Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

Phone : +90 (216) 564 90 00

Fax : +90 (216) 564 99 99

E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr

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Özyeğin University forms ties with reputable higher education institutions in a geographically balanced manner. Aside from coordinating European study programs, the International Exchange Programs Office cooperates with institutions from all over the world that share OzU's vision of academic excellence and innovation.


You may review the announcement for the 2024-25 Global Exchange & Swiss European Mobility Program by clicking this link.


About Global Exchange Program

Global Exchange is a mobility program that allows students to study a semester of their degree at a partner institution of Özyeğin without paying any tuition fees to the host institution. However, please note that there is no financial support system similar to the Erasmus+ program. The program mainly consists of study mobility in non-European countries.

Students who partake in the Global Exchange program pay their tuition fees to Ozyegin University only, meaning they are exempt from the tuition fees of the host institution. 

There is no financial aid system similar to the Erasmus exchange grants for countries located outside of the European Union. Students are responsible for covering all their expenses such as travel, accomodation, visa, insurance etc. throughout their exchange period.

The list of partner institutions available can be found here. It is recommended for our undergraduate students to apply for exchange programs in their second year, and our graduate students to apply in their first year. It is not recommended for undergraduate and graduate OzU students to partake in an exchange program in the semester they plan to graduate. Students who have completed 24 ECTS at the time of applying for exchange programs and have a minimum of 24 ECTS credits remaining for graduation from their primary majors can apply. Graduate students are required to submit a letter of approval obtained from the academic/thesis advisor which confirms the participation in Global Exchange or SEMP.

SEMP (Swiss Institutions) applications and placements are evaluated under Global Exchange Program.



Eligibility Criteria

Every fall semester, the International Exchange Programs Office organizes info sessions to share the most up-to-date information regarding exchange programs, and it accepts applications within the dates that are announced.


Undergraduate students must have a CGPA of at least 2.80/4.00,

and graduate students must have a CGPA of at least 3.00/4.00 to qualify for exchange.

The only compulsory document to submit to complete the application is Statement of Purpose, where the student is expected to express their motivation for applying to the program.


Only students who meet the CGPA requirement and complete the application will be invited for the interview that will be conducted by the Program Coordinators and International Exchange Programs Office. During the interview; the student’s academic standing, language proficiency, motivation to participate in the program, academic preparedness to study in a foreign destination, and ability to represent the University abroad as well as the academic and personal value the receiving institution will add to the student, to what degree the student will be able to demonstrate their experience at the partner university upon their return, and the student’s previous international experiences are considered and scored. Students whose total score after the evaluation is 59 points or lower are not placed to partner institutions.

The interview score of a student who previously participated in Global Exchange is deducted by 5 points in the subsequent application evaluation.

Students whose interviews are evaluated positively are selected to be placed in partner institutions based on their institution preferences, quotas and interview scores. Eligible students are responsible for submitting the Language Proficiency Report by the given deadline which covers the minimum requirement of the placed institution, if they did not submit this document at the time of application. Students with eligible scores are fit the criteria for nomination are nominated by the OzU International Exchange Programs Office. Students who receive an acceptance letter from the host university must apply for a visa, search for housing options, obtain health insurance, and the like.

The language proficiency documents requested by partner institutions (TOEFL or IELTS) must be provided by the student.

Students are responsible for creating a study plan and getting it approved by their Program Coordinators before their exchange.

The credits earned during the exchange can only be transferred after an original transcript is received from the partner institution. The Exchange Program Coordinators prepare a Recognition Document for the related Faculty/Institute/School decision and they send it along with the original transcript to the related faculty.


Students who will participate in Global Exchange programs are responsible for reading this document.


Required Forms/Documents for Exchange Students:

Before the Mobility:

  • OzU Online Application Form
  • Interview with the OzU Faculty and IEP Jury
  • Language Proficiency Document
  • Partner Institution Application Package
  • Course Transfer and Adaptation Table (Approved by Program Coordinator)
  • Commitment Form

During the Mobility:

  • Approval must be received from the Program Coordinator for changes made to the study plan

After the Mobility:

  • Transcript (Original/soft copy should be sent by the partner institution.)
  • Credits successfully obtained at the partner institution are transferred to OzU upon return. The final decision is taken by the respective OzU academic unit.