International Office

The new Erasmus + is within the guidelines of the Education and Training 2020 strategy and the strategy Rethinking Education and includes all initiatives of education, training, youth and sport. In education includes all levels: academic, professional education and adult education.
This new program focuses on the formal and informal learning beyond in an European University (from 3 months to a whole academic year) and subsequent mutual recognition of the study abroad courses. This recognition of studies is done according the Learning Agreement which will be agreed with the exchange coordinator before they leave. The Nişantaşı University has bilateral agreements with 82 universities of 18 countries.

Important Dates for Nomination:

  • Autumn semester or whole academic year (starting in October): July 15
  • Spring semester (starting in February): November 30

Important Dates for submitting Application Forms:

  • Autumn semester or whole academic year (starting in October): August 15
  • Spring semester (starting in February): December 30

Office Contact:

Tel: +90 212 210 1010 | Fax: +90 212 224 0090


Office Hours:

Our office serves between 08:00-12:30 and 13:30-18:00 (GMT/UTC +2) weekdays, except official holidays and extraordinary closures.


Check that your Institution has a Bilateral Agreement with Nişantaşı University. If you do not find your institution in the list of the Nişantaşı University (NU) while NU is at your home institution's list, contact your home Erasmus Coordinator in order to resolve the matter. A bilateral agreement between your home institution and NU is mandatory in order to become an incoming Erasmus student at Nişantaşı University.


Your institute has to provide us with the Nomination of Incoming Erasmus students selected to study at Nişantaşı University, together with students' email addresses. Since this official list is essential for acceptance, ask the International Office of your institute if they have done so. Without the nomination you will be not accepted as an ERASMUS student at NU.

Nomination/Application Deadlines
The deadlines for students' nomination and applications are as follows:

  1. July 15 for admission in the winter semester.
  2. November 30 for admission in the spring semester.


After your nomination by your home institute, we will contact you by e-mail with the link to the Student Application Form. The application form must be filled out electronically.

Passport Sized Photo, Transcript of Records (in English), Passport, Health Insurance (valid in Turkey) are also must be attached with the Application Form.

Applicants must be register themselves here as well.


Departmental Erasmus Coordinators are the persons responsible academically for the mobility programs. Consult the Course Catalogue of Nişantaşı University and your home Departmental Erasmus Coordinator in order to ensure your course choices.


Send the Student Application Form, the Learning Agreement together with your Institution's Transcript of Records (in English), Passport Sized Photo, Health Insurance (valid in Turkey) and your Passport to the International Office of NU via email. Take careful care to have them properly signed and stamped and to comply with the application deadlines which are:

  1. August 15 for admission in the winter semester.
  2. December 30 for admission in the spring semester.

As soon as the International Office of NU receives your documents and you are admitted as an Erasmus+ incoming student you will receive an Acceptance/Confirmation Letter, either by email or regular mail (only if required by your host institution).

More Information: Fact Sheet



Before leaving your home country to study in Turkey, please contact the consulate of the Republic of Turkey in your home country and check the visa regulations for your nationality.

As a special agreement between the European Union, citizens of the EU may enter Turkey using just their EU identification cards and stay for a total of 90 days within a 180-day period. If you are EU citizen, you must bring your passport with you to provide proof of identity once you for application for the Student Residence Permit and other bureaucratic matters. If your citizenship allows you to enter on a tourist visa, we recommend you to enter on a tourist visa. Students are allowed to complete their registration on a tourist visa.


After you have entered the Republic of Turkey on a student visa, tourist visa, or e-visa, if you are planning to stay more than 90 days, you must obtain a Residence Permit from the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of the Interior, Directorate of Migration Management (İçişleri Bakanlığı Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü).

The Residence Permit is not issued by Nişantaşı University. The International Office provides students with the list of documents required for the application and can check your application packet before you submit your documents to Ministry officials when they visit the Nişantaşı University to review and accept the packets on a pre-arranged date, as described below.

  • Students are responsible for their own legal status while they are in Turkey. All visa matters take place between the student and the Ministry of the Interior, Directorate General of Migration Services.
  • The International Office at Nişantaşı University does not keep records of the visa status of enrolled students.
  • Students are also responsible for learning about and assembling the documents required for the Student Residence Permit, as stipulated by the Ministry. The International Office provides the required information, helps students assemble the application documents, and arranges the day the Ministry officials come to the University to collect all of the applications from the students.
  • Do not begin any Residence Permit procedures on your own. Students may not begin the application procedures until their official status as students has been verified by the University, after the Add/Drop period.

When to apply for the Student Residence Permit?

Your status as a student can be legally verified by the University only after the Add/Drop Period has finished. The Add/Drop Period takes place about a month after classes have begun. During this time, you are in the country on your tourist visa. Once you have applied for the Student Residence Permit, your data will be entered into the system of the Ministry of the Interior and your legal status in the country is secure until the end of the semester.

Application for the Student Residence Permit

Register online with the Ministry of the Interior, Directorate General of Migration Management to fill out, download, and print out your Application Form.

Documents Required

From you:

  1. Residence Permit Application Form (must be signed by the foreigner and/or his/her legal representative)
  2. Passport or original and photocopy of passport substitute document (pages containing identity information and the page containing photo and processed pages)
  3. Four (4) pcs photos (must have been taken within the last 6 months, against a white background and biometric. Do not upload family, selfie, unrecognizable, non up-to-date or black and White photos into the system, otherwise residence permit document shall not be issued!)
  4. Valid Health Insurance Document. This is an official, one-page letter from your insurance company that states your name, date of birth, duration of your insurance, and the amount of money for which you are covered. It must be in Turkish.
  5. Declaration which states that financial capacity is to be provided sufficiently and regularly throughout the stay (Is declared in the Application Form. Directorate may request supporting documents.)
  6. Student Certificate (which shows that you are entitled actively to benefit from the rights of being a student. Document must be signed and stamped by Student Affairs.)

Please Note:

If you have a Turkish passport or ID card or a Blue Card (Mavi Kart), you do not need to apply for a Residence Permit.

NOTE: The list below is absolutely indicative. Nisantasi University holds no responsibility in relation with the private student dormitories stated below.

Please CLICK HERE for Student Information Guide

Students currently studying for an undergraduate, post-graduate or doctoral degrees at the Nisantasi University are eligible to participate in academic mobility at partner universities with which the Nisantasi University has signed an Erasmus Bilateral Agreement. In order to be eligible, the students must have completed the first year of their university (undergraduate) studies and fulfilled conditions specified below.

Erasmus+ offers students the opportunity to follow a period of study in a European University for a duration range between 3-12 months. During that period of study they follow classes and study-units. As long as the student obtains the necessary approval prior to departure, the period of study abroad is recognised as part of the final degree issued by the Nisantasi University. Students selected to participate in an Erasmus+ mobility are not charged tuition fees at the hosting university and in most cases are provided with a grant to partially finance their stay abroad.

Who can apply?

  • Must be a full time registered student
  • Students who have failed courses from previous years can apply for Erasmus exchange
  • Successful completion of the first year of the degree program before the Erasmus+ mobility
  • Minimum 20/4.00 CGPA for the students in the Associate and Bachelor`s programmes
  • Minimum 50/4.00 CGPA for the students in the Master`s and Ph.D. programmes
  • Attending the Erasmus+ English written & oral exams and take 60/100 (B1) or 70/100 (B2) grade (depends on the University that you would like to study)

Assessment Criteria for Student Mobility:

  • CGPA 50%
  • English Language Exam 50%

Erasmus+ grant to Turkish Universities is shared by the National Agency through the European Commission. A number of the selected students can benefit from the total Erasmus+ Grant allocated to Nisantasi University by Turkish National Agency. In consequence, NU cannot guarantee that all the selected students will receive a monthly Erasmus+ grant for their study/placement mobility.

 Program Countries with Living Cost Program Countries Erasmus Study Grant per Month (€)
Group 1 Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden,United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland 500
Group 2 Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland 400
Group 3 Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 300


Students are required to open bank account (EURO) and fill in the bank details forms and present it before the start of the exchange period, so as to receive the Erasmus+ grant. The grant contribution will be paid in two instalments: 80% after the financial contract has signed; the remaining 20% within the end of the exhange period, provided that all documents have been duly delivered. The contribution will be paid by bank transfer.

The Online Linguistic Support provides participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) with the opportunity to assess their knowledge of the language they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, the Online Linguistic Support gives to a number of participants the possibility to follow an online language course to improve their competences.

The Online Linguistic Support includes mandatory assessment of language competences and the possibility to follow language courses. A language assessment has to be undertaken both before and at the end of the mobility period in order to monitor progress in language competences. The results of the language assessment carried out by the participants before their departure will not prevent them from taking part in the mobility activity.

The Online Linguistic Support is available for the following languages:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Greek
  • Croatian
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

These are the languages of instruction or work for about 90% of all students, trainees, youth volunteers and others that study or train abroad. In the future, Online Linguistic Support will be extended to all the EU official languages.

Application Criterias:

  •  Must be a full time registered student
  •  Minimum 20/4.00 CGPA for the students in the Associate and Bachelor`s programmes
  • Minimum 50/4.00 CGPA for the students in the Master`s and Ph.D. programmes
  •  Attending the Erasmus+ English written and oral exams

Required Documents:

  • Filling the Online Application Form
  • An up-to-date original Transcript of Records (must be approved by Student Affairs)


The School of Foreign Languages of Nisantasi University organize a proficiency exam in English. The English Proficiency Exam consists of 2 parts; Written exam and Oral exam.


  • Written Exam: 75%
  • Oral Exam: 25%


    • The students must be take at least 60/100 to study at B1 level Universities
    • The students must be take at least 70/100 to study at B2 level Universities

Please CLICK to download sample English Proficiency Exam.

Students are obliged to obtain a student visa for the country they are going for exchange. Nisantasi University International Office is not responsible for students who are failed to do so.

It is among students’ responsibilities to have a valid passport before applying to visa. Each country has different application procedures and requires different documents. Ask or check the website of the Consulate for the list of required documents for Erasmus+ students and also inquire about a residence permit (whether it is needed and where you will get it). Student Visa and residence permit procedures may take very long; students are advised to start their application procedure at least six to eight weeks prior to the staring date of their exchange semester. 

 The Nisantasi University International Office will provide the students with document that the student will need for the visa application; a letter to the consulate which states that the student is taking part in the Erasmus+ Exchange Program and that the student will receive mobility grants allocated by the National Agency. The student is required to pick up this document from International Office. 


  • LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE/INVITATION – (Must be provided from the Host Institution by the students and shared with the NU International Office)
  • THE ONLINE LINGUISTIC SUPPORT-I (OLS) – (The exam must be taken and the result must be shared with the NU International Office by the students)
  • PASSPORT, VISA, HEALTH INSURANCE and BANK ACCOUNT (EURO) DETAILS – (Must be given to the NU International Office by the students)   



  • LEARNING AGREEMENT FOR STUDIES - AFTER the MOBILITY or TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS – (Must be provided by the students from the Host Institution)
  • DURATION SHEET – (Just ‘DEPARTURE’ part must be filled and approved by the Host Institution)
  • THE ONLINE LINGUISTIC SUPPORT-II (OLS) – (The exam must be taken and the result must be shared with the NU Erasmus+ Office by the students)
  • ONLINE FINAL REPORT – (The link will be sent to students’ e-mail address after the mobility)