WHAT IS VIRTUAL MOBILITY?

UNIC is opening a multidisciplinary course catalogue for all UNIC students for Virtual Mobility.

Virtual Mobility means Koç University students and partner institution students attending the courses in their own institutions without physically leaving it, while also attending and completing courses of the host institution in a virtual environment.

APPLICATION CALLS

Outbound Virtual Mobility at UNIC Partners for Spring 2022

UNIC Virtual Semester Exchange Program Outgoing Application Call for Spring 2022

UNIC Virtual Semester Exchange Program Applications are now open!

Office of International Programs – UNIC Mobility Hub is delighted to present the Virtual Exchange opportunity for Koç Students to experience working with students and teachers from another country, test new learning methods, get to see different lecture styles and practice a multidisciplinary approach. Virtual Exchange is also an opportunity for making connections with your fellow students across Europe.

 

What is UNIC Virtual Semester Exchange?

UNIC Virtual Semester Exchange is a new opportunity for students who like to experience international exchange at home.

Virtual Exchange means Koç University students and partner institution students can take courses in their own institutions without leaving physically, while also attending and completing courses of the host (partner) institution in a virtual environment.

UNIC Virtual Exchange is a significant opportunity for students to meet and work with other cultures without facing with any psychical and/or financial barriers.

In scope of this project, UNIC is opening a multidisciplinary course catalogue for all UNIC students for Virtual Exchange.

Start studying with UNIC!

 

Who are the UNIC Partners?

Along with Koç University, the following leading institutions from Europe are members of the UNIC network.

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB, Germany)
  • University College Cork (Cork, Ireland)
  • University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain)
  • University of Liège (Liege, Belgium)
  • University of Oulu (Oulu, Finland)
  • University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia)

For more information on the UNIC-Universities, you may visit https://www.unic.eu/en/universities

 

How to find online courses: UNIC Virtual Exchange Course list

Couse catalogue can be found here:  UNIC Course List

Please note that not all UNIC partners open courses for every semester. Therefore, please identify your desired course(s) based on the course lists provided.

Important: Please also note that semester dates of the partner universities may differ from each other. Thus, please check relevant information such as official website, UNIC course list, academic calendar, fact-sheet etc. of the partner university you would like to enrol in.

 

Application Period & Info Sessions

Application Period: 26/01/2022 – 04/02/2022

Announcement of Selection Results: 07/02/2022

Info Sessions: Sessions will be held on 31/01/2022 and 02/02/2022 (detailed information about sessions’ time and platform will be provided upcoming days)

Selection calendar and important dates can be checked on here.

 

How to apply?

Online application is done via Virtual Exchange Application Form.

 

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Applicants must be registered at KU as full-degree undergraduate or graduate students at the time of application
  • GPA Requirement
    • Minimum GPA for Undergraduate: GPA of 2.2
    • Minimum GPA for Graduate: GPA of 2.5
  • Language Requirement

Applicants need to have a document indicating their level of English proficiency and have the specified minimum score for the examination.

  • TOEFL IBT 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • KUEPE 60
  • TOEFL PBT 550
  • Koç TOEFL 550

As a certificate of English language proficiency, Master’s and Doctoral program students can submit one of the following:

  • GRE Verbal Reasoning minimum score of 135
  • GMAT Verbal Session score minimum of 15

 

Application Documents:

The following documents should be uploaded on the application form at the time of the application.

Document Type Mandatory/ If applicable
Transcript of Records Mandatory
Language Scorecard Mandatory
Special Needs Statement & Proving documents If applicable

 

Upload scanned or digital copies of the application documents onto the online application form.

Please make sure you upload the most up-to-date and correct application documents. After submission, no change can be made on the application or application documents.

 

Selection:

  • Selection is done based on 50% Academic achievement + 50% Language score (100-point system).
    • Students who have not previously participated in Erasmus+ (KA131, KA171), Global Exchange, and Summer Exchange programs will receive +10 points.
    • Disabled students receive +10 points if proving documents are provided in the application.
    • Students who have previously participated in the UNIC virtual exchange program will receive -5 points.

Students will be ranked according to their score and be determined as candidates for the virtual courses of their preferred institutions in their applications.

Selected Students will be announced on the UNIC Mobility Hub’s website.

 

IMPORTANT: Being selected by OIP does not guarantee your enrolment in these courses. Once the selection process is done by OIP, you will be nominated to host institutions for the courses listed in your application form. 

Recognition of Courses:

At the end of the semester, for grade/credit transfer students have to submit to their College or Graduate School, the transcripts showing the grades of the courses they took from the partner institutions.

If the GPA of all courses taken in partner institutions as part of the program is below 2.00, all courses shall be transferred with their grades, whether or not they have a valid grade. If the GPA of all the courses taken in one semester as part of the virtual exchange program is over 2.00, upon request, at the end of the program, students can transfer all courses they have taken along with grades, or they can transfer only the credits of all courses. However, partial transfers of credits or grades cannot be made.

 

IMPORTANT:

  • Koç University students can take virtual courses from one of the partner institutions or from several at the same time, but this must be implemented in accordance with YÖK rules. Students can attend a maximum of 40% of the courses they take online, and 50% of their curriculum must consist of non-transfer courses.
  • A Koç University student can take courses equivalent to 30 KU credits (60 ECTS) under the virtual exchange program during their educational life at KU. If the credit total of the courses taken exceeds this limit, the grades/credits of these courses shall not be transferred to KU.
  • Koç University students can benefit from the virtual exchange program for more than one semester during their educational life at KU.
  • Students who pay tuition fees at KU shall continue to pay their tuition fees to KU.
  • Due to nature of the virtual exchange, which basically means following courses from one’s home country, there is no grant provided for virtual exchange.

Please check Virtual Exchange web page for detailed information.

 

Contact Us

Please send an e-mail to unicmobility@ku.edu.tr if you have any questions about the program.

Sincerely,

UNIC Mobility Hub

Office of International Programs

Inbound Virtual Mobility at KU for Spring 2022

UNIC Virtual Semester Exchange Program at Koc University Applications are now open!

Koç University (KU) invites UNIC students to apply for Spring 2022 Virtual Exchange Program at KU!

In 2020, Koc University became a member of the “European Universities Initiative” of the EU by being a member of the “UNIC” consortium together with 7 other universities in Europe. In scope of this project and Virtual Semester Exchange Program, Koç University is offering a variety of courses to all UNIC students for 2022 Spring semester.

Along with Koç University, the following leading institutions from Europe are members of the UNIC network:

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB, Germany)
  • University College Cork (Cork, Ireland)
  • University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain)
  • University of Liège (Liege, Belgium)
  • University of Oulu (Oulu, Finland)
  • University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia)

 

Spring 2022 Virtual Course List

KU courses open to Virtual Exchange for Spring 2022 can be found here: KU Virtual Course List

 

Application Period

Application Period: 26/01/2022 – 04/02/2022 and late applications will not be accepted.

Announcement of Course Planning Results: 07/02/2022

Students will be informed about course planning results via e-mail.

 

Minimum Requirements for Application:

Online application is done via  Virtual Exchange Incoming Application Form.

  • All courses offered by Koc University is only open to BA/BSc level students
  • Applicants are required to have good academic standing
  • All courses at Koc University are offered in English. Therefore, applicants are required to be fluent in English language.
  • Some courses offered by KU might have prerequisites. Therefore, UNIC students are highly advised to check the course catalogue carefully.

 

Important Remarks: Please not that this form is required for only collecting requests for Virtual Exchange at Koç University. To be able to enrol in courses, students who would like to attend virtual exchange at KU are required to make course planning and enrolment after they receive their user name and password for logging in Koç University Academic Information System, called KUSIS.

 

For KUSIS, your user name and password will be created by Koc University UNIC Mobility Hub team following the deadline of completing the application form. Once your credentials are ready, you will be informed by Koc University UNIC Mobility Hub.

 

We would like to emphasize that course planning and course enrolment are two separate processes. Students are expected to complete course planning step first and then course enrolment.

 

After Mobility

At the end of the semester, student transcripts will be issued by the UNIC Mobility Hub at KU to the home institution and students via e-mail.

Please note that transcripts cannot be issued until all grades have been entered into the online information system, which can take up to one month after the last day of examinations.

Please check Virtual Exchange web page for detailed information.

 

Contact Us

Please send an e-mail to unicmobility@ku.edu.tr  if you have any questions about the program.

Sincerely,

UNIC Mobility Hub

Office of International Programs