You’ll find answers to most of your questions here!
How do I apply?
Our application process is the same for all international students regardless of nationality. So you’ll apply using one of these guides:
First-Year Application Guide
Transfer Application Guide
All students can apply to apply to the scholarship program using the Common Application. On the Common Application and any supporting documents, be sure to use your name as it appears on your passport or birth certificate.
When do I apply?
Our application deadlines for our first-year and transfer students are July 15th, 2019 for admission into
the fall semester and December 8th, 2019 for the Winter semester.
Your application, academic records, standardized testing results, recommendations and any
supplemental materials should all be submitted by the deadlines. If your standardized testing results will
not be ready by our application deadlines, your high school can submit predicted results. Official results
must be sent to our office from the high school or the examination board as soon as they are released.
While we will attempt to consider all academic records and scores received after our application
deadlines, an admissions decision may ultimately be made on your application if we are unable to wait
How much does my scholarship cover?
Scholarships are offered in the below denominations:
1) Full scholarship – covers full tuition fee for the four-year program.
2) Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $18,000 (The funds awarded must be used towards tuition and cannot be cashed).
You’ll be notified of the scholarship amount in the offer letter.
Your scholarship will continue for the course of your study. However, you will need to maintain your
GPA to an acceptable level in order to retain your scholarship throughout your degree program.
Scholarship does not cover your room and board, your flight ticket and any other expense besides
How can I apply for the scholarship?
We award scholarships to international students submitting a first-year application and to transfer
students. In order to be considered for scholarship, you must create your account, complete the
information, answer all required questions, upload all requested documents and pay a non-refundable
application processing fee of $95 USD.
Please be aware that scholarships for students applying as first-year students are limited to 569, and
students applying for transfer admission or their second bachelor's degree are limited to 287
If you think you’re ready, you can apply here.
Please note that on student visa you are generally not allowed to work in Turkey to help pay for your
education and are required to pursue a full-time course load each semester.
How do I apply for a student visa?
If you are offered admission and decide to accept the offer, you will be required to pay an enrollment
deposit of $1,000 USD. You will then need to submit all original documents and pay the amount
mentioned in your offer letter within 15 days maximum. The University will them issue an acceptance
letter addressed to the Turkish Embassy/consulate for the submission of your student’s visa. You will
also need to submit a certification of finances showing you’ll be able to fund your four years of study.
If you expect to use savings, parental support, outside private or government scholarships, or any
combination of these to finance your studies, you’ll need to send official letters or similar certificates as
proof of such support. Include your name and date of birth on each document.
Please reach out to our Office of Global services for any help in this regard.
If I’m admitted, when do I start classes?
All first-year students will begin in September for the fall semester. Most transfer students begin in fall
semester as well, but some programs permit transfer students to begin in January, for the winter
Which universities do you work with?
This is an exclusive program between Prudential First and participating universities. A few top Turkish
private universities have committed to our scholarship program and we are working to add more
universities on regular basis. You can view a comprehensive list of Universities in Istanbul.
Can I apply directly to the university?
Once you have received a scholarship offer from us, you’ll then be directed to the admissions
department of that university to complete your admission formalities.
Does paying the non-refundable application fee guarantee me a scholarship?
The $95 is an application processing fee and does not guarantee you a scholarship or admission. We
evaluate the documents you provide and coordinate with universities to get you an attractive
scholarship. The scholarships are awarded considering multiple criteria and subject to seats availability
at a particular university.
Can you help with dorms or private residence rentals?
Most universities provide food and lodging. Our office of the global services would be more than happy
to assist you in providing information about apartment rentals or shared accommodations.