Currently, the program receives DAAD-funding (funding after August 2019 is contigent on the prolongation of the funding by the DAAD). German and Turkish students both receive a scholarship for the period of their stay at the partner university.
We regret to announce that no funding by the DAAD is provided for the academic year 2020/21. Funding will be availabe again for the academic year 2021/22 at the earliest.
There are no tuition fees charged for participants of the program. Bilgi students coming to Viadrina have to pay the university’s registration fee of approximately 200 € which includes a public transport ticket for the whole state of Brandenburg plus the capital Berlin. You can find more information about money matters here.
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 300 - 400 €/month, all inclusive. Food, clothing and transportation is a bit cheaper than in Germany. Students will need at least around 600 €/month to cover all living expenses.
If you need more detailed information on how to find a room in Istanbul, language classes and other practical tips, read these reports of former Double Degree students (in German).
Living expenses in Frankfurt (Oder) / Berlin
Housing in Frankfurt (Oder) is easier to find and cheaper than in Berlin (about 200 - 300 €/month per room). However, Berlin is affordable for students (about 300 - 400 €/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€ per month.