In another successful story of studying abroad, Elena, a Romanian citizen, told us about her experience. Elena studied at Bucharest National School, Autonomous University of Lisbon and Marmara University.
Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa is a private university located in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. UAL was founded on December 13, 1985. The Institutional International Relations Office (GRII) coordinates UAL’s participation in international student and teacher mobility programs and networks through the Erasmus program, and protocols with universities outside Europe, with particular emphasis on Brazil. Mobility students have the possibility of receiving a monthly scholarship whose value varies depending on the country (minimum scholarship: 200 Euros/month), they do not pay fees at the host universities and receive a 50% reduction in the fees they continue to pay at UAL. Students who go to Brazil, or other countries outside Europe with which UAL is registered, do not receive a scholarship because it is an extra Erasmus mobility, but have a 75% reduction in the payment of tuition fees at UAL.
Marmara University is a public university in Istanbul, Turkey. The university is named after the Sea of Marmara and was founded as a university in 1982. However, it was created in 1883 under the name of Hamidiye Ticaret Mekteb-i Âlisi, in a house in the center of Istanbul. It offers courses in five languages (Turkish, English, German, French, Arabic), the only multilingual university in Turkey. The university has 13 campuses, 11 institutes, 8 colleges and 28 research centers.