Become Erasmus Student

Student Education Mobility - New Semester (2007-2013)

Atılım University International Relations Office

- Guideline for Outgoing Students

- 2008-2009 Erasmus Application Handbook

- Erasmus Country and Language Codes

- Erasmus Course Field Codes

This activity, which was called as "Student Exchange" during Socrates II Period, will continue under the name of "Student Learning Mobility" during 2007-2013 as part of the "Lifelong Learning Program"

Students registered at a higher education institution holding an ERASMUS University Charter can study between 3 to 12 months abroad or at least a full academic trimester/ term at a corresponding host institution which is also holding an ERASMUS University Charter. In addition to being an exchange student, they may also be awarded an ERASMUS grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance and visa costs) incurred in connection with their study period abroad. The amount of financial support does not aim to provide all expenditure as Erasmus is not a scholarship program. The Erasmus support is not refundable and aims to cover only the subsistence costs. ERASMUS student mobility for studies is carried out in the framework of prior "inter-institutional agreements" between home and host institutions, both of which must be holders of an ERASMUS University Charter. ERASMUS student mobility for studies can only take place between the home and a host higher education institution, which are linked through a previously concluded "inter-institutional agreements". Institutions announce deadlines for application based on the existing inter-institutional agreements. All exchange agreements are limited to certain departments; however most of the universities allow students to choose courses from all faculties and schools at the university. The interested student has to turn to the international office and/or ERASMUS office of his or her home higher education institution. The office will inform him or her of the possibilities of studying abroad as well as the modalities to apply and to receive an ERASMUS grant. Each Institution determines their own application and nomination deadlines.

European Union Training and Youth Programs Center determines annual national priorities and criteria for to be exchange students. ERASMUS students are selected by their home higher education institutions in a fair and transparent way under the criteria fixed by European Union Training and Youth Programs Center. A person can be an Erasmus student once in his life. Thus he can only participate once in one of pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate program. However, a student participated in traineeship mobility can also participate in student mobility for studies.

2008-2009 Academic Year - Criteria for Student Mobility for Studies

These are the requirements to be met by candidates
  • In the undergraduate student's academic records, an average mark equal or superior to 2.00/ 4.00 (70/100) points is requested.
  • In the graduate and post-graduate student's academic records, an average mark equal or superior to 2.50/ 4.00 (75/ 100) points is requested.
  • Candidate students' ranking is done according to 50% of GPA plus 50% of foreign language proficiency. Students are placed starting from the top scores. Using the same criteria for all candidate students, higher education institutions are free to assess students' language proficiency levels.

Grants

Monthly Erasmus grants are determined by the Center in respect to national priorities and criteria before the beginning of the new academic year.

In 2008/ 2009 Academic Year, based on the Standard of living and costliness indexes in 27 European Union countries, four different categories are designated. Under each category, corresponding countries and financial support amounts are listed below.

Category Montly Grants(€) Countries

I

300

Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, South Cyprus, Estonia, Bulgaria and Romania

II

400

Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovenia, Greece and Malta

III

500

Holland, Luxemburg, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany and Austria

IV

600

Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland and United Kingdom

Exchange students' grants shall be paid in two installments. Installment rates, in which the first half shall not exceed 80% of the total amount, is determined by the Center. The payment of the first half of the installment shall be maintained before the Erasmus study period abroad. The second half shall be maintained after the student submitted Student Final Report (Proof of Recognition), Transcript, Certificate of Attendance and Confirmation of Stay. The remaining grant is calculated according to the beginning and ending dates of study in the Certificate of Attendance. Students can only get grants for the period of study abroad, that is, when the stay is shorter than the planned mobility period of study, the grant can only cover the exact period of stay abroad.

Academic Standing, Course Registration, and Academic Fees

A "Learning Agreement" setting out the program of studies to be followed, as approved by the student, the home and the host institution is arranged. In the case of agreed student mobility, the three parties involved - the home institution, the host institution and the student - should sign a Learning Agreement for mobility prior to the mobility period. In such cases, recognition of the credits by the home institution is automatic if the conditions stipulated in the learning agreement have been fulfilled.The names and content of the courses does not need to be identical, however, highly similarity in the content of the courses is sufficient. Fair recognition rather than perfect equivalence is to be sought. The Center is responsible to report the violations of Erasmus University Charter conditions to European Commission and eventually may result in the cancellation of the institution's Erasmus University Charter.

Based on the implementation of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) key feature that 60 credits are allocated to the workload of a full-time academic year, 30 ECTS credits are normally allocated to a semester. Fulfilling 2/3 amount of ECTS credits undertaken by the student can be considered as an achievement. Academic recognition and successful credit transfer shall be certified by the home institution. The number of credits gained for suitable learning outcomes shall replace the number of credits that are allocated for these learning outcomes at the home institution. Students regarded as unsuccessful shall continue their education starting from the term before they are awarded as an exchange student, however, they are exempted from the courses corresponding to the total amount of credits for the courses achieved.

Since they pay their fees to their home institutions, Erasmus students - whether or not they receive an Erasmus Grant - are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution. However, the host institution may charge them for expenses such as transportation or access to sport facilities.

What is not Erasmus Program?
1- Erasmus program is not a foreign language learning program.
2- Erasmus is not a full scholarship program. It only provides financial support to the students of the institutions that can participate in student exchange program and the amount of this support varies in respect of the country s/he is going to study.
3- Erasmus is not a degree program.