1- What is Mevlana Exchange Program?
It is an international exchange program that allows the exchange of students and academic staff.

2- Who can participate in the Mevlana Exchange Program?
Associate, undergraduate, graduate students and academic staff working with doctorate students in formal education programs in domestic and foreign higher education institutions that have signed the Mevlana Exchange Program Protocol can participate.
The exchange of outgoing academic staff was paused by YÖK in the 2015-2016 academic year until a further executive board decision.

3- Where can I learn about the countries and universities that have Mevlana Exchange Protocol?
You can review the list under the title Protocols on the Mevlana website

4- Is the department I am studying in included in the protocols, can I apply for any country I want?
You can see which countries and universities your department has quota for exchange on the Mevlana website at under the title Quotas.

5- What should you do if there is no Mevlana Protocol with the university you want to participate in the exchange, or if there is a protocol but your department is not included?
The decision to be included in the protocol is made by the Department/Faculty Mevlana Coordinators. Students should first discuss such requests with their Department/Faculty Coordinators. If the Department/Faculty Coordinator finds the request appropriate, they will make a request to the Mevlana Coordinatorship via e-mail ( Our coordinatorship takes the necessary steps in line with the request, and if the other institution deems it appropriate, the Mevlana protocol is executed or your department is added to the existing protocol.

6- Where can I find out who my Department or Faculty Mevlana Coordinator is?
You can find it in the list of Department Coordinators under the title Mevlana in Hacettepe on the Mevlana website .

7- Is it possible to apply to the Mevlana Program during the preparatory and scientific preparation period?
Students studying in the preparatory class of associate and undergraduate programs and graduate and doctoral students who are in the preparatory and scientific preparation periods cannot apply.

8- Can MA and PhD students benefit from the Mevlana Exchange Program at the thesis stage?
MA and PhD students can also benefit from the Mevlana Exchange Program during the thesis period, provided that they meet the parameters specified in the regulation.


9- Can 6th grade students of the Faculty of Medicine benefit from the program?
In accordance with the decision taken to stop the 6th grade (intern) students of the Faculty of Medicine from benefiting from the Mevlana Exchange Program in the 2013-2014 academic year, until a further decision, intern students cannot benefit from the Mevlana Exchange Program.

10- Can leap year students apply to the program?
Yes, a student can apply even if they are registered in just one course.

11- Can research assistants benefit from the program?
If research assistants are enrolled in a graduate program, they can benefit from the program as students, but they cannot participate in teaching mobility as a lecturer.

12- What is the duration of the exchange for students?
It can be one semester as the Fall semester or the Spring semester, or it can be two semesters as the Fall+Spring semester. Although the semester calculation may vary depending on the education system, the total period of change cannot exceed one academic year.

13- What is the duration and content of the exchange for the academic staff?
Academic staff can benefit from teaching mobility for a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 3 months. Academic activities of academic staff within the scope of mobility cannot be less than a total of six hours per week. Courses are taken as the basis for calculating the activities performed by the instructor in terms of hours. Academic activities such as seminars, panels or conferences are also considered within this scope if the course hours do not exceed six hours per week. Academic staff mobility plans that do not include lecturing activities cannot be evaluated within the scope of Mevlana Exchange Program and cannot be accepted for exchange.

14- Does participating in this program restrict benefiting from other exchange programs?
No, it won’t.  Students can also benefit from other exchange programs before or after participating in this program.

15- What are the financial opportunities that students and academic staff can benefit from within the scope of Mevlana Exchange Program?


















16- What is the amount of scholarship students will receive?
For detailed information and scholarship amounts determined by country, visit

17- What is the amount of payments to be made to the academic staff?
Please visit for detailed information and a list of payments to be made to academic staff by country.

18- How long and in what way are the scholarship payments made?
Students can only benefit from the program with a scholarship for 1 semester. A student who participates in an exchange for one academic year as Fall+Spring benefits from exchange with scholarship in the Fall term and without scholarship in the Spring term. 80% of the scholarship amount is paid to the students as a prepayment. The remaining 20% scholarship amount is made according to the course passing status after the transcript.

19- If I benefit from the program with a scholarship, will my other scholarships or credits be cut off?
Other scholarships and benefits of the students participating in the Mevlana Exchange Program during their education period will continue.

20- Do I pay the tuition fee at the University I will attend?
Students do not pay tuition fees to the higher education institution they will go to within the framework of the exchange program. They continue to pay the contribution or tuition fees they are obliged to pay to the higher education institution where they are registered.

21- When and where should applications be made?
Applications open in February or March of each year. It is sufficient to submit the required documents to the Mevlana Institution Coordinator of the registered university on the announced application dates.

22- When are applications made for the spring semester?
Mevlana Exchange Program applications are opened once a year. Since fall and spring semester applications are accepted together, there is no separate application date for the second semester. For this reason, spring semester applications should be made on the date announced in February or March.

23- What are the application conditions for Mevlana Exchange Program for students?
The student must be an associate, undergraduate, graduate or doctoral student registered in higher education programs with formal education,

  • The general academic grade point average of associate degree and undergraduate students must be at least 2.5 (two and a half) out of 4 (four),
  • The general academic grade point average of graduate and doctoral students must be at least 3 (three) out of 4 (four),
  • A document showing the foreign language level requested by the higher education institution to be exchange student is needed.

24- What are the application conditions for the Mevlana Exchange Program for academic staff?
Only academic staff working in higher education institutions abroad can apply within the scope of education mobility. The exchange of outgoing academic staff was paused by YÖK in the 2015-2016 Academic Year until a further executive board decision. Academic Staff of our university can apply within the scope of project mobility. Priority is given to special circumstances such as the language of instruction of the higher education institution attended, the language in which the instructor will teach, and the level of knowledge of this language.
In the exchange, priority is given to applications from academic staff who have not been involved in academic staff exchange activities before.

25- What are the application documents for students?

  • Prospective Student Application Form (2 Copies)
  • Student Application Form (2 Copies)
  • Photo (2 photos) (attached to the application form)
  • Transcript (2 Copies)
  • Foreign Language Certificate (2 Copies)

26- Which test type/document (YDS, TOEFL, IELTS etc.) is required to qualify foreign language level?
One of the main criteria used in the selection of students who apply to benefit from the program is the language score. However, there is no exam type or document determined by the relevant regulation. Candidates can submit an exam document with national or international validity. Universities can test and document the language knowledge of the students with their own exams. In addition to the TOEFL and IELTS exams, our university students can apply with the language exam documents executed by ÖSYM or the ERASMUS exam document executed by our School of Foreign Languages.

27- What are the application documents for the academic staff?

  • Instructor Information Form (2 Copies)
  • Academic Staff Mobility Program (2 copies)
  • Publications, Projects Participated, Studies Conducted relevant to the department they want to come to.

28- Where can the application forms be obtained from?
Application forms are available at

29- What are the steps to be followed in the evaluation and selection of applications?
In the evaluation, the weighted GPA of the students is calculated by taking into consideration the sum of 50% of the GPA of the students who apply and 50% of the language scores indicating the relevant language level used in the education of the higher education institution where the student will be an Mevlana Exchange Program student, and the candidates are selected by ranking.
The Council of Higher Education determines the accepted students and academic staff on the list of candidates sent and notifies the universities in an official letter. Acceptance lists are published on the Mevlana website of our university.

30- I am on the acceptance list. What should I do now?
For the calendar, process and documents regarding the accepted students and academic staff, you should read the announcement text on the Mevlana website.

31- Will the student participating in the program miss a semester?
In the Learning Protocol, the credits of the courses and the courses that the courses will be considered as equivalent are clearly determined before the start of the academic year. Thus, when the student returns to their country, they do not miss any semester.

32- Which grading and crediting system will be used for students participating in the exchange?
The course load of Mevlana Exchange Program students based on the credits determined within the framework of a common credit system cannot be less than the course load that they must take in the same semester at the higher education institutions they are registered to. In the exchange, the credits of the courses are taken into account, not the number of courses. Higher education institutions may agree on a common crediting system, as well as take the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) crediting system as a basis for change, provided that they declare that they mutually agree on the protocol they have signed.

33- Can an exchange student take lessons from lower or upper classes?
In order to prevent course repetitions at the completion of course credits, courses can be selected from the lower and upper classes of the higher education institution.

34- What is a Project-Based International Exchange Program?
It is a project-based mobility program that allows mutual projects with the universities that signed a Mevlana Exchange Protocol. The Project-Based International Exchange Program was implemented for the first time in the 2016-2017 academic year. Within the scope of this program, outgoing academic staff mobility is also possible.

35- When are the project applications made and how does the process work?
Applications open in February or March of each year. Project topics and application dates are announced.
Offers are sent from universities with Mevlana protocols, to our academic staff or from our academic academic staff to the staff of protocol universities abroad to become a project partner. The project content is mutually created and the students and instructors who will take part in the project are determined. The academic staff of our university makes the project application through YÖKSİS. Mevlana Institutional Coordinatorship forwards the projects to YÖK with a cover letter. Projects accepted by YÖK are notified to universities in an official letter. For the projects that are accepted from our university, our project owner academic staff are informed in an official letter.

36- How can I apply for my project as academic staff?
You can directly make project applications and data entries through YÖKSİS.

37- How can I apply to participate in project mobility?
The procedures regarding the receipt of student and academic staff applications and the determination of candidates are not carried out by the Mevlana Exchange Program Institution Coordination Office. While the project owner academic staff apply for the project through YÖKSİS, they also directly decide on the students and instructors who will take part in the project.

38- Where can I find announcements and more information about the program?
You can find them on our website.