Please note that this application is NOT for Erasmus+ with European Countries.



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.
  • Online applications will be reviewed by Departmental Erasmus+/Exchange Coordinators. The Coordinators are authorized to decline the applications of the students if they do not approve the universities or the academic background/status of the students.



  • Application Period: 5 November-30 November 2018
  • English Proficiency Exam: 8 December 2018
  • Announcement of Application Results: End of December
  • Withdrawal Period: 2-11 January 2019


Students who withdraw from the program without a forced major reason after 11 January 2019 will lose 10 points in their next Erasmus+ applications.

Students must submit their application online between 5 November-30 November 2018: ONLINE APPLICATION PLATFORM (#405 Erasmus+ ICM (Avrupa Dışı))

No additional application is required for the English Proficiency Exam on 8 December 2018.

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.



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 be sure that the university they applied to offers education on their level and in a relevant department. Availability of a university in the online application form does not imply that the said university offers education in all the departments and on all levels of education.

***Agreements within the framework of Erasmus+ ICM Program are established as “all departments”. This means that all students can apply, and no one is given priority over the others, unless stated otherwise in the Restrictions section of the agreement list in the announcement. However, before applying for those universities, please make sure that there is a department (or at least courses) at the partner university corresponding to your department and level at METU. The fact that you are given the chance to apply for such universities does not guarantee that the university accepts you. The applicants are required to check the conditions of the partner universities (i.e. medium of instruction, language requirement, academic calendar, accommodation opportunities etc.) before submitting their applications. 

E.g. :

X University

Application criteria: CGPA: 3,00/4,00

Student placed in X University CGPA: 2,90/4,00

In this case, even if you are placed in X University, which requires min CGPA to be 3,00/4,00  for UG, you may not be accepted to the university since your CGPA is less than 3,00/4,00. For this reason, students must check the university list announced by ICO, and the websites of the universities.



CGPA and English Proficiency Exam score are taken into account in electing prospective ICM students. Weighted CGPA is calculated for ach 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:

  1. Student CGPA: 3.15
  2. Average CGPA of the same department & semester: 2.89
  3. Ratio: 3.15 / 2.89 = 1.09
  4. 25(*) + 1.09=26.09
  5. Overall Score: 3.15 x 26.09 = 82.18
  6. (*) 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 disability must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.

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). However, 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 (including Erasmus+ program with European countries (learning mobility), Erasmus+ traineeship program (internship), Erasmus+ program with non-European countries (ICM) ).

10 points will be added to the overall score of the students who have been under protection by 2828 Social Services Law. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.

15 points will be added to the overall score of the students who are the relatives of martyries and veterans. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.



Students selected for this program will receive 700 Euro per month and also travel support ranging from 275-1500 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.



For more information about the program please read our INFO SHEET (Turkish).