Northwestern Polytechnical University, Master's and Doctoral Scholarship Programs

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The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO), of which Turkey is a member and headquartered in Beijing, will award master's and doctoral scholarships for 2020 through the Chinese Government Scholarship Program. A maximum of three scholarships will be provided for each field within the scope of the master's program and a maximum of two scholarships will be provided for each field within the scope of the doctoral program.

The scholarships, supports, criteria and detailed information provided under each program can be found in the program documents below. In addition to the scholarships and support provided, APSCO will cover the round-trip airfare to Shian for the candidates accepted to the program.

The students who will benefit from the scholarship program will be enrolled in the Master's and PhD programs of the following faculties and departments of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Shian:

School Major

Astronautics Navigation, Guidance and Control

Astronautics Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology

Power and Energy Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology

Applications for the program will be made to TÜBİTAK UZAY. The eligible applications determined by TÜBİTAK UZAY will be forwarded to APSCO and NPU, and the final evaluation will be made by APSCO and NPU.

Documents to be prepared within the scope of the application NPU 2020 Detailed Information Documentis available on the website of the TUBITAK UZAY. Candidates must submit all the documents required for the application to TÜBİTAK UZAY by mail until January 27, 2020 and apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship, They are also required to apply via the link. As a result of the evaluation, the documents of the candidates to be recommended for the programs will be forwarded to APSCO by TÜBİTAK UZAY.

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Short Description About APSCO

Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO for short) On October 28, 2005, representatives of the governments of China, Thailand, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Peru, Mongolia, Peru, Indonesia signed the APSCO Founding Act in Beijing. Turkey became one of the 9 founding member countries by signing the Law on the Establishment of APSCO at a ceremony held in Beijing on June 1, 2006. APSCO is the second intergovernmental organization recognized by the United Nations in the field of space after the European Space Agency.

The projects carried out within APSCO are designed as "Optional" projects to trigger larger collaborations between the member countries as a core fund to develop other projects in the field of space. In addition, projects are also carried out for educational purposes. In particular, they can also be designed as free technology transfer between member countries. Projects are created in four main areas: 1) Space Technologies, 2) Space Science, 3) Space Applications and 4) Theoretical and Practical Training.

As one of the member countries of APSCO, the Scientific and Technological Research Institute of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) carries out the activities on behalf of Turkey and TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute (TÜBİTAK UZAY) acts as the country contact point on behalf of TÜBİTAK.

Mailing Address for Application :


METU Campus, 06800, Ankara / Turkey

For Information : Aysun Karaarslan

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