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73 percent of students receiving IMM assistance have a family income of less than 2,500 pounds


Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) provided educational assistance to 63 thousand 236 young university students. Home income of students receiving educational assistance is 73.5 percent less than 2,500 TL; 24 percent, between 2 thousand 500-4 thousand TL. Pendik district took first place in applications. The highest acceptance rate of applications was the district Sultanbeyli. Most applications came from Marmara and Istanbul University.

IMM Istanbul Planning Agency, Istanbul Statistical Office, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has collected information about the IMM educational assistance provided to university students in need.

According to the announced data, between November 18 – November 24, 2019 – September 15 – October 14, 2020, 279,997 students applied to the IMM Young University Education Assistance. Taking into account the conditions of the application, educational assistance was provided to 63,236 of these students. 45 percent of applicants in Istanbul, 55 percent are students studying outside of Istanbul.

Home income of students whose applications are accepted is less than 2 thousand 500 TL; 24 percent between 2 thousand 500 and 4 thousand TL; 2.5 percent was determined to be more than 4 thousand TL. 54.4 percent of those eligible to help are women and 45.6 percent are men.

Most of the applications are from Pendik

The five regions that apply for educational assistance the most, respectively; Pendik, Esenyurt, Bagcilar, Küçükçekmece and Ümraniye. Pendik, took first place with 16 thousand 41 applications. 4 thousand 59 students with the most educational assistance Bagcilar, then Esenyurt (3 thousand 681), Pendik (3 thousand 398), Bahçelievler (3 thousand 26) and Küçükçekmece (3 thousand 12) was the district. Considering the acceptance rates of applications made by the counties, Sultanbeyli was first with 32.9 percent. Sultanbeyli Arnavutkoy (32.3 percent), Sultangazi (30.3 percent), Esenler (28 percent) and Bagcilar (27.6 percent) followed.

Marmara University in the first place

The largest number of applications from Marmara University with 21 thousand 782 students; 24.6 percent received assistance. Other universities that applied the most were Istanbul University (18 thousand 145), Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa (11 thousand 548), Yildiz Technical University (11 thousand 341) and Kocaeli University (9 thousand 897). These five universities were followed by Thrace University (8 thousand 836 applications), Istanbul Technical University (7 thousand 731), Sakarya University (7 thousand 235), Tekirdag Namik Kemal University (7 thousand 205) and Istanbul Medipol University (6 thousand 55).


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