YU University has been involved in exchange programs of students and teachers staff through the Erasmus Plus program which is funded by the European Union. The program provides scholarship opportunities for university students in European universities for one semester to study courses which are recognised upon their return to YU. The program also provides opportunities for faculty members and administrative staff at the university to teach for periods ranging from a week to two weeks in European universities. In return the university receives a number of students from European partner universities to study at Yarmouk University as well as a number of European academic staff to teach in various university programs.

The University was previously involved in exchange programs such as Josyleemm Epic and Avempace through the Erasmus Mundus program through which a number of students from the EU undertook study periods in Arabic language to non-native speakers in the language center at the university. Therefore, Yarmouk University gained good experience in managing exchange programs thorugh these project.

On the other hand, the university signed a number of exchange agreements with various international universities such as the Middle East Technical University (METU), Aristotle University, Banat's University, University of Granada, Lund University and others), in order to increase the the number of exchanges for its students and staff. The number of opportunities offered to students per academic year ranges between 10 and 20 opportunities and about the same number for staff exchanges.

Selection criteria students 

Selection of students for exchange is based on specific criteria which is clearly announced on the university website. Calls for exchange are announced on the university website and students are asked to apply for available grants during a specific period of time. The applications are then evaluated and applicants are ranked by the selection committee according to academic achievements (GPA) and their language skills and are given scores as follows:

1. GPA (50%)

2. Language Skills  (25%)

3. Personal interview (25%)

The shortlisted applicants as well as the host institution are informed of the selection results. 


List of Erasmus+ Exchange Agreements with Yarmouk University

No

Partner University/Country

Country

1.       

VARNA UNIVERSITY OF Economics

Bulgharia

2.       

Varna University of Management Bulgaria

Bulgharia

3.       

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris      

France

4.       

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER

France

5.       

UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE

France

6.       

Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Germany

7.       

Aristotle University Thessaloniki Thessaloniki, Greece

Greece

8.       

Technological Educational Institute of Athens Greece

Greece

9.       

Sapienza University

Italy

10.   

Vilnius University

Lithuania

11.   

Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Timisoara, Romania

Romania

12.   

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Spain

13.   

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO

Spain

14.   

Universitat de Barcelona

Spain

15.   

University of Costilla- La Mancha, Spain

Spain

16.   

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

17.   

Lund University Sweden, Lund

Sweden

18.   

Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey

Turkey

19.   

ATATURK UNIVERSITY

Turkey

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