Erasmus Agreements List for Student Exchange( Please note that some agreements are offered to "All available fields", which means that you should check that partner university's website and make sure that your department at METU has a corresponding department in that partner university before finalizing your university preferences in the application system !!! )
The applications for the Erasmus+ KA131 (European Mobility Program) Student Mobility for Studies are taken every academic year between February and March. The application period depends on the announcement of CGPAs of students for the corresponding Fall semester. The applications are taken for mobility periods that will occur in the next academic year (For example, applications that will be taken during the 2023-2024 academic year will be for mobility periods that will occur in the 2024-2025 Academic year.) You can find the previous application call below for informative purposes:
Applications for 2023 Project Budget Erasmus+ KA131 (European Mobility Program) Student Mobility for Studies in the 2023-2024 Academic Year:
The applications of 2023 Project Budget Erasmus+ KA131 (European Mobility Program) Student Mobility for Studies in the 2023-2024 Academic Year will be held between 03.03.2023 (around 18.00 pm) and 24.03.2023 (by 17:00 pm). The details of the application, agreement lists, and last year’s statistics can be found below.
KEY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Please bear in mind that students:
-Must have METU course load of minimum 30 ECTS for the semester in which s/he plans to participate Erasmus Programme
-Must take 30 ECTS course load at the host university
-Make sure that 30 ECTS courses will be recognized by their departments upon successful completion
-Graduate (MA, Ph.D.) students who have completed their course can also apply. Their courses taken abroad will be recognized as thesis studies.
Who can apply?
Applicants must be registered at METU as full-degree students at the time of application.
Applicants must complete at least one semester at METU.
Conditional Program (Bilimsel Hazırlık) students and students studying in the Department of Basic English are not eligible to apply.
Please note that:
Students can participate in the Erasmus program during their studies at the same level (undergraduate students can participate in the program during their undergraduate studies, master's students can participate in the program during their master's studies, Ph.D. students can participate in the program during their Ph.D. studies).
Start and End Dates of the Application
Application period for the 2023/24 academic year is 03.03.2023 – 24.03.2023. (by 17:00)
** Please bear in mind that ICO is not responsible to announce all restrictions of the partner universities. The information provided by partner universities are announced in the above link under “Restrictions”. The students cannot claim any right to the restrictions which are not written here.
Minimum CGPA Requirement for Application
Undergraduate students who are considering to apply for the Erasmus program should have at least 2, 5 CGPA, and graduate students should have at least 3, 0 CGPA over 4, 0.
English Proficiency for Exchange Programs
International Cooperations Office is no longer holding English Proficiency Exam for Exchange Programs (EPEEP) based on the University Senate decision given on December 29, 2021.
Due to this decision, effective of our new applications period in 2022, in addition to the exams that are recognized by METU, ICO will accept English language exams that are organized by OSYM (YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL). Students interested in applying to ICO programs such as Erasmus+, Overseas Exchange, or Mevlana will be able to submit any of these English language scores taken within the last 5 years before the application period deadlines.
Please check which exams are organized by OSYM from the link and prepare your valid score.
According to the regulations of the Turkish National Agency, 50% of CGPA and 50% of the English language test score are considered in electing prospective Erasmus students.
Besides, before calculating the 50% of the CGPA, a coefficient is applied on the CGPA according to the applicants' department and semester information as below:
Student CGPA: 3.15
CGPA of the related department's students in the same semester with the applicant: 2.89 Ratio: 3.15/2.89 = 1.09 25*+1.09=26.09 Overall Erasmus application score: 3.15x26.09 = 82.18
*the convergent factor to calculate 50% of the CGPA = 25
- 15 points will be added to the overall score of the students who are the children of martyries and veterans. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.
- 10 points will be added to the overall score of students with disabilities. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.
- 10 points will be added to the overall score of the students who are who have been under protection by 2828 Social Services Law. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.
- 10 points will be added to the overall score of the students who themselves or whose first-level relatives are affected by the February 6th, 2023 earthquakes in Türkiye.
To get these additional points, applicants have to submit their official proofs until 24.03.2023 to International Cooperations Office via online application form.
- 10 points will be decreased from the overall score of the students for each participation of the Erasmus KA103/131 Mobility programs (either for studies or traineeships).
- The students who apply for both Erasmus student and traineeship mobility will be expected to give priority to one of their choices. The preference will be indicated during the online application. 10 points will be decreased from the choice that is not prioritized.
1. and 2. Group Program Countries
Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein,
Norway, Sweden , Belgium, Cyprus (Güney Kıbrıs),
Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Malta
2022-2023 Erasmus student mobility grants in Euros monthly (The grant amounts might be subject to change when the official handbook for the 2023-2024 academic year will be published by the Turkish National Agency)
* A quota of total 5 students will be reserved from the 2022 project budget for the United Kingdom and Switzerland during the grant allocation process.
Please note that the total grant amount that will be allocated to METU by the Turkish National Agency for the 2023-2024 academic year is not yet announced. The announcement is expected to be received in summer 2023.
The students who are economically disadvantaged and getting needles pension under the law numbered 3294 (Incentive for Social Solidary) will get additional funding (additional 100 euros per month) after the selection process. The student should submit the official documents to prove this situation.
In case of budget limitations, it is also possible to participate in the program without receiving a grant if you are placed to one of the available quotas at the end of the selection process. Those participants with zero grant have to fulfill the rights and obligations of the program.
Students who would like to withdraw from the Erasmus programme should inform ICO about the withdrawal decision latest by May 30, 2023. Please bear in mind that students who withdraw from the programme after May 30, except for the force-majeure cases, will lose 10 points for their future Erasmus applications at the same study cycle (academic level).
Announcement date of application results: The results will be announced towards mid-April, 2022 (expected)
There may be some rules set by your departments regarding participation to Erasmus mobility. Below you can find some of them. Please consult with your departmental Erasmus coordinators and please check your departments’ web pages for further details: