Description of the Mobility

Erasmus+ KA103 is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

With the support of Erasmus+ KA103 Programme, academic staff of higher education institutions (HEIs) can do a teaching or training placement abroad and administrative staff of HEIs can undertake training, job shadowing or observation period at an institution holding Erasmus Charter, such as Koc University.

Erasmus grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence for your mobility.

Mobilities in the scope of Erasmus+ KA103 can only take place within Programme Countries.

Duration and Context of the Mobility

  • Teaching Mobility

If you work in higher education as an academic staff in an Erasmus+ Programme country, you can spend time teaching at KU through the KA103 projects.

A teaching period must last a minimum of 2 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.

During your stay at KU, the teaching activity must comprise a minimum of 8 hours per week (or any shorter period of stay) of actual teaching time.


  • Training Mobility

With Erasmus+ KA103, administrative or academic staff of HEIs can train at KU.

A training period must last a minimum of 2 days and cannot last more than 2 months. This excludes travelling time.

The mobility can comprise of training, job shadowing, staff weeks or observation activities.

Please see our previous and upcoming staff weeks on the links below.


OIP Staff Weeks

Library Staff Weeks

Considering a Teaching Mobility at KU?

If you consider participating a teaching mobility at KU, please make sure to check if your home institution and KU have an inter-institutional agreement for teaching mobility, and if yes, the departments that are covered on the agreement.

Please click here to see if your home institution and KU are partners or not, and eligible departments for mobility if applicable.

If your home university and KU don’t have an inter-institutional agreement and you would like to conduct a teaching mobility at KU, it may be possible to sign an inter-institutional agreement. To be able to form a collaboration covering teaching mobility, we need the approval of the relevant College or Graduate School after thoroughly reviewing your home institution’s curriculum. Therefore, finalizing agreement may take up to 2 months. Please plan your mobility accordingly.

You can check the Colleges and Graduate Schools at KU in here for a Teaching Mobility.

Erasmus+ Grant

For your teaching or training period at KU as a higher education staff, your home institution will be responsible for making all payments (unless you are not a zero-grant participant). Therefore, you need to contact the International Office of your home institution to find out about the opportunities available to you.

EU grants provide a contribution to your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad and vary depending on:

  • The receiving country
  • The level of demand from staff from your country who intend to participate in the mobility programmes
  • The distance between your country and the receiving country

Availability of other financial sources in your country or region.

Nomination and Application

To be able to participate in a teaching or training mobility at KU, first you need to apply for a grant via your home institution’s International Office. Each institution is responsible for the selection of their candidates for teaching or training periods abroad from their staff.Once you are selected by your home institution, either your home university’s International Office can nominate you to our Office or you can send an e-mail to with your CV and motivation letter attached to your message. It would be highly appreciated if you could state the departments you wish to visit and topics you wish to be covered during your mobility in your motivation letter.

Placement and After Placement

Once our Office receives your nomination or application, we will pass your CV and motivation letter on to the relevant departments to find you the most convenient host person. After finding the right host person for you, you will be notified and put in contact with your host. From this point on, we kindly ask you to stay in touch with your host and our Office to set your mobility dates and schedule.

Your Mobility Agreement can be signed by the head of your host department at KU or by our Office. However, your Certificate of Attendance can only be signed and stamped by our Office.

Entry to Türkiye (Visa and Passport)

In most cases, participants of the Erasmus+ KA103 Teaching or Training Mobility Programme can enter Türkiye with a touristic visa or a valid passport.

Please click here to check what type of document you need in order to enter Türkiye.

Travel Arrangements and Accommodation

Please note that all travel arrangements are expected to be made by the participant.

Participants are advised to arrange their accommodation prior to their arrival. Following options are suggested by Koc University team:

1st Option:

If the participant would like to stay on KU main campus, please get in touch with our dormitory management via and put on CC.

2nd Option:

Koc University Istinye Campus is 20-25 minutes away from Koc University main campus by taxi.

Address: Cayir Caddesi No: 65 34460
Istinye / Istanbul

Contact info:

3rd Option:

Fuat Pasa Yalisi Hotel is 15 minutes away from Koc University main campus by taxi.

Address: Büyükdere Mah. Çayırbaşı Cad. No:148 / Sarıyer, İstanbul, 34453 Sariyer/Istanbul

4th  Option:

The Grand Tarabya Hotel is 20-25 minutes away from Koc University main campus by taxi.

Address: Haydar Aliyev Caddesi No:154 Tarabya – Istanbul

5th  Option:

Point Hotel Taksim is 45 minutes away from Koç University main campus by metro & taxi.

Address: Kocatepe Mahallesi, Topçu Cd. No:2, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

Transportation and Arriving on Campus

Istanbul has one of the best public transportation networks in the world. There are several options to reach any location for 24 hours, and Taxi is a convenient option compared to large metropolitans in the world and other cities in Türkiye.

This page contains bus numbers or metro stations and brief descriptions so as to offer you important keywords to remember in your daily commute or occasional transportation when in Istanbul.

Health and Emergency

Health has the utmost importance in life. Making sure that you are covered during your stay in Türkiye and being aware of the closest medical centers and health services allows you to take necessary actions quickly during an emergency.

On this page, you will find several health insurance options you have, the closest health services offered around the campus, KU Hospital, obtaining a health report and more.