Erasmus+ aims to improve the quality of higher education and strengthen its European dimension. It does this by encouraging transnational cooperation between universities, fostering the European mobility of students and teachers, and contributing to improved transparency and academic recognition of qualifications and studies throughout the European Union.
How does it work?
Higher education institutions apply for the Erasmus+ University Charter (EUC) to the European Commission. The awarding of an EUC gives the institution the right to participate in activities supported by the Erasmus programme. Once an institution receives a Charter, it can apply for funding for activities such as Student Mobility and Curriculum Development projects.
To apply to IAU for Erasmus+ Exchange Program your university needs to have a current Inter-Institutional Agreement with Istanbul Aydin University and you need to be nominated to study at IAU. You can find HERE the list with our partner universities.
A Step By Step Guide
Contact your Local Erasmus+ Coordinator at your Home University If you intend to study at Istanbul Aydin University to first check if our universities have an inter-institutional agreement between them. After this, discuss your application with her/him. If there isn't an inter-institutional agreement between our universities but you are interested in studying at IAU write to the Erasmus+ Coordinator of our University and suggest the implementation of an inter-institutional agreement. If they are willing to cooperate we will establish an inter-institutional agreement and after the existence of this agreement you can proceed to the next step.
You need to be officially nominated to IAU by your Erasmus+ Office via email at [email protected] The nomination email includes your personal contact information, your area and study cycle as well as the desired mobility period (fall/spring/full academic year).
Deadline for applications and nomination for fall term/full academic year: August 15
Deadline for applications and nomination for spring term: December 15
Check the Courses Available at our University. At this address you can find the list of subjects available at our University. You will use them to fill in the learning agreement. The learning agreement includes all course units you are planning to follow at our university. Please pay attention to the fact that your learning agreement should only contain courses that are taught during the period of your stay (e.g. fall semester courses for students visiting us in the fall term and spring semester courses for students visiting us in the spring term).
The maximum workload per semester should not surpass 32-34 ECTS for undergraduate students and 30 ECTS for Master/PhD students.
If you have academic questions concerning the curricula of a certain programme or if you are unsure about the language of instruction of a course you can always contact the IAU Erasmus+ Coordinators assigned for each Department/Faculty. A list of coordinators is available HERE. Please make sure to Cc us ([email protected]) for the follow-up.
Fill in the application documents available HERE in the section BEFORE MOBILITY and obtain from your institution's responsible persons the necessary signatures. Note we do not accept handwritten/incomplete documents.
Send Your application documents mentioned above together with your passport scan and an ID picture via email at [email protected]
The completed application form and learning agreement should be signed and stamped by your local Erasmus+ Office before sending it to us as a scan.
Once you have sent your full set of application documents it can take up to 4 weeks for our Office to evaluate your application and issue your Acceptance letter. In case of missing information/incomplete documents we will contact you to ask for specific updates.
Optional Language Courses
Istanbul Aydin University provides Turkish language courses for Erasmus+ students which are held in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature or via AYDIN TOMER programme (http://tomer.aydin.edu.tr/).
You can chose different learning levels according to your Turkish language proficiency (Elementary or Intermediate). If you need more information you can write to us at [email protected]
You should carefully read the information on the insurance options here.
Rooms in private dormitories can be rented for approximately 250-500€ a month. Information on Accommodation can be accessed HERE
Visa Procedures You can read more information on visa procedures (if required) here and by visiting the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa
Enroll at Your Home University
Before you leave your home country make sure you are officially enrolled at your home University.
Arrival at IAU
According to the information provided in your Acceptance letter, IAU Erasmus Office will organize an Orientation programme for incoming students one week before the courses start and students will be informed in advance about how it will take place.
Address of the Erasmus+ Office of Istanbul Aydin University is:
Istanbul Aydın University
Florya Campus J Block
Besyol Mah. Inonu Cad. No:40.
34295 Sefakoy / Kücükcekmece
Istanbul / TURKEY
Fax: ( 90 212) 424 08 80
Email: [email protected]
On arrival, you will acquire your IAU Student Card from IAU Erasmus Office. You will also receive a password to gain access to your personal electronic student account, to the university's Wi-Fi, Faculty´s computers and will be informed of the schedules of the courses.
Within a month after the beginning of your courses at IAU, if you need to change the initially proposed learning agreement, you should contact the Erasmus+ Coordinator of your home University to get the approval for the changes.
Then you will have to complete the Changes to Learning agreement document and make sure it is approved both by IAU representatives and your home university's representatives.
After you have completed your study programme, a Transcript of Records will be handed out by the Faculty and the ECTS for the subjects mentioned in the learning agreement will be integrated in your curriculum at your home institution.
This transcript is sent to your home University and to your private email after the deadline for grade presentation. Before your departure from IAU, you should visit our Office to obtain your Certificate of Mobility.