Özyeğin University was awarded the EUCX (Extended Erasmus University Charter) by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission in the 2009 round. Based on this Charter, starting from the 2009/10 academic year, Özyeğin students qualified for Erasmus mobility. In line with the application and evaluation procedures of the 2013-20 project phase, Özyeğin University's charter has been renewed.
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Erasmus+ program offers the possibility of studying abroad in an EU country for a period of 3 to 12 months. Outgoing exchange students are responsible for paying their regular tuition fees at Özyeğin, and benefit from the tuition fee waiver at the host institution. It is recommended that undergraduate OzU students apply for an exchange semester in their second year. OzU graduate students are recommended to apply in their first year of their studies.
The International Office opens applications for participation in the Erasmus exchange at the end of each Fall semester. The minimum application criteria is 2.20/4.00 CGPA, having completed one semester and 60/100 in Erasmus Language Exam (ELE) for undergraduate students; and 3.00/4.00, having completed one semester and 60/100 in Erasmus Language Exam (ELE) for graduate students.
In order to become eligible for participation, students must complete their freshman/first year of studies at OzU in their diploma program.
In line with the Erasmus+ program rules, participants must be full-time students who have not obtained all the credits required for the completion of their diploma/degree and who have a course load of minimum 30 ECTS/semester. (Uygulama El Kitabı, Sayfa 6: Tam zamanlı öğrenci, henüz diploma/derecesinin gerektirdiği çalışmalarını (kredilerini) tamamlamamış ve bir yarıyılda 30 Avrupa Kredi Transfer Sistemi (AKTS) kredisi karşılığı ders yükü olduğu öngörülen öğrencidir.)
Application Process for 2020-21:
You may review the announcement for 2020-21 Erasmus+ applications by clicking this link.
Check the official websites of the partners and read practical information (academic calendar, course catalogues, accommodation, etc.),
Check any additional notes/presentations provided by the OzU IO.
Take the Erasmus+ Language Exam (ELE)
Your Erasmus Score calculation method is 50% CGPA + 50% ELE.
Ranking will be faculty based.
Students who have previously participated in the Erasmus+ program and students who withdrew after the given deadline before, will be deducted 10 points at the time of evaluations.
Students with disabilities will be given extra 10 points. You must submit “Disabled Identity Card” at the time of application.
Students who are the children of Veterans/Martyrs will be given extra 15 points. You must submit “Veteran/Martyr Identity Card” at the time of application.
Students who wish to participate to the program in their countries of citizenship will be deducted 10 points.
Extra 10 points will be given to the students who submit an official letter based on Act No. 2828 on social services and child protection agency.
Students who have benefitted from the Erasmus mobility activities (either study mobility or traineeship mobility) may participate in Erasmus+ program multiple times as long as the total mobility period does not exceed 12 months.
Placed students who do not attend the meetings/orientation sessions, without a valid excuse will be deducted 5 points in the case of applying to the Erasmus program again.
Erasmus study mobility grant eligibility will be based on the budget allocated by the Turkish National Agency. Not all students are eligible and students can participate in the program as zero grant students. Zero grant students must fulfill all student mobility criteria to benefit from all advantages of being an Erasmus+ student.
Students who have benefitted from the Erasmus mobility activities may once again participate in the program as long as the total mobility period does not exceed 12 months.
For programs that are offered by partner institutions in any language other than English, students will be asked to submit national/international language scores in accordance with the host institutions' requirements before being nominated.
Erasmus applicants must complete the official documents such as Learning Agreement,Grant Agreement, Certificate of Attendance and Participant's Report. For academic recognition, applicants must fill out the Learning Agreement signed by both the host institution and OzU. The Learning Agreement guarantees the transfer and recognition of credits earned during exchange.
Placed applicants will be officially nominated by OzU International Office to the host institutions. Only then, students will apply directly to the host institution as an exchange student. Applicants are responsible for following deadlines, housing reservations, health insurance and so forth. Final admission is at the discretion of the partner institution and is never guaranteed. Upon receiving the acceptance letter from the host institution, students must apply for a student visa. OzU International Office will provide eligible students an official visa support letter. The visa application process is solely the responsibility of the students. Please be aware that there might be a separate residence permit application for the host country.
Erasmus exchange students should use the Learning Agreement "during the mobility" page and bring back the Learning Agreement together with the Certificate of Attendance at the end of the exchange semester. Students must submit their Participant's Report online along with the other necessary forms in order to be considered for the remaining 30% of the mobility grant. Based on students' attendance certificates and passport information, the actual dates of the study mobility will be recalculated by the EU Mobility Tool.
Transfer of credits earned during exchange towards the Özyeğin University graduation requirements can only be completed after the official transcript from the host institution has been received and respective decision has been taken by the Faculty/School/Institute Board. Failing to submit required documents on time may adversely affect and create delays in various procedures.
Erasmus mobility grant allocations are announced by the Turkish National Agency late summer each year. Once the allocations are announced, the OzU International Office makes an announcement to all students regarding the recipients of the mobility grants. These grants are limited, thus they cannot be guaranteed to every student who has been placed for an exchange semester. The recipients of the mobility grants are determined only by the students' rankings in each faculty. The ranking is determined by the Erasmus score, which is calculated as follows: 50% CGPA + 50% ELE. If a student receives a grant, the monthly amount given depends on the host country, and the student can be funded for four months at most. It is important to note that the mobility grants are meant to support students partially and will not cover all expenses. Students will need additional funding from alternative sources even if they become eligible to receive a grant.
Students who qualify for mobility grants have to sign an agreement and agree to undertake the responsibilities that are mentioned in the agreement. Mobility grants are calculated before the mobility based on predictive study period dates. After the mobility, the grants will be recalculated by taking into consideration the actual study period, in accordance with entry/exit stamps in the passport and the certificate of attendance issued by the host institution. If the student does not fulfill the minimum academic criteria and submit the necessary documents on time; he/she may not receive the remaining grant or may be asked to pay back a portion of the allocated grant. 80% of the mobility grant will be paid to eligible students in the beginning of the exchange semester. Students who fulfill all the requirements (relevant documentation, academic success etc.) will be considered for the remaining 20% of the mobility grant.
Additional Grant for Disadvantaged Students Students who are economically disadvantaged may receive an additional grant of 100 EUR per month. The students are required to submit a document stating that he/she receives a pension in need. In accordance with the 2nd article of Social Assistance and Solidarity Law dated 29.05.1989 and numbered 3294, students themselves and/or their parents who benefit from the financial support under this law can request to get an additional Erasmus grant. The monthly additional grant amount is 100 €. Students must apply to the International Office with the official document they may receive from the Provincial Directorate of Family, Labor and Social Services attesting that they benefit from the official financial support.
Please refer to the table below which shows the regional mobility grant distribution for the academic year 2020-21. The allocation varies from year to year and is dependent on the European Commission and Turkish National Agency's budget proposal.
Group of countries
Host country during mobility
Monthly study grant
Group 1 & 2 program countries with higher living costs
Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Luxembourg, Iceland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Malta
Group 3 program countries with lower living costs
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey
Online Linguistic Support
The Online Linguistic Support will be gradually implemented in the course of the Program for all mobility activities lasting two months and longer. Such online support is made available by the European Commission to selected students, with a view to assess their competence in the language they will use to study or carry out their traineeships abroad. This tool will also offer them, where necessary, the possibility to improve the knowledge of the language before and/or during the mobility period. For more information on language assessments and courses click here.
Students with Special Needs
To ensure that a person whose individual physical, mental or health-related conditions are such that his/her participation in Erasmus+ would not be possible without extra financial support can take full advantage of European mobility arrangements, Erasmus+ pays particular attention to guidance, reception, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services, and, especially, financing the extra costs.
Students who plan to apply special needs support must submit their applicaiton to the International Office before their mobility. The applications must include a statement from an official authority confirming the disability or health condition, its severity, the impact on the Erasmus+ mobility, additional requirements and additional costs. Estimated costs are required at the time of application.