METU Departmental Erasmus Coordinators are kindly asked to fill out this form with the related information regarding the incoming staff that will be hosted in the related Academic Departments and Administrative Units at METU under the Erasmus+ KA103/131 programme. Please only provide information for the mobilities that are conducted under Erasmus+ KA103/131 programmes with European countries.

1) Information

Not only academic but also administrative staff of a university with a Erasmus University Charter (EUC) can also benefit from the staff mobility training (STT) in an Erasmus partner university or in a business enterprise.

Staff Mobility for Staff Training (STT) is a field of activity that supports the professional development of HEI teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organization in the program countries.

Staff mobility training (STT) includes three types of mobility:

  • The mobility of university staff member going to an enterprise and vice versa: The purpose of this type of mobility is to provide opportunity for the training of the participants through the transmittal of knowledge and experience. The basic activities are; seminars, workshops, courses and conferences, practice education processes, short-term assignments etc.The requirement of a partnership agreement is not required in case of business enterprise mobilities.
  • The mobility of the university executive and administrative staff going to another university: The purpose of this type of mobility is to provide opportunity for the participants to learn from another institution's experience and good implementations and to improve required talents for his/her current assignments. The basic activities are study visits, short term assignments and on the job training programs.
  • The mobility of academic staff going to another higher education institution to have training: Training periods can have a duration of 2 days - 2 months. Financial support is available for the academic staff to spend teaching periods abroad and for the university staff to have training at a university (there is no need for an Erasmus+ agreement between METU and the university; however the university must have an Erasmus University Charter) or at a business enterprise. Apart from the regular trainings, courses, internships are eligible (except for conferences and congresses).

STT is a full time activity and a grant payment is made for full-time training days. For this reason, in the Staff Mobility for Training Mobility Agreement a specific training program must be indicated on a daily-basis

How to apply for teaching staff mobility at Middle East Technical University?

Administrative staff who are interested in visiting METU as incoming staff should get in touch with the related academic or administrative department directly to organize their visit. Prospective administrative visitors are recommended to contact with the International Cooperations Office (

Application Period: 15 Febuary- 15 April, 2024

2. METU International Staff Week:

In order to host administrative staff (especially those working at International Offices) coming from the partner universities, METU ICO organizes International Staff Weeks. This one-week-program includes a variety of seminars and events conducted by METU ICO, academic departments and other administrative units. For more details, please see the previously-organized Staff Week Programs below:

3. Application Requirements and Documents:

Applicants must be a member of the partner university and they must actively work at the time of application, have a minimum English proficiency level of B2.

4. Duration of the Activities:

Duration of training mobility ranges from 5 days to 2 months (max.) excluding travel time. 

For one-week (5 working days) participation, the training activity has to comprise a minimum of 8 hours of training per week. For training activities that will last more than one week (5 working days), the minimum training hour must be calculated in proportion to the minimum requirement (e.g., 16 hours/10 working days, 24 hours/15 working days).

5. Useful Information for the Selected Beneficiaries:

Please find attached  an orientation package including information like how to get to METU campus, accommodation, social life, etc.

5.1. How to Apply for Campus Accommodation:

Beneficiaries who would like to stay in METU guesthouses need to contact with ICO advisors before their mobility period. ICO advisors will communicate with guesthouses and inform the beneficiary about the availability of the rooms. Please note that ICO does its best to arrange a room for Erasmus+ beneficiaries. However, because of the high demand, for certain periods of the semester, it may not be possible to offer rooms for each beneficiary.

5.2. Campus Accommodation Options:

METU Guesthouse (ODTÜ Misafirhanesi)

METU's Guesthouse, located on METU Campus grounds within the Campus Faculty Housing Complex, conveniently near the Sports and Social Facilities, the Shopping Mall, Banks, Post Office and public transportation facilities, provides 24-hour service to the local and international guests. METU Guest House is within walking distance from the Conference Venue. The main Guesthouse building has six two-room suites, six double rooms and six single rooms. And in separate buildings there are three large apartments together with seven studio apartments providing in all a total capacity of 52 beds for 65 guests. On the main floor of the main Guesthouse, there is a sitting room and a breakfast room open for all guests. Each room has Wi-Fi and cable internet, a cable TV, a telephone, and a small refrigerator. A computer with Internet connection, located in the sitting room on the ground floor, is available for all guests. Hot water is available for 24-hours. Daily served open-buffet breakfast is also available for the guests.

In order to check the images of METU Guesthouse, you may visit the website below:

Prices for METU Guesthouse (valid for 2022-2023 Academic Year*):

  • Single Room: 260 TL
  • Double Room: 400 TL
  • Suite Single Room: 300 TL
  • Suite Double Room: 470 TL
  • Triple Room: 520 TL

* Prices are subject change for different academic years

Important Note: METU Guesthouse is located in METU campus. For its exact location, please see the interactive METU map: