Erasmus Program


General Information


The aim of the Erasmus Program is to increase the quality of higher education in Europe, and strengthen the European dimension in the higher education in Europe. Erasmus is mostly associated with the "mobility of university students". The Erasmus program is funded by the European Union (EU), and is established to better link the universities in the member states of the European Union.

Erasmus is one of the major branches of the EU Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) that covers undergraduate and graduate studies in universities.

It would be explanatory to quote from the key objectives of the LLP Program, determined by the LLP Bureau in Brussels:

•To achieve a significant increase in student and staff mobility between European higher education institutions,

•To promote broad and lasting inter-institutional co-operation,

•To contribute to the concept of a people's Europe,

•To contribute to the economic and social development of Europe through the creation of a significant number of higher education graduates with direct experience of intra-European cooperation.

For more information please refer to METU International Cooperation Office's website or to the official website of the Erasmus Program, or contact the persons below.

Departmental Erasmus Coordinator for Outgoing Students: 

Prof.Dr. Helga Rittersberger Tılıç