Application Guide for Incoming Erasmus Students


Dear Students,


It is a pleasure for us to be able to welcome you at YTU in the upcoming semester. We all hope that your Erasmus period at YTU will be a unique adventure in your life and it makes an outstanding contribution to your life in terms of both academic and social aspects. 


The number of international students incoming to YTU is increasing each year, which adds greatly to the multicultural environment on campus. In this respect, we would like to host you here with your cultural background, which will enrich the international atmosphere of YTU.



About YTU and Campuses

Founded in 1911, Yıldız Technical University currently has 10 Faculties, 2 Graduate Schools, 2 Vocational Schools, and a School of Foreign Languages which are located on three different campuses: Yıldız Campus (Main), Davutpaşa Campus, and Maslak Campus.


List of Faculties

Yıldız Campus

Davutpaşa Campus

Maslak Campus


Art and Design

Vocational Schools

Mechanical Engineering

Arts and Sciences


Naval Architecture and Maritime

Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering


Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences

Civil Engineering


Graduate School of Social Sciences

Economics and Administrative Sciences






Electrical and Electronics Engineering



School of Foreign Languages



Departments Under Rectorate (Atatürk’s Principles and History of Modern Turkey, Physical Education)





















For further information about the faculties, departments, and programmes, please visit:




Erasmus+ Program Unit: It is the central Erasmus Office and located on Davutpaşa Campus. You can contact Erasmus+ Program Unit for any administrative issues: nomination, application, acceptance, confirmation at institutional basis, etc. Contact e-mail:


Departmental Coordinator: It is one of the teaching staff at your registered department. You can contact your departmental coordinator for any academic issues: courses, study programmes, learning agreement changes, transcript of records, grading, and etc.

(For contact details, please check the list of departmental coordinators:


Erasmus Student Network (ESN) YTU: A student club which helps out the incoming Erasmus students in social matters: City guide, accommodation, student facilities, student events, etc.

Contact e-mail:




The course catalogue is available at


When you click on the code of each course, a detailed information about the course will be displayed. Please note that it is a catalogue, and it does not mean that each course available in the catalogue will be offered at a specific semester. The study programmes are set right before the start of the semesters. It will be possible for you to make a change on your proposed Learning Agreement after you arrive.

For specific questions about the courses, please contact with the relevant departmental coordinator.



Turkish Language Course (on demand)

Detailed information about the course will be sent to the students after the beginning of the semester.



Academic Calendar


Fall Semester

Mid-September  -  Mid-January

Spring Semester

Mid-February     -  Mid-June

Exam Period

To be announced on the website :


A Day in the First Week of the Semester

(Notification e-mail will be sent to the students)




Please note that in order for your application to be processed, you should be nominated by your home university before you complete your application. Nomination e-mails should be sent to






Fall Semester/Whole Year  :   15 May - 15 July

Spring Semester                    :   15 October - 15 December

Necessary documents:


- Learning Agreement (duly signed and stamped by the applicant and the home university, in pdf format, filled out by computer)



- Photo (headshot in jpg format to be uploaded under the “attachment” section)


These documents will be uploaded as a scanned copy to the online system.

Technical Guide:


- Use the link:

- Register with your e-mail address

-Activate the link sent to your e-mail

-Login with your registered e-mail address and type your password

-Fill out all of the necessary information correctly

-Choose the department/field that you will apply for

-Attach the necessary documents (mentioned above)



Assessment Process:


-Erasmus+ Program Unit will check your application and send you a confirmation e-mail, and transfer the application for the assessment of the relevant departmental coordinator

-The Departmental Coordinator will assess the application

-In case of acceptance, Erasmus+ Program Unit will send you the scanned copies of your letter of acceptance along with the duly-signed copy of your Learning Agreement




Important Reminders

Applications should be completed through the online application system and the applications sent by e-mails are not considered as eligible.


-The online application system will be open on 15th October and closed on 15th December. It is not possible to receive an application outside of this period.


-Most of the courses (2/3) in your study programme should be from the department that you are registered.


-Before you start your online application, please check with your home university that there is an inter-institutional agreement with YTU for your department.




Please contact your consulate about the visa procedure for Turkey.



Residence Permit

Residence Permit Applications are received by the General Directorate of Migration Management of Turkey. For details, please visit their website:




You should have a General/Private Health Insurance Policy that covers your period of stay in Turkey.

It is also necessary for you to get your residence permit.




Unfortunately YTU does not provide accommodation at university dormitories. You can either search for private dormitories or rent/share flats with other students.

ESN YTU team will help you in finding accommodation.


Learning Agreement

List of Departmental Coordinators