How to Apply

Application Process

Each incoming student applicant should be firstly selected and nominated by his/her home university in the scope of the inter-institutional agreement for the relevant faculty/department at Kocaeli University. Upon the submission of the application by the student, Kocaeli University will provide him/her with the invitation letter and all relevant information about the registration procedure.

All application documents, specified below, should be duly signed and sealed by the home university and then sent to the International Relations Unit at Kocaeli University before the deadlines.


Application Deadlines:


Required Documents:

Application form should be completed on computer and in full. Original, fax, or photocopies will be accepted; however, application forms without the proper signatures and stamps will not be accepted. Please do not forget to add your photo to the form.

• A Nomination Letter
An official statement of the sending institution, declaring the nomination of the student applying.

• Learning Agreement
Learning Agreement for Studies or for Placement should be prepared with the approval of Erasmus departmental coordinators at the sending and receiving university. For the course catalogue, please visit the following page:

(Please click on ‘Information on Degree Programmes’ part to chose your study cycle and see the list of courses.)

(Please click on ‘Academic Levels’ part on the left column to chose your study cycle and see the list of courses.)

Please send your learning agreement scanned after fully filled and signed.

International Relations Office of KOU will prepare necessary documents for incoming students. These documents include Transportation card, Student Card and Residence Permit documents. The IRO will guide incoming students in getting these cards, getting new numbers for mobile phones and with the procedure to get residence permit in addition to this students will be guided during registration period.


All required application documents should be sent via e-mail to the following address before the application will be processed:

Postal Address: Kocaeli Üniversitesi, Uluslararası İlişkiler Birimi, Umuttepe Yerleşkesi, 41380, Kocaeli, TURKEY.


The academic records, showing the study at KOU, should be officially issued in English. If the transcript is not ready at the time of departure, IRO will send it to the incoming students address.)

Certificate of Attendance will be provided by IRO.

Student cards should be given back to IRO when the study ends.

For information about accommodation/residence permit please look at accommodation and residence permit section.