Scholarship provided for the students in scholarship programes only cover tuition fees. Remaining expenses such as accomodation, food, transportation and books lie beyond the scope of scholarships. Scholarships are non-refundable. In the case of students who achieve high scores on the Student Selection and Placement Exam (ÖSYS), Istanbul Arel University offers a variety of scholarships such as university honours and private scholarships, merit scholarships and sports scholarships. The duration of scholarships provided for students who are placed in full, 50% and 25% scholarships programes by the Student Selection and Placement Centre is 4 years for undergraduate programes if there is no compulsory preparatory class and 5 years including a compulsory preparatory class 2 years for associate degree programes if there is no compulsory preparatory class and 3 years including compulsory preparatory class. Summer schools lie beyond the scope of scholarships. Scholarships are only valid provided that disciplinary punishment is not received. The times when students are not reregistered and are not signed up for a course are included in this period.
Students are also awarded scholarships based on their GPA rankings, excluding grades in language courses. Provided that the student is currently enrolled and does not receive any disciplinary punishments these scholarships are awarded from the date of admission for a period of nine months as follows:
- A scholarship of 900 TL for those who rank in the first 500
- A scholarship of 660 TL for those who rank 501 – 1,000
- A scholarship of 550 TL for those who rank 1,001 - 2,000
- A scholarship of 330 TL for those who rank 2,001 - 3,000
- A scholarship of 300 TL for those who rank 3,001 - 5,000
- A scholarship of 250 TL for those who rank 5,001 - 10,000
Continuation of the scholarships awarded requires obtaining a GPA of at least 2.5 during all years of study after the first year.