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Discover Turkey Exchange programs

(Erasmus +)

By Turkey Campus November 14, 2021

The education in Turkey has shifted in recent years, in particular the past 10 years, this is due to the government support and investment in education so that the number of Turkish universities registered under the supervision of the Supreme Council of Turkish universities has reached nearly 200 universities both government and private. This has made Turkish universities compete in the level and quality of education with universities in European countries. Which in turn encouraged the conclusion of agreements for student exchange locally and internationally with different universities worldwide, especially Europe during and after the study. These programs aim to raise the level of education in Turkey and build the knowledge of Turkish and foreign students and the cultural and scientific openness among them.

If you are a student at any of the Turkish universities, whether governmental or private, you can apply for a variety of exchange programs available for undergraduate or post-graduate stage such as Masters or PhD. Below is a simplified explanation of these programs and how you can apply for them.

 (Erasmus +)

The Erasmus program is a program offered to all the university students in all EU countries as well as several non-EU countries like Turkey. This program includes all Turkish universities, both governmental and private.

The program is divided into two types:

Type I

Is the exchange for the purpose of study and this type allow any student to enroll for one semester or more at a university abroad with the same specialization provided that there is an agreement concluded and valid between his university in Turkey and the other university abroad.

The number of seats provided annually varies from one university to another within Turkey. The submission is made through the university in Turkey and the differentiation between students is based on the academic excellence and proficiency of the English language "or any other language if required" and then each university nominates the winning students for the other university abroad and the students undertake to complete the stages of submission and ensure the acceptance at the foreign university.

The grant covers travel costs and also exempts the student from the fees of admission to the foreign university in addition to a monthly salary varies according to the destination state but ranging from 300 to 500 euros according to the level of the foreign States.

The student undertakes to succeed during his studies at the foreign university by having at least 70% in all the subjects prescribed on him and after the end of the semester or the school year, the student will equalize those subjects at his mother University in Turkey and those subjects are incorporated into his university curriculum or Post-University program.

In the case of a master or doctoral student, students are allowed to conduct research instead of studying subjects or courses. This research period is considered part of the practical thesis after the agreement between the principal supervisor in Turkey and the foreign supervisor.

Type II

It is an exchange for the purpose of training where the student is allowed to travel to any educational or non-educational institution (hospital for medical students or a magazine for media students or a car manufacturer for mechanics engineering students and so on) for a training period of not less than two months and not more than one year.

The same conditions of submission and selection are applied as the first type in addition to requiring the student to obtain an acceptance from an academic or professional supervisor who wishes to supervise the student during the internship.

Students can conduct their internship in summer or during school, provided that they do not disrupt the student's course at their parent university.

The grant covers travel costs and a monthly salary ranging from 400 to 600 euros according to the standard of living in the foreign country.

In both types, the student can apply for more than once, provided that the number of months is not more than 12 months.

How to apply and dates of submission vary from one university to another and the interested students must inquire from the university office or from the office of the foreign students.

The following is a list of Member States of the Erasmus program:

List of countries according to Standard of living:
First group with "high" living costs

The monthly grant amount is between 250 and 500 euros.

Denmark – Ireland – France – Italy – Austria – Finland – Sweden – United Kingdom – Liechtenstein – Norway – Switzerland

Second group with "average living costs""

The monthly grant amount is between 200 and 450 euros.

Belgium-Czech Republic-Germany-Greece-Spain-Croatia-Cyprus-Luxembourg-Netherlands-Portugal-Slovenia-Iceland-Turkey

Third group with "low" living costs

The monthly grant amount is between 150 and 400 euros.

Bulgaria – Estonia – Latvia – Tonia – Hungary – Malta – Poland – Romania – Slovakia – Macedonia

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