What is International Credit Mobility (ICM Program)?

For over 25 years, Europe has funded the  Erasmus+ program, which has enabled  over  3 million European students to spend part of their studies  in  another higher  education  institution  (HEI)  elsewhere  in  Europe.  Erasmus+ now opens up these opportunities to students and staff from other parts of the world. Under  international  credit  mobility,  a  HEI in a  Partner  Country can  send  its  students  and  vice  versa.  Students are able to study abroad for a limited period of 3 to 12 months for which credits are obtained. After the mobility  phase,  the  students  return  to  their  sending  institution  to  complete  their  studies.

How to apply?

The students registered in formal education programs at higher education institutions may benefit from the program on the condition that their home institution and Altınbas University signed a bilateral Erasmus+ ICM Exchange Agreement.

There is a specific unit at Erasmus office affiliated with the Department of Alumni Relations and Internationalization, which carries out all the ICM operations at AU. This unit is responsible for organizing application calls and facilitating incoming student exchange mobility. The application process is started by the incoming student application call that Erasmus office affiliated with the Department of Alumni Relations and Internationalization unit opens by contacting the partner institutions. The partners nominate their selected candidates.

Applications without official nominations will not be accepted. Prior to their applications, applicants must be officially nominated by their home universities.

  • The application documents for ICM Program is as follows;
    • Letter of Commitment
    • Student Application Form
    • English Proficiency Document
    • Transcript of Records
    • Copy of Passport / National ID Card

Fall and Full Academic Year: First of June – First of July

Spring: First of October – First of November

Procedures and Steps

Every semester Altınbaş University’s Erasmus Office contacts its partner universities and informs them about the online student nomination procedures.

Application Portal Link  for students ; link.

Altınbaş University receives incoming exchange student nominations through the online form of partner institutions from here.

Ps; For a nomination process ;

1/ the partner instutions needs to fill the form.

2/ students can register from the following link.

3/ According to the our agreement, students should be nominated to the dedicated departments.

  • Incoming Exchange Students should have completed at least one year of study (one semester of study for graduate students) at their home university.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.20/4.00 for undergraduates and 2.50/4.00 for graduate students.
  • However, exchange students should liaise with their exchange advisor about specific academic requirements for specific academic and GPA requirements for their university.
  • At Altınbaş University, the medium of instruction is English. Therefore, it’s required to present a document that states your proficiency in English which can be provided by the home university.
  • For Erasmus+ and Exchange program, the language requirement is as stated in the agreement between the two institutions. The Required documentation should be provided accordingly.
Altınbaş University Erasmus Code: TR ISTANBU38

After the nomination process has been successfully concluded, the Erasmus Office promptly notifies the nominated students about the subsequent application procedure. The application itself is conducted through a dedicated application system, where students are required to diligently fill out and submit their documents before the application period expires. In the event that you do not receive the email containing the confirmation of your nomination and the accompanying application instructions in your Inbox, we kindly advise you to check your Spam folder and Junkbox, as it might have unintentionally ended up there.

Electronic acceptance letters are delivered via email with an electronic signature. If requested, the exchange office can provide the students and/or their exchange advisors with a hard copy acceptance letter.

Altınbaş University, through its liberal arts paradigm, ensures that students not only acquire specialized knowledge in their chosen academic field but also receive a well-rounded and diverse education. The university places great importance on fostering collaboration with international institutions, which further enriches the educational experience.

Moreover, students have the opportunity to learn from distinguished academicians and accomplished industry leaders of national renown, adding to the overall quality and excellence of education provided at Altınbaş University.

Colleges and Schools of Undergraduate Studies

School of Dentistry

School of Pharmacy

School of Fine Arts and Design

School of Law

School of Medicine

School of Economics and Administrative Sciences

School of Business

School of Engineering and Architecture

Institute of Graduate Studies

  • According to the budget allocation made to Altınbaş University by The Turkish National Agency,  the countries and institutions that can be provided with Erasmus+ grant is determined, each year. The availability of budget and the number of participants that can be funded is announced to our partners by the application calls.Incoming students, who will be visiting Altınbaş University within the framework of Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) program with scholarships recieve 800 EUR per month for individual support and some amount of travel support, ranging from 275 EUR to 1500 EUR, determined according to the distance of home university and Istanbul (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/distance-calculat…) Students receive 80% of the total amount (individual support + travel support) at the beginning of the semester; and remaining 20% upon the successful completion of the semester.It is possible to benefit from the program without scholarships (zero-grant).
  • To cancel your application, you need to submit the cancellation petition to Erasmus Office, by sending their petition in an e-mail to erasmus@altinbas.edu.tr You can find the template here

    It should be noted that students, who cancel their exchange after the “notice period” provided by Erasmus Office right after the announcement of placement results, would lose -10 points if they apply for Erasmus+ Program again in the future.