Firat University

Atatürk Üniversitesi

Firat University

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December 08, August 07
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Application Process:

Applications are received through our online application system here

We send your documents to the related department for evaluation.

After evaluation, successful candidates will receive an acceptance letter, detailing the next steps to take.

Required Documents:

For Bachelor Applications;

  • High School Diploma
  • Passport copy

For Master's Applications;

  • Passport copy
  • Bachelor's Diploma
  • Bachelor's Transcript

For PhD. Applications;

  • Passport copy
  • Master's Diploma
  • Master's Transcript
  • Bachelor's Diploma
  • Bachelor's Transcript

Please note that;

  • High school diplomas must be notarized and translated to Turkish or English if they are in a foreign language.
  • Candidates who are in their senior year of high school and have not yet received their high school diploma. The applicant can apply with a Turkish or English-approved translation of the document showing the date of graduation to be given by the secondary education institution.

Other documents include;

Language Proficiency Certificate (Turkish or English Language)

Photograph of the Prospective Student

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Tuition and Scholarships at Firat University

Fırat University is a dynamic higher education institution that continues to grow and develop every year. The main purpose of our university is to improve the quality of education by increasing its scientific contribution to the university, industry and society, to produce science for society, to disseminate its research to the rest of society, and in a healthy manner. It's a way of contributing to society.

In addition, as an academic institution, one of the goals of the University is to continue research in the field of science, sign international agreements, increase the number of patents and send more qualified graduates to our country.

Fırat University is one of the few institutions of higher learning in Turkey that has strong ties to the Caucasus University Association, has a world-class educational method, and has proven its quality through inspections by national and international accreditation bodies.

Fırat University is recognized in several fields and has successfully passed through many accreditation procedures and, on the way to increasing the quality of education, provides students and staff with experience in participating in international projects through international cooperation agreements. signed.

Students at Firat University pay a lot of tuition fees during the academic year, and the fees are paid in local currency (Turkish Lira) at the beginning of the new semester. Tuition fees at this university vary by department and course, but currently, students can pay around TRY 18,000 to TRY 110,000 per academic year for any available course.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for students in the scholarship program cover the full tuition fee, and scholarships for students in the 50% discount program are half of the tuition fee. The scholarship will be awarded to students taking the course at a 25% discount, covering a quarter of the tuition fee.

Scholarships and discounts also cover time spent in the compulsory foreign language preparatory program and last for 10 semesters in a 4-year program, 12 semesters in a 5-year program and 14 semesters in a 6-year program, regardless of academic performance.

For those continuing their double majors while studying any scholarship or discounted courses, these hours are added by one semester.

Other scholarship opportunities include;

  • Academic Success Scholarship
  • Athlete Scholarships

Cost of living at Firat University

150 - 300 Euro / month
300 Euro / month
Cost of living
150 Euro / month
40 - 60 Euro / month

About Firat University

Firat University is a state university located in Elazig. Founded in 1975, the university takes its name from the Turkish name for the Euphrates River, which originates near Elazig.

The university is one of the largest academic institutions in eastern Turkey, with twelve schools, four research institutes, a national conservatory, three vocational high schools and twenty-one research centers, with a high emphasis on scientific and technological progress and research.


Fırat University, which has a deep-rooted history, started its education service in Elazig, which has a rich cultural life. Later on, it became a higher education institution that contributed significantly to the development of higher education in Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia by opening higher education institutions in the provinces of Bingöl, Muş and Tunceli, and in the Kemaliye district of Erzincan, and also by training staff for universities with its graduate activities.

Higher education in Elazig started with the Higher Technical School opened in 1967. In the same year, the decision of the Ankara University Senate to establish the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Elazig was approved by the Ministry of National Education.

Higher Technical School was transformed into Elazig State Engineering and Architecture Academy (EDMMA) in 1969, and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine started education in 1970 at Ankara University.

Higher education institutions in Elazig were gathered under a single roof under the name of “Firat University” on April 11, 1975, and started to operate within the framework of a structure consisting of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Science and Faculties of Letters. EDMMA, on the other hand, was transformed into the Faculty of Engineering and became a part of the University together with the Faculty of Medicine established in 1982.


Firat University is characterized by an active student life, which is led by the students' self-government in cooperation with the university administration. Student organizations play an important role in creating the social, cultural, and intellectual environment of the University.

Similar associations are run by the students themselves, which help to develop leadership qualities. Firat University is not just an educational institution, here students get life experience with knowledge.

Because student involvement is a very important element in the life of the university, Firat University organizes several traditional and non-traditional activities and events much to the benefit and excitement of students on campus, some of them include;

FU Welcome - BBQ on campus

Halloween Costume Celebration/ Fall Festival

Eid Celebrations/Christmas / New Year Market


CU on Xmas

The student life at Firat University is diverse and active. FU students, in parallel with the educational process, are involved in university life and participate in extracurricular activities planned by the university. Firat University constantly supports them in the implementation of their ideas, opinions, and interests, as well as in the diversity of student life.

Why Study at Firat University

The quality of education available at this university

At FU, academic training comprises practice-based tutoring and interactive lectures, providing a learning process that is tailored to modern standards. All programs at the university also meet international standards with various international accreditations. Over the years, the university has accrued a strong professional network of graduates, who exceptionally demonstrate the skill and knowledge they learned at FU, and go on to excel in their different

Employment opportunities pre-and-post-graduation

The university offers career development opportunities and employment services for students on campus, promptly preparing them for the job market. Students are armed with all the technicalities that ensure that they secure employment within six months of graduating from FU. Similarly, the university holds memoranda with leading local and international companies for internship and training facilitation. The university boasts 80% of students and 98% of graduate employment in both the private and public sectors.

Exchange programs

FU is an international university with global standards, the institution has well over 152 partner universities from 53 countries around the world. They offer student exchange programs where students with high academic achievement travel to any of the partner universities to study for a year or a semester. There are also dual degree availabilities where a fourth-year student continues to study at a partner university and upon graduation is awarded two degrees, a FU diploma, and a partner university diploma.

Campus Infrastructure

FU’s campus boasts excellent, state-of-the-art, and modern infrastructures and amenities. There is a unique library, a book store, and a startup lab where business ideas are nurtured in reality. In the accelerator on campus, there is a media studio and an online radio studio, with a well-equipped electronics lab. Students also study in the architecture workshop and the eclectic Center for Peace Studies. There are also different courtrooms modelled for law students, and an active sports arena; a literary cafe, and a cafeteria in this modern campus environment.

About Gaziantep

Elazig is the most prosperous city in the eastern Anatolian region, due to its being recently founded under the name of Mamurat-ül Aziz in the 19th century by Sultan Abdulaziz to house some of Harput's overcrowding.

But it is known that the city has a much older history dating back to ancient Anatolian civilizations; Hurrus, Hittites, Urartus, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans. Many of the artefacts from these periods can be seen in the Ethnography and Archeology Museum in the city.

The city is located on a plain near a mountain, at 1,067 meters above sea level and is surrounded by vineyards and gardens. Its population is over 580,000 (2018). Today Elazig is also a trading center for crops and livestock. Mining is another important economic resource in the province, the deep soil is rich in copper, iron ore, zinc, lead, chromium and magnesium.

Keban Dam on the Euphrates River The Keban and Karakaya Dams on the Euphrates River (Firat) River and their artificial lakes contribute to the growth and overall appearance of this rapidly evolving city. Keban Lake is the second-largest artificial lake in Turkey, after Ataturk Dam Lake. It was built in 1965 and produced its first electric power in 1974. Its annual output is 6 billion KW / hour.

One of the historical sights of Elazig is the Byzantine Fortress of the ancient city of Harput, 5 km north. There are also several mosques from the Seljuk period. Lake Hazar, 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) south of Elazig, is a good quiet place. Buzluk Cave, 12 kilometres northeast, is an interesting cave that stays cool in the summers and warm in the winters despite the harsh continental climate of the province. There is also a small ski resort on Hazarbaba mountain, 30 kilometres from the city centre.

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