WHAT IS ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
The Erasmus Program (European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) is a European Union (EU) student exchange program established in 1987. Erasmus+ is the new program combining all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which was started in January 2014. It means that Erasmus Plus is an extended program that covers education, training, youth and sport.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
Erasmus+ (2014 - 2020) is open for studying and traineeships abroad for students enrolled in higher education institutions in program countries at bachelor and master level as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates and as well as to teachers, researchers and university staff (academic and/or administrative).
HOW CAN WE PARTICIPATE IN ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
Students in higher education can receive the grant for undergraduate studies, masters studies and doctoral studies. We will announce which term Erasmus+ English Language Exam will be. You need to have 2.20 CGPA to apply and you should take minimum 60 score and over. Nominations are managed by our Office, An eligibility check is done before nominating a student. Students will be nominated according quota for Erasmus+ Studying & Training. ( You can get more information: http://ipo.antalya.edu.tr/?outgoing )
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ERASMUS+ STUDYING & TRAINING PROGRAM?
Studying type of mobility enables students at higher education institutions to spend an integrated period of study of between 3 months and 12 months in another country participating in the program. They must have completed at least one semester of their academic program at the time of application.
Training is the type of mobility enables students to have vocational training and get working experience in a company or institution which is located in an EU member country
WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
Before the universities deadline, IPO announce when application starts. You will be informed about the criterias, exam date, time & place by e-mail, posters and posts on the social media. You can’t apply before this announcement.
CAN I GO TO THE COUNTRY WHICH I WANT?
There should be a protocol signed by ABU and the receiving university for exchange. You can go to the university’s country which we made an agreement.
HOW DO STUDENTS GET NOMINATED FOR ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
After you have all criteria to apply for exam, you shold pass the exam with the minimum score is 60. Then we take 50% of your English Language Score and 50% of your CGPA and then they are collected. According to the last score students are nominated.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO PREPARE AFTER NOMINATION?
We organize an orientation day for the students who is nominated and the students on the waiting list. IPO inform the students about process in orientation day and attandance is mandatory. The requirements for application may vary for each institution. Students are responsible for checking the host institution's website for any information that might be useful for the application procedure. Partner institutions sometimes post necessary information on their websites instead of sending e-mails. Also IPO inform the host universities about the nominated students.
The necessary documents;
- Letter of Acceptance,
- Application Form (partner institutions might request during your application is a copy of your passport),
- Learning Agreement or Training Agreement,
- Consulate Letter ( will be written to consulate by ABU- IPO),
- Health & Travel Insurance,
- Recognation Form (will be signed by host university and ABU)
- Grant Agreement
- Passport Pages Copy with the visa.
HOW WILL I PREPARE THE LEARNING AGREEMENT & TRAINING AGREEMENT?
You can prepare your Learning Agreement and Training Agreement with the support from your Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator. Matching the courses need to be done for studying and work plan need to be complete. There are 3 parts for both documents. Before the Mobility, During the Mobility and After the Mobility. After you prepared your LA, first Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator will accept the student’s traineeship and sign and then student will sign it and send it to the host university to be signed back.
CAN I MAKE CHANGES ON LA & TA?
The lessons and credits you took may change after you go. In this case, you can prepare learning agreement change page. You can write them on exceptional changes part on learning agreement.
WHEN SHOULD I MAKE LEARNING AGREEMENT CHANGE PAGE?
If you have a situation that requires you to make changes after you have gone to the host institution, please prepare this document before you come back. Remember that after you return to Turkey, you will not be able to make any changes on your learning agreement, so you must have made your current changes before you come in, your changes need to approved by your department and Board.
CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH THE HOST INSTITUTIONS?
Unless it is obligatory please don’t contact the host university. Check the website and you need to be sure the information you search for and if the answer to your question is on the page. If you still want to communicate, first contact Institutional Coordinator and Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator and try to write them in a polite way.
DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE MY CREDITS TO 30 ECTS?
You have to be the student of the university(ABU) to benefit from Erasmus+ Exchange Program. In this case, you will have to take 30 ECTS course, even if you will exceed the number of credits required for graduation. The course-credits you receive will be in your transcript at the end of the mobility.
HOW MUCH GRANT WILL I GET?
It depends on country economic situation. The grants are written below for studying and training:
HOW WILL YOU PAY THE GRANT?
You will receive 80% of the grant before you leave. You will receive the final 20% of the grant after your return to ABU, if you bring the all necessary documents you take from the host university or the companies
HOW MANY MONTHS WILL I GET A GRANT?
We give the grant according to your invitation letter comes from the host university. If it takes two semesters to stay we just cover for one semester of studying period. Also we just cover two months for training.
HOW CAN STUDENTS FIND TRAINEESHIP COMPANY OR INSTITUTIONS?
Before start, you should check your CV, you need to prepare a strong motivation letter. You can explain why you want to do your traineeship and you need to make them believe for this trainee process will be a good experience for you and for a receiving organisations, you can advise with your academic advisor and Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinator, you can check the websites that can help to find traineeship place, you can contact with the companies on our website,You can click on the links that we put on our website (IPO)You can talk the students who benefit from Trainee Exchange from your department. You can see traineeship organisation list;
WHERE STUDENTS WILL STAY?
The host university can help about accommodation in their dormitory but even the dormitory option will not work, to find a place to stay is your own responsibility.
HOW LONG CAN I PARTICIPATE IN ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
Your studying abroad can last from a minumum of 3 months and traineeship abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months. You need to complete 3 months( 90 days) for studying and 2 months(60 days), if you come back earlier, your studying and traineeship will not be accepted and the grant will be taken back. Also you can benefit from Erasmus+ multiple times, either as a student or as a trainee, but your total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.
DO I NEED TO ENROLL TO MY OWN UNIVERSITY?
Yes, you will enroll to home University ( Antalya Bilim University) to be a student. You can’t participate in Erasmus+ Program if you are not a student at AIU.
I HAVE A GREEN PASSPORT, DO I NEED TO TAKE A VISA?
Erasmus+ Study Mobility takes 3 months at least. In this case, you can live in trouble when your green passport is full of 90 day. We advise you to take the visa before you go.
WILL I GET A PAPER FOR MY VISA FACILITATION PROCESS?
When you complete all neccessary documents and leave them all to office, visa letter will be done by IPO. Informations about you, the country, dates and the total grant that you will take will be written on this.
IS IT POSSIPLE TO COVER COST OF TRIP & ACCOMMODATION?
No, your grant doesn’t include your travel expenses and accommodation. It will be given to support your all expenses monthly. It is not possible to give more grant to cover travel and accommodation expenses. But there is a protocol signed between Turkish National Agency and Turkish Airlines. Students will be able to have 20% discount on their tickets. They will able to take extra more 10 luggage.
IF I WILL GIVE UP MY ERASMUS+ EXCHANGE RIGHT, WILL YOU CUT 10 POINTS?
After the announcements of nominated students, we will give a time to give their rights up to students. If you will give up after deadline, 10 points will be cut from your next total score for Erasmus+ Program.
HOW ACADEMIC & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PARTICIPATE IN ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
There are two different types of Erasmus+ Program for academic and administrative staff. First one is Erasmus+ Staff Monility for Training. The university staff is trained in a higher education institution or an enterprise which is in one of the program countries and has a bilateral agreement. The other one is Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching. It is the type of activity which is the teaching program at a higher education institution that is located in one of the program countries and has a bilateral agreement.The country must be a member of EU, candidate country or one of the programs country which teaching mobility carried out.
HOW MUCH GRANT ACADEMIC & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF WILL GET?
Grant is paid for the days of the training and the days when the trip happens and for travel expenses.The amount of daily grant that will be provided to the staff who will benefit from the training mobility will be determined by the National Agency, according to living standards of the countries as follows:
27) HOW DO YOU CALCULATE THE GRANT FOR TRAVEL EXPENSES?
Payment for travel is contribution for participant’s travel expenses which is spending money to go from the place of residence to the place for mobility. Travel distance must be calculated by the European Comission distance calculator.
WILL ACADEMIC & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF GET THE SALARY WHEN THEY PARTICIPATE IN ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
You need to get the necessary permits and procedures from your academic unit before you go.