For nearly 30 years, Europe has funded Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies in another higher education institution or in a company in Europe. Erasmus+ now opens up these opportunities, allowing for mobility of students and staff, from and to other parts of the world (between the so-called "Programme" and "Partner Countries").
Starting from the 2015/2016 academic year, it will be possible for IAU students and staff to study respectively teach/train in institutions based in Partner Countries, as long as an "inter-institutional agreement" has been signed before the mobility takes place.
For traineeships, the receiving organisation can be any private or public organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. According to the Erasmus+ Guide (Version 3 (2015)) traineeships between Programme and Partner Countries will not be available for the 2015/2016 academic year.
The Erasmus+ Programme is open to the following countries:
Grant Opportunities for Students
An institution in a Partner Country can send its students and/or staff to a partner institution in a Programme Country and vice versa. Students can study abroad for a minimum of three months up to a maximum of 12 months, and may benefit from an Erasmus+ grant to help with living costs. From 2017, there will also be opportunities for students to undertake a traineeship in a Programme Country. Staff can spend up to two months teaching and/or training abroad, and may also benefit from a grant.
In order for a mobility activity to take place, an inter-institutional agreement must be signed between the participating institutions before the mobility. This agreement ensures that the sending institution will recognize the credits gained by its students, for activities successfully completed abroad, as part of their degree upon return.
The amounts for individual support defined by National Agencies will be set as follows:
ELIGIBLE PARTNER COUNTRIES
(for Erasmus+ incoming students)
Group 1 Programme Countries
850 EUR per month
Group 2 Programme Countries
800 EUR per month
Group 3 Programme Countries
750 EUR per month
(for IAU Erasmus+ outgoing students)
650 EUR per month
In addition to the above-mentioned amounts for individual support, IAU Erasmus+ outgoing and IAU Erasmus+ incoming students to/from Partner Countries will receive the following top-up amounts, to support them in covering their travel costs, calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm ). The distance of a one-way travel must be used to calculate the amount of the EU grant that will support the round trip.
Between 100 and 499 KM:
180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 KM:
275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 KM:
360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 KM:
530 EUR per participant
Between 4000 and 7999 KM:
820 EUR per participant
8000 KM or more:
1100 EUR per participant
Due to the limited budget of the programme, Istanbul Aydın University Erasmus+ Office cannot guarantee funding for all students selected as eligible for an Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility.
The budget for the 2015-2016 academic year for International Credit Mobility has not been announced yet by the Turkish National Agency. Once announced and the future Erasmus+ Outgoing students are selected, the Erasmus+ Office will insure an equal distribution of funds among accepted participants, taking into consideration their final Erasmus+ Selection Results.