Announcements

Applications for Erasmus+ Worldwide Staff Exchange Program are now open!

Author: Office of International Programs (OIP)

Applications for Erasmus+ Worldwide Staff Exchange Program for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Office of International Programs is delighted to announce the opportunity of new exchange destinations with Erasmus+ Worldwide (International Credit Mobility-ICM) funding. Applications for Erasmus+ Worldwide Staff Exchange Mobility are now open. Deadline for applications is 22/11/2019.

The last information session for Erasmus+ Worldwide Staff Exchange Program will be held on the following date:

  • Nov 14th, 13:00-14:00, Loc: Student Council Room

APPLICATION:
Please apply via KUAPP (http://kuapp.ku.edu.tr) between 01/11/2019-22/11/2019.

Documents to be uploaded on KUAPP:

  • CV in English
  • Letter of Motivation and potential impact
  • Special Needs Statement (if applicable)

For Administrative Staff members only:

  • Confirmation letter stating you can participate in the Erasmus+ training mobility program for the proposed date/duration, signed by your supervisor.
  • English Language Certificate for administrative staff (one of the following should be submitted with the application)

§  The staff member who studied at English taught university can present a copy of her/his diploma
§  The staff member who took an English proficiency test by HR can present the result of that test
§  The staff member with no language proficiency test score/document can ask for an interview with ELC department and receive a document stating his/her level of English. 

You can find the sample application video on our website. Selected staff will be nominated to partner universities by OIP after the selection. Applicants do not need to contact partner universities during the application period. Once selected, OIP will nominate KU staff to host university and will assist in finding a host department/person.

EVALUATION & SELECTION CRITERIA: 

Academic Staff 

Administrative Staff 

•Motivation Letter: 0-10 points

•Motivation Letter: 0-10 points

•Job experience at Koç University:

•Job experience at Koç University:

–1-3 years: + 3 points

–1-3 years: + 3 points

–3-5 years: + 5 points

–3-5 years: + 5 points

–5 years +: + 10 points

–5 years +: + 10 points

•Erasmus Faculty/Department Coordinators at the time of application: +10 points

•Staff members of the departments contributing to Erasmus Program directly or indirectly (VPRD, VPAA, RPDTTD, MID, KKD, IT) : +10 points

•Erasmus Faculty/Department Coordinator experience in the past: +5 points

•Former staff members of the departments contributing to Erasmus Program directly or indirectly : +5 points

•First applications: +10 points

•First applicants +10 points

•Previous participants of the program: -5 points

•Previous participants of the program: - 5 points

•Members of the Department/Faculty/Graduate School taking part in the program for the first time: +10 points

•Staff members of the departments taking part in the program for the first time : +10 points

•Participants who have directly involved in Erasmus+  Higher Education Project Management: +10 points

• Participants who have directly involved in Erasmus+ Higher Education Project Management: +10 points

•Holding a residence for outgoing country: -5 points

•Holding a residence for outgoing country: -5 points

 

•English Certificate of Competence (min. B1 level)

•B2 level: +5 points

•C1 level: +7 points

•C2 level: +10 points

•Veteran staff members and children or spouses of Veterans or Martyrs +10

•Veteran staff members and children or spouses of Veterans or Martyrs +10

•Disabled Staff Members +10

•Disabled Staff Members +10

•Applicants who were selected for Erasmus+ programmes and cancelled their exchange after the indicated time period. -10

•Applicants who were selected for Erasmus+ programmes and cancelled their exchange after the indicated time period. -10

IMPORTANT: If an applicant is applying to both Erasmus+ KA103 and Erasmus+ Worldwide KA107 Faculty & Staff Exchange Programs, there will be a deduction of -5 points in one of the programs upon the applicant’s choice.

ERASMUS+ FUNDING:

Participants receive 180€ per day up to 14 days of mobility. Besides travel support ranging from 275-1500€ according to distance between Istanbul and the city of the host university. Distances can be calculated with the Distance Calculator tool of the EU Commission, which indicates the maximum amount of payment for travel.

Additional grant for participant with special needs: The allowances are offered when disabilities or health conditions lead to additional mobility costs which exceed the maximum grant allocations allowed and which cannot be recovered from other sources. The grant covers approved actual costs. Participants should contact OIP for additional grant application.
Here below you could find the program details and available quotas for academic and administrative staff. Koç University Erasmus+ Selection Committee has right to change the number of quotas.

Teaching Mobility for ACADEMIC STAFF


STAFF MOBILITY FOR TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS (STA)
Erasmus+ enables university academic staff to spend teaching periods at the partner universities via bilateral agreements in which the staff mobility for teaching assignments is foreseen. Teaching periods can have a duration of min. 5 days- max. 2 months for, on condition of a minimum 8 lecture hours per week. The purposes of STA may be summarized as follows:

  • To provide teaching staff with opportunities for personal & professional development
  • To share expertise in specialist areas within teacher education, to deepen mutual understanding of different European Education Systems and to raise the profile of the European Dimension in Education
  • To allow students who are not able to participate in mobility to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of staff in other European institutions.

Partner universities and tentative quotas for teaching activity:

Country

University

Departments

Quota

Project Year

Albania

European University of Tirana

All Departments*

1

 2019

Egypt

American University in Cairo

All Departments*

1 for 2018 project – 1 for 2019 project

2018 & 2019

Lebanon

American University of Beirut

All Departments*

2

2019

Ghana

University of Ghana

All Departments*

1

2018

Pakistan

IBA Karachi
LUMS

All Departments*

2**

2019

Cambodia

Royal University of Phnom Penh

All Departments*

1

2018

Russia

 

Higher School of Economics

Saint Petersburg State University

All Departments* (HSE)

 GSB and CASE (SPBU)

2

2018

Thailand

Chulalongkorn

KMUTT

AIT

All Departments*

1

2019

South Africa

University of Pretoria

University of Cape Town

Stellenbosch University

All Departments*

3**

2019

Koç University has two active Erasmus+ Worldwide projects for 2018 and 2019. All mobility activities as part of 2018 project should be realized until July 2020. All the mobility activities as part of 2019 project should be realized until July 2021.

*All Common departments at partner university.
**Common quota for related partner country.

Training Mobility for ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
STAFF MOBILITY FOR TRAINING (STT)


Not only academic but also administrative staff of a university with an Erasmus University Charter (EUC) can also benefit from the staff mobility training (STT) in an Erasmus partner university. Staff mobility training (STT) includes three types of mobility:
The mobility of the university executive and administrative staff going to another university: The purpose of this type of mobility is to provide opportunity for the participants to learn from another institution’s experience and good implementations and to improve required talents for his/her current assignments. The basic activities are study visits, short term assignments and on the job training programs 

The mobility of academic staff going to another higher education institution to have training: Training periods can have a duration of min. 5 days- max. 2 months.

Partner universities and tentative quotas for training activity:

Country

University

Quota

Project Year

Albania

European University of Tirana

2

2019

China

CUPL

Zheijang University

2**

2019

Cambodia

Royal University of Phnom Penh

1

2019

Egypt

American University in Cairo

2

2019

Ghana

University of Ghana

1

2019

Jordan

University of Jordan

2

2019

Lebanon

American University of Beirut

2

2019

South Africa

University of Pretoria

University of Cape Town

Stellenbosch University

3**

2019

Koç University has two active Erasmus+ Worldwide projects for 2018 and 2019. All mobility activities as part of 2018 project should be realized until July 2020. All the mobility activities as part of 2019 project should be realized until July 2021.

**Common quota for related partner country.


Please note that actual and placements will be finalized after jointly agreed with partner institutions on mutualilty and reciprocity basis.


Please check our website for more information. If you have any questions, please open OIP-Trackit (kuapp@ku.edu.tr).

Best wishes,

Office of International Programs