International Exchange Program

International Exchange Mobility

International Exchange Program provides an opportunity to spend a semester or an academic year at a partner university in non-European countries. Mobility for Study is done within the scope of inter-institutional agreements.

Duration of Mobility

Students can study between 3 to 12 months abroad or at least a full academic term.

Application Criteria

All enrolled bachelor, masters and doctoral students regardless of their nationality are eligible to apply for an International Exchange study mobility. Students can apply through the International Programs Office and selection processes are fair to everyone.  The following criteria and weighted points apply when assessing applications: Academic achievement: 50% & Language score: 50%

Students apply online via FSMVU International Programs Office Online Application System:

Applicants must be registered at FSMVU as full-degree students at the time of application.

Applicants must complete at least one semester at FSMVU.

Undergraduate students can participate in the program during their undergraduate studies, master and PhD students can participate in the program during their thesis phase.

During the course selection, 30 ECTS credits for 1 semester and 60 ECTS credits for 1 year are to be aimed. The objective success is when the student collects 2/3 of the credits of the courses he/she takes.

Master and PhD students can work on their thesis or enroll for seminar/project course or other related courses at the partner university to fulfill the 30 ECTS credits.


Undergraduate students who are considering to apply for traineeship program should have at least 2,20 CGPA and graduate students should have at least 2,50 CGPA over 4,0.

English Proficiency Criteria: TOEFL/YDS/ YÖKDİL (if available)

English Proficiency Exam for Exchange Programs takes place after the online application period has ended.

Financial Support

There is no financial aid system similar to the Erasmus exchange grants for International Exchange Mobility.

Students who will go abroad through an exchange program pay their tuition fees to FSMV University, meaning they are exempt from the tuition fees of the host institution.