Summer Program for Undergraduate Students (LOYP)

Summer Program for successful undergraduate students (LOYP) has been regularly opened since 2008. Students stay a week and attending observations at Bakırlıtepe Campus of TÜBİTAK National Observatory. Go and return tickets, accommodation and four meals of participants are supported by TUG. 3rd and 4th grade students from departments of astronomy, astrophysics and space science & technology in universities can participate to the Program in weekly periods. Four students who are selected their success are admitted for each period of the Program. Students can apply again next year if they cannot be accepted the Program at the first time. LOYP service is given total of 24 students as 6 periods per year.


  • Have received at least one course on astronomy and space sciences.
  • There is no obstacle to health problem at high altitude of 2500 m.

Attention of Participants

Accepted students are required to come to TUG Administration Building in Akdeniz University Campus in Antalya on Monday up to 09:30. Bakırlıtepe period ends with the return to Antalya on Friday. Participants must have a bank account in its own name and to know the IBAN number and to be obtained from the website Travel Notification Form correctly filling out and travel tickets also need to add this form.

It is advised to have like proper shoes, coats, clothes, sweaters, beanie due to variable weather and terrain conditions in Bakırlıpe Campus. Otherwise it will also be useful to use thin long-sleeved clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen and hat for intense ultraviolet radiation during the day.


Assoc.Prof.Dr. Hasan Esenoğlu


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