1-      ERASMUS+ KA131 Erasmus European Mobility Program

What is Erasmus+ KA131 European Mobility Program?

Erasmus+ European Mobility is a program that enables student and staff mobility between higher education institutions (HEIs) of  28 EU member countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the FYR of Macedonia, and Turkey. To participate in this program HEIs of these countries apply to European Commission to be able to get eligable for  Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).  International cooperation between HEIs in these countries is established through bileteral student and staff mobility agreement

How to apply?

The students registered in formal education programs at higher education institutions may benefit from the program on the condition that their home institution and METU signed a bilateral Erasmus+ European mobility Agreement.

There is a specific unit at METU ICO, which carries out all the Erasmus European Mobility operations at METU. This unit is responsible for organizing application calls and facilitating incoming student exchange mobility. The application process is started with the nominations of the selected candidates from  the partner institutions. Applications without official nominations will not be accepted. Prior to their applications, applicants must be officially nominated by their home universities. An official nomination by the applicant's home University should be entered into the online nomination system. (https://oibs2.metu.edu.tr/Incoming_Exchange_Student_Nomination/)

 Application Documents

The application documents for European Mobility Program is as follows; 

* Learning Agreement format of the sending institution may also be used

Nomination Criteria

- Minimum study years for undergraduate students: Undergraduate nominees must have completed a minimum of 1 year at your institution before visiting METU.

- MS/PhD Students: METU will accept graduate students for exchange only if:

a) They agree to take courses at our institution. Or,

b) They find a Research Supervisor at METU (by themselves) who is ready to accept to study with the student. In this case, the student should submit an acceptance letter from the agreed supervisor during the application period. Please note that it is not possible for ICO to assign academic supervisors to students who want to conduct research work at METU.

 Important Reminder

Medium of instruction at METU is English at all levels and programs. Please bear in mind that in order to be able to follow courses at METU, students are strongly recommended to have adequate level of English, meaning B1 level language competence according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or TOEFL (ibt) score of 79 or IELTS score of 6,5.

 Application Deadlines

For Fall Semester  30th of June is the nomination deadline - 31st of July is the application deadline 

For Spring Semester 30th of November is the nomination deadline - 31st of December is the application deadline