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Erasmus + Student Mobility Scholarship


Apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship and study abroad! As an Erasmus exchange student, you can spend one or two semesters (3-12 months) at one of METU's partner universities in the European Union, Switzerland or Turkey with a scholarship of EUR 540 - 600 per month.

The Spring application period has opened, during which you can submit your application for the academic year 2024/25!

Application deadline: February 25, 2024, 11:59 p.m

Submit your application here:

Our contact information:

Online consultation every Monday and Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:00 on the following link: (Meeting ID: 992 5957 4078) 

No appointment is required.

Eligibility criteria

  • At the time of application, you must have an active student status, which remains active throughout the Erasmus+ period. In the case of traineeship after graduation, the active student status is only necessary during the submission of the application and contract signing period. You can find out about the conditions for being an active student HERE. If you have any further questions, please contact the SIC.
  • Mobility should be connected to your current studies and help your professional development - only apply to an institution where, based on the downloadable partner list, METU has a contract in your field of study. Visit our website for the partner list!
  • In one study cycle (BA or MA) you can’t spend more than 12 months abroad with Erasmus+ 
  • The duration of the planned mobility can be at least 2 (i.e. a semester or trimester) and a maximum of 12 months in your current training cycle/level.
  • Have at least one completed semester at the time of application and at least two completed semesters by the time you start your mobility. For MA students, it is not necessary to have a completed semester.
  • You must have an average of at least 3.0 (adjusted credit index) based on the grades of your last two active semesters. (In case of only one completed semester: the last semester) For first year MA students the average of the BA diploma is taken into account.
  • If you are a graduate student, especially if you will be a graduate art student at the time of the mobility: you must also upload the approval of your supervisor and your thesis supervisor on the application form.
  • Have the language skills required at the chosen host university (usually at least B2 level) The language of instruction - which is most often English – should be checked on the list of partner institutions 

Where can I study?

Look for METU's partners within Europe on our website: HERE

If you wish to travel outside of Europe, you can submit your application to the following places:

  • Kosovo UBT/Universum 1 person
  • Azerbaijan ADA University 1 person
  • Pacific State University 1 person 
  • FPT University 1 person 
  • Toyo University 1 person
  • Lovely Professional University 1 person 

Before applying, be sure to gather information regarding the most important questions (visa requirements, language knowledge, accommodation, available courses, living costs etc.). on the website of the partner institutions

Select only those institutions where your study field is available (please see the downloadable list of partners mentioned above)

Select three institutions to boost your chances.

If still in doubt, contact the Erasmus office of the partner institution by email, that you can find on their website.

Amount of grant

Selected applicants will receive a monthly grant of 540 EUR – 600 EUR based on the living costs of the destination country and as an Erasmus+ student will be exempt of tuition fees at the host institution. However, they still need to pay the METU tuition fee. The Erasmus+ grant is only a contribution to your expenses, but it might not cover all your costs. Before applying, be sure to consider your financial situation!

In Switzerland the host university will pay you the scholarship in the framework of theSwiss-Europan Mobility Program (SEMP), which is currently 440 CHF.

  • 600 EUR: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Netherlands, Greece, Malta, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain

  • 540 EUR: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

How to apply

Submit your application here:

You need to upload the followings:

• Proof of language skills (a state-recognized language exam certificate or a certificate from the Foreign Language Institute or an advanced level graduation certificate)

• Proof of credit index - saved from Neptun (screenshot of academic averages), or BA diploma. Please ensure that the Neptun code is clearly visible on the document!

• Letter of motivation (300–500-word motivational letter in English. In the letter, explain what you want to study, which universities, why you chose them and what you expect from the mobility? Here you should explain not the personal but the academic aspects, explain how the international experience link with your studies at home.)

• Portfolio - Art students must also attach their portfolio showing their works. In the case of art students graduating at the time of the mobility, the consent of the supervisor and the thesis supervisor must also be uploaded. -IMPORTANT: please note that if you do not spend your last semester at home, it is not guaranteed that you will be able to graduate in that semester!

• Optional: Proof of academic achievement, social activity, for example TDK, OTDK, ESN, international student competitions, exhibition, volunteer work at METU, other professional recognitions. We will take these into account during the evaluation process.

• For non-Hungarian citizens: a valid residence permit/registration certificate or a copy of the document certifying refugee status.

• For applicants to North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey or Switzerland: "Contribution to data transfer in the case of data transfer to a third country" document, which can be downloaded from Coospace.

Evaluation process

The METU International Committee evaluates and approves applications that are submitted by the deadline and that meet the formal requirements. The evaluation is administered on an evaluation sheet. In the case of study mobility, a total of 50 points can be obtained during the evaluation.

Motivation letter: 25 points 


• Content: Write clearly and to the point how the selected universities help your professional development. Set up your order and explain it. Answer what further education abroad can add to your personal development, what you would like to improve, etc.

• Formal: reaches the available scope but does not exceed it. Formally divided, logically and proportionally edited.    

Language skills 10 points









If another language is required, please submit the language certificate for that as well.

Academic average: 10 points

3,0 - 3,4


3,5 - 4,0


4,1 - 4,5


4,6 - 5


The adjusted credit index of the last two semesters saved from Neptun (IMPORTANT: Your Neptun code must be clearly visible on the screenshot)

Other activity: 5 points 

TDK, OTDK, international study competition, exhibition, mentoring (buddy). Erasmus+ promotion, etc.

Total: 50 points 

Applicants will be informed in writing of the result of the selection. This will be followed by an online information forum on how to proceed. 

For more information about the application process:,  

Monday and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00:

Additional Funding Opportunities

Please click HERE

  • Support of language studies:
    • The European Committee supports students with an online language preparation system (OLS) in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch and Spanish languages.
    • Language courses offered by the host University before the study period are optional. However, this period can also be funded by the Erasmus+ program.

Important things to look out for when applying 

How to select the host institution?

  • In the framework of this Erasmus+ program, you can only apply to European partner institutions in order to be awarded a scholarship. In case you would like to apply to a non-European partner, please find more information on THIS site.
  • You can apply for 1 semester – autumn or spring. In case of available funding, you might be able to extend your stay from autumn to spring, but due to the project you can not extend from spring to autumn.
  • Erasmus courses: at the host institution you usually do not join your ‘own’ study year, but you will be able to choose from a big list of ‘Erasmus courses’ available for exchange students. These do not have to exactly match your METU curriculum.
  • Consider your study advancement!You can consult with the Student Information Center to plan your study advancement and to be aware of the necessary deadlines to complete your studies on time. 
  • Consult your head of department or head of institute about what would be most useful for you. It is compulsory to consult your Head of Department/Head of Institute about the courses abroad you wish to include in your Learning Agreement (OLA).
  • Over-subscription in the best-sounding (Mediterranean) cities is very common. Don't apply just to these universities to make sure you don't miss out! We have great partner universities in smaller cities and many opportunities beyond Western Europe!
  • The scholarship is not aimed to and can’t cover all of the expenses at the host country – consider the prices in the host country, check the extra finding opportunities and consider how much extra amount you can afford while abroad. Don’t forget you need to pay the tuition fee at METU. During your stay, you can work in accordance with local rules.
  • Housing is often difficult in big cities or small towns with many universities - it may be worth exploring the dormitory options and housing situation in the cities you are applying to. Start researching accommodation options as soon as possible!
  • Take the required language knowledge serious – In southern European universities, you may need to know the local language. Find out from Erasmus alumni or ask the International Office about their experiences in this area.
  • You can prove your language knowledge when applying for the Erasmus at METU with the certificate from the Institute of Foreign Languages – but the partner might ask for official language exam when you apply to them in a later stage. Always check the requirement on the partner’s site!

Study advancement

  • Absolutory: you can only go on Erasmus in case you are an active student in that semester, therefore you can’t pass all your subjects earlier. SIC can help you regarding your curriculum and the advancement.
  • In the case of mobility during the semester of the diploma, the mobility must be completed, and the courses taken abroad must be presented by the graduation deadline otherwise you won’t be able to take the final exam and conclude your studies.
    Taking a semester abroad is not recommended based on the experience due to the strict deadlines at METU and the different academic calendars and processes at the partner institutions. Getting the necessary documents or the recognition of courses can delay the process even due to administrative factors beyond your control. You can check the academic calendar of the partner institutions on their website or by emailing them.
  • Art student in their degree semester: due to the practical requirements of their program it is not recommended nor supported to be abroad during the diploma semester if you want to take the final exam and obtain a diploma.
  • Courses at the host institution: you need to pass a minimum of 20 ECTS at the host institution and have a minimum of 10 credits recognised at METU as a compulsory or optional subject.  If this leads to a credit overdraft at METU, you do not have to pay for it.
  • Fee-paying students: during the mobility you need to pay the tuition fee at METU because you need to keep your active student status. However, this situation does entitle you to claim additional aid. You can find information on this under "additional support possibilities".
  • You will be a full-time student at the host university even if you are not a full-time student at home.
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Selected candidates can find up to date information and documents on the Coospace platform:

Conditions for contracting

  • Your student status must remain active during your whole Erasmus+ mobility period.
  • You need a Learning Agreement signed by all parties.
  • You must have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), or any relevant insurance valid in the host country.
  • Valid student VISA, if relevant
  • Completed Online Language Survey (OLS) 
  • Filled and signed Step by Step Guide
  • Official bank account information (needed for transferring the grant)
  • Letter of Acceptance from host university 

The validity of your documents and obtaining any documents/certificates/permissions needed for your mobility is your own responsibility!

All the documents mentioned in the list above are needed for signing your grant agreement.

The mobility cannot take place without the signed grant agreement. You need to sign the agreement in person, at METU before leaving. 

Please note that your travel can be influenced by the pandemic:

More information on this can be found on the site of Tempus Public Foundation

Further important information for granted students

  • If you decide to cancel your application, please let us know as soon as possible at, an inform the host university about your decision also.
  • If you are selected, we will nominate you to the host institution approved by the Committee; however, your scholarship status will be finalised once the host university positively confirms your application. 
  • The bank account information required for the transfer of the grant can be obtained from your bank, or you can take a printscreen on your online bank platform.
  • Follow closely the tasks to be completed and the deadlines before, during and after your mobility. Failure to complete tasks or meet deadlines will result in forfeiture of rights.
  • You can only extend your mobility from autumn semester to spring semester! 
  • Students should first check with their host university, about the extension.   
  • Students should apply for an extension by e-mail as soon as possible, but no later than one month before the end of their current mobility, with a completed and signed official extension request form from both the student and the host (available on the Coospace), a motivation letter and optionally a letter of recommendation.   
  • At the end of the current application period, METU will decide whether to support the extension, taking into account the documents submitted and the project budget

Conditions of successful completion of mobility, reporting

Conditions for completing mobility: 

The student has no outstanding tuition fees or other payment obligations to METU. 

The documents required to complete the mobility must be submitted after return home, but no later than 30 days after receipt of the Certificate of Study Period.

  • Certificate of Study Period (minimum 60 days in case of internship or 90 days in case of study mobility) fhysical mobility, including the exact start and end date of the mobility.  
  • Transcript of Records indicating the credits successfully completed (issued by the host university)    
  • Final version of the Online Learning Agreement signed by all parties.
  • Preparing a written report. The document is a 1–2-page text document of at least 500 words.  
  • Successful  completion of at least 20 credits to the host university. At METU, a minimum of 10 credits must be transferred.    
  • Completion of OLS (Online Language Assessment) language test. 
  • Completion of EU Survey.

Necessary documents

Selected candidates can find up to date information and documents on the Coospace platform:

  1. Certificate of study period_blank_for OUTGOING STUDENT 
  2. Erasmus+ Student Charter 
  3. Consent for data transfer Non EU countries