FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by Incoming Erasmus Students
Q1. I have been nominated by my home university to study at ISTE. How should I proceed?
A1: The students who have been nominated by their home university should follow the the website https://iste.edu.tr/en/erasmus-ka103/giden-ogrenci-ogrenim to be able to learn the application requirements and procedure.
Q2. When and where should I submit my online application?
A2. The application documents should be submitted to ISTE via e-mail (email@example.com) until the application following application deadline:
-Fall: 31st July
-Spring: 15th December
Q3. Does ISTE provides accommodation to Erasmus students during their stay?
A3. ISTE doesn’t have its own dormitory, however, there are student dormitories affilitated to Higher Education Student Loans and Dormitories Institution near the central campus. Besides, there are apart hotels, as well as private dormitories and apartments for rent, so the Iskenderun has a wide range of facilities for accommodation for visiting students.
Private dormitories are available. Sharing a flat with another student/s costs around 50 to 100 Euro per person including rent for a furnished apartment, electricity, water, heating and sometimes the Internet service. Renting a flat or apart costs about 100-150 Euro depending on the location, number of rooms, and facilities.
Q4. I need a residence permit to stay in Turkey during my Erasmus mobility period. How can I apply for that?
A4. The responsible governmental organisation for residence permit is the Directorate General of Migration Management. The website of the Directorate: https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/
For the residence permit, it is needed to make an online application on the above mentioned website within 30 days after your arrival. Then, you need to submit the required documents to the Directorate. Detailed information about the residence permit is given to the students on their arrival.
It is also advised to follow the website of the Directorate regularly in order to have the updated information. Please check the Guide for Residence Permit Application and Insurance for details.
Q5. Where can I see the list of the courses that I can take?
A5. The course catalogue is available at https://iste.edu.tr/en/erasmus-ka103/ders-katalogu where you can find the given courses taught in English for exchange students.
Q6. How can I change the courses that I had listed in my learning agreement before the mobility?
A6. In case of any change on the learning agreement, you should fill out “Section B: During the Mobility” part of the learning agreement and get it signed by your home university and departmental coordinator at ISTE, following which you should submit the copy to ISTE IRO by the deadline to be announced upon your arrival.
Q7. I do not have any competence in Turkish language. How can I improve it during my Erasmus
A7. Iskenderun Technical University has a Continuing Education Center (ISTE-CEC) and a Turkish Education Research and Application Center (ISTE-TERAC). These centers organize various courses including various foreign language courses and Turkish language for international students. In addition, it is possible to find various private and institutional language courses in the city center.
Q8. I have won a scholorship from my home university for Student Mobility for Traineeship. Can I apply to ISTE IRO in order to do an erasmus internship?
A8. Each department of ISTE has its own procedure for accepting students for internships. Please directly contact the department where you would like to do intership and if you find a mentor to support and guide you during your internship period, please contact ISTE IRO by sending an emil to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get information about the administrative issues.
Q9. I have been nominated to attend Erasmus+ student mobility under International Credit Mobility (ICM) Mobility. Should I follow a different application process than the students from Programme countries?
A9. Incoming Erasmus students should follow the same application process which is announced at our website” https://iste.edu.tr/en/erasmus-ka107/giden-ogrenci-ogrenim” no matter they are from partner or programme countries. It is only expected that the student should carefully follow the whole procedure and requirements stated by ISTE IRO in website or via email.