IU International University of Applied Sciences declares solidarity with Turkey and Syria

The news of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria are heart-breaking, and no words can describe the suffering that the people are going through. In this difficult situation, we are united in our commitment to help quickly wherever it is needed. 

As an emergency aid for the people affected, we have set up a donation campaign for IU employees and students, and have been able to collect over 33,000 Euros, which the IU organisation will top to a total amount of 100,000 Euros. The donations will be directed to children whose lives have been affected by this horrible tragedy. 

But we want to do even more. So, we are now offering 100 full scholarships for Turkish and Syrian students from any university who would like to pursue online Bachelor, Master, or MBA programmes but can’t start their studies due to the crisis. 

We hope that this offer will help the scholarship recipients pursue their studies despite of the events. 

Full online scholarships for 100 students

If you have been affected by this crisis then please write to us at Please attach a half-page motivational letter with your email. Once we receive this our Study Advisors will reach out to you to and may request for other official documents to meet our 100% full scholarship criteria. 

Who can apply for this scholarship?

All Turkish and Syrian passport holders, as well those who can prove residency in Turkey or Syria, who can´t start their IU online degree programmes due to the recent events are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship is tied to residency in Turkey or Syria, or to having refugee status. 

How do I apply for the scholarship?

If you have been affected by this crisis then please write to us at For the 100% full scholarship, you’ll need to provide a half-page motivational letter, references from your former teachers/professors, and if you can, the official document issued to you by the state that identifies you as being affected by the crisis and other official documents as requested by the study advisors.

Already started the application process? Reach out to your Study Advisor to find out more about your options.

How many scholarships are being offered?

We are offering 100 full scholarships to Turkish and Syrian students who successfully apply to study online with us. If you miss out on the scholarship of 100%, we are offering all prospective Turkish and Syrian students our maximum online scholarship of up to 75%.

How do we pick scholarship recipients?

We will pick our scholarship recipients from Turkey and Syria who meet the eligibility criteria when they apply to study at IU. If you are unable to get some of your documents to us at this moment in time, we allow later document hand-in – just ask our study advisors if you have any questions.

What can I study?

The scholarships apply only to our online programmes. All of our programmes are available for online studies. So, as long as you fulfil the study eligibility criteria, you can study the programme that best suits your aspirations:

Bachelor Programmes

Master Programmes

MBA Programmes

To know more, visit our FAQs.

About IU International University of Applied Sciences

Established in 1998, IU has since become the largest private university in Germany, with more than 100,000 students worldwide.

With more than 10 years of online education experience, our goal is and always has been to offer as many students as possible access to high-quality, affordable education, to help everyone reach their full potential.

IU offers 50+ award winning, 100% online Bachelor, Master, and MBA programmes in English, in IT, business, marketing, psychology and health & social care. Want to know about our programmes or the University? Get in touch with our study advisors.

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Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

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