1 THE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION MEVLANA EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
2 Presentation Headlines 1.Mevlana Exchange Programme 2.The Aim of Mevlana Exchange Programme 3.Mevlana Student 4.Its difference from other exchange programmes 5.Its benefits to students and academic staff 6.Who can benefit from the programme? 7.Application Requirements 8.How to apply? 9.Tuition fees 10.Academic recognition and recognition of courses 11.Scholarships
3 Mevlana Exchange Programme Mevlana Exchange Programme is a programme which aims the exchange of students and academic staff between the Turkish higher education institutions and higher education institutions of other countries. With the regulation published in August 23, 2011 (num: 28034), students and academic staff exchange between Turkish higher education institutions and higher education institutions of other countries has been possible. Different from other exchange programmes, Mevlana Exchange Programme includes all higher education institutions in the world regardless of their region.
4 The Aim of Mevlana Exchange Programme To contribute to the internationalization of higher education, To make Turkey a centre of attraction in higher education area, To increase the academic capacity of Turkish higher education institutions, To share the rich historical and cultural heritage of Turkey in a global scale, To enrich the culture of respect and understanding to differences while increasing the intercultural interaction.
5 Mevlana Student Mevlana Exchange Programme Students; are willing to recognize and perceive their regions and the world better, are open to change, are qualified and self-confident, have a strong sense of competition, have global knowledge and responsibility.
6 Its Difference From other Exchange Programmes It is in conformity with Internationalization of Higher Education approach of the Council of Higher Education. In accordance with todays global academic perception, thanks to Mevlana Exchange Programme students and academic staff will have the opportunity to study at a university they desire in any part of the world. It is not limited with a region, area or certain part of the world. Unreturned scholarship The students, who benefited from Mevlana Exchange Programme, can also benefit from other exchange programmes before/after participating in this programme.
7 Procedures of Mevlana Exchange Programme The whole organization and practice of Mevlana Exchange Programme is executed by the staff assigned in Mevlana Exchange Programme Institutional Coordination Offices in the body of the concerned higher education institution. Mevlana Exchange Programme Coordination Office starts the exchange process by filling out the Recognition Request Petition form.
8 Recognition Request Petition Sending the signed (by the Mevlana institutional coordinator) petition form to the Council of Higher Education in order to check the recognition of the higher education institution abroad that is planned to sign an exchange protocol Mevlana Exchange Programme - Recognitiom Unit Checking the recognition of the higher education institution abroad that is planned to sign an exchange protocol Result Sending the result of the petition to the applicant higher education
9 If the recognition is accepted, the applicant institution can sign a Mevlana Protocol and start student/academic staff exchange process. If the recognition is rejected, the applicant institution cannot start student/academic staff exchange process.
10 Procedures of Mevlana Exchange Programme Mevlana Exchange Programme Protocol - Recognized higher education institutions. - No student/academic staff can be selected before signing the Mevlana - A protocol cannot be signed with the higher education institutions of countries that are included in Erasmus Programme (33 European) in academic year. - Protocols are valid for 5 years. - The original copy of the protocol stays in the signatory institution. A copy is sent to the Council of Higher - Additional Protocol. - The responsibilites of sending and receiving institutions within the protocol and programme.
11 Procedures of Mevlana Exchange Programme Call for Exchange and Important Dates - Higher education institutions announce their signed protocols in their website for at least The institutions also announce the number of students/staff planned to be sent. - Application requirements and procedures to be followed for application are explained. - Important dates for academic year student exchange: Call for Exchange in Higher Education Institutions 30 March-14 April 2014 Receiving the applications for the Exchange Programme 15 April-22 April 2014 Assesment of Applications 24 April-2 May 2014 Reporting the assesment results to the Council of Higher 5 May 2014 Education Announcement of assesment results 12 May 2014
12 Who can benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme? - Any student who is enrolled in a higher education institution in terms of formal education. - The programme is for all students in all degrees (Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, PhD Degree) of higher education. - Students who are enrolled in open education, non-formal education or distance education cannot benefit from the programme. - Academic staff, who works in a Turkish or international higher education institution, can benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme. - Research assistants cannot benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme in terms of academic staff.
13 Application Requirements for Mevlana Exchange Programme Students To be a student at a degree of Associate Degree, B.A, M.A or PhD. To have a GPA of at least 2,5/4,00 for Associate Degree and B.A students. To have a GPA of at least 3,00/4,00 for M.A and PhD students. 50 % language score + 50 % GPA (grade point average) Language score should indicate a language that is used in the host higher education institution with regard to Mevlana Exchange Programme. The students studying in their first year at associate or bachelor degree and the students of preparation classes and scientific preparation programmes of graduate degrees can not participate in this programme at their first semester. https://mevlana.yok.gov.tr
14 Application Requirements for Mevlana Exchange Programme Academic Staff There is not a specific requirement in the regulation Language level Staff who have not benefited from the programme previously.
15 How to apply? The students may apply to the Mevlana Exchange Programme unit of his/her university after filling the required forms in https://mevlana.yok.gov.tr properly. All academic staff, working in higher education institutions with Mevlana Exchange Protocol, may also apply to Mevlana Exchange Programme coordination offices of their institutions.
16 Duration in Mevlana Exchange Prgramme Student At least1, At most 2 semester Academic Staff At least 1 week It cannot exceed 1 academic year. At most 3 months
17 Learning Protocol Before starting the exchange period, recognized courses and credit are defined. The student accepts and agrees the courses with his/her signature. Sending institution agrees that courses within the protocol are accepted and recognized. Recognition of courses is approved by the board of concerned academic programme. Learning protocol is prepared in three copies. Learning protocol is signed by concerned heads of departments and Mevlana Institutional Coordinator. Possible changes should be done within the first 30 days after the period (semester) starts. Mevlana Exchange Programme student cannot have an exam from a course that s/he previously succeeded in and cannot take this course again.
18 Tuition Fee 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 fee to the host institution within the scope of the exchange programme.
19 Academic Recognition of Courses Higher education institutions provide full recognition for the learning/training activities. The programme described with recognized courses before the learning mobility starts is approved and signed by both parties with the learning protocol. Higher education institutions are obliged to recognize and count the courses that are succeeded in. These courses are indicated in the diploma supplement. Within the exchange period the number of credits taken is taken into account instead of the number of courses. As the course(s) to be taken in the host institution are officially agreed to be counted in advance within the Laerning Protocol the students do not repeat any courses/semesters when they return.
20 Documents Students Candidate Student Application Form Application Form Student Declaration Learning Protocol Acceptance Letter Scholarship Agreement Certificate of Attendance Final report Coordinating Office Protocol Institution/Field Codes Student/Academic Staff Information Forms Eligibility Academic Staff Mobility Draft Programme Certificate of Attendance Final Report
21 Who Can Benefit From the Programme? Students cannot benefit from Mevlana Exchange Programme more than once with scholarship throughout their educational life. Students can participate in the programme in any degree of their educational life without scholarship. Academic staff can benefit from the programme only once in an academic year.
22 Scholarships in Mevlana Exchange Programme (1) For students: Mevlana Exchange Programme students continue to take their other scholarships and grants in their home countries. 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.
23 Scholarships in Mevlana Exchange Programme (2) 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, 70% 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. In the event that the resources allocated for the higher education institution to exchange of Mevlana Exchange Programme student is insufficient, students may utilize their own personal means or special scholarships may be granted provided that it is in accordance with other terms of the programme.
24 Scholarships in Mevlana Exchange Programme(3) For academic staff: Within the scope of Mevlana Exchange Programme, travel allowance stated in the Travel Expense Law no.6245 may be paid to incoming and outgoing academic staff while travel allowance and additional course fees may be paid as stated in Travel Expense Law no.6245 and article 10 of the Law no CHE Executive Board is authorized to determine additional course fees due to the countries and titles.
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26 Mevlana Exchange Program The Council of Higher Education Academic Exchange Programmes Unit Mevlana Exchange Programme Coordinating Office Bilkent, Ankara, TÜRKİYE Tel /75/76/77 Fax
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