Erasmus+ Traineeship Mobility Grant Ranking and Allocation for the Academic Year 2019-2020
What is an Erasmus+ Traineeship?
An Erasmus + Traineeship is an internship/traineeship (minimum 2 months, maximum 12 months) in a company or organization (public or private) in the Program Countries that may be supported by a mobility grant.
The mobility grants are never guaranteed or meant to cover the full cost of the stay.
For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/education/opportunities/higher-education/traineeships_en.htm
Students are themselves responsible for finding the traineeship position. Applications for mobility grant allocation require a TRAINEESHIP LEARNING AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE RECEIVING ORGANIZATION/ENTERPRISE in the Program Countries.
1 – Who can apply?
Students who have completed at least one semester in the MEF University faculty programs prior to the mobility period, have a CGPA at least 2.20, and present a SIGNED TRAINEESHIP LEARNING AGREEMENT.
Note 1: For the Erasmus+ Traineeship to count towards the mandatory internship, the conditions and procedure of the mandatory internship need to be met separately. Particularly, mandatory internships usually require four semesters to have been completed prior to the internship. FADA does not count traineeships before four semesters have been completed.
Note 2: Students can also do an Erasmus+ Traineeship within one year from graduation, provided that they apply to be included in the program before graduation.
2 – Application deadlines
|Start of applications:||11 February 2020|
|End of applications:||27 February 2020|
|Language testing:||02-12 March 2020. Time-slots TBA (applicants will receive an email to book their testing sessions)|
|Announcement of results:||
Still waiting for some Versant scores from Pearson
|Latest withdrawal date:||30 April 2020
3 – How to apply?
Follow this link to an online application form. You need to have a TRAINEESHIP LEARNING AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE RECEIVING ORGANIZATION/ENTERPRISE in the Program Countries attached to your application (before the mobility part). Here you can find the template for a traineeship learning agreement.
4 – How many students will be included?
Depending on the length of the traineeships (minimum 2 months), the traineeship countries and the total mobility grant budget available, the grants will be allocated in the ranking order according to the criteria below.
5– Ranking Criteria
|Children of war casualty and veterans||+15 points|
|Students with disability||+10 points|
|Students under protective measures in accordance with Law No 2028 on Social Services||+10 points|
|Second time in Erasmus+ (grant or without grant)||-10 points|
|Destination is citizenship country||-10 points|
|Cancellation without notification||-10 points|
|Applying to study and traineeship mobility at the same time (deducted from one)||-10 points|
|For the students selected, not participating without an excuse to Erasmus+ related meetings/trainings (to be deducted from the next application round)||-5 points|
|Missing scheduled language proficiency examination (to be deducted from the next application round)||-5 points|
Method of determining language proficiency for English: Pearson Versant™ test administered by the School of Foreign Languages.
For other languages than English: official language certificate required.
Ranking will be done on program-basis, and the programs allocated mobility grants according to their ratio of students placed.
6 – Amount of Mobility Grant*
Mobility grants are never guaranteed or meant to cover the full cost of the stay. Mobility grants are allocated in the ranking order according to the criteria above. The number of mobility grants will depend on the length of the traineeships, the traineeship countries presented for ranking and the total budget available.
Program Country categories according
to the living expenses
|Host Program Countries||
Mobility grant per month
|I. and II. Categories||Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK||600 €|
|III. Category||Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia||400 €|
* 2018 Erasmus+ Project Funding
Note: MEF University reserves the right of asking students who fail to complete the traineeship or the required documentation, to return the mobility grant, fully or partially.
7 – End Provisions
Nominated students may decline the mobility grant if they so wish. Students who are nominated can withdraw until the announced withdrawal date without any further penalty. If a student withdraws after the withdrawal date, he/she will receive a 10-point deduction in his/her next Erasmus+ application.
8 – Useful Documents
Student Erasmus Charter (TR)
Student Erasmus Charter (EN)
Template for a Traineeship Learning Agreement and Certificate