General Information

YTU will resume in-person (face to face) teaching activities in 2021-2022 fall semester. Please check here for further information about the fall semester courses: http://www.erasmus.yildiz.edu.tr/news/539/2021---2022-Fall-Semester-Classes


Updates for Incoming Erasmus Students (KA103)

YTU provides general and specific information for the students and staff about the COVID-19 (in Turkish only). The incoming Erasmus students are kindly asked to consult the FAQs below before contacting the Erasmus Office for their questions.

Click here to download the emergency action plan of YTU


How can I contact the Erasmus Office?

We offer our usual face-to-face office hours but we kindly ask all exchange students and staff to contact us via e-mail to incoming@yildiz.edu.tr before their visit.


What should I do if I decide to postpone my mobility?

For students who decide to postpone their mobility, the responsible person at the home institution should send an e-mail notification to incoming@yildiz.edu.tr about their decision. The students who postpone their mobility should complete a new online application in the concerning application period. The number of the students hosted in an academic year cannot exceed the agreement quota. 



2021-2022 Academic Year 

The fall semester applications ended: http://www.erasmus.yildiz.edu.tr/headlines/11/2021-2022-Incoming-Applications

For more information about the application procedures, please check : 

1. http://www.erasmus.yildiz.edu.tr/page/Erasmus--Studies-Europe/Requirements/462

2. http://www.erasmus.yildiz.edu.tr/page/Erasmus--Studies-Europe/Application/463


What are the semester dates of the 2021-2022 academic year?

Please check the academic calendar.


Will the 2021-2022 academic year be conducted online or face-to-face?

All undergraduate and graduate programmes will be conducted in person (face to  face) with some remote (online) course options in the fall semester. Remote education activities will be held synchronously at the times specified in the course schedules. Course schedules are published on the departmental websites and can be found in the SISs during the course registration period specified in the academic calendar.

All measures related to the pandemic are taken according to the Action Plan of the Covid-19 Scientific Committee of the University and all students must comply with these measures. Short-notice changes to fully online-based courses may be necessary, depending on the current pandemic situation.


Will be the exams held online?

The exams will be held face-to-face in compliance with safety regulations such as distancing, use of masks and possession of a vacinaccion certificate or a negative PCR test.


Will there be the orientation days?

The orientation programme is announced before the semester starts and the programme may be online. The date of the programme is announced on the calendar when the programme is set: http://www.erasmus.yildiz.edu.tr/page/Erasmus--Studies-Europe/Erasmus-Calendar/470


Can I enter the campus and use the facilities?

Mandatory HES codes are to be controlled at the entrances to the campuses. It is obligatory to have a vaccination certificate showing that the second dose of the vaccine has been taken at least 15 days or a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before the entrance.

Additionally, anyone entering the campuses and the facilities must follow university requirements such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing or HES code (see below). Please do your part to keep yourself and the others safe.

The university facilities will continue to operate but some services may be limited or offered remotely. You are asked to check the websites, to email or call ahead before visiting any office or facility on campus.


How will I get my documents signed by YTU throughout my mobility?

The Erasmus office signs the documents through the online application tool. So, to get your Erasmus documents signed:

- Login to your account at https://ytuerasmus.yildiz.edu.tr/

- Check the “Upload Your Documents” section on the opening page. Click here to see the document upload screen.

- Click on the category names (i.e. “during the mobility”) to find the document you would like to get signed (i.e. confirmation of arrival). If the document name does not appear in the list, choose “other documents.”

- Click on the “upload” button and save.

- After your document is signed, you can download the scanned copy.

IMPORTANT: Your learning agreement (LA)/ learning agreement during the mobility (LA DtM) first should be signed by your departmental coordinator:

- You can either inform the departmental coordinator that you have uploaded your LA to the tool for their signature OR

- You can have it signed by them through email and upload it to the tool following their signature.


Will I receive a certificate of attendance for my online mobility?

If you attend your courses and take the exams, you will receive a certificate of attendance covering the full semester (beginning date: orientation/course registration/first day of classes AND end date: the day you take your last exam).


Will I receive a grant?

Your grant is given by your home university and you should contact them about the financial issues.



Travel Advice

What do I need to know before travelling to Turkey?

Before planning a trip to Turkey, please check the current situation at Turkish borders concerning travel restrictions via the website of the Turkish Representations.

If you need to apply for a visa to enter Turkey, so please check whether the local Turkish consulate or embassy in your country is currently open or if they might offer online applications for a visa.

See the travel advice page for more information: http://www.erasmus.yildiz.edu.tr/news/528/Travel-During-the-Pandemic


As of March 15, all passengers arriving in Turkey (except the transit passengers) are now required to fill out Travel Entry Form at http://register.health.gov.tr within the last 72 hours before their flights.

PCR test is required for individuals who are unable to show proof of vaccination.



Data and statistics of COVID-19 cases in Turkey:

The website of the Ministry of Health provides general data and daily statistics about the cases in Turkey (in Turkish and English), the website of the Governorship of Istanbul provides latest news and updates for Istanbul. The updates concerning the higher education institutions are available at the websites of the Council of Higher Education. More information about the Corona virus is available via the Covid-19 Portal of TUBITAK. Online COVID-19 world map with up-to-date data can be found here. Detailed information about the recommended behaviours can be found on the website of the World Health Organization.


General situation in Turkey and everyday life

People are required to reduce physical social contact with others to a minimum, maintaining a minimum distance of 2m to others. People are required to wear a mask covering for mouth and nose in public. Violations of the decree may result in having to pay penalty fine.

Starting September 6, intercity travel by plane, bus, train, or other public transportation will require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to travel. Entry into establishments such as concerts, cinemas, theatres, and crowded events will require proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to the event.

Istanbul implemented a new law that states the Istanbul Kart for anyone over six (6) years old must be connected with your HES code in order to use public transportation.  

Please check your email to get futher information the rules and procedures you need to follow.


Is there an app for the Coronavirus?

The Ministry of Health launched the HES app (available on Appstore and GooglePlay) to inform and guide the people, and to minimize the risks related to the pandemic and to prevent its spread. The purpose of the app is to inform users if they have been in contact with an infected person and thus make chains of infection easier to track. If a user is tested positively for Covid-19, they can share their result in the app and inform others who have been in their immediate surroundings.

The incoming students should download the app and fill in the online form before their travel to Turkey.


What if I think I have been infected?

If you show symptoms of an infection (mostly fever, cough, shortness of breath) or if you have been in touch with an infected person, please stay at home and carefully monitor your health condition. You may call the CoronaVirus call centre (1-8-4) if you think you are infected. For medical emergencies, dial 1-1-2.

If you have been tested positively for the COVID-19, you must inform YTU Erasmus Office by email (incoming@yildiz.edu.tr).


Thank you for your patience and understanding.




added by Asena Dogru, last update on 09.09.2021