Frequently Asked Questions

What is Erasmus + learning mobility?

Erasmus learning mobility is that students of higher education institutions perform one or two semesters of education in an academic year in a contracted higher education institution in a European Union member country. An Erasmus Bilateral Agreement with the relevant department at a higher education institution holding an Erasmus Agreement (ECHE) in a European Union member country is required.

 

 

What does the Erasmus + Program bring?

Erasmus Program gives you the opportunity to experience abroad, to study in a multicultural environment, to recognize different cultures, to introduce Turkish culture, to make new friends, to be a student at a different school and to see a different system.

 

 

How long can I stay abroad outside of the Erasmus + Program?

Erasmus study mobility can be minimum 3 months and maximum 12 months. The Erasmus / Bilateral Agreement of the department / faculty shows your exchange. Mobility activities that last less than 3 months are not covered by Erasmus and cannot be granted.

 

 

Who can benefit from Erasmus + learning mobility?

Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students studying full-time at a higher education institution can benefit from Erasmus learning mobility.

 

 

I'm in first class. Can I benefit from Erasmus?

Applications for mobility will be received for the next academic year. So you can apply for the second grade.

 

 

I am a student with a disability, are the conditions the same for me?

Students with disabilities have 10 points more gains in participating in the Erasmus program.

 

 

I have lessons from below, can I benefit from Erasmus + Learning Mobility?

Yes. It does not prevent them from being an Erasmus student.

 

 

Can I go to any university I want in Europe as an Erasmus + student?

Your department / college / institute must have a Bilateral Agreement regarding the program you are attending. You can find out if there is an agreement about your department in which link, if any, with which country / university: https://app.erasmus.uskudar.edu.tr/en/euc-agreements/list

 

 

My department / faculty does not have a Bilateral Agreement but the university has a bilateral agreement. Can I benefit from Erasmus?

No. As an Erasmus student, you can only go to the universities that your department has an agreement with.

 

 

How important is English in Student Mobility?

As an Erasmus student, the student going abroad must know a good level of English. The English language is largely unifying in European countries. However, it is also possible to ask for the language of instruction in the school attended.

 

The student must know English or the language of the country he / she is able to fulfill the requirements of Erasmus education or internship mobility and know which language or languages are accepted in the institution to be visited before starting the activity.

 

 

Should I take the foreign language exam to take advantage of the Erasmus + program?

Yes. While selecting the Erasmus student mobility student, 50% of the grade average and 50% of the language score are taken and according to the calculated weighted average, the number of students allowed by the Bilateral Agreement quota becomes Erasmus candidate students. Students who apply to benefit from the program is obliged to take the foreign language exams held at the places and dates announced on our page. https://erasmus.uskudar.edu.tr/en

 

 

Can I change my preference?

Empty quotas are required for students to make change of preference. As long as there are vacant quotas, the petition approved and signed by the department coordinator and the justification of the student must be submitted to the Erasmus Office.

 

 

There is a section on the application form that must be signed by the "Departmental Coordinator". Who do I have to sign?

You must get a signature from your department coordinator. https://erasmus.uskudar.edu.tr/en/erasmus-coordinators

 

 

Is there a certain number of courses I will take in the institution I will go to?

Student response to the lectures should take in universities in Turkey, lessons from equivalent institutions of higher education will go is determined and the lessons learned recognition of the student, the student's signed prior period exchange between their institution and will go Learning Agreement (Learning Agreement) to be recorded and assurance. Course names and contents are not expected to be exactly the same, it is sufficient to overlap the course contents.

 

While choosing a course, 30 ECTS credits should be targeted for the semester and 60 for 1 year. Successful students considered, the period spent abroad when they return to Turkey of training (s) will be considered to have undergone in Turkey. Students who are deemed unsuccessful will continue their education from where they left off before they are Erasmus students, but they are exempt from the courses they have been successful in as much as the total credit amount.

 

 

Who can help me with visa procedures?

Immediately after you are selected as an Erasmus student, please call the consulate of the country you are going to visit. Visa procedures and requested documents vary according to the country of change. Check the relevant country's Embassy / Consulate website. Be very careful to have completed all the required documents. In order to guarantee the economic situation desired by some countries, it will be easier for you to get a visa that you are an Erasmus student by the Erasmus Office and that includes the support given to you as much as the monthly grant amount.

 

 

Why do we pay a visa fee at the consulate, even though we received a letter from the university for the visa?

Consulates requesting a visa fee is entirely at the discretion of those institutions, as these institutions are independent in the countries where they are located, and such practices are entirely related to the states to which they are affiliated.

 

 

Who is arranging my accommodation for my Erasmus + education period?

It is not the responsibility of the center or universities to arrange accommodation for students or university staff to visit. Students who are chosen as Erasmus students by our university also apply to the institution they will visit. During this application, an “accommodation form” can be sent to the student by the institution they will be visiting or information can be given about the accommodation opportunities (deadlines, required documents, dormitory / housing fees, etc.). You should follow the information provided about the accommodation, and if there is no suitable option, you should research your own accommodation.

 

 

Which health insurance should I take?

Although each country visited has different demands, choose the most comprehensive health insurance with international validity. It is recommended to learn the contents and scope of the insurance from headquarters. The insurance to be taken for internship mobility should cover “Liability Insurance” against third parties.

 

 

As an Erasmus + student, should I pay tuition fees for my own university while I am abroad?

Yes. You have to pay a student tuition fee to your own university. However, you do not choose courses.

 

 

Will I pay enrollment fee to the opposite university?

No. The opposite university cannot charge any registration, exam or tuition fee from the student who comes under the Erasmus program. However, an additional payment may be requested for the use of various materials such as photocopy of insurance academic materials and the use of laboratory products.

 

 

Can I make changes to the Learning Agreement?

Yes. The courses you will take at the university you are paired with may not be opened, and the lesson hours may not match your schedule. In this case, you can make changes in your lessons by meeting with your department coordinator. However, the changes to be made in the education agreement for various reasons must be made within 1 month after the beginning of the academic term in the higher education institution where the student goes and must be approved by the student's own higher education institution and the authorities of the higher education institution that the student goes to. You must also use the "During Mobility" pages of your learning agreement to make changes.

 

 

How much grants can I get if I am an Erasmus + student mobility student?

The Erasmus grant is not intended to finance the entire exchange activity. It is intended only to cover the additional costs incurred by the student being abroad. The grant amounts are determined by the European Commission and the National Agency in each contract period and are deposited by the National Agency in the account of higher education institutions at certain periods.

 

Students are paid the grant in 2 installments. The first installment is made if the grant has been sent by the National Agency before the student goes to exchange, not to exceed 70% of the total grant. The grant to be received by the student is calculated according to the exchange period specified in the invitation to be received from the university he / she will go to before going abroad. However, the final grant payment to the student will be made based on the dates in the Certificate of Attendance that will be brought at the end of the exchange.

 

 

Why is it necessary to open a Euro account?

Euro account tripped the reason, the European Union Education and Youth Programs Center from transferring money to universities in Turkey over the euro and the university is no money in the budget Euros.

 

 

Can I benefit from Erasmus learning mobility without a grant?

Yes, even if you do not receive money from the Erasmus fund, you can go to an educational institution that you have a bilateral agreement with as long as you are an "Grant-Free Erasmus" exchange student, provided that you meet the student selection criteria of the relevant academic year and apply. Grant-free students are also subjected to general evaluation along with other applications, and the grant goes through the same process as Erasmus students.

 

 

What is the Average Grade Requirement in Erasmus + Applications?

Students must have a grade point average of 2.20 / 4 for undergraduate and 2.5 / 4 for graduate degrees.