The Erasmus Bilateral Agreement is an agreement that the two higher education institutions plan to make within the scope of the Erasmus program, which is a letter of intent stating the conditions they expect from each other, on which the two parties can make changes by mutual agreement.
Establishing Partnerships with Higher Education Institutions in Erasmus Program and Partner Countries.
In order to carry out faculty and student exchanges, it is necessary to establish bilateral agreements at the level of faculties and departments. In order to make these agreements, the following important points should be considered:
How to Find?
The most effective method to find a partner is to use personal relationships. Our university's academicians who have studied abroad can utilize their advantages to establish relationships they have developed at the university they studied in order to sign Erasmus agreements. In this context, they can contact the academicians they know from European universities. It is extremely important to give these people detailed information about our university and to create face-to-face interview opportunities. Another step to be taken in finding partners is to make personal initiatives at international conferences, to meet with representatives from various European universities, to introduce our university and to develop relations within the framework of Erasmus.
Another method to be followed in finding partners is that faculty or department coordinators identify Higher Education Institutions that include units compatible with their faculties and departments and contact the institution's or department's Erasmus coordinators.
The fact that one of the parties to the Erasmus Bilateral Agreement must be from an EU member state for the exchange of students and faculty requires that the department/faculty that is currently from Turkey be from an EU member state.
Students of institutions approved for participation in Erasmus activities apply to the international relations department (Erasmus Office) of the relevant institution for the next academic semester. Depending on the bilateral agreements between universities and the total volume of exchange and the source, the choice between applications is made by this unit in the most appropriate way according to the criteria determined by the Commission and the EU Education and Youth Programmes Center. Students who qualify for the exchange program make their administrative and financial preparations according to the duration of their stay and the country.
Higher education institutions receiving Erasmus University Declaration apply to the National Agency for Exchange Organization, Student Exchange, Academic Staff Exchange and ECTS grants. Following these applications, the resource distribution is transferred to the institutions in accordance with the contracts containing the conditions and principles determining the use of the resource, taking into account the ratio of the resource to meet the demand and the performances of the institutions.
Activities shall be open to sampling by the National Agencies and the Commission.