ABOUT ERASMUS-SOCRATES PROGRAM
Marmara University has the right to benefit from the ERASMUS program.
In this context, our students have the opportunity to be trained one period (1st or 2nd semesters) of their education time in one of the pharmacy faculties belonging to European Union member states as long as there is a bilateral agreement. The aim of this section is to transfer some basic information to students.
The students can gather more information via http://international.marmara.edu.tr/ or from the Faculty Erasmus commission members.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şule RABUŞ APİKOĞLU (Coordinator)
Prof. Dr. İlkay KÜÇÜKGÜZEL
Prof. Dr. Sinem GÖKTÜRK
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Demir SEZER
Asst. Prof. Dr. Pervin RAYAMAN
Asst. Prof. Dr. Yusuf Kemal DEMİR
Asst. Prof. Dr. Yeşim TALMAN
Teaching Assistant Dr. Gökçen YAŞAYAN
Res. Assist. Göknil Pelin ÇOŞKUN
WHAT IS ERASMUS PROGRAMME?
European Union attaches importance to intercollegiate cooperation to improve the quality of education and the students themselves at higher education level. The success of the Erasmus program has shown its importance in academic and professional development in addition to studying the languages and cultures of other countries. The obligation on the recognition of the studies and diplomas gives the students and teachers the opportunity to be mobile all over Europe without being hindered by any obstacle. Therefore European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) was developed through pilot projects in the Erasmus program. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is increasingly used in wider areas.
ECTS provides a transition between institutions by serving as a bridge and offers a variety of choices for the students. The system facilitates the evaluation of the students’ success and learning levels via creating a common platform. In this way, it is easier to interpret the national higher education at international level.
WHAT IS ECTS?
ECTS credit is a numerical value (between 1 and 60) representing the workload of the student to complete the course units. This value shows the workload required for each course in an academic year. This workload also comprises of the studies like practical work, seminars, field studies, individual studies and exams in an academic year. ECTS credits do not only cover the course hours, but also all the outside class hours, work related to the course.
ECTS credits are more relatively measures in determining the workload of the students; therefore these criteria are not absolute. Credits only indicate how much of an institution workload is fulfilled by the course in question. In ECTS, 60 credits correspond to one year workload whereas one semester includes 30 credits of workload. The program expects the workload of the courses taken abroad to show compliance with both the student and institution.
ECTS CREDIT TRANSFER
How to transfer?
Both of the institutions prepare transcripts for the exchange. One copy of each transcript prepared both before going abroad and in return is given to the students. The institution academically accepts the credits gathered at the faculty abroad and thus giving the opportunity of continuing education. Learning agreements beforehand guarantees the transfer of credits for the approved programs.
The aim of the Erasmus program is to improve the quality of higher education in Europe and strengthen the European part. This objective can be summarized as transferring best practices in different European countries to whole Europe. Erasmus program tries to achieve this aim via encouraging cooperation between universities; enabling the exchange of students and academicians in Europe; contributing the academic recognition of studies and degrees obtained in the countries participating in the program as well as development of the transparency.
The conditions to be an Erasmus Exchange Student
General term and conditions
- Citizen of the Republic of Turkey
- The students recognized as having an official status of refugee by Republic of Turkey or stateless person or permanent resident according to national legislation.
- Full-time BSc / MSc / PhD students
- The student must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education studies.
- The students who completed their first year in the university can benefit from the grant. The amount of the grant can change based on the destination country. For all the Erasmus exchanges there must be a signed bilateral agreement between the host and guest countries and both parties need to have the Erasmus University Charter.
The student's cumulative academic grade point average must be at least 2.00 / 4.00 or 70/100. The minimum GPA for graduate and PhD students should be 2,50 / 4 or 75 / 100. All the applicants should fulfill the criteria for foreign language level. Students of the faculties giving education in Turkish must pass one of the proficiency exams in English, French or German.
If the exchange period (the study period abroad) is less than three months (or one term) or longer than one year, the Erasmus grant cannot be given.
The equivalence of the courses to be learned at the university which the student has been accepted and the courses to be taken in their own universities should be determined and Learning Agreement form should be filled in by the department/faculty coordinators. The students who want to continue free Erasmus Intensive Language Course (except English, French and German) should fill in the standard EYDK application form or the forms prepared by the organizers of the courses themselves.
If a student delays the deadline specified in the M.U. Erasmus Calendar, one of substitute students is selected instead of him/her.