Erasmus+ KA107 Mobility with Partner Countries (World Countries) is an activity that offers higher education students and staff the opportunity to acquire an educational or professional experience in another country.
Unlike the Erasmus+ KA103 Mobility with Program Countries (European Countries) activities, the objectives are as follows:
- To achieve a strong international dimension through cooperation with partner countries
- To increase interest in higher education in Europe and to support the competitiveness of European higher education institutions in the global higher education market
- To support the internationalization and modernization of higher education institutions outside of Europe in order to promote the development of partner countries
Unlike the mobility activities with Erasmus + KA103 Program Countries (European Countries), departments, countries and partner universities in the project can participate in the mobility during the relevant project period, depending on the application project prepared by our university and accepted by the National Agency.
- The Turkish National Agency determines the annual national priorities and criteria required for Erasmus students to be selected.
- Students who wish to study one or two semesters at one of our partner universities abroad through the Erasmus Program must fulfill the following requirements:
- The student must be a full-time student enrolled in a program of a HEI, in any education degree (primary, secondary or tertiary)
- The average academic grade point average (GPA) of undergraduate students must be at least 2.20/4.00
- The cumulative GPA of graduate and Ph.D. students must be at least 2.50/4.00
- 30 ECTS credits must be completed for student mobility
- If the student has already benefited from the mobility activities in the current education level, the total duration should not exceed 12 months with the new activity
Having a disciplinary penalty or retaking a failed course does not prevent students from benefiting from the Erasmus program.
Applications are planned to be received via the SAP system. Procedures for application will be announced at a later date.
Partner university preferences will be specified on the application form. Partner universities should be selected in accordance with their medium of instruction and course relevance. During the application phase and partner university selection, the student should consult the Department’s Erasmus coordinator.
- Applicants should either take the ERASMUS FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXAM or prove their foreign language proficiency with a document. The foreign language knowledge of applicants should be the same as the medium of instruction of the partner university. (click for accepted exams and conversion tables)
The Foreign Language Passing Grade is 50 out of 100.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXAM DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE
- Erasmus grades will be calculated for students who fulfill the prerequisites and pass the language exam.
Erasmus Grade: Grade Point Average/2 +Foreign Language Exam/2 Erasmus Final Grade is 50 out of 100.
- Students with a disability (with documentation of your disability) +10 points
- Children of Martyrs and War Veterans +10 points
- Prior mobility experience (with or without a grant): -10 points
- Mobility participation in a country from which the student has citizenship: -10 points
For students who were elected in a previous election period but did not participate in the mobility activity without a compelling reason, 10 points will be subtracted from their Erasmus grades for each mobility that is not carried out.
Announcement of Results
- The International Relations Office announces the list of students who are eligible to participate in the program by announcing their Erasmus grades.
- The International Relations Office determines and announces the partner university placements of students on a space-availability basis with Erasmus Coordinators according to the student rankings based on Erasmus grade, partner university preferences stated in the application form and partner university quotas.
- According to the placement results, students apply to partner universities.
Student Mobility Processes:
WHAT TO DO BEFORE MOBILITY
Please keep track of all e-mails sent by the International Relations Office and announcements posted on the website.
1. Participate in the Orientation Program announced by the International Relations Office.
2. Do research about the country, university, and department you will go to.
- Read the information package carefully and review the website of your university.
- Carefully review the application deadlines, course schedules, academic calendars, and any necessary documents that your partner university requests from Erasmus students. Students are responsible for delivering the relevant application documents to the partner university on time.
- Complete the application documents of the partner university you will go to and send them in the requested manner (mail, fax, scan) on time. You must submit a copy of the admission letter to the International Relations Office after completing the application process.
- Obtain the contact information of the Erasmus Institutional Coordinatorship and Department’s Erasmus Coordinator of your partner university.
- Please check accommodation availability during your stay in the country, and if you will stay in the dormitory, please fill out and send the Dormitory Application Form in time, if there is any.
3. Prepare your passport.
- In order to avoid paying any fee while getting your passport, you must obtain a student certificate from the Registrar's Office (you will need to pay the passport book fee in any case).
- Ask the consulate which passport validity you should have, and be sure to indicate how long you need a passport in your application.
4. Contact the Istanbul Embassy/Consulate of the country you will go to and find out which documents are required for your student visa application and start to prepare documents.
- Obtain your Erasmus Student Certificate (visa/grant letter) from the IKU International Relations Office to help you with your visa procedures. The relevant document will indicate your period of study abroad and the grant amount you will receive.
5. The documents and procedures should be completed for the Grant Contract which will be prepared by the International Relations Office and signed mutually.
- You need to open a € account at İşbank’s Istanbul Kültür University Branch and send a copy of your bankbook to the International Relations Office.
- You may give power of attorney to a relative and/or open a joint account so that he/she can carry out your registration and banking transactions while you are abroad.
- Using internet banking may be convenient for you, but make sure you do not have a problem using internet banking before you go.
- The Learning Agreement must be prepared and approved by the Department’s Erasmus Coordinator. Afterwards, the Learning Agreement must be approved by the IKU Erasmus Institutional Coordinator and the partner university and must be submitted to the International Relations Office.
- You should obtain Health Insurance and submit a copy to our Office.
- Students with General Health Insurance (SSI) can complete insurance procedures with a document they are to receive from SSI if they are studying in partner countries. Information should be obtained from SSI for partner countries.
- Students who need private health insurance must take out Educational Purpose (Student) Travel Health insurance.
- Partner universities may request Health Insurance in different scopes. If the required insurance covers the required assurances, it can be used for the grant contract.
- Admission Letters (scan, copies or original documents) sent by the partner university must be delivered to our Office.
- Academic calendars sent by the partner university must be submitted to our Office.
6. Remember to take the Erasmus Student Charter, which is the document that shows your rights and responsibilities as an Erasmus student, from the International Relations Office.
7. Please make sure that all procedures related to your enrollment at IKU are completed by the Registrar's Office. Students cannot freeze registration for the period they study abroad. Registration and tuition fees are paid to the institutions where the students are enrolled in and no registration or tuition fees are paid to the institution they will go to.
8. You are recommended to save a copy of all the documents you use in your application and keep them with you in the country you are going to visit. Please keep track of all e-mails sent by the International Relations Office and announcements posted on the website.
WHAT TO DO AFTER MOBILITY
WHAT TO DO AFTER MOBILITY
The documents/procedures that should be completed when you return are as follows:
- Learning Agreement-After Mobility (3rd Part): It should be prepared after the transcript is prepared by the partner university at the end of the semester. Courses and grades listed in the partner university transcript should be written on the first table and the IKU equivalents of these courses and grades should be written on the second table.
- Participant Report Form: When you return, a link will be sent to you to fill in an online report form after you have handed in all your documents. You need to fill out this report form online. All documents must be submitted to the European and International Relations Center until the date to be announced. Otherwise, 30% of the grant payments will not be paid. Grants will be cut for those who do not complete the documents.