What is Farabi Exchange Programme?
Student exchange within the scope of Farabi Exchange Program involves at least one semester and at most two semesters.
The preparatory and first-year students studying at bachelor's degree programs cannot benefit from Farabi Exchange Program. Master and doctorate degree students also cannot benefit from this program during their preparatory and scientific preparatory years and their first semesters of the main education.
The students' course loads, based on credits determined within the framework of a common credit system, cannot be less than the course loads in the same semester at the higher education institutions which they are enrolled. Course credits are taken into consideration, not the number of courses in the exchange program.
The students have the right to participate in Farabi Exchange Program for once in each education level. However, a student can be a scholarship Farabi Exchange Program student one-time only for a semester or academic year during her/his education life.
The students remains enrolled in their own higher education institutions and those who are obliged to pay tuition fee make their payment during Farabi Exchange Program. These students cannot freeze their registrations in their own higher education institutions. They do not pay any tuition fee to the host institutions where they attend within the framework of the exchange program. These students are paid one and half times more than the monthly scholarship amount paid to bachelor's degree students according to the Law on Scholarship and Credit for Higher Education Students numbered 5102.
The students receive 70% of their monthly scholarships throughout 4 months during their education year in the host institution and 30% of their scholarships collectively at the end of their education year according to the percentage of their success.
Farabi exchange program scholarship cannot be given or another payment cannot be made in the exchanges between higher education institutions within the same local borders according to the regulation of Farabi Exchange Program.
Who is Farabi?
Farabi is a famous Turkish thinker and scientist who was born in Farab in Turkmenistan and lived between the years of 870-950. He traveled around important science centers of his time such as Bukhara, Bagdad, Damascus, Cairo, Harran and Aleppo. He wrote pieces in the fields of philosophy, mathematics, logic, political science and music. He is compared with Aristoteles, called as Muallim-i Evvel (The First Teacher) in the field of philosophy by the Islamic world, and consequently called as Muallim-i Sani (The Second Teacher). Farabi is known as "Alpharabius" in the Western world that contributed to the development of Farabi's thoughts on science and philosophy. The principles regarding the implementation of the Farabi Exchange Program were determined in details by the Regulation and Basis and Procedures.