Application Procedures
Please note that this application is NOT for Erasmus+ with European Countries.
Each academic year towards the end of the fall semester, METU ICO opens application calls for outgoing students in line with the available quotas and destinations.
Application period is organized on November 6-30, 2023
Please check our website announcements frequently for further information.
For further information about Erasmus+ Non-European Exchange Program (KA171 International Credit Mobility-ICM) 2024-2025 Academic Year, please visit the website.
For information sessions on Erasmus+ Program with Non-European Countries and Overseas Exchange Program for 2024-2025 Academic Year, please visit the website
Application Criteria
Students can apply for Erasmus+ Non-European Exchange Program (KA171 International Credit Mobility – ICM) only if:
- CGPA is at least 2.50 as of the application deadline (undergraduate level)
- CGPA is at least 3.00 as of the application deadline (graduate level)
Please bear in mind that students:
-Should have METU course load of minimum 30 ECTS for the semester in which s/he plans to participate Erasmus Programme. Those MSc and PhD students who completed their course load and in thesis period can also apply as their thesis satisfies the ECTS requirement.
-Should take 30 ECTS course/or 5 courses (when the host university does not use ECTS) at the host university.
-Make sure that 30 ECTS courses will be recognized by their departments upon successfully completion.
Application Procedures

All applications, selections and placements will be carried out online and through the E-Devlet Career Gate platform initiated by the Turkish National Agency:


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. No EPEEP exam has been held starting from 2022.

However, students interested in applying to ICO programs such as Erasmus+, Overseas Exchange or Mevlana will be able to bring any English language score taken within the last 5 years before the application period. These scores must be one of the METU recognized exams. Please check which exams are recognized by METU from the link and prepare your valid score. The online system will take your highest score if you select your available score to be counted for Erasmus+/Overseas Exchange application assessment and ask the system to do so. If not, you will be able to upload your language score which is recognized by METU on the application system which will be checked for the validity and eligibility by ICO and converted to METU IYS exam based on the table below. The table below will be used for conversion of METU's recognized exams into a grading scale ranging from 1 to 100, the highest score. Then the online system will calculate its 50% for the selection purposes (see Selection Criteria section) as explained below:

Equivalance Table for METU IYS to other English exams

According to the decision taken by the University Exchange Programs Committee on 10 October 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.

Partner Universities

Applicants must make their university preferences by consulting their departmental exchange program coordinators.

List of partner universities and country quotas can be seen in the announcements section for each call.
Students must make sure that their departments and academic levels exist in the host universities.


Selection Criteria:

CGPA and EPEEP score are taken into account in electing prospective ICM students. Weighted CGPA is calculated for each applicant depending on the average CGPA in his/her departmental cohort.
In order to calculate 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
Average CGPA of the same department & semester: 2.89
Ratio: 3.15 / 2.89 = 1.09
25(*) + 1.09=26.09
Overall Score: 3.15 x 26.09 = 82.18
(*) the convergent factor to calculate 50% of the CGPA = 25
    • Applicants with disabilities (approved by medical report) get 10 additional points. Medical reports concerning their diasbility must be submitted to International Cooperations Office (ICO) before the application deadline.
    • It is possible to benefit from the Erasmus+ Programs (Erasmus European Study, Erasmus Traineeship, Erasmus+ Non-European ICM) more than once. Students can participate in the programs up to 12 months for each level of study (UG, MSc, PhD).10 points will be deduced from the overall grade of the students who have benefited from Erasmus+ ICM program before within the same study level. Previous participation in the program in different study levels does not cause any deduction in the overall grade.
    • 10 points will be deduced from the overall grade of the students who have withdrawn from the program after the announced deadline for the previous Erasmus+ ICM Program Applications.
    • 10 points will be added to the overall score of the students who have been under protection by 2828 Social Services Law.
    • 15 points will be added to the overall score of the students who are  the childrens of martyries and veterans.

Grant Conditions

Students selected for this program with grant will receive 700 Euro per month and also travel support ranging from 180-1500 Euro according to distance between Ankara and the city that they will study.

Obtained “km” Value

Grant Amount (€)

Green Travel Grant Amount (€)

10-99 km



100-499 km



500-1999 km



2000-2999 km



3000-3999 km



4000-7999 km



+8000 km



*Green Travel

In case the participant prefers sustainable means of transport in both directions (e.g. using railway, maritime transport, car-pooling with other Erasmus+ programme beneficiaries or using bus), the distance-based travel grant is considered as green travel. The grant amount is calculated according to the relevant part of the table. Whether the participant can be considered within the scope of green travel is determined by the submission of the relevant travel documents to the International Cooperation Office and the evaluation of the Turkish National Agency.
For each application announcement, availablility of grant is announced in terms of country.
It is possible to participate in the program without grant as well.
Students with disabilities can apply for additional funds if they are placed for a university.
Additional Grant For Disadvantaged Beneficiaries:

Disadvantaged beneficiary is defined as follows: 

  • Those who are subject to Law No. 2828 (Those who have a protection, care or shelter decision by the Ministry of Family and Social Services pursuant to Law No. 2828)
  • Students for whom protection, care or accommodation decision has been taken within the scope of Child Protection Law No. 5395
  • Those who receive an orphan's pension

  • Children of martyrs/veterans
  • Those who are entitled to a needy pension for themselves and their families
  • Disabled persons *
  • Those whose parents or guardian receiving disability and/or needy pension under the law no. 2022 dated 01.07.1976.

* Disabled people with a disability rate of at least 70% documented by a Disability Health Board report.

The following amounts of Additional Grant Support can be provided to students who meet the above scope, upon their request and on the condition that they document their situation:

Mobility Type

Additional Grant Amount

2-12 months student mobility

Monthly € 250

5-14 days short term student mobility*

In addition to total grant: € 100

15-30 days short term student mobility*

In addition to total grant: € 150

*No additional grant is provided for a traineeship mobility in this case.


For more information about the program please read our latest INFO SHEET in English.