We regret to announce that no funding by the DAAD is provided for the academic year 2022/23. Students participating in the double degree can apply for an Erasmus+ mobility grant, instead. In the academic year 2022/23, the Erasmus contribution for Turkey is 490,00 €/month.
There are no tuition fees charged for participants of the programme. Bilgi students coming to Viadrina have to pay the university’s registration fee of approximately 350 €/semester.
Living expenses in Istanbul
Regarding living expenses, Istanbul can be compared to any West European city. Accomodation (one room in a shared flat) is about 400 €/month, all inclusive. Food, clothing and transportation is cheaper than in Germany. Students will need at least 600 €/month to cover all living expenses.
Living expenses in Frankfurt (Oder) / Berlin
Housing in Frankfurt (Oder) is easier to find and cheaper than in Berlin (about 200-400€/month per room). The costs for a room in Berlin amount to about 400-500 €/month per room). Students can travel for free to Berlin (one hour by train), because the train ticket is included in their student card. Complete living expenses in Germany are at least 600-700€ per month.