Traineeship Mobility



This mobility activity is an internship opportunity at an overseas organization for a student registered at a higher education institution. An “Internship” is a process where a beneficiary receives professional training and/or gains work experience at a foundation or organization in another country participating in the program. 

The internship activity cannot be used for studies, such as research or analysis related to academic studies, within the scope of a certain curriculum. 

The internship is for a student to gain practical work experience in the vocational training area that they study.

The internship activity is not expected to be compulsory for the student's diploma program. However, the economic sector for the internship should be related to the current vocational education program of the student.

Studies, scientific research and projects that the students carry out to complete or support their own scientific studies are not considered internship activity.

For these activities to be considered as an internship, they must be performed as professional activities with an economic equivalence in the relevant sector, not as part of academic studies.

For example, working in experimental and research studies for product development purposes at a Research and Development (R&D) company, or an R&D unit of a company, or in such works conducted by a higher education institution, or a research center for an economically active company are considered within the scope of internship activity.

In the post-graduation internship activity, the application must be made before the student graduates (when he/she is currently an associate, undergraduate or graduate student).

Graduated students can not apply for the mobility.

Internship mobility after graduation must be completed within 12 months of graduation.

Students who froze their registration cannot benefit from the mobility.

Eligible Places for Internship

Any public or private sector institution located in one of the countries where internship activities can be carried out, in the labor sector or in the field of education, training, youth, research and development can be an internship place. While there is no limit to the list, the following organizations can be considered as examples of eligible places for internships:

- Small, joint or large enterprises owned by a public or private sector

- Local, regional or national public institutions

- Embassies or consulates of the sending country abroad

- All kinds of formations/unions belonging to the business world such as chambers of commerce, tradesmen-crafts unions, stock markets and unions

- Research institutes

- Foundations

- School/institute/education center (can be any educational institution from pre-school to high school, including vocational education or adult education)

- Non-profit institutions, associations, NGOs

- Institutions providing career planning, professional consultancy and information services

- Higher education institutions (Higher education institutions in the countries associated with the program must have ECHE and no mutual agreement is required within the scope of internship mobility. A bilateral inter-institutional agreement must be signed before the activity in countries that are not related to the program.)

If the institution in which the internship activity will take place is a higher education institution abroad, the work to be performed is not an academic learning activity but it is to obtain practical working experience in the related units.

For the studies that have equivalent credits and will be carried out under the supervision of a advisor but not within the context of internship, students who have completed their graduate studies and are in their thesis year must apply to the activity within the scope of Student Mobility for Studies.

The following institutions are not appropriate for higher education internship activity within Erasmus+:

- European Union institutions and EU agencies


- The National Agency and similar institutions conducting EU programs.


  • Minimum and maximum periods determined by the European Commission.
  • The minimum period for study mobility is full 3 months and the maximum period is full 12 months. -The minimum period for traineeship mobility is full 2 months, and the maximum period is full 12 months.
  • The activity period should be carried out uninterrupted. Semester breaks and official holidays cannot be considered as interruption in study mobility.


  • The student mobility periods of a student in the same learning stage (undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D.), if applicable the student mobility period made in the period of Lifelong Learning Program and the student mobility period in Erasmus+ period, cannot exceed 12 months in total. The total periods of student mobility activities made in the same learning stage, even though a grant was not given, should be planned as not to exceed 12 months.
  • When the student completes his/her education in the current learning stage and moves to a new learning stage (completing undergraduate education and starting to graduate education), it is possible to carry out a new mobility up to 12 months at most at the new learning stage. Therefore, it is possible for the same person to carry out mobility up to 36 months at most, for being up to 12 months at most at every learning stage.
  • In the subject areas, where two stages are combined and two stages are completed in one stage (such as Medicine Education), the total activity period is 24 months.


Students should meet the following minimum requirements to participate in the activity.

  • The student should be a full-time student at any of the formal education stages (first, second or third cycles) and enrolled in a higher education program within a higher education institution.
  • The cumulative academic grade point average of second and third cycle (graduate/doctorate level) students should be at least 2.50/4.00.
  • The cumulative academic grade point average of first-grade(associate/undergraduate degree) students should be at least 2.20/2.00
  • For the study mobility: Having a sufficient number of ECTS credit burden
  • If s/he benefited from activities at the present learning stage, the total period should not exceed 12 months.

Evaluation criteria and weighted points are such:


  • The transcript of the student should meet the minimum requirements at the application stage.
  • In the determination of the grade point average, the latest transcript of the student is used.
  • While using the up-to-date transcript issued by the higher education institution of the student (where the elections are made) is the rule, the students, who apply in the first semester of the higher education institution at the graduate or Ph.D. level when a transcript at that institution has not come into existence yet, use the graduation grade they received in the prior higher education stage.
  • Similarly, grade point averages (received from prior higher education institution) of the students, who are transferred from other higher education institutions through undergraduate transfer or external transfer and not having a transcript in that higher education institution that will make the selection, are taken into consideration.

The countries where student mobility activities can be carried out are divided into 3 groups, and monthly study and traineeship grants are determined for country groups. Country groups and monthly grant amounts that will be given to the students going to those countries are taken place in the following table:

Country Groups Hosting Countries for Mobility Monthly Grand for Traineeships (Euro)
1st and 2nd Group Countries Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
Finland, France, Southern Cyprus, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Iceland,Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Greece
3rd Group Countries Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Croatia, North Macedonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania,
Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia

*Students are not provided additional support for round trip tickets between program countries for study and traineeship mobility.


Our university has allocated 20% of the KA 131 Mobility for Traineeships grant to send students to the countries (1-14 Regions) not related to the Program in the table below.

Groups of countries that are not related to the program and the monthly grant amounts for students going to these countries are given in the table below:

Host Country Monthly Grant for Traineeships (Euro)
1-4 ve 6-13. Region Countries 700
5. ve 14. Region Countries 750


Balkans (Region 1)
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro
Partnership countries
(Region 2)
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as
recognised by international law
South Mediterranean
countries (Region 3)
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia
Russian Federation
(Region 4)
Territory of Russia as recognised by international law
Region 5 Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State
Region 6
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India,
Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan,
Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
Region 7
Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Region 8
Latin America
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Region 9  Iran, Iraq, Yemen
Region 10  South Africa
Region 11
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana,
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad,
Comoros, Congo, Congo - Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Djibouti,
Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon,
Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia- Federated States of,
Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea,
Rwanda, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines,
Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon
Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Eswatini, Timor Leste -
Democratic Republic of, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu
Region 12
Industrialised Gulf
Cooperation countries
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Region 13
Other Industrialised countries
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, (Republic of) Korea,
Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, United States of America, Uruguay
Region 14  Faroe Islands, Switzerland, United Kingdom


  • The quota is determined by calculating the grant budget that is allocated by Turkey's National Agency on one term (2 months), taking 1st grant group into consideration. If the grant is increased, applications of the students on the waiting list will be evaluated.
  • Students are paid in 2 installments, 80% of the grant is paid before the mobility and 20% upon the successful completion of the mobility