Student Exchange

Within the framework of the Mevlana Exchange Programme, students registered in formal education at higher education institutions can participate in student exchange.

Exchange involves the student registered at higher education institution to continue part of his/her education in another higher education institution which is a party of Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol. The Student Exchange period consists of at least one, at most two terms. The calculation of terms can be revised by considering the education system. However, the total exchange period shall not exceed one education-training year.

Students registered at open, outside, informal or distance education can not benefit from the Mevlana Exchange Programme.

Students studying at preparatory or first year of associate or bachelor’s degree and postgraduate and doctoral students studying at preparatory or scientific preparatory terms can not benefit from this programme for the first term that they have started the their primary study.

Foreign students can take part in the Programme. However, the students who will apply for studying at a university in another country should not be a citizen of that country.

Minimum required conditions to become Mevlana Exchange Programme student are as follows:

 a) The student shall be a student of associate degree, undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral student registered at formal higher education programmes,

b) The general academic grade point average of associate degree or undergraduate students shall be at least two and a half over four,

c) The general academic grade point average of postgraduate and doctoral students shall be at least three over four.

In matters of equivalencies of the grades in which the grade system is calculated over a hundred in the quadrat system, related Turkish Higher Education Council  decisions are admitted.

The assessment of the students who fulfill the requirements of the Programme and completed their applications is made on the basis of the ranking of their “Mevlana Score”s which is made up of 50% of their GPA (Grade Point Average) and 50 % of their Language Scores. The selection of the students is  conducted in accordance with their ranking and the quotas within the context of our Mevlana Exchange Program agreements with partner universities.

Higher education institution determines the student number and distribution who will go abroad or come from abroad within the concluded bilateral protocols by considering the funding amount allocated by Turkish Higher Education Council  Executive Board. Before signing the Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol, higher education institutions can not select students to participate in the Mevlana Exchange Programme.

The students in the assessment list to be sent to Turkish Higher Education Council  by International Relations Office  have the status of “candidate student”. The selection results are finalized only after the approval of Turkish Higher Education Council  on the assessment list. Following the evaluation made within the frame of the quotas in the bilateral agreements, the decision about how many of the students can be granted “Mevlana Scholarship” takes shape in accordance with the budget allocated by Turkish Higher Education Council  . The scholarship payments can be made for maximum 1 semester (4 months) within the context of Mevlana Exchange Programme.

As the course(s) to be taken in the host institution are officially agreed to be counted in advance within the Learning Protocol, the students do not repeat the courses they succeeded. any courses/semesters when they return

The learning protocol is the protocol signed by the higher education institutions performing the exchange which includes the curriculum and the credits of these courses defined before the Exchange period is initiated. In this protocol, courses and their credits which the student will take in the higher education institution and substitution and credits of these courses are clearly specified.

Higher education institutions provide full recognition to education-training activities.

Mevlana Exchange Programme students continue to take their other scholarships and grants in their home countries and they have to do registration in their home institutions. They pay tuition fee to their home institution if they are supposed to and they do not pay any other tuition fee to the host institution.

The scholarship amount to be paid to the Mevlana Exchange students differs according to the life standards of the country of the host institution. Within the context of Mevlana Exchange Programme, the programme students can be paid up to three times of the amount that is monthly paid to bachelor degree students according to the Law no.5102 on Granting Scholarship and Loan to the Higher Education Students and in the ratios determined by Council of Higher Education Executive Board. Incoming students from other countries to Turkish higher education institutions are granted according to the ratios determined by Council of Higher Education Executive Board. In terms of the scholarships that will be paid to the students, 80 % of the scholarship amount is paid monthly. For the student’s remaining grant payment, the ratio of total credits of the succeeded courses to the courses that the student is obliged to take as obligatory courses will be considered.

Outgoing Student Scholarships (2017-2018)


Region/Continent

Monthly Scholarship (TL)

Asia-Pacific Region, Latin America, North America

 1200 TL

Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia

1100 TL

Europe, South Caucasus, South Asia, Middle East, North Africa

1000 TL

Incoming  Student Scholarships (2017-2018)
900TL (monthly)
Calendar for Mevlana Exchange Program (2017-2018)
(Outgoing and Incoming Students)
24 February – 02 March 2017