The duties of METU International Cooperations Office (ICO), which was founded in 1992, was redefined in 2016 and "Project Development" coordinatorship was included in the ICO division of tasks. ICO mainly deals with Erasmus+ mobility projects funded by European Commission and Mevlana Projects funded by Turkish Higher Education Council (THEC).


Erasmus+ offers exciting opportunities for participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe. It is aimed at students, trainees, apprentices, professors, teachers, trainers, and professionals of organisations active in the Education, Training and Youth sector.

Taking part in the programme helps you to develop personally and professionally; you will gain valuable international experience, broaden your horizons, experience new cultures and discover new ways of working. Erasmus+ is of particular benefit to young people who can learn new skills to improve their employability, acquire life skills, and develop their confidence.

Erasmus+ is aimed at higher education institutions, schools, and vocational education, adult education and youth organisations actively involved in delivering formal and non-formal education, training and youth work, as well as organisations delivering sporting activities. Organisations could be educational institutions, local authorities, public or private organisations (such as small, medium or large enterprises, social enterprises, non-profit organisations, associations and non-governmental organisations), public sporting bodies, sporting organisations, leagues, and clubs at any level. You can consult the Erasmus+ Programme Guide  for further details or contact the Project Development Coordinator Esra Akgül at to get more information about project opportunities at METU.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Erasmus+ Programme implements the following projects:


ICO provides consultation for the following KA1 projects, only:  

i) Mobillity of learners and staff: opportunities for students, trainees,young people and volunteers, as well as for professors,teachers, trainers, youth workers, staff of education institutions and civil society organisations to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country;

ii) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: high -level integrated international study programmes delivered by consortia of higher education institutions that award full degree scholarships to the best master students worldwide.



This Key Action supports:

i) Transnational Strategic Partnerships aimed to develop initiatives addressing one or more fields of education training and youth and promote innovation, exchange of experience and know - how between different types of organisations involved in education, training and youth or in other relevant fields. Certain mobility activities are supported in so far as they contribute to the objectives of the project;

ii) Knowledge Alliances:between higher education institutions and enterprises which aim to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, employability, knowledge exchange and/or multidisciplinary teaching and learning ;

iii) Sector Skills Alliances: supporting the design and delivery of joint vocational training curricula, programmes and teaching and training met hodologies, drawing on evidence of trends in a specific economic sector and skills needed in order to perform in one or more rofessional fields;

iv) Capacity Building projects supporting cooperation with Partner Countries in the fields of higher education and youth. Capacity - building projects aim to support organisations/ institutions and systems in their modernisation and internationalisation process . Certain types of capacity-building projects support mobility activities in so far as they contribute to the objectives of the project.

You may reach the current ongoing Erasmus+ projects at METU, within ICO's knowledge, below:

Ongoing Erasmus+ Projects at METU

2018 Erasmus+ KA2 Project applications from METU can be found below. The results of the applications are expected to be announced in August 2018.

2018 METU KA2 Project Applications


This programme aims at promoting and strengthening the cooperation between higher education institutions in line with the purpose of raising quality in the internationalization process of the higher education system. 

Field Oriented and Project–based Mobility Programme without any Country Restriction started in the 2016-2017 Academic Year, is supported by the THEC. It is realized through the projects whose fields are determined by the Council of Higher Education, aims at exchanging of both students and academic staff. For further information, please refer to the link below:

You may reach the list of METU Mevlana projects for 2017-2018 academic year via the link below:

2017-2018 METU Mevlana Projects