payroll at IUE, and to research assistants appointed by YOK who attend post graduate programs as part of the Faculty Member Training Program (OYP). Such type of scholarships cover tuition fees for courses in post graduate programs, and foreign language preparatory class and scientific preparatory class, if applicable.

(2) There are no quota limitations for Scholarship for Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants. Those who are working as research assistants and working as teaching assistants at Izmir University of Economics qualify directly for this scholarship. 

 

Scholarship for Education and Research Support
ARTICLE 9- (1) Scholarship for Education and Research Support is provided for education and research scholarship holders, supported by institutions and organizations specified below, among the new or current students who are admitted to post graduate programs at graduate schools affiliated to Izmir University of Economics. 

a) Those, who are granted research scholarships for their post praduate studies by public institutions and organizations such as TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), TUBA (The Turkish Academy of Sciences), Ministry of Science and Technology, State Planning Organization (DPT).

b) Those, whose post-graduate thesis studies are supported as part of a research project by national and international institutions and organizations such as European Union, World Bank, TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), TUBA (The Turkish Academy of Sciences), Ministry of Science and Technology, State Planning Organization (DPT), etc.

(2) Scientific Research Project (BAP) funds of Izmir University of Economics or other universities cannot be used for this scholarship.    

(3)  This scholarships cover the tuition fees for courses in post graduate programs, and foreign language preparatory class and scientific preparatory class, if applicable. 

(4) (Deleted 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)

 

Liability
ARTICLE 10- (1) Scholarships specified in Articles 7,8, and 9 are complimentary and it does not bind the scholarship holder with any financial liability.

 

Scholarship for Technical and Administrative Personnel(Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)
ARTICLE 11- (1) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) 100% tuition fee scholarship is awarded to full-time technical or administrative personnel who has been working at Izmir University of Economics, or at its partner institutions and organizations and its founding organization for at least two years. This scholarship covers tuition fees for courses in graduate programs, and foreign language preparatory class and scientific preparatory class, for one time only. 

(2) (Add17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) Izmir University of Economics personnel benefitting from this scholarship are required to serve at the University after they graduate for the period they spent in their graduate program, and sign a contract regarding this liability.

(3) (Add 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) Izmir University of Economics personnel, who wish to benefit from this scholarship, cannot attend the courses/programs that take place during office hours.

(4) (Add 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) Students, who benefit from Scholarship for Technical and Administrative Personnel, and graduate from the program, cannot benefit from this scholarship again.

Duration and Termination of Scholarships
ARTICLE 12- (1) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) The duration for scholarship is the maximum education period of the enrolled program.
(2) (Deleted17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)  

(3) (Deleted 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26
(4) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)  The scholarships will be terminated in the event of:
a) (Deleted 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)

b) (Deleted 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)

c) Receiving a suspension from the school for at least one semester.

ç) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) Lowering the cumulative GPA below 2.70 at the end of two semesters for the master’s program, and below 3.00 for doctoral program enrolled at.

d) (Deleted 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26

e) (Deleted 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)

f) (Deleted 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)

g) (Deleted17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)

ğ) Termination of contract with the University for research and teaching assistants, and technical and administrative personnel receiving scholarship.

h) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) Termination of projects of students receiving Education and Research Support Scholarship, or termination of their maximum education period for scholarship.

(5) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) Those, whose scholarships are terminated due to termination of contract, can benefit from another scholarship providing they meet the requirements specified in this regulation.


Special terms
ARTICLE 13- (1) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) Students in special student status, excluding Izmir University of Economics full-time personnel, are not granted scholarships.


ARTICLE 14- (1) Students, who continue their graduate and doctoral studies at a higher education institution abroad but want to study at Izmir University of Economics as a “Guest Student”, can also benefit from Merit Scholarship.

(2) Those, who have studied at their current university for at least two semesters are accepted as guest students.

(3) Guest students can take courses at Izmir University of Economics no more than two semesters.


Special Discounts
ARTICLE 15- (1) (Change SD 24.01.2018/ 331-A12 -BTD 06.02.2018-40) Discounts are offered on terms specified below;

a) (Change SD 24.01.2018/ 331-A12 -BTD 06.02.2018-40) Discount in tuition fees, at specific rates deemed suitable by the Board of Trustees, is applied to parents (mother-father), children, and spouses of students studying in graduate, undergraduate, and associate programs of Izmir University of Economics at the same time. This discount does not apply to summer school fees or dormitory fees. In the event of one of the scholarship holder leaving the University, the discount for the continuing member will be terminated in the following semester.

b) (Change SD 24.01.2018/ 331-A12 -BTD 06.02.2018-40)  (Change SD 20.12.2017-328/15-BTD 02.01.2018-39) Discount in tuition fees, at specific rates deemed suitable by the Board of Trustees, is applied to students, who enrolled to post-graduate programs at the University and graduated from any undergraduate program of Izmir University of Economics.

c) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) (Change SD 26.12.2018-355-A/26-BTD 08.01.2019-15) (Change SD 7.11.2018-351-A/11-BTD 26.11.2018-12)(Change SD 20.12.2017-328/15-BTD 02.01.2018-39) Tuition discount is applied to students, who  meet the requirements for academic merit discount, and are admitted to graduate programs at IUE, for a period of maximum education period of the enrolled program for one time only. Students, who graduate from the graduate program they enrolled with academic merit discount, cannot benefit from this discount again. The period of deferred registration, for students with justified and valid reasons, is added to their discount period.

ç) (Change SD 24.01.2018/ 331-A12 -BTD 06.02.2018-40) Discount in tuition fees, at specific rates deemed suitable by the Board of Trustees, is applied to members, their spouses and children of Izmir Chamber of Commerce, and Izmir University of Economics permanent academic and administrative personnel, their spouses and children, who continue post-graduate programs at the University.

d) (Change SD 24.01.2018/ 331-A12 -BTD 06.02.2018-40) Discount in tuition fees, at specific rates deemed suitable by the Board of Trustees, is applied to spouses and children, and employees of business owners or partners, who enrolled to post-graduate programs at the University, that are affiliated to TOBB.

e) (Change SD 24.01.2018/ 331-A12 -BTD 06.02.2018-40) Discount in tuition fees, at specific rates deemed suitable by the Board of Trustees, is applied to Research and Development personnel employed at companies located at Izmir Bilimpark.

f) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)  (Change SD 24.01.2018/ 331-A12 -BTD 06.02.2018-40) Discount in tuition fees, at specific rates deemed suitable by the Board of Trustees, can be applied to groups from the same institution who enrolled to post graduate programs of Izmir University of Economics within their maximum education period.

(2) The discounts are valid in maximum education period, and for in foreign language preparatory and scientific preparatory program (if applicable).

(3) The discounts will be in effect following the semester the documents are submitted.

(4) (Change 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26) Discount for recipients of corporate discount will be terminated starting from the following semester in the event of their corporate relations specified in Article 15 being terminated. Students, whose corporate discount is terminated, can apply for another discount providing they meet the requirements specified in this regulation.

 (5) (Add SD 24.04.2019/361-8- 17.05.2019/20-) Tuition fees paid by students in special student status, who were admitted to graduate programs in the following semester after taking courses as a special student status pursuant to Article 11 of IUE Graduate Degree Education Bylaw, shall be counted for:

-the fourth semester fee, which is the last semester of regular education period of master’s program with thesis if they enroll in master’s programs with thesis,

-the second semester fee, which is the last semester of regular education period of master’s program without thesis if they enroll in master’s programs without thesis,

- the eight semester fee, which is the last semester of regular education period of doctoral program if they enroll in doctoral programs, and

-the tenth semester fee, which is the last semester of regular education period of integrated doctoral program if they enroll in integrated doctoral programs.


Continuity of Scholarships
ARTICLE 16- (1) The academic performances of scholarship holders are evaluated at the end of each semester by the respective Graduate School Directors and the Rector’s Office is notified whether the scholarship should continue or not.

(2) Students, who are awarded more than one scholarship or discount, can benefit from the one with the highest amount and most extensive scholarship/discount.

Effectiveness
ARTICLE 17- (1) This Regulation takes effect on the date it is approved by the Board of Trustees.
Enforcement
ARTICLE 18-(1) The Rector of the Izmir University of Economics enforces the provisions of this Regulation.

PROVISONAL ARTICLE 1 (Add SD 24.04.2019/361-8- 17.05.2019/20-) 1- This appropriation process specified in item five of Article 15 of this Regulation shall be effective as of 2019-2020 Academic Year.

PROVISIONAL ARTICLE 2-(1) (Add 17.09.2019 SK 371-A/4-BTD 26.09.2019-26)  The terms specified in Article 11 of this Regulation, which include Izmir University of Economics full-time personnel having worked at least for two years to be eligible to apply, serving at the University after they graduate for the period they spent in their graduate program, and not being able to attend the courses/programs that take place during office hours, is valid for those who enrolled in 2019-2020 academic year spring semester and afterwards.  


This regulation takes effect upon the decision of the Senate dated 22.11.2016 and numbered 298/A4 and Board of Turstees dated 06.12.2016 and numbered 25.

 

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