Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2014 - 2020

The institutions named below agree to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff in the context of the Erasmus+ programme. They commit to respect the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects related to the organisation and management of the mobility, in particular the recognition of the credits awarded to students by the partner institution.

A. Information about higher education institutions

Name of the institution
(and department, where relevant)
Erasmus code Institutional Coordinator Contact details
(email, phone)
Departmental Coordinator Contact details
(email, phone)
Website
(eg. of the course catalogue)
Aristotle University of ThessalonikiG THESSAL01Institutional Coordinator/Head of the Office:
Full name: Georgiadou Ioanna
Address: Department of European Educational Programmes, Administration Βuilding, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 995293
Fax: +30 2310 995292
Email: Erasmus-agreements@auth.gr
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Kaitatzi-Gouitlok Sofia
Department: School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: sophika@jour.auth.gr
General University Webpage: http://www.auth.gr
For Erasmus+ students: http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
Course catalogue: http://qa.auth.gr/en/studyguide/
Istanbul Bilgi University TR ISTANBU11Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Isik Aybala
Address: International Center, Eski Silahtaraga Elektrik Santrali, Kazim Karabekir Cad. No: 2/13, 34060 Eyup/İstanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 212 311 5117
Fax: N/A
Email:erasmus@bilgi.edu.tr;
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Tunc Ashli
Address:
Tel: +90 212 311 7717
Email: atunc@bilgi.edu.tr
General University Webpage: http://www.bilgi.edu.tr
For Erasmus students: https://www.bilgi.edu.tr/en/international/international-center/
Course catalogue: http://ects.bilgi.edu.tr/Course


B. Mobility numbers per academic year

FROM
[Erasmus code of the sending institution]
TO
[Erasmus code of the receiving institution]
Subject area code
[ISCED]
Subject area name
Study cycle
[short cycle, 1st , 2nd or 3rd]
Student Mobility for Studies
[number of students x number of months per student]
Student Mobility for Traineeships
G THESSAL01TR ISTANBU11032 (32)032 (32) - Journalism and information1st 1 students x 6 months
TR ISTANBU11G THESSAL01032 (32)032 (32) - Journalism and information1st 1 students x 6 months


FROM
[Erasmus code of the sending institution]
TO
[Erasmus code of the receiving institution]
Subject area code
[ISCED]
Subject area name
Study cycle
[short cycle, 1st , 2nd or 3rd]
Staff Mobility for Teaching
[number of staff members x number of days per staff member]
Staff Mobility for Training
G THESSAL01TR ISTANBU11032 (32)032 (32) - Journalism and information1 staff member x 5 days1 staff member x 5 days
TR ISTANBU11G THESSAL01032 (32)032 (32) - Journalism and information1 staff member x 5 days1 staff member x 5 days

Additional information:


C. Recommended language skills

The sending institution, following agreement with the receiving institution, is responsible for providing support to its nominated candidates so that they can have the recommended language skills at the start of the study or teaching period:

Receiving institution
[Erasmus code]
Optional: Subject areaLanguage of instruction 1 Language of instruction 2 Student Mobility for Studies
[Minimum recommended level: B1]
Staff Mobility for Teaching
[Minimum recommended level: B2]
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB2 - Vantage
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishB2 - Vantage
TR ISTANBU11TurkishEnglishB2 - Vantage
TR ISTANBU11TurkishEnglishB2 - Vantage

For more details on the language of instruction recommendations, see the course catalogue of each institution


D. Additional requirements

1. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

Courses at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are normally taught in Greek. However, there are courses in other languages too, especially at the Foreign Language Faculties, Faculty of Law (courses in English, French and German language), School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and School of Economics. In all other cases, there are special arrangements for LLP/Erasmus students, such as assignment of essays in English with the use of English bibliography in small groups of students.

Information concerning courses and other academic matters can be obtained at the web site of the University http://www.auth.gr/en/faculties

Greek Language courses for Erasmus+ students

There are courses organized specifically for Erasmus+ students with the support of the EU at the beginning of each semester: in October and in March (beginners’ level). Moreover there are on-line courses at the beginning of each semester.

You can find more information at the School of Modern Greek Language of AUTh: http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?lang=en

Information on the website: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/doc902_en.htm

Students with disabilities

Social and Health Policy Committee of AUTH was established in 1997 with the aim to facilitate students with disabilities. Services have been developed and updated according to European and International standards. There are several fields that Social and Health Policy Committee is getting involved, always aiming to make student life easier so that all students can focus on their academic demands.

Services available

Students with visual impairment

- Converting books or notes in any file the student is using to study (text to speech, print them in Braille etc)

Students with hearing disabilities

- Interpretation in Greek Sign language everywhere in the campus of our University during working hours.

- Co-operation with Hellenic Federation of the Deaf in order to provide sign language interpreters for all lessons of deaf students.

- Unfortunately we do not provide interpretations in other foreign sign languages.

Students with mobility disabilities

- We provide transportation to students with mobility disabilities from their residences to the campus and vice versa in an everyday basis.

Services to all students

- blood donation days

- connect students with other institutions so that they will be given the professional care they need depending on their issue.

Social and Health Policy Committee is always personalizing its services adjusting them to the needs and wills of every single student.

Contact details: Tel. (+30) 2310 995360, (+30) 2310 995386, (+30) 2310 991376
E-mail: socialcom@ad.auth.gr

2. Istanbul Bilgi University

-      Info about Online nomination and application system: http://www.bilgi.edu.tr/en/information/international-center/foreign-students/erasmus-exchange/

-      Additional requirements: Please see Fact Sheet (attached)

-      BILGI is able to receive students with disabilities. This can be discussed before each nomination. Students with special needs must be reported in detail by their home universities.

http://www.bilgi.edu.tr/en/student-life/dean-of-students/bilgi-accessible-education-unit/?dean-of-students-menu

-      Istanbul Bilgi University does not accept extension of the Erasmus period, both for Incoming and Outgoing students.



E. Calendar

1. Applications/information on nominated students must reach the receiving institution by:
Receiving institution
[Erasmus code]
Autumn term
[month]
Spring term
[month]
G THESSAL0130th June30th November
TR ISTANBU11

April 1 - June 1

September 1 - November 1



Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:
2. Following the receipt of the paper application (printed online application), AUTH will send its decision within 4-6 weeks.
3. A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than 5 weeks after the assessment period has finished at the receiving HEI.

Istanbul Bilgi University
2.

The receiving institution will send its decision within 4 weeks.

3.

A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than 5 weeks after the assessment period has finished at the receiving HEI.


4. Termination of the agreement

In the event of unilateral termination, a notice of at least one academic year should be given. This means that a unilateral decision to discontinue the exchanges notified to the other party by 1 September 20XX will only take effect as of 1 September 20XX+1. The termination clauses must include the following disclaimer: "Neither the European Commission nor the National Agencies can be held responsible in case of a conflict."



F. Information

1. Grading systems of the institutions

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki:

A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education

8,5-10

Άριστα (Arista) - Excellent

6,5-8,49

Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) – Very Good

5,00-6,49

Καλώς ( Kalos) - Good

0-4,99

Ανεπιτυχώς ( Anepitychos) - Fail

Istanbul Bilgi University

 

F. 1.  Grading system

TR ISTANBU11: For each course they attend, students are given a grade between 0 (zero) and 100 (one hundred) as a result of the required exams and similar evaluations, which grade is referred to as the "raw grade". Decisions as to which raw grade range shall correspond to which letter are made, and reported by the relevant lecturer together with the respective grades.

The overall average grades are calculated on the basis of the following numeric values assigned to each letter:

 

Letter            Numeric Values      Description

A                 4.00                      Excellent

A-               3.70                       Excellent

B+               3.30                      Good

B                 3.00                      Good

B-                2.70                      Good

C+               2.30                      Average

C                 2.00                      Average

C-                1.70                      Pass on Probation

D+               1.30                      Pass on Probation

D                 1.00                      Pass on Probation

F                 0                           Fail

 

Passed courses excluded from the average but which the credit is included in the accomplished credit are assigned a "P", and those failed an "F' letter equivalent.

"C-", "D+" and "D", denote that the course is passed "on probation".

"F" is assigned to students who fail and who are unable to achieve "D" or "P" level.

 


2. Visa
The sending and receiving institutions will provide assistance, when required, in securing visas for incoming and outbound mobile participants, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. Information and assistance can be provided by the following contact points and information sources:
Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
TR ISTANBU11

Incoming Student Coordinator Berat Sayginer berat.sayginer@bilgi.edu.tr +90 212 311 52 18

erasmus@bilgi.edu.tr

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa



3. Insurance

The sending and receiving institutions will provide assistance in obtaining insurance for incoming and outbound mobile participants, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

The receiving institution will inform mobile participants of cases in which insurance cover is not automatically provided. Information and assistance can be provided by the following contact points and information sources:

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://www.eurep.auth.gr/index.php?lang=en
TR ISTANBU11

Incoming Student Coordinator Berat Sayginer berat.sayginer@bilgi.edu.tr +90 212 311 52 18

erasmus@bilgi.edu.tr

For insurance please consult with the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate in your country/city



4. Housing

The receiving institution will guide incoming mobile participants in finding accommodation, according to the requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

Information and assistance can be provided by the following persons and information sources:

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Contact details
(email, phone)
Website for information
G THESSAL01Incoming Students:
Ms. Sofia Fourlari tel. +30 2310995166
Ms. Vasiliki Mpoukla tel. +30 2310 991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
http://eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list
TR ISTANBU11

Incoming Student Coordinator Berat Sayginer berat.sayginer@bilgi.edu.tr +90 212 311 52 18

erasmus@bilgi.edu.tr 

http://www.bilgi.edu.tr/en/student-life/general-secretariat-coordination-unit/dormitory-and-residence-halls/




G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Prof. Dr. Despo Ath. Lialiou
Deputy Rector
TR ISTANBU11

Beyhan Demir Langlois

Erasmus Institutional Coordinator