Frequently Asked Questions

Erasmus Student Mobility for Studies is an educational opportunity for students enrolled at higher education institutions. In which they can study one or two semesters of their education at university in one of the countries of the European Union. In order for the mobility to take place, the Erasmus Bilateral Agreement must be signed between the relevant departments in both higher education institutions. The Bilateral Agreement falls under an Erasmus University Charter (EUB) and it must be signed with one of the European Union’s member countries.

The Erasmus Programme gives you the opportunity to experience living abroad, study in a multicultural environment, learn about different cultures, introduce your own culture to foreigners, make new friends, become a student in a different school and experience a different educational system.

Erasmus+ Programme offers you chances of going abroad, classes with international environments, getting to know different cultures, introducing your own culture, making new friends, to be a student of another institution, and experiencing a whole different educational system.

As long as the student is applying on his/her prep school year, a mobility on the freshman year is possible. Otherwise the student may apply on their freshman year and have their mobility at their sophomore year the earliest. 

Our university determines when the application period will be held every year. To be an Erasmus+ student, you must apply online (check the deadline at the Erasmus+ Office announcements)

Students enrolled in preparatory school cannot apply. Associate, bachelor, master and doctoral students can benefit from the exchange mobility programme.

The grade point average (GPA) for associate degree/undergraduate students should be at least 2.20 / 4.00.

The average academic achievement for Master and Ph.D. students should be at least 2.50 / 4.00.

In the assessment process, averages of Academic Achievement (50%) and Foreign Language Knowledge (50%) are taken into consideration and the listings are done on the basis of departments.

When the conditions for participation in the Erasmus+ Programme are assessed, our students with disabilities are not discriminated against; on the contrary we encourage affirmative action for the benefit of our disadvantaged students.

No. You can only go to universities that have a bilateral agreement with our university. Click here for the list of universities.

Yes. As long as your GPA meets the minimum expected criteria. Having some missing credits will not prevent you from becoming an Erasmus+ student.

No. Erasmus + students pay their tuition fees to home universities.

Erasmus+ Learning Mobility may take time from 3 months to 12 months. Mobilities that are shorter than 3 months are not considered in the framework of Erasmus, thereof do not receive any grants. However, some universities have a 3-period system in Europe. Universities in this situation are accepted as well for Erasmus+ Programme.

You can benefit the Erasmus+ Programme twice at most while obtaining the student status.

The monthly Erasmus+ grants are determined by the National Agency before the start of the relevant academic year. The relevant grant amounts are announced every academic year during the application period. However, the grant amount for each participant varies according to the number of days that the mobility takes place.

Participants do not receive any additional grant in addition to the grant for the respective country group.

Before studying abroad, each student signs an educational mobility contract with the Erasmus+ Department Coordinator (3 originals; one for the student, one for the Erasmus Office and one for the host institution). In the contract, the names of the courses that the student will attend in the host university and their ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) must be written. The list of courses can be obtained from the visiting university. By downloading the course lists from the web page of the host university, the student can decide on the courses with the Erasmus+ Department Coordinator. In the contract; besides the student’s signature, there must be the signatures of the Erasmus+ Department Coordinators of both institutions, signatures of the coordinators of the relevant departments and the seal of both institutions.

The changes to be made in the learning agreement for various reasons must be made within 1 month at the latest after the beginning of the academic term in the higher education institution the student attends, and must be approved by the student's own, host higher education institution and home higher education institution. While choosing a course, 30 ECTS credits for 1 semester and 60 ECTS credits for 1 year should be targeted.

The host university does not have to provide accommodation for Exchange students; However, most of them reserve a dormitory room or provide information about off-campus accommodation if students apply on time. The host institution's International Office Unit will provide you with information and advice about where to stay, university and city accommodation. You should follow the information provided about housing, and if there is no suitable option, you should search for your own accommodation.

Students who will go abroad within the firework of Erasmus+ Program are required to have internationally valid health insurance. Although each country has different demands, choose the most comprehensive health insurance with international validity. The contents and coverage of insurances should be carefully researched and made.

Immediately after the Erasmus + student has been selected, call the consulate of your destination country. Visa procedures and required documents vary depending on the country of exchange. Check the Embassy / Consulate website of the concerning country. Be very careful to complete all the required documents. If you send a letter by the Erasmus+ Office to the embassy that you are an Erasmus+ student, it will make it easier for you to get a visa.

The required documents vary according to the university you will apply to. Please send your application to the host university with the help of the Erasmus+ Department Coordinator and our International Relations Office by adding the necessary documents before the deadline. 

  • Complete your Learning Agreement with the help of your Department Coordinator and if possible, send it to the host university along with the application documents. (Note: The targeted course load for one semester of an Erasmus Exchange Student according to the EU Criteria is 30 ECTS. Please pay close attention to this.)
  • Check your e-mail address that you provided in the application frequently. Universities you apply to will send all the information about the programme to your e-mail address.
  • If the acceptance letter from your university is sent to your address, please provide the International Relations Office with its photocopy. Most of the Consulates request the original letter of acceptance for visa application process. For this reason, the acceptance letter sent to you by e-mail may not be sufficient. In this case, you should wait for the posted document to arrive.
  • Please go to the Consulate to apply for your visa, along with your acceptance letter, passport and all the necessary documents. (You can get information about the necessary documents for visa from that country’s embassy in Turkey.) Open a EURO account at TEB Bank in Turkey. Submit your photocopy of your bank statement (passbook) to International Relations Coordinator. Make sure you have your travel and health insurance and leave a photocopy to the coordinator.
  • Give the photocopies of passport visa pages to the coordinator.
  • You will be informed when your guarantor documentation arrives. Please, take the document from the office. (It is required for your visa application.)

  • Please make sure to be there on the dates that the university states in the acceptance letter, and do not return until the semester is officially over.
  • Check the courses you will take when you arrive and send the course changes within 30 days to our International Relations office by noting them in the Learning Agreement change page. (Remember to have the changes in the learning agreement signed by the host university).
  • Before you leave the host university, have the attendance certificate, which proves your presence at the lectures. The attendance certificate must be signed at the end of the term.
  • You should get in touch with the university staff in charge to send your documentation to our International Relations Office.

  • Submit the Certificate of Participation to our International Relations Office.
  • Submit the Transcript of Records to our International Relations Office.
  • Submit the photocopy of the sealed part showing your departure and departure dates on your passport to our International Relations Office.
  • Submit the original Learning Agreement documents to our International Relations Office.
  • Fill in the Student Final Report Form that will be provided to you in order to receive the remaining amount of the Erasmus grant.

The students who do not attend the courses, take the examinations and/or fulfill the responsibilities they are obliged to perform as students during the time they were abroad are not going to be paid the remaining amount of the grant. It is the University’s initiative as to whether deduct more than 20% of the total amount of the grant. In addition, students who fail at least two-thirds of the course schedule (total number of credits) determined in the Learning Agreement are considered as unsuccessful.

Moreover, students who do not submit their documents to the University’s Erasmus office by the deadline will not be paid 20% of the grants. The grants that are not paid despite being foreseen to be paid in the first plan and/or the grants that are requested to be paid back after payment is done are returned to the initial grant provider.

Grants will not be paid in the case when the student leaves the city/country where he/she is staying for more than one week for the reasons that have nothing to do with students’ learning activities, excluding holidays. Even if it has been done before, the grant is demanded to be paid back.

In order to apply for the Erasmus+ Student Internship, it is expected that students will have the internship approved by the institution that they find on their own. The internship and tasks should be related to the student’s current training area. Students in all departments have the right to benefit from the Erasmus+ Internship, regardless of whether the students have compulsory internship responsibilities. Considering the agreements to be signed, a bilateral agreement between the sending higher education institution and the host university is not necessary in terms of student placement. Individual student placement agreements that involve all parties will be binding.

You are required to apply along with the following documents on the dates announced by our University:

  • Printed Submission Form
  • Invitation letter indicating the duration and the subject of the internship from the higher education institution (must hold the “Extended” or “Placement Only” Erasmus University Declaration)
  • Education Agreement (Before you go)
  • Short Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Transcript (To be obtained from The Students’ Affairs Office)