What is Erasmus +?

Erasmus + Program is the grant program of the European Union in the field of education, youth and sports. It supports the cooperation between institutions with education, training, internship, professional development, non-formal learning-based youth activities abroad. In our country, Turkey for the implementation of the Erasmus + Program of the National Agency is responsible. The National Agency, also known as the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programs, is a public institution operating as the relevant institution of the Directorate of European Union affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Students and staff in higher education institutions will have the opportunity to participate in learning and internship mobility, receive education and teach within the borders of Europe or at higher education institutions anywhere in the world. By 2021, Blended Mobility is also possible.

The program offers language learning opportunities to participants who are conducting a mobility activity abroad. This support will mainly be provided through the Erasmus + Online Language Support (OLS) tool. Erasmus + Online Language Support (OLS) will also provide free open language learning materials. Language learning needs of certain target groups can be met with Inclusion Support. For example learning Braille or sign language.

European Student Card Initiative

Friendship Across The WorldThe European Student Card Initiative aims to bring student mobility processes to the digital medium. It aims to facilitate learning mobility by digitizing all the main components necessary for the organization of student mobility, including the Learning Agreement and Inter-Institutional Agreements, from obtaining information about the host organization to settlement. For this purpose, Erasmus + Mobile Application and Erasmus WithoutPaper are developed for higher education institutions and students.

The application can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

Candidate participants with physical, mental or health-related conditions

Inclusion and Diversity

Higher education institutions should be a pioneer in the equal representation of all participants in student and staff mobility within the Erasmus + Program. In line with the principles of inclusion and diversity, it is aimed to overcome physical, social or economic barriers with the Erasmus + opportunity and to create mutual understanding at the international level. Emphasis is placed on including participants with fewer opportunities, such as individuals with physical, mental and health conditions (including chronic diseases) and disabilities.

Useful Notes

* You can check with the International Office and the Representative of Disability Services Office to ensure that the host institution provides infrastructure and support services to students and staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions.

* You can find the accessibility information of the host higher education institution in MapAbility developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).