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Mobility for Tranieeships


Erasmus + Traineeship Mobility enables the student enrolled in a higher education institution to undertake an internship in a company located in one of the Erasmus + Program Countries.

Traineeship activity is that the student obtains practical work experience in the field of education. In this context, the student is expected to obtain professional training and / or working experience in the institution where the internship is made.

Erasmus+ Program Countries

United Kingdom, Denmark, The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey *, Greece, Germany , Spain, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia.

The grant amounts provided for the countries are included in the application announcements published by the  Erasmus Institution Coordinatorship.

Turkey is a country in the Erasmus + program. However, participants selected from our university can not perform their mobility in Turkey.

Eligible Institutions / Organizations

An appropriate enterprise is an enterprise that engages in all kinds of economic activities,no matter their size, legal status and the economic sector in which they operate, and all kinds of private or public institutions / organizations.

  • A Higher Education Institiution with ECHE (if the internship is going to be done at a higher education institution, a bilateral agreement is not a must)


  • Any public institution or private institution / organization operating in the labor market or in the fields of education, training and youth. Institutions / organizations for the internship may be one of the following.


    • Small, medium or large private or public institutions or organizations (including social initiatives)
    • A public institution at local, regional or national level
    • A social partner or other representative of the business life, including chambers of commerce, trades / professional associations and trade unions
    • Research institute
    • Foundation
    • School / institute / training center (including at any level, from pre-primary education to institution of high school and post-secondary education (including vocational training and adult education)
    • Nonprofit organization, association, NGO Institutions / organizations providing career guidance, professional advice and information services

Ineligible Institutions/Organizations

The following organizations are not eligible for higher education internship under Erasmus +:


Ineligible Mobilities

  • Internship activities for academic study cannot be carried out.
  • Internship activity cannot be used to carry out studies such as research assignments, analysis studies on academic studies within the scope of a specific curriculum.
  • Students' studies, scientific research and projects to complete or support their own scientific studies are not accepted as internship activities.
  • Internship is not the work of students who are under the supervision of a consultant, who are in the thesis period, but who are not covered by internship.

Minimum and Maximum Durations

The duration of activity for student traineeship mobility by the European Commission is determined as at least 2 months and maximum 12 months. However, in order for the participants to benefit from Erasmus + internship mobility at our university, the activity period to be granted is limited to a minimum of 60 days and maximum 65 days.

The mobility period must be carried out continuously. During the mobility, if the business is closed because of holidays, it means your mobility gets interrupted for the holiday period.Grants will be paid for the period when the business is closed, but the closed time will not be added to the activity period. In order to ensure minimum mobility time, the dates of the internship to be closed must be investigated in advance and it is necessary to ensure that the minimum period is ensured even after the holiday period is removed. Weekend holidays are not the vacation period to be deducted from the activity period.

In the case of student traineeship mobility, when the certificate of participation is observed to be active for less than 2 months in the participation certificate, the activity is considered invalid and no grant payment is made to the beneficiary.

The student who has been determined to perform less than 2 months in the certificate of participation must return the entire grant.