Sakarya University offers food and accommodation scholarships, which are primarily used by students from low-income families, relatives of martyrs or veterans, and disabled students.
The Dormitory Board of Directors determines students who will benefit from the Sakarya University accommodation scholarship following the 25th Article of the Sakarya University Dormitories Regulation. They are entitled to free accommodation in the Sakarya University Esentepe Student Dormitory.
Sakarya University students can apply for the Alumni Association Scholarship, SAU Foundation Scholarship, Food Scholarship, and faculty scholarship programs conducted in their own schools. In addition to these, the Foreign Student Scholarship, which is open to international students' applications, is among the scholarships that Sakarya University students can benefit from.
Students who are entitled to a food scholarship do not pay for lunch and dinner. The primary reason for providing dinner service at our university is to support our students with affordable prices but high-quality nutrition. There is no obligation for universities to offer dinner services within the scope of the legislation.
Our students are entitled to receive a housing scholarship benefit from the applications that include accommodation and breakfast in the student dormitories located on the university campus, free of charge.
Food, accommodation, and cash scholarships provided by our university are not canceled if the academic success of our students decreases. Academic advisor support is provided for our students to be successful. On the other hand, it is unacceptable for our poor students to be deprived of university education if they fail academically. For this reason, all scholarships provided by our university are related to the level of poverty and are not evaluated based on academic success.
In Turkey's higher education system, there is no external application that facilitates the entry of low-income students to university. All universities in Turkey accept students through the national higher education entrance exam, and also international students are evaluated through their exam grades. For this reason, it is not possible to make a different application for students with low household incomes during student selection. Our students are informed about the scholarship options and camps during the registration process. After the scholarship applications are received, an evaluation is made.
Our university accepts to provide education to low-income students at both national and international levels. Providing support to low-income students and ensuring that they are not deprived of educational opportunities due to lack of income is a matter that our university deals with sensitively.
Activities are carried out to support our students whose family income is below the poverty line and who apply for scholarships. The primary goal of our university in scholarship support is to provide scholarships to all students whose household income is at or below the hunger limit. One or more scholarships are given to all of our students at or below the hunger limit. Supporting our students with various scholarships is one of our strengths in our SWOT analysis, which is included in the strategic plan. Studies are carried out to increase the number of students supported in graduate education, and this goal is included in the strategic plan. The number of students receiving scholarship support is among our critical performance indicators, and statistics are monitored.
In addition to providing food, accommodation, or cash scholarships to our students who enroll in our university and certify that they are low-income, the success rate of these students is closely examined by advisor academicians. Our students do not need to be above a certain level of success to receive a scholarship from our university. Food, accommodation, and cash scholarships provided by our university are not canceled if the academic success of our students decreases. Academic advisor support is provided for our students to be successful. On the other hand, it is unacceptable for our poor students to be deprived of university education if they fail academically. For this reason, all scholarships provided by our university are related to the level of poverty and are not evaluated based on academic success.
However, scholarships are given by different organizations usually carry a success requirement.
For the scholarships received from different sources by our students below the poverty line not to be canceled, their success graphs must be stable, and they should not fail their classes. For this reason, it is aimed that our low-income students will complete their education within a maximum of 4 years. To support our students academically, their advisors closely monitor their success grades.
The active conduct of teacher-student interaction enables students to perform more in the lessons. In addition, if these students' midterm grades are low, they can request academic support from their advisor for a more successful final semester. Thus, our students have a stable success rate. The scholarships they receive from external sources are not cut off. Our students can complete the university within the minimum period defined for them. It is aimed that the students who receive scholarships at our university complete their undergraduate education in 8 semesters (medical students 12 semesters).