In line with the application and evaluation procedures of the 2021- 27 project phase, Piri Reis University’sErasmus Charter for Higher Education has been renewed. 

Erasmus+ Study Mobility 

Erasmus+ program offers the possibility of studying abroad in an EU country for a period of 2 to 12 months. Outgoing exchange students are responsible for paying their regular tuition fees at PRU, and benefit from the tuition fee waiver at the host institution. It is recommended that undergraduate PRU students apply for an exchange semester in their second year. PRU graduate students are recommended to apply in their first year of their studies. 

Application Criteria

The International Exchange Programs Office opens applications for participation in the Erasmus exchange at the end of each Fall semester. Eligibility criteria as follows:

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.
(Ulusal Ajans El Kitabı: 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.)

Additional Notes

Students who have benefitted from the Erasmus mobility activities (either study mobility or traineeship mobility) may participate in the Erasmus+ program multiple times as long as the total mobility period does not exceed 12 months.

For programs that are offered by the 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 the Learning Agreement, Course Transfer and Adaptation Table, Visa Copy, Health Insurance Policy, Erasmus Grant/Mobility Agreement, Certificate of Attendance, etc. For academic recognition, applicants must fill out the Learning Agreement and Course Transfer and Adaptation Table signed by all responsible person. The Learning Agreement guarantees the transfer and recognition of credits earned during the exchange term.

Placed applicants who submit their commitment form on time will be officially nominated by PRU International Exchange Programs Office to the host institutions. Only then, students will apply directly to the host institution to be 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. PRU International Exchange Programs 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 EU Participant’s Report online along with the other necessary forms in order to be considered for the remaining 20% of the mobility grant and to complete their exchange term. Based on students’ attendance certificates and passport information, the actual dates of the study mobility will be recalculated by the Beneficiary Module.

Transfer of credits earned during exchange towards the PRU graduation requirements can only be completed after the official transcript from the host institution has been received and the 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.

Mobility Grants

Erasmus mobility grant allocations are announced by the Turkish National Agency in late summer each year. Once the allocations are announced, the PRU International Exchange Programs Office makes an announcement to all placed students regarding the recipients of the mobility grants. These grants are limited, thus they cannot be guaranteed to every student who has been placed as an exchange student. The granted student is determined only by the students’ rankings in each faculty. The ranking is determined by the Erasmus score.  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.

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 Erasmus 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 qualify for mobility grants have to sign a grant 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 submits the mandatory documents on time; the student 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 at 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.

You may find the table below which shows the regional mobility grant amount. The allocation varies from year to year and is dependent on the European Commission and Turkish National Agency’s budget proposal.

Group of countriesHost country Monthly grant for study mobility
Group 1 & 2 program countries with higher living costsDenmark, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway, Luxembourg, Iceland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Malta600 €
Group 3 program countries with lower living costsBulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Türkiye450 €

Additional Grant for Disadvantaged Students

Students who are economically disadvantaged may receive an additional grant. The monthly amount of the additional grant is 250 EUR. In order to benefit from this additional grant according to the program rules, students must have financial support from the official authorities for themselves or their mother/father. Students must apply to the International Exchange Programs Office with the official document provided by Municipalities, Public Institutions or Official Public Organizations attesting that they benefit from the official financial support.

Inclusion Support

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 for special needs support must submit their application to the International Exchange Programs 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.

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After Exchange:

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