Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy

The Erasmus+ program seeks to promote equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity, and fairness across all its actions. The inclusion and diversity strategy aims to ensure equal access opportunities, with special attention to the inclusion of participants with various disadvantages (social, economic, physical, mental, etc.) in project processes.

The Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Support
The Erasmus+ Program encourages individuals with special needs to participate in the programme. Potential participants are those with special needs who cannot take part in a project or mobility activity due to their physical, mental, or health conditions without additional financial support.

Accessibility and Special Requirements
Within the framework of your Erasmus+ mobility, the support provided to meet special needs may include adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, an accompanying person for students and staff with disabilities.

Additional Grant
Additional funding is available for participants with physical, mental or health-related conditions via the Erasmus+ special needs support. Erasmus+ grants may therefore be higher than the regular study, traineeship or staff grants to offset the specific difficulties faced by those participants. This additional support grant is a contribution based on real costs.

Participants facing disadvantages may be eligible for top-ups. Disadvantaged participants are described as individuals with limited economic and social resources falling within the following subcategories.
1) Students under protective measures in accordance with Law No 2828 on Social Services
2) Students under protective measures in accordance with Law No 5395 on Juvenile Protection
3) Those who receive orphan's allowance
4) Children of war casualty and veterans
5) Those who receive financial aid for themselves or their family (it is sufficient to present a document proving that the student, their parents, or legal guardian received financial support from municipalities, public institutions and organizations (Ministries, Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations, General Directorate of Foundations, Turkish Red Crescent, AFAD, etc.) at the time of applying for Erasmus).
6) Disabled individuals*
7) In accordance with the Law No. 2022, dated 01.07.1976, regarding the granting of monthly allowances to Turkish citizens who have one parent or legal guardian aged 65 or older, and are indigent, powerless and orphaned, as well as disabled and dependent Turkish citizens; those who receive disability or dependence allowances^
*Individuals with a documented disability assessment report, indicating a minimum disability rate of 70%, as per the 'Regulation on Disability Assessment for Adults' published in the Official Gazette dated February 20, 2019, and numbered 30692

Note: Scholarships from the Credit and Dormitories Institution, or similar scholarships, other merit-based grants, including one-time payments are not eligible under the aforementioned criteria.

If you think that these apply to you, and that this situation is interfering with your options to study abroad through the Erasmus+ program, please email us at