Exchange Programs

Mevlana Exchange Program

What is the Mevlana Exchange Programme?

The Mevlana Exchange Programme is a programme which aims to facilitate the exchange of students and academic staff members between Turkish higher education institutions and the higher education institutions of other countries. The introduction of this programme was made possible with the publication of the regulation (No. 28034) on August 23rd 2011.

Who can benefit from the Mevlana Exchange Programme?

Any student may benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme if they are registered on a formal education programme at a higher education institution in Turkey, on condition that the higher education institution concerned has signed a bilateral Mevlana Exchange Protocol. The Programme is also open to all academic staff members who are employed by a national or foreign higher education institution, on condition that the higher education institution concerned has signed a bilateral Mevlana Exchange Protocol.

What are the Application Requirements of the Mevlana Exchange Programme

In order to apply for the Mevlana Exchange Programme a student must be studying on an associate degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD higher education programme. To qualify for participation the Grade Point Average (GPA) of associate degree students and undergraduate students must be at least 2.5 on a four point scale. The GPA of graduate students (MA, PhD) must be at least 3.00 on a four point scale, with a 50% language score and a 50% GPA. Students studying in their first year at associate or bachelor degree level, and students taking part in preparation classes and scientific preparation programmes for graduate degrees cannot participate in this programme during their first semester. How should a student who meets the requirements apply to the Mevlana Exchange Programme? Applications should be made to the unit of the student's university responsible for the Mevlana Exchange Programme by filling out the required forms correctly.

What time limits are there on participation in the Mevlana Exchange Programme?

Students may study abroad for a minimum of one, up to a maximum of two semesters. The duration of the semester periods may be different taking into account of differences in the education systems of the countries involved, but the total exchange period must not exceed one academic year. Academic staff members may also participate in the Mevlana Exchange Programme, and may lecture abroad from a minimum of one week up to a maximum of three months.

Do students have to pay any tuition fees when they participate in the Mevlana Exchange Programme?

Students do not pay any tuition fees to the host institution during the programme, but they continue to pay the obligatory tuition fees to their home institutions. They do not pay any extra fees to the host institution within the scope of the exchange programme.

 

 

What Is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. This Programme builds on the achievements of more than 25 years of European programmes in the fields of education, training and youth, covering both an intra-European as well as an international cooperation dimension. Erasmus+ aims at going beyond these programmes, by promoting synergies and cross-fertilisation throughout the different fields of education, training and youth, removing artificial boundaries between the various Actions and project formats, fostering new ideas, attracting new actors from the world of work and civil society and stimulating new forms of cooperation. Erasmus+ aims at becoming a more effective instrument to address the real needs in terms of human and social capital development in Europe and beyond. For this reason, all the Actions and activities supported under the Programme will have to be communicated first and foremost by using the “Erasmus+” brand name. However, to help participants and beneficiaries of former programmes to find their way into Erasmus+, for the purpose of communication and dissemination, the following names may be used for those Actions targeting a specific sector, in addition to the common “Erasmus+” brand name, as follows:

 “Erasmus+: Comenius”, in relation to the activities of the Programme exclusively related to the field of school education;
 “Erasmus+: Erasmus”, in relation to the activities of the Programme exclusively related to the field of higher education and targeting Programme Countries;
 “Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus”, in relation to the Joint Masters Degrees;
 “Erasmus+: Leonardo da Vinci”, in relation to the activities of the Programme exclusively related to the field of vocational education and training;
 “Erasmus+: Grundtvig”, in relation to the activities of the Programme exclusively related to the field of adult learning;
 “Erasmus+: Youth in Action”, in relation to the activities of the Programme exclusively related to the field of youth non-formal and informal learning;
 “Erasmus+: Jean Monnet”, in relation to the activities of the Programme exclusively associated with the field of European Union studies;
 “Erasmus+: Sports”, in relation to the activities of the Programme exclusively related to the field of sport. +

Detailed information about Erasmus programme can be found on the official web-site: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

Orhun Exchange Program

What is the Orhun Exchange Programme?

The Orhun Exchange Programme is a programme which aims to facilitate the exchange of students and academic staff among Turkic Council Turkic Universities Union member Universities (www.turkunib.org).

Who can benefit from the Orhun Exchange Programme?

According to the pilot programme Regulation, students of International Relations and Turkology Department may benefit from Orhun Exchange Programme if they are registered on a formal education programme at TurkUnib member higher education institution, on condition that the higher education institution concerned has signed a bilateral Orhun Exchange Protocol. The agreement signed between the student and the higher education institution that carries out the exchange which contains information regarding the exchange period, scholarship amount, information on other payments, responsibilities in the case of student's default and other similar matters.

What are the Application Requirements of the Orhun Exchange Programme

In order to apply for the Orhun Exchange Programme a student must be studying on an bachelor's degree. To qualify for participation the Grade Point Average (GPA) of associate degree students and undergraduate students must be at least 2.5 on a four point scale. The GPA of graduate students must be at least 3.00 on a four point scale, with a 50% language score and a 50% GPA. Students studying in their first year at associate or bachelor degree level, and students taking part in preparation classes and scientific preparation programmes for graduate degrees cannot participate in this programme during their first semester. How should a student who meets the requirements apply to the Orhun Exchange Programme? Applications should be made to the unit of the student's university responsible for the Orhun Exchange Programme by filling out the required forms correctly.

What time limits are there on participation in the Orhun Exchange Programme?

Students may study abroad for a minimum of one, up to a maximum of two semesters. The duration of the semester periods may be different taking into account of differences in the education systems of the countries involved, exchange could be one semester. Academic staff members may also participate in the Orhun Exchange Programme, Teaching staff mobility periods can be minimum two weeks and at maximum three months for once only in the same education-training year.

Do students have to pay any tuition fees when they participate in the Orhun Exchange Programme?

Students do not pay any tuition fees to the host institution during the programme, but they continue to pay the obligatory tuition fees to their home institutions. They do not pay any extra fees to the host institution within the scope of the exchange programme. Within the scope of the Orhun Exchange Program which was launched in 2017-2018 academic year;

a) The Home institution shall provide transportation costs of students and teaching staff,
b) The Host University should ensure subsistence and accommodation for the teaching staff and students.

 

What is DAAD?

The DAAD is an association of German institutions of higher education and their student bodies. Convening in a general assembly, they elect the Executive Committee which oversees the organisation's day-to-day operations. Since it was founded in 1925, the DAAD has supported more than 1.9 million academics in Germany and abroad. It relies on a strong organisational structure, a worldwide network of partners and alumni and a motivated staff of over 900 employees.

Its budget is derived mainly from the federal funding for various ministries, primarily the German Federal Foreign Office, but also from the European Union and a number of enterprises, organisations and foreign governments. Its head office is in Bonn, but the DAAD also has an office in the German capital, Berlin, to which the famous Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme (Berliner Künstlerprogramm) is closely affiliated. It maintains contact with and provides advice to its main partner countries on every continent via a network of regional offices and information centres.

In 2013, the DAAD funded more than 112,660 German and international scholars worldwide. The funding offers range from a year abroad for undergraduates to doctoral programmes, from internships to visiting lectureships, and from information gathering visits to assisting with the establishment of new universities abroad. Voluntary, independent selection committees decide on the funding. The selection committee members are appointed by the DAAD's Executive Committee according to certain appointment principles. The DAAD supports the international activities of German institutions of higher education through marketing services, publications, the staging of events and training courses.

Detailed information about DAAD programme can be found on the official web-site: https://www.daad.de/en/ and http://www.daad.kg/en/

 

USA Exchange Programs

The U.S. Government sponsors various educational, academic and professionals exchange programs. These programs seek to promote the free exchange of information and ideas, thus increasing mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and Kyrgyzstan.

Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD)

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, provides opportunities for first-, second-, third- and fourth-year five-years study programs undergraduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan for one semester of full-time, non-degree study in the United States.

Link to the program web-site : http://bishkek.usembassy.gov/global_ugrad.html

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program (Humphrey)

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program (Humphrey) brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.

Fulbright Foreign Research Scholarship Fellow Program (PHD level)

The Fulbright Senior Scholar Program is open to Kyrgyz scholars who have established themselves in their fields and wish to take advantage of the opportunity to further their professional development through research or lecturing activity in the United States. The candidate must have a "kandidatskaya" or "doctor nauk" degree (as a minimum requirement), a proven record of research activities and publications, and well-developed English skills.

Link to the program web-site: http://bishkek.usembassy.gov/fulbright_reseach_program.html

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Fulbright Visiting Student Program is open to Kyrgyz university graduates in the arts, engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. This program supports study for a master's degree program at a U.S. university for up to two academic years.

http://bishkek.usembassy.gov/fulbright_student.html

Chevening Exchange Program

Chevening is the UK government's international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

http://www.chevening.org/welcome-to-chevening