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Erasmus+ Worldwide Exchange Program First Call for Applications

Author: Office of International Programs (OIP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of Interantional Programs is delighted to present new exchange destinations via Erasmus+ Worldwide Exchange Program! Erasmus+ Worldwide extends beyond Europe, allowing for mobility from and to other parts of the world.

Application Dates

Applications for Erasmus+ Worldwide will be open between 13/12/2019- 03/01/2020. For more information on scheduling, please check OIP’s Application and Selection Calendar

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held between 13/12/2019- 03/01/2020. Specific dates, times and locations of the information sessions will be announced via KU Daily at a later date. The purpose of these sessions will be to explain the rules and application steps required by the program.

Partners & Destinations 

 Country

 University

 Departments

Quota

 Albania

 European University of Tirana

 All undergraduate and graduate departments*

2

 Cambodia  

 Royal University of Phnom Penh

 Only PhD students (GSSSH, GSSE)

1

 Egypt

 American University of Cairo

 All undergraduate and graduate departments* (except for Nursing and   Medicine)

2

 Ghana

 University of Ghana

 Only PhD students (GSB, GSSSH, GSSE,GSHS)

2

 Jordan

 University of Jordan

 All undergraduate and graduate departments*

2

 Lebanon

 American University in Beirut

 All undergraduate and graduate departments*

2

South Africa 

 University of Pretoria

 University of Cape Town

 Stellenbosch University

 Only PhD students (GSB, GSSSH, GSSE,GSHS)

4**

* The agreements cover all departments in both universities, the students should check whether their departments exist in the host universities.

** Common quota for related partner country.

Application Requirements

Minimum required CGPA 2.20 for undergraduate, 2.50 for graduate and postgraduate students.

Language Requirement: Koç University Institutional TOEFL (550), TOEFL (550 PBT/ 80 IBT) or IELTS Score Card (min. 6.5) (valid for 2 years after the test date)

Application Documents

  • Transcript of Records
  • TOEFL Score
  • Special Needs Statement & Proving documents (if applicable)
  • Substitutive documents for children of martyr and veteran people (if applicable)
  • Substitutive documents for students who are covered by the 2828 numbered Social Services Law (if applicable)

Placement Criteria

  • 50% of your CGPA and 50% of Language Score
  • Previous participation in any Erasmus+ program in the same study cycle: -10 points
  • Disabled students receive +5 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
  • Children of martyr and veteran people receive +5 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
  • Students who are covered by the 2828 numbered Social Services Law receive +5 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
  • Students who want to participate in mobility programs in their birth country receive -5 points.

How to Apply

  • Online application is done via https://kuapp.ku.edu.tr Demo video is available on program webpage
  • Upload the scanned copies of application documents to Kuapp.

Erasmus+ Worldwide Grant

Erasmus+ Worldwide Study program provides monthly stipend as well as travel grant to selected participants. Koç University student going to a partner country receives 700€ per month.

 

Selected participants also receives travel grant. The calculation is done based on the distance between Koç University and the host city. Calculation is done by Distance Calculator (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/distance-calculator_en)

 

Distance

Travel Grant

20-99 km

20 €

100-499 km

180 €

500-1999 km

275 €

2000- 2999 km

360 €

3000-3999 km

530 €

4000- 7999 km

820 €

8000 km an above

1.500 €

Quotas for Erasmus+ Worldwide grant will be distributed equally to all colleges. Applicants with highest ranking from each college according to placement criteria will be selected for the related partner universities. If there is no application form a certain college/institute, grant quota will be allocated among the applicants from participating colleges/institutes based on their placement scores.

Additional Grant for Participants 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. Participant should contact OIP for additional grant application.

Zero Grant Participation

Students are able to participate in Erasmus+ Worldwide Study program without receiving a grant. However, it should be noted that the student have to go through the same application & selection procedures and submit the required documents (before-during-after mobility) to OIP.

Please check Erasmus+ Worldwide Exchange program page for rules and detailed procedures. If you have further questions, please visit OIP office during Office Hours (from Monday to Friday between 11:30-12:30 & 14:00-15:00) or send an e-mail to kuapp@ku.edu.tr

 

Sincerely,

Office of International Programs