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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 within the European Union as well as in Switzerland, Norway, and Turkey. You will also be entitled to a monthly scholarship fee of 540-600 EUR!

Deadline for application: 12th March 2023, 23:59 - for autumn or spring semester of the 2023/24 academic year

We also have individual online consultations on every Monday and Wednesday between 10:00 – 11:00 at (Meeting ID: 992 5957 4078)

Eligibility criteria

  • Your Erasmus+ mobility should be closely related to your current studies to enhance your professional improvement – apply only to those institutions where METU has a partnership on your study field based on the list you can download
  • You must be an active, full-time student of METU. 

  • You need to have an active student status upon application and your status must remain active during your whole Erasmus mobility period. 

  • You must hold a valid Hungarian residence permit. 

  • You need to have at least 1 completed semester by the time you apply; and you need to have at least 2 completed semesters before your mobility begins. MA students don’t need any completed semesters by the time of application. 

  • You must have an average of at least 2.8 (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. Under 3.2 average students will need to attend an interview. 

  • In case of Art students who are applying to spend a study semester abroad during their degree semester: they need to upload the approval of the Head of Programme and the degree consultant on the application form. 

  • You need to speak the language of instruction of the host university mostly on at a least B2 level. The language of instruction - which is most often English – should be checked at our list of partner institutions 

  • In one study cycle (BA or MA) you can’t spend more than 12 months abroad with Erasmus+ 

Where can I study?

The list of our partners – sorted by field of education – can be found HERE – scroll down and DOWNLOAD the most up to date, detailed list of European partner institutions („LIST OF ERASMUS+ PARTNERS BY STUDY FIELDS – Download it from here”)

  • In the framework of the Erasmus program, you can apply to European partner institutions. In case you would like to apply to a non-European partner, please find more information on THIS site.
  • 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 multiple 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, Great Britain, 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

The application and the whole administration of the program takes place on the DreamApply platform. Every applicant needs to create their own user.

To submit your application, please visit this site:

You need to upload the followings:

  • Certificate of the language level required by the host university, normally at least B2 . This can be an officially recognised language exam certificate or a declaration of the Institute of Foreign Languages of METU. If your native language is the language of instruction at the host university, any relevant document proving your citizenship will suffice. The language requirements can be found in the excel you can download from the partnership site, and also available on the site of the partner university.

  • 300-500 wordsmotivation letter containing all the chosen universitieswritten in English,indicating what you would like to study at which university and why. Include professional aspects besides personal ones. How would the international experience complement your current studies and your future plans?

  • Art students need to upload their portfolio.

  • In case of Art students who are applying to spend a study semester abroad during their degree semester: they need to upload the approval of the Head of Programme and the degree consultant on the application form. – IMPORTANT: please note that in case you are abroad during the last semester, it is not guaranteed to be able to get your degree at the end of that semester.

  • Optional: Description of extra curricular activities, such as TDK, OTDK, ESN, International student competition, exhibition, other professional achievements, volunteer work at METU etc.

  • Applicants can indicate up to 3 universities in their application. It is recommended, as granted applications will be ranked and it can happen, that your first choice is already taken by someone else. In this case the 2nd, or if that is not possible, the 3rd choice will be offered. 

Evaluation of applications

All applications that are submitted before the deadline and fulfill the eligibility criteria will be approved by the International Committee. In case the number of applicants exceeds the available slots allocated to a specific partner institution, or the Erasmus+ funds are exhausted, the International Committee will give preference to candidates with a higher weighted average. In case of equality, the Committee will make its decision based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Level of language knowledge of the language of instruction
  • In case of art students: portfolio
  • Other professional achievements (TDK, OTDK, international academic competition, etc.)
  • Volunteer activities at METU

Students will get a written notification about the decision. This will be followed by an online forum about the next required steps.

If you want to get more information on the Erasmus+ application, you can contact us at:

Students selected for the Erasmus scholarship at METU will be nominated to the host university, where they need to hand in another application – the criteria is determined by the host institution. At this stage the host has the right to reject the student’s application considering their own eligibility criteria. METU can’t provide further information about the selection criteria at the partner institutions.

Additional Funding Opportunities

  • 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.
  • Additional financial support for students with fewer opportunities Erasmus. Please find detailed information here
  • Supplementary financial grant for students and colleagues with disabilities or long-term  illnesses. Please find detailed information here
    • If the participant gets to the host organisation/institution using only green means of transport, s/he is entitled for a one time 50 EUR extra support. Green travel means of transports are: car, train, bus, carpooling, bike, hitchhiking. NOT green travel: plane or ship. 

      In order to receive the support, the entire journey must be done in a green way (so it is not appropriate to use the plane + bus). The participant should have the supporting documentation (ticket and invoice) by the time of signing the grant agreement before the mobility.

Tips: pay attention to the followings when you apply

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 deadlines you can not extend from spring to autumn.

  • 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. 

  • 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. Always check the courses for exchange students on the site of the partner university!

  • Does the Spanish coast sound tempting? So does for all other applicants. There is always an oversubscription for the most popular capitals. Think outside the box so you won’t miss the opportunity! METU has great partners in smaller cities, and many opportunities await you beyond Wester 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.

  • In the capital and bigger cities getting a place to rent is often difficult – check out the dormitory options and the housing situation in the host country. Recently it became very difficult to find accommodation in the Netherlands and the capitals especially, such as Berlin. 

  • Take the required language knowledge serious – if the partner won’t launch courses in English, you will have serious difficulties in passing the courses, and also in administration.

  • 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

  • When being abroad during a diploma semester, you must close the mobility and get all of the courses recognised until a set deadline earlier than the normal one, 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. 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.

Step-by-step about your Erasmus semester


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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) 
  • In one study cycle (BA or MA) you can only spend altogether 12 months abroad with Erasmus+
  • 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

Conditions of successful completion of mobility

  • You cannot have any outstanding financial obligations towards METU.
  • ‘After the Mobility’ section of your Learning Agreement or a Transcript of Records from the host institution
  • Certificate of Study Period issued by the host institution.
  • Successful credit transfer from the host institution
  • 1-2 pages written report about your experience, with pictures

Useful information

  • If you decide to cancel your application, please let us know as soon as possible at
  • If you are selected, we will nominate you to the host institution approved by the Committee; however, the host institution’s approval is also necessary.
  • You will need to stay connected with the host university. Keeping the deadlines and providing them with the documents they need is up to you!
  • Erasmus+ helps you to become self-sufficient. Of course, we are also here to help but will not solve your problems for you.
  • Get the documents needed for the Grant Agreement in time!
  • Without a properly filled Learning Agreement we cannot sign the Grant Agreement.
  • The courses you are planning to take at the host university must always be verified by your head of institute.
  • 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 flatform.

Useful documents for selected candidates.

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. Erasmus Dictionary for student mobility