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Erasmus programmes

Erasmus programme is an European Union education and training  programme which aims to increase the quality of higher education in Europe. For this purpose, the Programme promotes the co-operations between higher education institutions in Europe. These partnerships and mobility activities are financially supported by the Programme.

Besides HEI co-operations, Erasmus programme promotes the cooperation between HEIs and labour market so that universites would meet the need of labour market and graduates would have better opportunities of employment.

The European Commission is responsible for the overall implementation of Erasmus Programme. Actions are managed by national agencies in the 31 participating countries or by Executive Agency for Education, Audovisiual and Culture based in Brussels.

Actions under Erasmus Programme run by Turkish National Agency are:

  • Mobility Activities
    • Student Mobility (SM)
      • Student Mobility for Studies (SMS) 
      • Student Mobility for Placements (SMP) 
    • Staff Mobility (ST)
      • Staff Mobility for Teaching Activities (STA)
      • Staff Mobility for Training (STT)
    • Organisation of Mobility (OM)
  • Erasmus Intensive Language Courses (EILC)
  • Intensive Programmes (IP)
  • Preparatory Visits (PV)

Mobility Activities

1 ) Student Mobility (SM)

Student Mobility for Studies (SMS) 

The student mobility for studies action enables students at higher education institutions to spend an integrated period of study of between 3 months and 12 months in another participating European country. 

What are the objectives of student mobility for studies?

  • To enable students benefiting educationally, linguistically and culturally from the experience of learning in other European countries;
  • To promote co-operation between institutions and to enrich the educational environment of host institutions;
  • To contribute to the development of a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.

 

Who can benefit?

Students registered at a higher education institution holding an ERASMUS University Charter can benefit from this action.
 

Duration

Students can study 3 to 12 months abroad or at least a full academic trimester/term.
 

What arrangements are made for the Erasmus student?

The period must be covered by a grant agreement between the student and his or herhomehigher education institution.

Prior to their departure, ERASMUS students are provided with:

  • A "Learning Agreement" setting out the programme of studies to be followed, as approved by the student, the home and the host institution;
  • An "ERASMUS Student Charter" setting out their rights and obligations with respect to their period of study abroad.

At the end of the period abroad

            The host institution must provide the ERASMUS student and his/her home institution with a transcript of records confirming that the agreed programme has been completed and confirming the results.

            The home institution must give full academic recognition for satisfactorily completed activities during the ERASMUS mobility period as agreed in the Learning Agreement, preferably by using“ECTS credits”.

Will financial support be provided of fees charged?

            Students may be awarded an ERASMUS grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance costs) incurred in connection with their study period abroad.

            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.

            The payment of any national grant or loan to outgoing students should be maintained during the ERASMUS study period abroad.

            European students enrolled in an Erasmus Mundus Master Course may also get an Erasmus grant.

Who can apply?

ERASMUS student mobility for studies takes place between the home and host institution, which are linked through a previously concluded "inter-institutional agreements".

  • Both institutions must be holders of an ERASMUS University Charter.
  • The student must be a citizen of one the participating countries or be recognised as having an official status of refugee or stateless person or permanent resident according to national legislation.
  • The student must be registered at a higher education institution which holds an ERASMUS University Charter and be enrolled in higher education studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification up to and including the level of doctorate.
  • The student must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education studies.
  • At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.

How to apply?

            The interested student has to turn to the international office and/or ERASMUS office of his higher education institution. The office will inform him of the possibilities of studying abroad as well as the modalities to apply and to receive an ERASMUS grant.

·Student Mobility for Placements (SMP) – Traineeships/Internships

            The ERASMUS student mobility for placements action enables students at higher education institutions to spend a placement (traineeship/internship) period between 3 months and 12 months in an enterprise or organisation in another participating European country. The ERASMUS student placements will demonstrably contribute to developing the students' personal and professional competences, including languages and intercultural competence.

What are the objectives of student placements?

  • To help students to adapt to the requirements of the EU-wide labour market;
  • To enable students to develop specific skill including language skills and to improve understanding of the economic and social culture of the country concerned in the context of acquiring work experience;
  • To promote cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises;
  • To contribute to the development of a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.

Who can benefit?

            Students registered at a higher education institution holding anExtended ERASMUS University Charter can benefit from this action.
 

Duration

            Students can do a placement between 3 and 12 months or at least two weeks for students in short-cycle higher vocational education.

Where do placements take place?

  • Host organisations for student placements may be enterprises, training centres, research centres and other organisations including higher education institutions in one of the 31 participating European countries.
  • Excluded are European Union institutions, organisations managing EU programmes (in order to avoid possible conflict of interests and / or double funding) and national diplomatic representations (embassies etc.) of the country of the student.

What arrangements are made for the students?

            The period must be covered by a placement agreement (grant agreement/contract) between the student beneficiary and his or her home higher education institution. 

Prior to their departure,students are provided with:

  • A "Training Agreement" regarding his or her specific programme for the placement period; this agreement must be endorsed by the home higher education institution and the host organisation;
  • A "Quality Commitment" setting out the roles and responsibilities of all the parties relating to the placement.
  • The Erasmus Student Charter setting out the rights and obligations of the student. 

At the end of the period abroad:

  • Full recognition must be given by the home higher education institution for the period spent abroad as agreed in the Training Agreement, preferably by usingECTS credits.
  • In the particular case of a period of placement that is not part of the curriculum of the student, the sending institution shall provide recognition at least by recording this period in the Diploma Supplement.

Will financial support be provided?

  • Students may be awarded an ERASMUS grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance costs) incurred in connection with their placement period abroad.
  • Students may get a financial contribution or a contribution in kind by the host enterprise/organisation

Are language courses provided?

An ERASMUS student may follow, if offered, an ERASMUS Intensive Language Course in the host country before the placement period, for which a grant may also be awarded.

Who can apply?

  • The student applying must be registered at a higher education institution which holds an Extended ERASMUS University Charter.
  • The student must be a citizen of one the participating countries or be recognised as having an official status of refugee or stateless person or permanent resident according to national legislation.
  • In case the placement is organised by a consortium, the placement consortium must hold an ERASMUS consortium placement certificate.
  • At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.

How to apply?

            The interested student has to turn to the international office and / or ERASMUS office of his or her higher education institution. The office will inform her or him of the modalities to get an ERASMUS student placement and to receive an ERASMUS grant for it. 

2 ) Staff Mobility (ST) 

  • Staff Mobility for Teaching Activities (STA) 

      The teaching staff mobility action enables staff to spend a teaching period between 1 day - or at least 5 teaching hours – and 6 weeks at a higher education institution in another participating European country.

What are the objectives of staff mobility for teaching?

  • To encourage higher education institutions to broaden and enrich the range and content of courses they offer;
  • To allow students who do not have the possibility to participate in a mobility scheme, to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of academic staff from higher education institutions and from invited staff of enterprises in other European countries;
  • To promote exchange of expertise and experience on pedagogical methods;
  • To create links between higher education institutions and enterprises.

Who can benefit?

  • The teaching assignments may be carried out by teaching staff of higher education institutions and invited staff of enterprises.
  • In all cases, the activities of staff undertaking a teaching assignment should be integrated into the curricula of the host institution. 

What arrangements have to be made?

  • Teaching assignment mobility is based on inter-institutional agreements between the sending and receiving higher education institutions or an agreement between the higher education institution and the enterprise concerned.
  • The teaching programme must be agreed in advance by all parties.
  • In the case of staff mobility from an enterprise to a higher education institution, the mobility is arranged by an invitation of the higher education institution to the staff member of the enterprise.

How is the grant managed?

The grant provided to contribute to subsistence costs and to cover travel costs is always managed by the higher education institution. 

Who can apply?

  • Teaching staff must be from a higher education institution holding anERASMUS University Charter.
  • At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.

How to apply?

  • Teaching staff of higher education institutions is selected by the sending institution.
  • Staff of enterprises is selected by the host institution.
  • Teaching staff shall submit to their sending institution/enterprise a teaching programme agreed by the receiving institution. The plan must consist of at least:
    • objectives and added value of the mobility;
    • content of the teaching programme;
    • expected results.
  • Staff Mobility for Training (STT)

            The staff training action enables teaching and other staff of higher education institutions to spend a period of training between 5 days and 6 weeks in an enterprise or in an organisation such as a higher education institution in another participating European country.

What are the objectives of the staff mobility for training?

  • To allow the staff of higher edcuation institutions to acquire knowledge or specific know-how from experiences and good practices abroad as well as practical skills relevant for their current job and their professional development;
  • To help building up cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises. 

What kind of training is offered?

            The Basic labours in the partner enterprise, organization or institution can be called a variety of names: short secondment period, job-shadowing scheme, study visit, workshop, conference etc.
 

Are language courses included in the training?

Language training and attendance of conferences, seminars and workshops should not represent the majority of the total training days of the institution staff participating in Erasmus staff training.

Who can apply?

  • Staff must be from a Higher education institution holding anERASMUS University Charter.
  • At least the sending or the receiving country must be an EU Member State.

How to apply?

  • Staff members are selected by the sending Higher education institution.
  • Staff members shall submit a work plan agreed by the receiving enterprise/institution to their institution. The plan must consist of at least:
    • overall aim and objectives,
    • expected results from the training or learning activities to be carried out
    • and an agenda of the mobility period.
  • Please contact the international office and / or ERASMUS office of your home institution.

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