Date: 16 June 2021


  • The application period for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Academic Year will be held between 05.07.2021 and 19.07.2021.
  • This application is for studies and traineeships within the framework of the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme.

Turkey and the European Union have not concluded the agreement on participation in the new term Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027 and the 2021 Delegation Agreement.  Our University and the Turkish National Agency cannot be held responsible for any material or non-material damages that may arise from any delays or problems during the processes involving the conclusion of the agreements.

In case of a delay in the student application process, please bear in mind that the Mobility for the Fall Term 2021-2022 may be postponed to the Spring Term of the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

IMPORTANT: The earliest project start date for the 2021 agreement is September 1, 2021.  Since the funding scheme has not been concluded yet,  it is impossible to set a start date for a traineeship, student or staff mobility until September 1, 2021. Participants will be granted their fund once the grant agreement between the Turkish National Agency and the University is finalized and the budget transfer is completed.


Who can apply?


  1. Full-time students registered at one of the degree programs Undergraduate, Masters/PHD in Doğuş University.
  2. Minimum GPA criteria for:
  1. Associate/undergraduate students 2.20/4.00
  2. Graduate and PhD students 2.50/4.00
  1. For students whose official transcript is not available during the application process GPA of the previous higher education level is supposed to be at least 2.20/4.00 or 75/100.
  2. To be eligible for the Student Mobility for Studies, students must have the required workload of ECTS (30 ECTS Credits per Academic Term, 60 ECTS Credits per Academic Year and 20 ECTS for one term in three-semester Education). Students who have no course load. For example, for Master’s degree or doctoral degree students who have begun the thesis-writing process, a learning agreement can be arranged in order for students to have the required course load equivalent to 30 ECTS. In this case, the above-mentioned students must inform and receive approval from the Head of the Programme.
  3. For those students who participated in the 2014-2020 mobility, the total duration of the mobility activities including the new period cannot exceed 12 months within the same cycle of study.

Who are not Eligible to Apply for the Mobility?

Students at the Preparatory Programme and those enrolled in a Distance Learning programme are not eligible to apply.

Double Major students can apply for only one of their majors.

Minor students can apply for their major department.

Mobility for Traineeships:

For a diploma programme, a traineeship is not compulsory. However, students must do their traineeship in an institution or organisation whose sectoral activities are relevant to their vocational training programme.

2. Appropriate workplaces for a traineeship include the following, but not limited to:

  • a public body at local, regional or national level,

    embassies or consular offices of the sending Programme Country,

  • a social partner or other representatives of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions,
  • a research institute,
  • a foundation,
  • a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education),
  • a non-profit organisation, association, non-governmental organisation,
  • a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;
  • a higher education institution (the receiving institution located in a Programme Country must be awarded with an ECHE.)
  1. Students can participate in the Student Mobility for Traineeship each year of their studies, and senior students can participate in the mobility within 12 months following their graduation. Senior students who wish to participate in the mobility after graduation must apply before they graduate, when they are still active students in their degree programme (Associate, Bachelor’s or Doctoral Degree).

Graduates cannot apply for the Student Mobility for Traineeships.


Short-Term Mobility for Doctoral Candidates

For short-term doctoral mobility, the physical mobility must last between 5 days and 30 days. There is no eligibility criterion for duration of a virtual component. However, a blended (physical and virtual) mobility for studies must award a minimum of 3 ECTS credits.

Post-docs may participate in traineeships with the same requirements as any other recent graduate within 12 months of graduating.


Required Documents for Online Application*


  • Transcript (up-to-date and certified)
  • Statement of Student Status (up-to-date and certified)


NOTE that students can submit their application online by uploading the above-mentioned documents in the system. To log into the system, please visit:


Barcoded documents issued on the E-Government will be valid.


Incomplete or incorrect applications will be viewed as invalid, and those students who submit such application will not be able to take the Erasmus Language Proficiency Exam.


English Proficiency Exam for Exchange Programmes


All applicants have to attend the Erasmus Language Proficiency Exam.

Exam dates will be announced later on the University website and @dogusinternational Instagram account.


To become eligible for the Student Mobility, students must receive a minimum score of 50 from the English exam (total score obtained from the speaking and written exams) corresponding to B2 level according to the CEFR system.


Selection Criteria


Assessment criteria and weighted scores to evaluate the mobility applications for the 2021 agreement period are as follows:



Weighted Score

Academic achievement level

50% (out of 100 points)

Language level

50% (out of 100 points)

Martyr and veteran children

+15 points

Students for whom there is a court ruling concerning protection, care or housing under the Social Work Act no. 2828

+10 points

Students with disabilities

(During Application, the required document(s) must be submitted to the Erasmus Office)*

+10 points

Submitting an acceptance letter for traineeship during application

+10 points

Students who have participated previously (with or without grant)

-10 points

Participating in mobility in the country of citizenship

-10 points

Despite being admitted, not participating in the Student Mobility without informing in time about renunciation

-10 points

Applying for two Mobility Programmes at the same time (The points are applicable to the Mobility Programme the students will prefer.)

-10 points

For those who are admitted to the Student Mobility:

Not participating in the meetings or trainings organised by the higher education institution regarding the Student Mobility without giving any justifiable excuse (Only applicable if they reapply for the Erasmus Programme)

-5 points

Not taking the language exam without giving any justifiable excuse (Only applicable if they reapply for the Erasmus Programme)

-5 points


Students are ranked according to their total scores, and placed in accordance with their preference lists and quotas of the universities.

If they wish, students can renounce their right to claim financial support (grant). Students who are not eligible to receive a grant can benefit from the programme as a “zero-grant” student.

The mutual agreements for the new period are expected to be concluded as of June 2021. The existing mutual agreements will remain in force until the beginning of the 2022-2023 Academic Year. Thus, students who will apply for the 2022-2023 Academic Year can submit their preferences concerning the receiving universities after the mutual agreements are signed.

List of Exchange Agreements


Additional Grant Support

Additional grant support to be included in the amount of grant is available for the disadvantageous participants. To apply for the additional grant support, the disadvantageous participants must have fewer financial and social opportunities and meet the following conditions:

1. Being subject to Law no. 2828 (for whom there is a court ruling concerning protection, care or housing made by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy under Law no. 2828)

2. Receiving orphan’s pension

3. Becoming a child of a veteran or martyr

4. Receiving survivor benefits (orphan’s pension or disability pension), or if one of the applicant’s family members (mother, father or guardian) receives survivor benefits, they are eligible to apply. (The applicant must submit a document issued by some institutions such as the ministries, social assistance and solidarity foundations, Directorate General of Foundations, Turkish Red Crescent, AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Center) to prove that they are receiving survivor benefits at the time they apply for the mobility programme.)


Those students who meet the above-mentioned conditions and provide documentary evidence can receive Additional Grant Support as described below, depending on the type of mobility:


Type of Mobility

Additional Grant Amount

Student Mobility from 2 up to 12 Months

€ 250 Monthly

Mobility Activity Period of 5-14 Days*

€ 100 (Top-up amount to the amount per day)

Mobility Activity Period of 15-30 Days*

€ 150 (Top-up amount to the amount per day)

*In this case, the participant is not eligible to receive additional support for the internship.


Travel Support

Students and recent graduates with fewer opportunities participating in the short-term mobility will receive top-up amount to the travel support as set out below:

Travel distance



In case of green travel


Between 10 and 99 KM



Between 100 and 499 KM



Between 500 and 1999 KM



Between 2000 and 2999 KM



Between 3000 and 3999 KM



Between 4000 and 7999 KM



8000 KM or more




Students and recent graduates not receiving travel support-Top-up Amount to Individual Support for Green Travel


Students and recent graduates who do not receive travel support can opt for green travel. In this case, they will receive a single contribution of 50 EUR as a top-up amount to the individual support and up to 4 days of additional individual support to cover travel days for a return trip, if relevant.


*Details about the additional grant support and facilities for our students with disabilities.


Erasmus+ Programme Inclusion Support

Erasmus+ promotes the participation of people with special needs in the programme. People whose physical, mental or health-related conditions are such that their participation in Erasmus+ would not be possible without extra financial support are potential participants. 

Students must submit their request including the report for Erasmus+ Additional Grant to the Erasmus Office (For instance, if they request an Additional Grant Support due to a disability, they must attach the medical report (the report must be issued within 3 months before the application) which includes the necessary information about the disability and the level of the disability, or a copy of their disability ID card. A medical report is also required for those with chronic diseases.) 

Once found eligible, students must attach the necessary documents (including that the receiving higher education institution is informed of the guest student/staff member is a participant with special needs and the institution’s undertaking that it has the necessary equipment to host the participant with special needs) to the form. The additional grant amounts and the grounds for such request must be explained in detail in the form as requested. The participant can request additional grant support during the term of the agreement, however, in any case, the application for such requests must be completed up to 60 days before the agreement’s expiration date. The participant cannot request additional grant support once the mobility period expires.



Students are ranked according to their total scores, and placed in accordance with their preference lists and quotas of the universities. Our University’s project application for the upcoming period, and the amounts of grant to be allocated to our University are not final yet. Therefore, the quotas for the grant students are as yet undetermined. Once the quotas are announced, the quota the allocated by the Erasmus Commission for each department/programme will be for two people (estimated). Thus, whether all the admitted students are going to receive a grant or not will remain unclear until the Turkish National Agency allocates the grants. Waitlisted students can benefit from the mobility programme, depending on quotas of the agreement universities. Students who pass the Erasmus Language Proficiency Exam and who are placed on the quota of the university have the status of “candidate student”. The quotas for the departments/programmes and the allocation of grant amounts will be finalised once the announcement regarding the grant amounts allocated to our University by the Turkish National Agency is issued.


Students who are eligible to receive a grant as part of the Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Studies can receive a grant for only one academic term (a maximum of 6 months). If they wish, they can benefit from the mobility in the following academic term without a grant, for which they need approval from the receiving institution and our university.


Students who are eligible to receive a minimum amount of grant to be set out by the National Agency as part of the Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Traineeships can receive a grant for a minimum of 2 months If they wish, they can benefit from the mobility and continue their traineeships after two months without a grant.


Monthly Amounts of Grant Based on the Countries Travelled within the scope of the 2021 Erasmus Project.

The grant is not intended to cover all the expenses related to the student mobility; it is given as a contribution to the costs.

Country Groups

Host Country

Monthly Amount of Grant (Euro) for Studies

Monthly Amount of Grant (Euro) for Traineeships

1st and 2nd Group Countries

Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Southern Cyprus, Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Greece







3rd Group Countries

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, North Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia






Amount of Individual Support for Short-Term Doctoral Mobility


Duration of the Mobility

Amount (any Programme or Partner country)

Up to the 14th day of activity

70 € per day

15th to the 30th day of activity

50 € per day


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