A. Calendar for 2018-2019 Academic Year International Credit Mobility


The initial step for application is to attend the information sessions of the International Cooperations Office (ICO) which aim to give information about exchange programs. The dates of these meetings:


17 October Tuesday -10:30-11:30
23 October Monday -15:30-16:30
27 October Friday -13:30-14:30
30 October Monday -12:30-13:30
3 November Friday -10:30-11:30
9 November Thursday -13:30-14:30


Place of the meetings: METU Library Solmaz İzdemir Hall


B. Who can Apply?


Students can apply for Erasmus+ Non-European Exchange Program (KA107 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 MS 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.


C. How to Apply?


Application Period: 8 November-1 December 2017

English Proficiency Exam: 9 December 2017

Announcement of Application Results: End of December

Withdrawal Period: 2-12 January 2018


Students who withdraw from the program without a forced major reason after 12 January 2018 will lose 10 points in their next Erasmus+ applications.


Students must submit their application online between 8 November-1 December 2017: ONLINE APPLICATION PLATFORM ( Program No:405


No additional application is required for the English Proficiency Exam on 9 December 2017.



D. 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 HERE.


Students must make sure that their departments and academic levels exist in the host universities.


E. English Proficiency Exam for Exchange Programs (EPEEP)


It is obligatory to take EPEEP for ICM applicants.


EPEEP is valid for two consecutive years and students who have taken the exam in the previous 2 years may apply with a previous score. This needs to be indicated on the application document. However, students are allowed to take the EPEEP only once every academic year and those who have already taken the EPEEP in the same academic year for another exchange program will not be able to take the exam again.


The exam is organized by the Department of Basic English. Students who are not able to enter the exam due to a valid excuse should submit a petition explaining their excuse to the International Cooperations Office. Otherwise, their Erasmus application will be regarded as invalid.


Only the students who submit their application to ICO will take the exam and the place of the exam will be announced later.



F. Selection Criteria


50% of CGPA and 50% of the EPEEP score are taken into account in electing prospective ICM  students.


Besides, before calculating the 50% of the CGPA, a coefficient is applied on the CGPA according to the applicants' study cycle and semester information as below:


Study Cycle / Semester Coefficient
Masters 25
PhD 25
Undergraduate, semesters 1 & 2 25
Undergraduate, semesters 3 & 4 27,5
Undergraduate, semesters 5 & 6 28,75
Undergraduate, semesters 7 and above 25

G. Language Proficiency and Academic Standing

METU does not ask an internationally recognized language document at the time of application. However, in most of the cases students need to submit a relevant language proficiency document during their application to the host university (TOEFL/IELTS for English-medium universities, etc.). Therefore, students are recommended to investigate the language requirements of the host universities even before their application to METU and take the required exam(s) when necessary.


Host universities may also require an academic transcript to evaluate candidates' academic standing in the semester(s) before s/he actually starts the exchange program. Therefore, students must be in good academic standing and are advised to avoid getting failing grades until their participation in the exchange program.


Students with FF/FD/W grades should consult their departments' procedures and undergraduate regulations.



H. Important Notes


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, MS, PhD).


10 points will be deduced from the overall grade of the students who have benefited from any of the above programs 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+ Program Applications.



I. Grant Conditions


Students selected for this program will receive 650 Euro per month and also travel support ranging from 275-1100 Euro according to distance between Ankara and the city that they will study.


Erasmus+ ICM grant is allocated according to each country. Available grants are shown in the partner university and country quotas list above.


Even if there are more than one partner universities in a specific country, in the allocation of grants "quota per country" will be considered.


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.




ICM Information Sheet / Application for 2018-2019 Academic Year (Turkish)


ICM Information Sheet / Application for 2018-2019 Academic Year (English)