Everything about Erasmus

Erasmus is a program created in 1987 to transfer students to various EU universities; Through this program, students, in addition to being able to use scholarships, will also be able to study at different universities.

Turkish universities have student exchange agreements with at least one other reputable European or American university. Almost all Turkish universities have agreed to participate in the student exchange program.

The original idea for the Erasmus program was conceived in 1969 when a woman named Sofia Corradi, nicknamed Mamma Erasmus as a researcher and lecturer at an Italian university, stated that students could complete part of their studies at universities in other countries. The program was finally approved with the consent of the EU countries, and by awarding numerous scholarships to outstanding students, the scientific level of European universities has greatly improved. The Erasmus program in 2014 led to the transfer of 3.3 million students across European communities as 4,000 universities from 31 European countries are involved in the project.

What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus + is another EU program that supports education, training, and cross-country sporting activities in Europe, with a budget of € 14.7 billion.

What are the goals of Erasmus +?

The goal of the Erasmus+ program is to expand educational and employment opportunities, social equality, and ultimately economic development in Europe which is why it has focused on educating elite students and related institutions. Erasmus+ program targets are:

  • Reducing youth unemployment
  • Promoting adult education, especially technical education that can be used directly on their carrier
  • Encourage young people to work in the field of democracy
  • Encourage and support innovation and collective activities
  • Reduce dropout due to financial issues
  • Improving the level of cooperation between governments


Erasmus+ countries

Due to the important goals and great achievements of the Erasmus+ program, in January 2020, several countries will work to support the Erasmus+ program, including the following:

Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Estonia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Norway, Malta, Northern Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom, Turkey, Slovakia, Slovenia

People who succeed in using the Erasmus program

Each program is designed to enhance students’ international experiences and usually occurs in the second or third year of study; In fact, the universities that have participated in this program have partners throughout the European Union, and for example, a student who has used the Erasmus Scholarship and is studying at the “A” University in Italy can complete his second year of study at the university. B) in France or other Erasmus countries.

Undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate or doctoral students can come to Turkey to study or do an internship. With the course of education, students can change universities in Turkish universities for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 months.

For the internship, this period is between 2 to 12 months. Jobs, public institutions, private institutions and universities can host internships.

Source: Erasmus+ europa.eu 

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