Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries

Inter-institutional agreement between programme countries


Agreement duration: 2022 - 2029

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, University Campus, Administration Building, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30 2310 995293
Fax: +30 2310 995292
Email: erasmus-agreements@auth.gr
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Professor Drosos Dionysios
Department: School of Political Sciences
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email: dgdrosos@polsci.auth.gr
General University Webpage: http://www.auth.gr
For Erasmus+ students: https://eurep.auth.gr/en
Course catalogue: http://qa.auth.gr/en/studyguide/
Middle East Technical UniversityTR ANKARA04Institutional Coordinator/Head of International Office:
Full name: Prof. Dr. Teksoz Gaye
Address: International Cooperations Office, Solmaz Izdemir Hall, Main Library Building, 06800 Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312 210 4114
Fax: +90 312 210 7176
Email:ico@metu.edu.tr
Departmental Coordinator:
Full name: Assistant Professor Griffith James
Address: Department of Philosophy Middle East Technical University Universiteler Mahalessi Dumlupinar Bulvari No:1 06800 Cankaya / Ankara
Tel: +90 312 210 3152 Office: Z-41
Email: james@metu.edu.tr
General University Webpage: http://www.metu.edu.tr/
For Erasmus students: http://ico.metu.edu.tr/incoming-students
Course catalogue: http://catalog.metu.edu.tr/


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 ANKARA0402230223 - Philosophy and ethics1st 2nd 3rd 5 students x 30 months
TR ANKARA04G THESSAL0102230223 - Philosophy and ethics1st 2nd 3rd 5 students x 30 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 ANKARA0402230223 - Philosophy and ethics1st 2nd 3rd 2 staff member x 14 days
TR ANKARA04G THESSAL0102230223 - Philosophy and ethics1st 2nd 3rd 2 staff member x 14 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]
Comments about this language
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
G THESSAL01GreekEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
TR ANKARA04TurkishEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency
TR ANKARA04TurkishEnglishB1 - Threshold
TR ANKARA04TurkishEnglishC1 - Effective Operational Proficiency

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 the 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 Communications, School of Economics and School of Political Sciences. In all other cases, there are special arrangements for 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 website of the University: http://www.auth.gr/en/faculties

Greek Language courses for Erasmus+ students

There are regular and online Greek language courses, which start at the beginning of each semester. These courses are organized specifically for Erasmus+ students with the support of the EU and are offered free of charge under certain conditions in regard to absences. You can find more information at the School of Modern Greek Language of AUTH: http://smg.web.auth.gr/wordpress/?lang=en


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. Middle East Technical University

Orientation Program for Incoming Exchange Students:

METU organizes an orientation program each semester for welcoming incoming students. It is highly recommended to incoming students to participate in the orientation program because students are provided with vital information on course registration, campus accommodation, health issues, METU’s IT facilities and residence permit. http://ico.metu.edu.tr/orientation

Inclusion and Accessibility:

METU has a Disability Support Office (DSO; http://engelsiz.metu.edu.tr/en) and “METU without Barriers” student club. DSO offers academic support (academic accommodations, note-taker support, etc.) and orientation programs designed according to the specific needs of disabled students. It also provides transportation support on campus in cases of motor disabilities and visual disabilities (wheelchair accessible vehicle and free taxi service for in-campus transportation). Also, some buildings on campus are accessible for individuals with serious mobility impairments and in others disabled-friendly facilities are being constructed.

Students/staff with disabilities must submit their disability report to METU before the start of their mobility so that necessary arrangements could be done by ICO in cooperation with DSO. The disability report must be in English language and issued by a certified expert (such as a medical doctor, psychiatrist, etc.) in the disabled individual’s country. Documents that are older than 1 year (except those without any due date) and those in languages other than English cannot be processed by DSO, thus disability support cannot be provided in such cases. 

Available support services for people with: 

- Visual disabilities

- Auditory disabilities

- Motor disabilities

- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

- Learning disabilities

- Speech and language disorders

- Autism spectrum disorder

- Psychiatric disorders

- Chronic health conditions

Contact: engelsiz@metu.edu.tr



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 THESSAL01Nominations: 15th June
Applications: 30th June
Nominations: 15th November
Applications: 30th November
TR ANKARA04

Nominations & Applications: 31st May

 

Nominations & Applications: 15th November

 



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.

Middle East Technical University
2.

METU will send its decision within 4 weeks after the application deadline.

3.

A Transcript of Records will be issued by the receiving institution no later than 4 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

Middle East Technical University

90-100 AA 4
85-89 BA 3,5
80-84 BB 3
75-79 CB 2,5
70-74 CC 2
65-69 DC 1,5
60-64 DD 1
50-59 FD 0
49 and below FF 0

Additional information available at:
http://ico.metu.edu.tr/courses
http://oidb.metu.edu.tr/en/middle-east-technical-university-academic-rules-and-regulations-undergraduate-period-study


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 THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/students/info/visa_residence

TR ANKARA04International Cooperations Office tel: +90 312 210 3405
email: mobility@metu.edu.tr

http://ico.metu.edu.tr/visa-residence-permit





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 THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/students/info/medical_care

TR ANKARA04International Cooperations Office tel: +90 312 210 3405
email: mobility@metu.edu.tr

http://ico.metu.edu.tr/health-safety





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 THESSAL01Ms. Mantasasvili Kristina tel: +30 2310995166
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
Ms. Tolia Konstantina tel: +30 2310991391
email: erasmus-incoming@auth.gr
https://eurep.auth.gr/en/accommodation-list

TR ANKARA04International Cooperations Office tel: +90 312 210 3405
email: mobility@metu.edu.tr

http://ico.metu.edu.tr/accommodation






G. SIGNATURES OF THE INSTITUTIONS (legal representatives)

Institution
[Erasmus code]
Name, functionDate Signature
G THESSAL01Professor Dr. Dimitrios S. Koveos
Vice Rector for Academic & Student Affairs
TR ANKARA04Prof. Dr. Gaye Teksoz
Assistant to the President