Erasmus - Frequently Asked Questions

1.Where can I apply to participate in the student exchange within Erasmus?

You are to apply to International Affairs / Relationship with the EU departments of your university.

2. Do the universities that will participate in the project draft their own curriculum for curriculum development practice?

The coordinating university of the project makes the application on behalf f the universities that want to participate in this programme.

3. Do you provide scholarship for a student who wants to attend postgraduate/PhD programme abroad?

Erasmus is not a 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 where s/he is going to study. But the Erasmus support includes the exchange of the students only at pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate.

4. In order to receive approval for Erasmus University Charter, what should the level of infrastructure be?

In order to receive Erasmus University Charter, the European Policy Statement of the university must be sufficient and depend on reliable information. Moreover in order to receive this Charter, the university does not need to have participated in student/instructor exchange program or any other international project. The university may be inexperienced about these subjects. But it must submit the application form until the deadline, being resolute, reliable and willing. Besides, it is also an important reliability factor that universities should have taken the necessary steps in order to make their infrastructure available for such activities (establishing international offices, laying the groundwork for international agreements and cooperation with European Universities)

5. How is the information given in the Charter examined?

EU Commission accepts the institutional information in the Charter as it has the approval of university president, but in case of any incorrect or any misleading information, the university loses its prestige before the Commission and the universities it cooperates, which takes away the groundwork for cooperation.

6. May the universities that do not have/have not got ECTS Label not participate in the student exchange programme?

It is not a must to have ETCS Label to participate in the student exchange program but the universities that have this label are more prestigious before EU Commission and universities. The universities with this label are published in the website of the Commission.

7. When are Erasmus Bilateral Agreements made?

These agreements may be made any time. But it is more convenient to make them before Erasmus University Charter for the approval of the agreement.

8. May student or instructor exchange be made without bilateral agreements?

If there is not a bilateral agreement between the universities, student or instructor exchange can not be made within the Erasmus Programme even if the universities have Erasmus University Charter.

9. May I apply for student exchange in my first year in university?

Grade one studentsmay not participate in student exchange.

10. May Pre-undergraduate students take part in student exchange?

Student exchange can be made at the levels of pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate.

11. I want to go to a European country to learn foreign language. Does your programme have any advantage for me?

The students who go abroad within the Erasmus Program are expected to have language competency. However, they can attend the courses provided by the higher education institution (in periods varying between 3 and 8 weeks) for the students who must receive education in any language other than common European languages (English, German and French) in accordance his degree of language competency. These courses must be supported financially by the National Agency of that country. For the lists of these courses please visit the web pages of EU Commission, National Agency or refer to the international office of your university.

12. May a student who participated Erasmus for graduate education also apply for post-graduate education?

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.

13. What is the advantage of Diploma Supplement in implementation?

Diploma Supplement is important as it demonstrates the scope of the program from which the student has graduated in using the diploma in any country of Europe and it includes a transcript and some standard information.