Frequently Asked Questions

Erasmus+ is the EU's new umbrella programme for education, training, youth and sport, designed to be more global and more integrated than ever before. It brings together seven EU programmes and offers more opportunities for cooperation than its predecessors.

Undergraduate and graduate full-time students of Haliç University can be eligible to benefit from Erasmus Study / Internship Mobility. Undergraduate students must have a minimum grade of 2.20/4.00 cumulative GPA and graduate students a minimum grade of 2.50/4.00 cumulative GPA.

Initially, you may check the application dates (Fall – Spring) and you need to fill the online application form and send it along with your transcript records through our website once the applications start.

Once you have won the Erasmus+ Study Mobility, you need to select a university among your preferences and send it to the Erasmus Office via e-mail ( between the dates indicated. In this way, your mobility process will be initiated.

Once you have won the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility, you must inform the Erasmus Office via e-mail ( 3 months before starting the internship. In this way, your mobility process will be initiated.

Once you see “Primary Acceptance” in the results list, it means that you have won the right for Erasmus+ Study/Internship Mobility. Once you see “Secondary Acceptance” in the results list, it means that for the time being you have not actually been accepted and need to wait for renunciation from a Primary Acceptance student and if one of them renounce, you may get the chance for the mobility program.

The Erasmus+ programme offers a wide range of opportunities for students and staff to study and train abroad. The programme funds intra-EU and international credit mobility for students to study in a receiving institution for a period of 3-12 months and obtain credits which are then recognized by the sending institution. Students can also do a traineeship abroad for a period of 2 to 12 months.

Programme Countries are those countries participating fully in the Erasmus+ programme. To do so, they set up a National Agency and contribute financially to the programme. The 33 Programme Countries are: the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

Starting from the 2015/2016 academic year, it will be possible to study in institutions based in Programme and Partner Countries (see question 5), as long as these institutions have signed an "inter-institutional agreement" with your home institution. To find out exactly where you can study/train, please contact the International Office of your higher education institution.

For traineeships, the receiving organization can be any private or public organization active in the labor market or in the fields of education, training and youth. Some examples are: ƒ a public or private, small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises); ƒ a public body at local, regional or national level; ƒ a social partner or other representative of the working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions; ƒ a research institute; ƒ a foundation; ƒ a school/institute/educational Centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education); ƒ a non-profit organization, association, NGO; ƒ a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services; ƒ It is also possible to carry out a traineeship in a higher education institution located in one of the Programme Countries. However, the programme of the traineeship cannot consist of following courses, as that would be considered a study period and not a traineeship.

Students and doctoral candidates are able to study abroad for a period of 3 months (or one academic term or trimester), and up to a maximum of 12 months per study cycle. The duration of a traineeship period is of a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months. In case of a combined study and traineeship, the minimum duration is 3 months, and the maximum duration is 12 months, no matter how the time is shared between studies and traineeship.

Erasmus+ enables students to study or train abroad more than once as Erasmus students as long as the minimum duration for each activity and a total maximum of 12 months per study cycle is respected.

You can request an extension of the duration of your period abroad at the latest one month before the foreseen end date upon which you had agreed in your Learning Agreement. Please bear in mind that the total duration of the period abroad, including previous participation in the Erasmus-Lifelong Learning programme, cannot exceed 12 months per study cycle (except for one-cycle study programmes, such as Medicine, where the maximum is 24 months for the entire study programme). This limit includes any time spent abroad, even if you did not receive a grant from EU funds. Provided that you have not reached the 12-month limit mentioned above, you’re sending and receiving institutions may agree to extend the duration of your period abroad. If you have received a grant from EU funds, your institution may propose that the extension of your period abroad be considered a “zero-grant” period, if the entire available budget has already been allocated. Alternatively, it may agree to modify your grant agreement so that it covers the extended duration of your period abroad. In any case, you will need to modify the Learning Agreement and receive an e-mail confirming these changes both from your sending and receiving institution.