An Erasmus student traineeship is a period of time that a student can spend in an enterprise or organization in another participating country, with a view to help students to adapt to the requirements of the labour market and acquire specific skills and to improve work experience. The traineeship period assists the students in their future professional lives.

Erasmus+ Traineeship Mobility Eligibility Criteria

The International Office generally welcomes applications to participate in the Erasmus+ program at the end of each Fall semester. The minimum criteria:

General Information

Application Process 

Evaluation is based on the Erasmus score. Erasmus Score = CGPA 60% + Erasmus Language Exam Score 40% + if applicable, additional Turkish National Agency Additional Criteria. Students will be ranked within their faculty/school according to the Erasmus Score.

Turkish National Agency – Additional Criteria

(-) Students who have previously participated in the Erasmus+ program and students who withdrew in the previous years after the given deadline will have 10 points deducted from their Erasmus score.

(-) Students who wish to participate to the program in their countries of citizenship will have 10 points deducted from their Erasmus score.

(-) Placed students who do not attend the meetings/orientation sessions, without a valid excuse will have 5 points deducted from their Erasmus score if they apply to the Erasmus program again.

(+) Students who submit an acceptance/invitation letter at the time of the application period will be given 10 points extra. 

(+) Students who will do a traineeship including digital skills will receive extra 5 points for their Erasmus Score.

(+) Students who submit their Invitation Letter at the time of the online application period will be given 10 points extra. 

(+) Students with disabilities will be given 10 points extra. You must submit a “Disabled Identity Card” at the time of application.

(+) Students who are the children of Veterans/Martyrs will be given 15 points extra. You must submit a “Veteran/Martyr Identity Card” at the time of application.

(+) Extra 10 points will be given to the students who are under protection, care, and shelter by Act No. 2828 Social Services and 5395 Child Protection Law if they submit necessary documents.

Erasmus applicants must complete the official documentation such as Learning Agreement for Traineeship, Visa copy, Erasmus Grant Agreement, Certificate of Attendance and a Participant’s Report. For academic recognition, applicants must fill out the Learning Agreement for Traineeship signed both by the receiving institution and PRU.

Necessary Documents for Erasmus+ Traineeship

Before the Traineeship:

After the Traineeship:

Mobility Grants

Students who qualify for mobility grants have to sign an agreement and agree to undertake the responsibilities that are mentioned in the agreement. Mobility grants will be provided for 2 months to be able to support more students. 80% of the mobility grant will be paid to eligible students in the beginning of the traineeship. After the mobility, students who fulfill all the requirements (relevant documentation, academic success etc.) will be considered for the remaining 20% of the mobility grant. If the participants do not fulfill the minimum criteria and do not submit the mandatory documents on time; they may not receive the remaining grant or may be asked to pay back a portion of the first installment.

Please refer to the table below showing the regional mobility grant amount. The allocation varies from year to year and is dependent on the EUC and Turkish National Agency’s budget proposal.

Group of countriesHost country during mobilityMonthly Grant for Traineeship Mobility
Group 1 & 2 program countries with higher living costsDenmark, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway, Luxembourg, Iceland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Portugal, Malta750 €
Group 3 program countries with lower living costsBulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia600 €

Inclusion Support for Students with Special Needs

To ensure that a person whose individual physical, mental or health-related conditions are such that his/her participation in Erasmus+ would not be possible without extra financial support can take full advantage of European mobility arrangements, Erasmus+ pays particular attention to guidance, reception, physical accessibility, pedagogical and technical support services, and, especially, financing the extra costs.

Students who plan to apply special needs support must submit their applicaiton to the International Office before their mobility. The applications must include a statement from an official authority confirming the disability or health condition, its severity, the impact on the Erasmus+ mobility, additional requirements and additional costs. Students must submit a doctor’s report (not older than 3 months) or a photocopy of the disability card, which includes information on the disability and its level, and a doctor’s report for chronic diseases. Estimated costs are required at the time of application. The additional support grant is a contribution based on real costs. As such, the costs must be directly related to participants’ disability. 

If students are selected as eligible for Inclusion Support, the final additional grant will be awarded based on the actual amount of the expenses documented. Invoices regarding the use of the additional grant given at the end of the activity must be provided to our office for evaluation. Undocumented expenses and expenses above the Inclusion Support amount agreed on the grant agreement before the mobility are not considered eligible for Inclusion Support, even if the expenses are made.

Additional grant requests can be made within the mobility period, but in any case, up to 60 days before the mobility ends.

You may review the details by clicking Financial Support for Special Needs. You may also check out the LINK Network, supported by the European Comission, for more about studying abroad with disabilities.

If you have any questions or would like apply for this grant, please contact us:

Support for Disadvantaged Students

A granted exchange student who is also economically disadvantaged may receive an additional grant (monthly 250 EUR) during their exchange term. In order to benefit from this additional grant, students must submit the required document(s) from the official authorities.

Eligible applicants are:

Students must submit the official document provided by Municipalities, Public Institutions or Official Public Organizations (such as Ministries, Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundations, General Directorate of Foundations, Turkish Red Crescent, AFAD, etc.) attesting that they benefit from the official financial support at the time of the application.

Receiving the KYK Scholarship or Loan is not acceptable to apply for the additional grant. 

Green Travel Support

Students who do not receive travel support, if they prefer green travel, can be given an additional one-time grant of 50 Euros. Green travel is defined as travel that uses low-emissions means of transport for the main part of the travel, such as bus, train, or car-pooling. In case of only one direction of the travel for exchange term, the student cannot benefit from the green travel support. Please note that electric car use is not considered green travel unless shared with another participant.

The student needs to submit proof of green travel documents. In cases where it is not possible to submit a ticket indicating that the travel is made by a sustainable transportation vehicle (car sharing), the student must present a signed statement and an e-government document or passport showing that the said persons entered and exited on the same day.

Since this process is newly included in the Erasmus+ program, all green travel support requests will be evaluated individually and support can only be provided after the approval of the Turkish National Agency.

Short-Term Blended Mobility

Students who cannot participate in long-term physical mobility primarily are able to carry out a short-term physical mobility by combining it with a compulsory virtual component.

This is a blended type of mobility which includes a physical mobility period completed for a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 30 days abroad the completion of a compulsory virtual period before or after the physical mobility. 

Internship activity should be completed uninterrupted. It should be scheduled to complete a minimum of 5 days in case of a break (the time when the organization is closed, public holidays, etc.). In order to ensure the minimum and maximum activity period, the dates when the internship will be closed should be investigated in advance, and it should be ensured that the minimum period is provided even after the vacation period included. Weekend holidays are excluded from these criteria.

In case of a blended mobility, the dates of the physical and virtual periods of the mobility must be specified separately on the Acceptance Letter received from the host company/institution. If not, the mobility period stated on the letter will be considered as “physical” duration.

Students receive daily grant for the physical period they complete abroad for a minimum of 5 days and a maximum of 30 days.

Duration of the physical activityAmount
5th to 14th day of activity70 EUR per day
15th to the 30th day of activity50 EUR per day

Travel Support

Students who participate to short-term blended mobility with fewer opportunities according to the criteria for “Additional Grant for Disadvantaged Students” may receive travel support. Amounts differ if students prefer green travel.

The travel support amount is based on the travel distance per participant. Travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator provided by the European Commission (

Distance (kilometers)Standard Travel  Grant (Euro)Green Travel Grant (Euro)
Between 10 – 99 KM23n/a
Between 100 – 499 KM180210
Between 500 – 1999 KM275320
Between 2000 – 2999 KM360410
Between 3000 – 3999  KM530610
Between 4000 – 7999 KM820n/a
8000 KM and above1.500n/a

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