Office of International Affairs

Erasmus Student Mobility

Erasmus student mobility is carried out in the framework of prior “inter-institutional agreements” between home and host universities, both of which must be holders of a valid Erasmus University Charter.

This type of mobility enables students at higher education institutions to spend an integrated period of study of between 3 months and 12 months (1 or two semesters, may be even 3 according to the educational structure of the host university) in another country participating in the program.

Students studying in the freshman year of associate or undergraduate degrees are not allowed to benefit from this program. The participating students have to be full-time students.

Application, selection, and announcement process

Students, who want to make use of Student Mobility, apply to Office of International Relations and declare that they want to benefit from the program. Students, who want to make application, examine the universities with Erasmus agreement in Erasmus Agreement and Quotas section in terms of their own departments and make their applications to the Office of International Relations in accordance with these quotas. Higher Education Institutions select their students in accordance with the selection criteria specified by the National Agency. These criteria are determined for each academic year and announced by the National Agency.

Students follow the announcements on the website and notice boards of the Office of International Relations and make their applications in the academic year previous to the academic year that they want to go. The deadline for each academic year is stated in the announcement section on the main page of the website. All the applications are evaluated in accordance with the specified criteria and the results are announced on the website and notice boards.

Erasmus Agreements & Quotas

Izmir University of Economics has Erasmus agreements with a great sum of universities around Europe which  helps much more students/academics  benefit from the program.

Quotas are valid for a whole academic year and can not be renewed at the end of each semester.

Financial Support

Students have the chance to receive financial support from the European Commission for the period that they stay abroad for the program. The amount of the monthly grant allocated for the students are determined each year by the National Agency and announced in the Application Guide.

The financial support is not going to be reimbursed, it does not aim to cover all the expenses of the student; the purpose is to help the student for the additional expenses caused by the mobility. Erasmus students do not pay a separate tuition fee to their host university; however, they will cover all their living expenses themselves.

The increasing demand for Erasmus may cause deductions in the amount of the grant allocated by National Agency and the possibility for the institutions not to receive the amounts they demanded each year arises. In this case, the institution answers the additional grant call by National Agency. If the additional grant cannot be allocated, the selected students may benefit from the exchange opportunity without receiving a grant.

Erasmus mobility selection process is completed before the grant results are announced by National Agency in order to correspond to the deadlines of the partner universities. However, the students are regarded as candidate students until the grant amounts are announced by National Agency. Principal candidacy can be announced after the grant results are declared.

Being selected for Erasmus program does not mean that the grant is deserved. If the grant is inadequate, the Erasmus success grades of the students will be effective while distributing the grant.

After being selected

The names and e-mail addresses of the selected students are sent to the partner university by the Office of International Affairs and it is requested to direct the students about application. Students complete their paperwork by following these directions and the instructions on the website of the partner university and submit them to the Office of International Affairs as soon as possible.

Office of International Affairs sends the application papers to the partner university. Partner university sends the letter of acceptance needed for visa.

Students carry out visa procedures by getting in touch with the embassy/ consulate of the related country. Erasmus students should select the courses they will take in the partner university together with Erasmus Department Coordinators. The courses that will be taken and their equivalents at IUE are approved by the Erasmus Department Coordinators and Head of Department. Students should write the courses they will take and their equivalent at IUE to the Erasmus Equivalence Table, have it signed by the Department Coordinator and Head of Department, and submit to the Office of International Affairs. The courses that will be taken should also be written to the Learning Agreement and they have to be signed.