General Information

If your university has a bilateral agreement with your chosen Turkish university, you are ready to be an exchange student. The institutions of higher education in Turkey are strongly committed to assist exchange students with getting the most of their social and cultural experience. One example of this is that Turkey has been the third most successful country (after England and Germany) in the Erasmus Program in 2013 and 162 out of 166 universities have been accepted to participate in the exchange program. This is also an indicator of the high number of universities which have at least one bilateral agreement with another university.


Exchange Opportunities

  • The Erasmus Program

The Erasmus Program is a European student exchange program offering university students a possibility of studying in another European country for a period of at least 3 months and at maximum 12 months.

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  • Mevlana Exchange Program

Mevlana Exchange Program also offers non-refundable scholarships and aims the exchange of students and academic staff between the Turkish higher education institutions and higher education institutions of other countries. The program includes all higher education institutions throughout the world without discriminating between the geographical borders.

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  • The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Its aim is to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United Stated and the people of other countries.

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  • Farabi Exchange Program

Farabi Exchange Program is a national exchange program open to both Turkish and international students, who are at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. levels, and teaching staff. Its aims is that university students and teaching staff in Turkish higher education institutions continue their education at another higher education institution within Turkey during a period of one or two semesters.

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  • Free Mover

Free Mover is an exchange program which permits students to participate in courses or examinations in higher education institutions. However, these students are not registered as regular university students.

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