ERASMUS EXCHANGE PROGRAM
What is Erasmus Exchange Program?
The Erasmus program is a European Union program to encourage higher education institutions to cooperate with each other. European Union provides financial support for Higher education institutions to produce joint projects with each other, realize these projects and in order for them to have short-term student and academic staff exchanges.
It also encourages the development of relations and co-operation between higher education institutions and working circles in order to improve the higher education system in accordance with the needs of the business world and to increase the employability of university graduates in the business world.
Erasmus activities funded within the National Agency are as follows:
- Mobility Activities
- Student Mobility
- Training Mobility
- Academic Stuff Mobility
- Teaching Mobility
- Internship Mobility
- Organization of Mobility
- Erasmus Intensive Language Courses
- Intensive Programs
- Preparatory Visits
Erasmus Exchange Programs for Students and Stuff:
With the Erasmus student exchange program, students can go abroad to be students in a European country or another EU higher education institution for one term or two terms within an academic year and academic stuff can teach abroad between 1- 6 weeks under the same conditions. In order to contribute to the additional costs of individuals who benefit from the program, The European Commission also supports the mobility financially by granting grants. As a candidate country, Turkey can only exchange students and teaching staff with member countries.
The exchange of students and academic stuff by universities is organized within the higher education institution and is carried out by the Erasmus Coordinators of the institutions. The European Commission also provides financial support to Erasmus offices for the cost of stationery, hardware, etc. so that institutions can organize this exchange.
Within Erasmus projects, all universities that have Erasmus Declaration on University Policy throughout Europe can provide financial support from the European Commission to develop “Common Curriculum Development”, “Intensive Program” and “Thematic Network” projects and pass these projects to life. The support provided is up to 75% of the total cost of the project and institutions are also expected to make contributions from their own budgets.
The projects are based on the European Commission and the developed projects are presented to the relevant body of the Commission by the “Coordinating Higher Education Institution” determined by the partners. The financial support for the approved projects is distributed to the partner institutions through the coordinating agency channel.