Applications for Erasmus+ Exchange Program for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Author: Office of International Programs (OIP)


It’s that time of the year again! Explore Europe via Erasmus+ Study Mobility Program.

Application Dates

Applications for Erasmus+ are now open and will be open between 10/02/2020 - 06/03/2020. For more information on scheduling, please check OIP’s Application and Selection Calendar

Information Sessions

Feb 12, 12:30-13:30 Student Council Room

Feb 14, 12:30-13:30 Student Council Room

Feb 18, 14:30-15:30 Student Council Room

Feb 20, 15:30-16:30 Student Council Room

Feb 26, 14:00-15:00 Student Council Room

Partners & Destinations 

Students are advised to check KU’s Institutional Partner List before the application period. Please be careful about the following:

  • Make sure to select the program type as Erasmus+
  • Read the details on partner institutions’ web pages such as Departments/Colleges included, Fact Sheet, Course List, Quota information, Language and GPA requirements, etc.
  • Once you have a list of possible destinations, please visit OIP for specific questions on partner universities.

Student Quota

Quotas for Erasmus+ 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 for a certain college/institute, grant quota will be allocated among the applicants from participating colleges/institutes based on their placement scores.

Application Requirements

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

Language Requirement: Koç University Institutional TOEFL (550 PBT), 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 (Please upload as PDF, including all pages)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score
  • Photo
  • 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 +10 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
  • Children of martyr and veteran people receive +15 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
  • Students who are covered by the 2828 numbered Social Services Law receive +10 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
  • Students who want to participate in mobility programs in their birth country receive -10 points.
  • Not attending the required orientation/pre-departure orientations organized by OIP in previous Erasmus+ mobility exchange experience will result in deduction of 5 points.

How to Apply

  • Online application is done via Demo video is available on program webpage
  • Upload the scanned copies of application documents to Kuapp.

Erasmus+ Grant

Erasmus+ Study program provides monthly stipend to students based on the table below. Koç University holds the right to determine the maximum duration for grant payment.

Countries In accordance with Daily Expenses

Host Countries in Mobility/Updates for Erasmus+ Projects after 2018

Monthly Student Mobility Grant (€)*

1st and 2nd Group Program Countries

Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, The United Kingdom, Iceland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Malta


3rd Group Program Countries

Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia.













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+ 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+ 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)


Office of International Programs