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Outgoing Students

This activity named as “Student Exchange” in Socrates II Period, took place between 2007 and 2013 as an activity of “Student Mobility for Studies” in the scope of Lifelong Learning Programme and will continue between 2014 and 2020 as Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Study.

Students registered in a higher education institution, which provides formal education in Turkey with Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Study and has an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), have the chance to be an exchange student in another higher education institution of another European country with ECHE for 1 or 2 semesters in an academic year and to receive financial support within the programme during their stay. The Financial support will not be reclaimed, moreover, the purpose of this support is not to cover all expenses of the student but to help him/her in additional expenses caused only by the mobility. Chosen students can be “Erasmus students receiving no grants” (with “0” grants), if they want.

Erasmus+ Mobility for Study is done within the scope of interinstitutional agreements. Institutions announce their students for applications to specify outgoing Erasmus students within the frame of their existing agreements. The mobility activity can only be done between institutions with ECHE which have a bilateral agreement. In order to benefit from the Mobility for Study, students have to apply for the Erasmus Coordinatorships of their own institutions and to be involved in the electoral process. Every institution states its own application and election dates.

The European Union Education and Youth Programmes Centre designates the annual national priorities and the necessary criteria for Erasmus students who will be chosen before the mobility period starts. Higher education institutions select their students according to the criteria determined by the Presidency of European Union Education and Youth Programmes Centre.

Students can benefit from more than one mobility provided that they don’t exceed the 12 months limit for each term of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate Degree. Receiving Mobility for Placement grant doesn’t prevent taking Mobility for Studies grant.

For student selection conditions and grant amounts please check the relevant academic year’s Erasmus+ Programme National Call.

Academic Standing, Course Registration and Tuition Fees

The courses, which the student has to take at the higher education institution in Turkey, are equally designated in the institution he/she will go and the recognition of these courses is recorded and secured with a Learning Agreement that is signed between the student, the sending institution and the host institution before the exchange period. It can’t be expected that the course names and contents are exactly the same, the high resemblance of course contents is enough. The recognition of courses stated in a Learning Agreement, whose required signatures of both the institution authorities and the outgoing student are completed, is contracted during the application of the higher education institution for ECHE. In case of violation, the Centre is responsible for reporting the situation to the European Commission and this can result in the cancellation of the institution’s Charter.

During the course selection, 30 ECTS credits for 1 semester and 60 ECTS credits for 1 year are to be aimed. The objective success is when the student collects 1/3 of the credits of the courses he/she takes. When successful students are back in Turkey, the semesters they spent abroad will be regarded as if they spent them in Turkey. Unsuccessful students will continue from where they had left before they became an Erasmus student, however, they are exempt from courses equivalent to the credits of the courses they were successful in total.

Erasmus students enroll to their own University in Turkey, freezing their registration for the semester they will spend abroad is out of question. Registration and tuition fees are paid to their own institution to which they are enrolled, no registration or tuition fee is paid to the host institution. However, the host institution can claim small amount of payments from Erasmus students except of the registration and tuition fee they demand from their own students. Membership fee to sports facilities or transportation fee are examples for this kind of payments.

Incoming Students

For exchange students;

Izmir Bakircay University welcomes Erasmus+ students coming to study here for a semester or a year. The International Relations and Exchange Programs Coordinatorship is responsible for the overall co-ordination and orientation of incoming students and assists with the various practical and personal matters which arise for any student settling into a new environment in an unfamiliar country.

There must be an up-to-date agreement between Izmir Bakircay University and the candidate’s university to study at Izmir Bakircay University as an Erasmus+ exchange student. In order to study as an exchange student, the students must submit the following documents to the Coordinatorship:

  • Incoming student application form
  • Learning agreement
  • Transcript of records
  • Photograph (scan a photograph of yours –jpeg format is suggested)

All documents must be filled in digitally and the relevant sections must be signed and stamped by the applicant’s university. Detailed information and the other required documents are announced on Coordinatorship’s website.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to (erasmus@bakircay.edu.tr)

Traineeship Program

This type of mobility was realized within the scope of A type projects as “Placement Projects for Higher Education” in the Leonardo Da Vinci period. The activity was carried on under the name of Student Mobility for Placement within the Erasmus Programme together with the Lifelong Learning Programme in 2007-2013 period and will be conducted as Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Placement between 2014 and 2020.

What is the Erasmus Mobility for Placement Activity?

It is a process of a student enrolled in a higher education institution receiving vocational education and/or gaining work experience in an enterprise or organization abroad. With the Erasmus+ Mobility for Placement, a student gets practical work experience in his/her area ofvocational education in which he/she studies. The activity period for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students is between 2-12 months.

In order to participate in this activity, students need to study in a higher education institution having an Extended Erasmus University Charter, apply to the higher education institution in which they study and to be selected for placement within the scope of Erasmus.

For their placement activity, Students are provided with a financial support for their period of stay abroad. The financial support will not be reclaimed, moreover, the purpose of this support is not to cover all expenses of the students but to help them in additional expenses caused only by the mobility. Students can be “Erasmus students receiving no grants” (with “0” grants), if they want.

In which (host) institutions can the placement be done?

Hosting institutions can be enterprises, education centers, research centers and other institutions that comply with the definition of enterprise. In this framework, the appropriate enterprise meant is all kinds of institution/organization owned privately or publicly and an initiative engaged in economic activity including social economy regardless of its size, legal status and the economic sector in which it operates.

However, diplomatic representative offices, EU institutions and organizations carrying out EU (Community) programmes can’t host within the scope of this activity.

Who can apply for the Student Mobility for Placement and how?

In order for participating in the Erasmus Placement Activity, the higher education institution should have an (Extended) Erasmus University Charter. Higher education institutions having a standard Erasmus University Charter can’t perform an Erasmus Placement Activity and can’t send their students abroad within this scope. Higher Education Institutions and consortiums established by higher education institutions and/or non-governmental organizations or Erasmus Placement Consortiums can apply to the EU Education and Youth Program Center so as to have their students benefit from this activity in the scope of Erasmus Mobility Activity.

Method of Application:

First of all, for the purpose of providing the participation of their students, the higher education institution or a consortium consisting of higher education institutions and social partners must make a grant application to the national agency in its respective country (in Turkey this is the EU Education and Youth Program Center).

Applications are made until the date announced by the Center, before the start of the academic year. In this application grants are demanded for Mobility of Placement activities which are planned to be realized in the next academic year.

Applications made by higher education institutions:

Higher education institutions having the Extended Erasmus University Charter can apply for Higher Education Erasmus Mobility of Student and Academic Staff Activities of the related Erasmus+ academic year by filling the relevant places in the Application Form until the deadline of the related application period.

Applications made by creating a consortium:

It is a group created for the purpose of facilitating student placements from possible organizations such as higher education institutions, associations, foundations and chambers of commerce.

A coordinator institution is designated among the partners of consortium an this institution makes a grant application until the deadline stated for the related application period by using the “Application Form for Erasmus Placement Consortiums” on behalf of the Consortium. Once again, higher education institutions participating in the Consortium must have an Extended Erasmus University Charter.

How students can apply:

Students can benefit from the Erasmus+ Mobility for Placement through higher education institutions or these consortiums. Students who want to intern within the scope of the Erasmus Programme need to apply to the Erasmus Unit of their respective higher education institution.

Required conditions for application and selection criteria take place in the Erasmus+ Programme National Call that is published before the start of the related academic year. A student can benefit from more than one Erasmus+ Mobility for Placement providing that they don’t exceed 12 months in total for each term of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate Degree. Receiving Mobility for Studies grant doesn’t prevent taking Mobility for Placement grant. for Mobility for Placement within 1 year after they graduated.  With regard to agreements which are to be signed, there is no need for a bilateral agreement between the Sending higher education institution and the host enterprise for student placement.  Individual student placement agreements that include all parties will be binding. For student selection conditions and grant amounts please check the relevant academic year’s Erasmus+ Programme National Call.

Who can benefit?

University Students: Beneficiaries can be chosen from students of higher education institutions (including Master’s and Doctorate’s Degree). Unlike the Mobility for Studies, the student doesn’t need to be enrolled in the second year of higher education for student placement. Students who graduated or gained the right for graduation can use their rights which they gained.

Source:Ulusal Ajans