Exchange

Princess Sumaya University for Technology offers opportunities to its students and staff to study and to teach or train in higher education institutions in Europe under the international credit mobility scheme which is part of the Erasmus+ European programme. It also makes the same opportunities available for staff and students from Europe to come to the university.
 
International Credit Mobility Projects
The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) is a mobility scholarship program funded by the European Commission that enables the exchange of bachelor's and master’s degree students for study abroad periods, and doctoral candidates to carry out research/studies relevant to their doctoral projects. The exchange is for limited periods of 3 to 12 months. Credits earned and research work done during the exchange period will be recognized by the home institution after students return home to continue their studies. The scholarships cover a monthly allowance and a contribution to the travel cost. If not covered by other means, the students are, in general, responsible for insuring themselves during their stay at the host universities according to their terms.
 
Partner Universities
More than 650 students from all over the world will come to study in the UAL next year, adding up to more than 5% of our total students. Indeed, the UAL participates in various mobility programmes such as: ERASMUS, ISEP, Pima and Anuies.
 
With more than five centuries of tradition, the University of Santiago de Compostela is a historic institution that projects itself to the future and beyond its frontiers, always attentive to the different demands of society, where it stands as an important academic frame of reference and where it develops its academic and research work. Centuries of history give the University a special capacity to merge the experience, security and confidence with present and future challenges.
 
The University of Barcelona is the most formidable public institution of higher education in Catalonia, catering to the needs of the greatest number of students and delivering the broadest and most comprehensive offering in higher educational courses. The UB is also the principal centre of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programmes it conducts and the excellence these have achieved.
 
One of the most important elements of quality assurance in higher education is transparency. In addition to transparency, the Course Information Package (CIP) of Ataturk University will also provide important contributions to practice better planned education, provide adequate program acquirements of students, recognition, accountability and easing mobility in higher education. As a result of these, through increasing the quality of higher education, the mission of the CIP is to contribute to the training of students, who are academically and professionally competent graduate in their fields.
 
The mission of the Middle East Technical University is to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and to educate individuals with that knowledge for the social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological development of our society and humanity. This is to be done by bringing teaching, research and social services up to universal standards.
 
İstanbul Şehir University (ŞEHİR) is a non-profit, private higher education institution established by the Foundation for Science and Arts in 2008. Its founder BİSAV is a renowned NGO functioning for more than 30 years in the field of social sciences, organizing many international and national academic activities and free seminars in related areas. With its highly qualified and internationally experienced teaching staff, dynamic interdisciplinary curricula, a wide range of elective courses, fast-growing library and research-focused agenda, ŞEHİR aims to become a distinguished institution in Turkey and its neighbouring regions in higher education and research.
 
Five partners from Europe and nine from South Mediterranean Countries are working together to widening participation and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) as a bottom-up approach to support the modernization of the Higher Education sector in Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan.
 
Sapienza University, which was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII in Rome, is one of the oldest universities in the world and a top performer in international university ranking. The future of Sapienza is firmly rooted in its rich past and the academic and research excellence of its community. Sapienza’s mission is to catalyse the development of a knowledge society by promoting research, education and international cooperation.
 
The University of Montpellier is a research-intensive university where education and research cover most Scientific and Technological fields. The mulitidisciplinarity of the University of Montpellier means that studying here is a great opportunity for students to be prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. 
 
The University of Pavia is one of the oldest universities in Europe. An edict issued by King Lotharius quotes a higher education institution in Pavia as already established in 825. This institution, mainly devoted to law studies, was then chosen as the main education centre for northern Italy. Enlarged and renovated by the Duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, it became the University of the Duchy, officially established as a Studium Generale by Emperor Charles IV in 1361.
 
The University of Tampere (UTA) is a culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it. With its nine schools and some 15,000 degree students, UTA is one of the largest and most popular universities in Finland. 
 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Located in a vibrant European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university. Integral to the city of Cardiff for more than 150 years, we continue to invest in our students’ future with a focus on student employability and enhancing the student experience​; providing education and training opportunities of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.​​​​
 
Varna University of Management (VUM-former International University College-Albena) is an international business school located in Europe, Bulgaria. Students from over 40 countries receive excellent education in Business and Marketing, IT, Computer Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. VUM started 20 years ago as a college of tourism and gradually evolved into an accredited university with wider emphasis on management.
 
The University of Vilnius, one of the oldest and most famous establishments of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe, was founded in 1579. Functioning for a long time as the only school of higher learning in Lithuania, it was a preserver of cultural and scientific traditions, and has played a significant part in the cultural life not only of Lithuania, but the neighbouring countries as well. During more than four centuries of its existence, the University of Vilnius has seen periods of growth and decline, revival, and closure. The University is a unique witness to the history of the Lithuanian state.
 
Hasselt University is a young university that has achieved enormous growth in the past four decades. The Limburg University Centre (LUC for short)–the predecessor of Hasselt University - officially opens to students in Diepenbeek, two years after the legal authorization of the creation of an autonomous university institution in Limburg. LUC starts with six programmes: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, dentistry and medicine.
 
History of RTU dates back almost 155 years. The establishment of RTU, then Riga Polytechnicum (later – Riga Polytechnic Institute), was closely connected with the economic and political changes in Europe in the middle of the 19th century: rapid development of manufacturing and railway transport, erection of bridges and other engineering constructions. Riga was rapidly transforming itself into a developed industrial centre. The main task of the school was to educate and train technical intelligentsia who would be capable of working with new manufacturing equipment and proposing new ideas for new achievements.
 

In its nearly 100 years of history University of Economics – Varna has trained over 123,000 economists, both Bulgarian and international students coming from over 60 countries. Currently the university trains over 11,000 Bulgarian and foreign students. Faculty members are 300, among those 120 are professors and associate professors. University of Economics – Varna has been accredited and certified as an academic and research organization as per ISO 9001:2008. This university never ceases to strengthen its reputation.

Jamies Program (Portuguese Universities)

The JAMIES project aims at supporting the modernisation and development of Higher Education Institutions in the Middle East and South countries - Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Tunisia - by promoting and organising mobility flows for students and staff. It is coordinated by Universidade do Minho, in a partnership with Universidade do Algarve, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidade do Porto and Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.

Technical University of Sofia – Bulgaria

The Technical University of Sofia is the largest educational and scientific complex in Bulgaria in the field of technical and applied science with an institutional accreditation grade of 9.5 (on the scale of 10) for the period 2012 – 2018. As the first and largest polytechnic center, which supported the establishment of most of the higher technical colleges in the country, it sets the educational standards and national priorities for the development of engineering education and science.

University of Deusto - Spain

The University of Deusto aims to serve society through its contributions with a Christian approach to today’s realities.

As a university, its guidelines are love of wisdom, desire for knowledge and rigour in scientific research and methodologies. Therefore, its main focus is on achieving excellence in research and education. Another objective is to provide the background for free persons, who are responsible citizens and competent professionals, equipped with the knowledge, values and skills needed to take on the commitment to foster learning and transform society.

 
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Other Opportunities
 
The Mevlana Exchange Programme with Turkish Universities
Mevlana Exchange Programme aims to exchange students and academic staff between Turkish and universities worldwide. Students from PSUT may study in a Turkish partner university for 1 to 2 terms and academic staff may lecture abroad from 1 week to 3 months.
 
Student Exchange
The documents that should be demanded from the students in the application are transcript, candidate student application form, language score, copy of the student ID.
The eligibility criteria: Grade point average (GPA) of associate degree and undergraduate degree students must be at least 2.5 /4. GPA of graduate student (MA, PhD) must be at least 3,00/4. You should convert this grade to percentage system.
During the evaluation, 50% of grade point average and 50% of language scores are taken into account and students are ranked using cumulative value of these two factors.
If the education language or course language in the host university is the mother tongue of the student, he/she is not obliged to prove his/her proficiency.
The education language of Istanbul University is generally Turkish. However, we have some faculties that give education in English or partly English. Furtherly, various type of language proficiency is required for foreign language, literature and philology departments. The students’ language proficiency must be adequate to follow the courses in the host faculty.
The decision of which students will benefit from Mevlana Exchange Program with or without scholarship will be finally taken by İstanbul University Mevlana Exchange Program Coordinator depending on the total scholarship amount allocated by Turkish Higher Education Council. The result will be announced in our website (mevlana.istanbul.edu.tr) Please check our website periodically from April.
 
Academic Staff Exchange
Academic staff could participate in 2016-2017 Mevlana Exchange Program for minimum 2 weeks, maximum 3 months. The documents that should be demanded from the academic staffs in the application are Academic Portfolio and Academic Staff Information Form
Portfolio must include: 
· List of publications or projects on the subject that he/she wants to work in the host university. 
· Work plan of the seminar that he/she will give in the host university.
·  Curriculum Vitae
 
Partner Universities in Turkey
Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi
Bülent Ecevit University, formerly Zonguldak Karaelmas University, is a state university located in Zonguldak, Turkey. The University was founded in 1992 with a primary focus on education in Mining and Engineering. The University was incorporated as “Zonguldak Karaelmas University” in 1993 in order to exploit the coal mines in the Black Sea basin by a technically educated staff.