FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Within the scope of Mevlana Exchange Programme, the students registered in formal education programmes at Associate Degree, B.A, M.A and PhD levels of the higher education institutions in Turkey (on condition that the higher education institutions signed a bilateral Mevlana Exchange Protocol) may benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme.
Additionally, all the academic staff working at a national or foreign higher education institution (excluding Turkish nationals working as academic staff at universities abroad) may benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme on condition that the higher education institutions signed a bilateral Mevlana Exchange Protocol.
To be a Mevlana Exchange Programme student:
To be a Mevlana Exchange Programme Academic Staff:
Considering the amount of grant transferred by the Council of Higher Education Executive Board, the institution determines the number and distribution of incoming and outgoing students within the scope of the bilateral agreements. The Higher Education Institutions cannot select any students for Mevlana Exchange Programme before signing the Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol. In the assessment process, 50% of the applying students’ GPA (Grade Point Average) and 50% of the language test score to be used at host institution are taken into account and depending on their average sum, students are selected from the ranking list.
The result of a bilaterally agreed language test is requested from the applying students by the signatory institutions to be used in the selection process.
Assessment results are published on the web pages of signatory higher education institutions.
The rules of this item are to be followed in the assessment and selection process of incoming students, as well. However, incoming students’ assessment and selection procedures are implemented within the knowledge of the domestic higher education institution.
Students may apply to the Mevlana Exchange Programme Institutional Coordinating Office of their institutions by filling the necessary documents that can also be obtained from https://mevlana.yok.gov.tr.
Academic staff working at a signatory higher education institution may also apply to the Mevlana Exchange Programme Institutional Coordinating Offices of their institutions.
Students can benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme for at least one semester and at most two semesters. As the semester duration may differ according to the education system of universities, the total duration of mobility can not exceed one academic year.
Students may be granted by Mevlana Exchange Programme only once during their whole educational life at any stage of higher education. A student may benefit from the programme at any stage of higher education for a second time without receiving grant.
Academic staff may benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme only once during an academic year and the duration may be between two weeks (at least) and three months (at most).
|Call for application at higher education institutions||30 March-17 April 2015|
|Receiving applications for exchange||20 April-27 April 2015|
|Assessment of applications||28 April-4 May 2015|
|Sending the selection results to The Council of Higher Education||8 May 2015|
|Announcing the selection results||29 May 2015|
*The dates may change for each academic year.
|Scholarship||Daily Wage||Transportation Cost||Health Insurance|
|Outgoing Student from Turkey||√|
|Incoming Student to Turkey||√|
|Outgoing Academic Staff from Turkey*||√||√|
|Incoming Academic Staff to Turkey||√||√|
* Mevlana Outgoing Academic Staff Mobility has been stopped through a decision by CoHE (YÖK) and this decision will be valid unless it is changed by a second decision.
According to the 2nd item of the 28th article in Mevlana Exchange Programme Regulation which was published in The Official Journal with the number 28034 and the date 23rd August 2011:
Within the scope of this program private/foundation universities and private/foundation vocational schools can exchange students and academic staff with foreign higher educational institutions. However, no fund transfer or payment is done by the Council of Higher Education to these institutions within this programme. Except financial provisions, private/foundation universities and vocational schools are subject to these Regulation items to execute Mevlana Exchange programme and they are obliged to inform the Council of Higher Education.
For 2015-2016 academic year:
For details and the scholarship amounts for each country, please visit mevlana.yok.gov.tr.
Mevlana Exchange students cannot take a smaller number of credits at their host institution than they are required to take at their home institutions in the same semester. During the exchange, the number of credits is taken into account rather than the number of courses taken. The signatory higher education institutions can use a common credit system agreed by both institutions after declaring it in a written agreement form or they may use European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
In order to prevent course repetitions due to the courses students take at their home institutions, the recognition of courses to be taken at host institution and to prevent any kind of repetition of courses, credits, semester or year, the signatory higher education institutions should take necessary precautions. For this reason, courses from different years can be taken to complete the necessary number of credits and to prevent repetitions.
Within the Learning Protocol, the credits of courses and the courses to be counted should be clearly defined before the educational semester starts.
While counting the courses taken and passed at the host institution, the grading system of the host institution is considered and recorded. The students who plan to study at a university with a different grading system are to be informed before the exchange. The students who sign the learning agreement are automatically declared and informed about this issue.
Recognized courses are approved by the board of the academic department concerned. The courses passed in Mevlana Exchange Programme should be stated in the transcript of records at the home institution.