An Erasmus exchange is a great opportunity for you to broaden your horizons by discovering new countries and cultures. Besides enhancing your personal and academic development, an exchange (either academic study or an international work placement) will also improve your employment prospects.
1. About the ERASMUS+ program
As a participant of the Erasmus+ Student Mobility exchange program students can spend 3-12 months (1 or 2 semesters) with studying at a higher education institution abroad, in case they are enrolled in any BA/MA programs of METU and have an active student status.
How does it improve my academic development?
•You can practice your oral and written language skills in an academic environment
•You can extend your professional knowledge by studying program-related subjects during your mobility
•Completed subjects and credits will be transferred to METU upon return, so you do not need to complete the same courses twice
•Subjects studied abroad will be also included in the Diploma Supplement
•You will experience different learning practices and teaching methods
How is it beneficial for my personal enrichment?
•You will become part of an extensive international student community
•You will make new international friends as well as establish a professional network across Europe
•You will experience a whole new culture, customs and live a very different lifestyle
•You will develop skills such as proactivity, adaptability, creativity
2. Participating countries
Students can study at one of our 120+ partner institutions throughout the European Union as well as in additional non-EU countries listed below.
We select our partner universities based on the quality of education as well as the provided services, therefore all institutions available on our website are trusted partners. We constantly extend the circle of our partner institutions as well as are open to establish new co-operations in all of the provided study areas.
Members of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Croatia, Ireland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden
Non-EU members: Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.
New opportunity to study in Bern, Switzerland with scholarship as well
3. The amount of the Erasmus scholarship
Program countries and Scholarship amount:
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Iceland, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden: 520€/month
Belgium, Cyprus, Austria, Malta, Germany, Greece, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain: 470€/month
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Malta, Turkey, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia: 420€/month
4. Conditions to be met to apply for an ERASMUS+ Scholarship:
•Active student status at METU (and during the Erasmus+ semester!).
•Hungarian citizenship or staying in Hungary with a residence permit. Applicants must be active full-time students on a Bachelor or Master program of METU.
•By the deadline of the application, the student must have an average of at least 3.0 (weighted average) based on the grades of the last two active and finished semesters.
•The applicant must speak the language of instruction at the host university, and be able to present a certificate about this.
•Host higher education institutions must be chosen from the list of partner institutions indicated at website of METU.
•The applicant must have finished at least 1 semester of studies at METU at the time of applying (for master students the semesters from their previous studies can be taken into account). Students in their last semester are not allowed to apply for study mobility, only for traineeship scholarship.
•The total length of time spent abroad under the Erasmus+ program cannot exceed 12 months per each cycle of study (BA, MA), independently from the number and type of mobility activities activities (such as previously completed traineeship or studies funded by Eramsus+ or the so-called “zero grant mobility”, when the student does not receive any financial aid, also counts in the 12 months).
Besides the proof of English proficiency, you will also take a short interview with the International Office (as a part of your application) to prove your English.
5. How to submit the application:
Erasmus+ applications should be submitted through online application system (http://outgoing.metropolitan.hu). Each student should start only 1 application. You can choose up to 3 partner institutions in the order of your priorities.
6. The following documents should be uploaded:
•Language certificate or a statement from a language teacher at the Foreign Language Institute proving that the relevant language knowledge reaches the intermediate level.
•A professional CV in English and in the language of instruction (if other than English) in Europass format (www.europass.hu).
•A motivation letter should be completed on the admission platform, written in English and or in the language of instruction, including the name of the university, the period which the student is applying for, and a short summary of reasons to study at the partner university.
•Portfolio: only for students studying Art programs (upload a document with a working link to your online portfolio).
•Verification of the first and second semester as well (weighted average 3.0).
•Certificate of scientific work/research (optional).
7. Additional funding
•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.
•The language course which is offered before the study period by the host University is optional. METU cannot offer a scholarship for the period of the language course.
•There is an opportunity to apply for support for people living with disabilities or special needs.
•Earn 50 euro extra each per month by blogging during your Erasmus exchange. Be aware: Limited selection takes place.
Students submitting their application accept the terms and conditions of the call.
For more information please contact us:
International Directorate Office
1148 Budapest, Nagy Lajos király útja 1-9. main building, F110.
Office hours: Monday: 13:00 – 16:00
8. Important information
Evaluation of applications: Applications submitted are evaluated by the International Committee which compiles the final list of applicants suitable for participation in the program in accordance with the quota specified by the Tempus Public Foundation.
Criteria for evaluation: The evaluation of applications submitted for studies at the same foreign institution are based on the academic performance and language skills of applicants. The grant is awarded to the applicant with the highest academic results. In case of students with identical academic results, the one with a higher-level language exam shall be awarded.
Applicants will be informed about the decision by the International Directorate in writing.
Requirements to start your semester abroad:
•Active study status at METU during the whole period of the Erasmus+ semester.
•Learning Agreement signed by all 3 parties (student, host institution, home institution), including the list of courses taken at the host university and the list of equivalent courses and credits accepted by METU.
•Accident and Health Insurance, or Health Insurance Card of the European Union.
•A valid visa for the candidate to the target country, if necessary.
•Completing the on-line language test (OLS) of the European Committee
•In case of previously completed Erasmus+ mobility, the student must not exceed the maximum 12 months period per study cycle with the scholarship months awarded at this call for proposal.
How to complete a successful Erasmus semester abroad
•The minimum length of time spent abroad is 3 months, but at least a whole study unit (semester, trimester) including the exam period. Students need to prove the period they spent at the partner by the official certificate of student period issued by the host coordinator.
•Activities/studies carried out during the mobility must be integrated into the applicant’s training program/studies at METU.
•The host institution should issue a transcript of record at the end of the study period.
•The study period at the foreign partner university must be fully recognised by METU in accordance with the terms laid down in the Learning Agreement.
•Applicants are full-time students of the sending institution during the study period abroad. Stipends and social contributions that students are eligible for at METU will continue to be transferred to them during their period of study abroad. ERASMUS+ students do not have to pay the tuition fee to the host university, but if they are fee-paying students at METU, they will have to fulfil this requirement during the period spent abroad as well.
•The credits obtained abroad must be converted to METU credits in the amount of at least 20 credits/semester. Not fulfilling the requirements may cause the repayment of the scholarship.