4th Call for Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Studies - 2019/20 Spring Term
The current announcement is the ONLY call for Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Studies for the Spring term of 2019 - 2020.
Fourth Call: 20/09/2019-04/10/2019; Online Applications for Erasmus+ Programs
- Spring (2019-2020)
*Please note 4th call is only for Spring semester and remaining slots at partner universities. And, Erasmus grant is not guaranteed.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Undergraduate and graduate full-time students of KHU can benefit from Erasmus study mobility as long as they meet the below conditions and submit their applications by the deadline stated on this call:
- Undergraduate students must have at least 2.20 / 4.00 cumulative GPA and graduate students must have at least 2.50 / 4.00 cumulative GPA in order to be eligible to benefit from the Erasmus grant.
- Applicants must get minimum grade of CB in EL 101-102, and CC in EL201-202; or they must provide a minimum TOEFL IBT score of 78, or minimum YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL score of 65, CAE/CPE score of 160 or PTE Academic score of 60. For students who study in 4 years’ departments in Turkish minimum İYS score of 60**.
- Students are supposed to finish at least 1 academic year except prep year.
- The students who benefited from Erasmus study or placement mobility before can also apply to this call. However, students have to make sure that the total length of mobility, with or without grant, at each level (undergraduate or graduate) -no matter the type of mobility- should not exceed 12 months.
HOW TO APPLY?
Interested students must fill out the online application form at the SPARKS system (from the My applications- Erasmus Applications tabs in the student pages in SPARKS).
- Application form
- Official Transcript
- English proficiency document (This document is not asked to the students who fulfils the EL course conditions and the students who are exempt). This document must declare firstly to the Student Affairs Office for your English Grade.
Application form needs to be printed and signed and should be brought with Official Transcript and the English proficiency documents (the 3rd one if needed) (TOEFL, YDS, E-YDS, YÖKDİL, PTE, CAE) to the “Erasmus Departmental Representatives” before the deadlines. Applications that are submitted after the deadline WILL NOT BE EVALUATED!
SELECTION OF MOBILITY CANDIDATES
Following the application deadline, KHU Erasmus Commission will evaluate your application on the basis of the following criteria:
- Academic GPA (50%)
- English Language Score (50%)
- Undergraduate / graduate level quotas
- Departmental quotas
- In addition to academic achievement and language score, if the applicant has benefited from another Lifelong Learning Program or Erasmus+ mobility scheme while pursuing the same level of academic degree, 10 points will be subtracted for each and every activity utilized (regardless of whether internship or education) when calculating academic achievement and language score averages.
- Disabled students receive +10 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
- Children of martyr and veteran people receive +15 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
- Students who are covered by the 2828 numbered Social Services Law receive +10 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
- Students who want to participate in mobility programs in their birth country receive -10 points.
All applicants are ranked from the highest to the lowest score by faculty, and the top scoring students are selected depending on faculty quotas, by the selection committee.
Results are notified to all applicants in written format via e-mail and KHU International website, and are also announced on Erasmus and Exchange Office Board.
After the evaluation, all eligible candidates will be placed in a partner university.
TOTAL QUOTA FOR 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
As a result of this call, KHU Erasmus Commission will determine number of students with grant or without grant according to the KHU total grant and departmental quota as Erasmus+ mobility selected candidates. All the other eligible applications will be placed as Erasmus+ mobility wait-listed candidates based on the departmental quota. Wait-listed student list will be taken into consideration in case of any cancellations on the main list, as well as, any quota additions based on the budget availability.
Please note that being selected as an Erasmus student exchange candidate at KHU does not mean that you will definitely be able to go on exchange mobility. The final list of the students benefiting from the Erasmus study mobility will be subject to the following:
1) Announcement of the results of KHU’s grant application to the Turkish National Agency.
2) Countries of destination students prefer to go, considering there are two different groups of countries according to their cost of living (Please refer to the TABLE A: ERASMUS GRANTS ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY OF DESTINATION below).
3) In order to make more students from different departments benefit from the available grants, Erasmus Commission applies the principle of "undergraduate/graduate level quotas" and "departmental quotas" as stated above for the selection of the students.
STUDY MOBILITY CHOICES ON THE APPLICATION FORM
Erasmus student mobility for studies is carried out in the framework of prior inter-institutional (bilateral) agreements between home and host institutions, both of which must be holders of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
To ensure high-quality mobility activities with maximum impact on the students, the mobility activity should respond to student degree-related learning. The study period abroad must be part of the student’s study program at KHU to complete a degree at undergraduate or graduate level.
If you are doing a double major please note that you can only use one of your majors to apply for Erasmus study mobility and you will be subject to your selected major’s departmental quota and available Erasmus bilateral agreements. If you are doing a minor, please note that you cannot apply from your minor program.
You will make five university choices on the application form in order of preference. Please check the list of universities and quotes on "List of Partners" page.
For partner universities, where language of instruction is predominantly the native language of the country, not English, applicants with additional knowledge of that language will have priority over those without any knowledge of that specific language in the placement process. If you are applying to be placed in a university where you will be studying in a language other than English, you will be asked to provide a document to KHU Erasmus and Exchange Office showing your level of language proficiency in that language.
MOBILITY DURATION CHOICES ON THE APPLICATION FORM
The duration of mobility is between 3 and 12 months within the same academic year. Students should be able to complete 30 ECTS credits of course load for each academic term of mobility.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You will have three options in the application form regarding the time of your mobility: fall term, spring term, and full academic year. You can pick only one of these options.
ERASMUS+ WITH GRANT OPTION
Erasmus students will be granted according to the study destination if they would like to get grant. Grant payment is subject to the amount of applications received, potential destination of the applicants and availability of funds from the Turkish National Agency.
Please note that Erasmus grants are only contribution, meaning may not suffice for all your expenses and students are responsible for their own traveling costs and living expenses during the exchange. Amount of monthly grants is announced by Turkish National Agency according to the cost of living in the country of destination, grouped in three categories:
TABLE A: ERASMUS GRANTS ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY OF DESTINATION
Groups According to Living Costs
Names of Countries
Monthly Erasmus Grants for Study Mobility
Group 1 and Group 2 Programme Countries with Higher Living Costs
Denmark, Ireland, France, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Italy, Belgium, , Germany, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Iceland, Malta
Group 3 Programme Countries with Lower Living Costs
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia
ERASMUS+ WITHOUT GRANT OPTION
Students who are entitled to receive an Erasmus grant may abandon their right to receiving the grant. Or eligible applicants may benefit from Erasmus study mobility through without grant option by declaring to the Erasmus and Exchange Office that they want to use this right after the announcement of results. Please keep in mind that there are strict deadlines to nominate you in a partner university.
Erasmus students -whether or not they receive an Erasmus grant- are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution.