Erasmus+ is a broad program offering European opportunities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.

Erasmus + provides grants for a wide range of activities and projects for university students, faculty, and staff to:

A general presentation about the program is available here.

The full Program Guide is available in English and Turkish.

The new program is composed of three ‘Key Action’ areas and on this page you will find the guides for each and information about the activities funded under each.

The actions of the Erasmus + program are divided into decentralized and centralized actions.

Turkey is classified as a Program Country and decentralized actions are managed by the Turkish National Agency.

The centralized actions are managed at European level by the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) located in Brussels.


Koç University students already can benefit from what it means to do an Erasmus term abroad across 33 countries and at our Office of International Programs we would like more students, faculty and staff to take up this opportunity and make the most of the new features and benefits of the Erasmus+ program.

Erasmus+ student credit mobility now includes an international component, with mobility for students and staff to and from partner countries worldwide, at all levels of higher education.

General information about this Action from the Turkish National Agency is available here.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Under the new Erasmus+ program Koç University can join an international consortium of Higher Education Institutions and receive funding to run excellent Joint Master degree programs aimed at attracting the best students from all over the world.

The degree awarded through the Joint Master program will be fully recognized by the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK).

Joint Master degree courses are high-level, integrated, international study programs of 60, 90 or 120 credits under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)

Students follow a Master study program in at least 2 program country institutions, receive competitive scholarships and obtain joint or multiple degrees.

More information is available here.


This action involves activities that stimulate entrepreneurship and creativity across all disciplines and cycles (Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees). It also covers opportunities to enhance innovation in higher education through interactive learning environments, knowledge-transfer infrastructure and capacity-building measures aimed at supporting the modernization of higher education in different parts of the world.

There are four types of projects that can be funded under this category:

Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships support organizations from different fields to collaborate and implement innovative practices leading to high quality teaching, training, learning and youth work.

For example a strategic partnership with Koç University and other organizations from different countries, disciplines and sectors (public/private) could aim to implement activities such as:

More information about this opportunity is available also here.

More information is available about this opportunity in Turkish here.

For strategic partnerships in the area of youth more information is available here.

Knowledge Alliances

Within Knowledge Alliances, Koç University can work together with Turkish or international enterprises to encourage innovation by:

More information about this opportunity is available in English here. Also in Turkish here.

Projects: 2-3 years

Capacity-Building Partnerships

Koç University can take part in collaborative, capacity-building partnerships outside the EU in neighbourhood countries, Africa, Asia, and Latin America through projects that increase an organisation’s competencies or expertise through:

More information is available here.


Through different activities like peer review, policy experimentation with national and regional authorities, providing European tools like the European Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (ECTS), working with networks of universities and colleges and supporting the Bologna Process, EU support helps to modernise higher education policies across Europe and in partner countries.

Calls for proposals and more information is available here.

Have a project idea? Want to know more?                             

For more information about each of three Key Actions and support during the application process please contact:

Key Action 1 - Mobility of Individuals (student, faculty and staff exchange)

Burcu Sarsılmaz 

Exchange Programs& Partnership 

+90 212 338 1123

Key Action 1 – Joint Master Degree Programs Emrah Göker Research Development Office

+90 212 338 1512

Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships and Co-operation and innovation for good practices Emrah Göker Research Development Office

+90 212 338 1512

Key Action 3 – Support for policy reform Emrah Göker Research Development Office

+90 212 338 1512



On social media you can follow the latest news, calls and resources for applications from the Executive Agency and the Turkish National Agency on:

Twitter: #ErasmusPlus ; @ulusalajans

Facebook: Erasmus+; ulusalajans

A database of projects funded under Erasmus+ can be found here.

Some examples of Koç University Projects submitted and/or prepared include:

Action Project Name Koç University Department Partners
KA2 Strategic Partnerships in area of Youth Know your Impact Koç University Social Impact Forum (KUSIF) Mikado Sustainable Development Consulting, Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Social Value UK 
KA2 Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education Internationalization at home in HE: Bridging the gap between faculty and admin using effective data and communication Office of International Programs (OIP) Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), International School for Social and Business Studies (ISSBS, Slovenia)
Lifelong Learning Programme (submitted in 2012) ERASMUS Academic Network 2012- 2015. IntlUni: The Challenges of the Multilingual and Multicultural Learning Space ( English Language Center (ELC)  38 Partners in 27 countries