What is Erasmus+ Internship Program?
Erasmus+ Placement Program is one of the programs of Erasmus+ Program which is an initiative of the European Union. A placement is a period of time that a student can spend in a company (profit/non-profit), university or academic centre, which are related to their area of studies at a participating European country or participating country. Placements assist students to adapt to the requirements of the labour market, to acquire specific skills and to improve their work experience. Students are expected to work full time
The duration of a placement must be minimum of 2 months (60 days) and maximum of 12 months during the one study level.
Students can participate to the internship mobility during their study period or after graduation. Students who are about to graduate, they have to apply while they are still student, then they can participate in the internship program in 12 months following to their graduation. Already graduated students cannot apply to the mobility
Internship is not expected to be mandatory for the student to graduate but the economic sector of the internship is expected to be related to the students area of study. In case of the company, that the internship takes place is a higher education institution, the internship needs to be in the general administration offices as hands on working experience, not an academic learning activity. The Erasmus placement period cannot be used to conduct research or analysis projects related to academic studies within a certain program.
The work that the students do to complete or help their own scientific research, other scientific researches or projects are not considered an internship activity.
For an action to be considered as an internship, it should not be a part of an academic activity but a professional activity in the relevant sector of work that they study. For example, as a product development internship you can work in a research and development company or in a research and development companies scientific research department or at a university lab that a company works with for scientific research and it will be regarded as an internship activity.
According to the program rules; if the internship activity is carried out as a part of curriculum, the internship has to be fully and preferably recognized by the institution using ECTS credits. In cases where the internship is not part of the curriculum, the higher education institution recognizes the internship activity carried out abroad by registering it in the Diploma Supplement.
The Erasmus+ Internship Mobility recognized and credited by our University. The Erasmus+ Internship Mobility, will indicate in the student's graduation transcript and diploma supplement.Obtained ECTS of the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility is determined by DEC by considering work-load of the Student. Thus, internship Mobility can be regarded as both elective course and obligatory internship of the department.
Students with compulsory internship must consult the departmental coordinator and obtain approval in that regard. In order for the internship to be considered as a course or compulsory internship, the internship must be successfully completed. Erasmus + Internship Mobility extension should be request min. 1 month in advance.
► Mobility Grants
The mobility grants do not cover all the expenses of study abroad periods. Mobility grants only aim to support students during their study abroad periods. Students can choose not to receive their mobility grants. Students can also be Erasmus students even though they may not receive mobility grants.
Regarding Erasmus+ Student Exchange Program or Erasmus+ Internship Program, students can receive mobility grants only for 12 months in total, for each level of education (undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate). If the student received mobility grants for Erasmus+ Internship Program, (s)he can also receive mobility grants for Erasmus+ Exchange Program, as well. This means, students can receive mobility grants for 12 months in total for each of the Erasmus+ programs (Erasmus Exchange or Erasmus Placement), at each level.
Please find the mobility grants which were allocated in 2019-2020 Academic Year. Note that these amounts may change on a yearly basis and therefore they must not be taken for granted to be the same for the next academic year.
Host Mobility Countries
Group 1 and 2 Countries
United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Southern Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal,
Group 3 Countries
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
During the internship, internship duration can be interrupted due to the fact that the company has a holiday. In this case, the grant will be paid during that period but it will not be included in the necessary internship activity. To be able to complete the minimum dates that are required to finish the internship, the student has to research the dates that the company is on holiday and make sure that excluding the holidays the time that they work in their internship corresponds to the minimum dates of an internship. Weekends are not holidays that will be taken out of the internship period.
For students who end their mobility period before planned due to force majeure causes*(family causes, health issues, natural disasters etc.) will be granted only for days rested at the foreign country. If the student is granted before mobility for more than actualized dates, the extra amount will be asked for refunding from the student. According to “General Proposal Call” declared by the European Commission, Erasmus+ work placement program should last for at least 2 months. This minimum duration cannot be lessened apart from the majeure causes mentioned afore.
* Majeure cause, stands for a situation or event that prevents one of the parts in a contract to fulfil its contractual obligation, not caused by fault or omission of the parts, subcontracts, affiliates or 3rd parts involved in the application, but occurs inevitably and unpredicably outside of the parts’ control, despite all the care and attention. A service not provided, defects in equipments or utensils or their delay in being prepared, cannot be declared as a majeure cause if not directly caused by a force majeure, labor dispute, strike or financial issues.
2019-2020 Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Call
- Please Click for Erasmus+ Trainesship Mobility Process Calendar
- Please Check The Presentation For More Information On How To Apply On Era System.
- Please Click for the Online Application (Application system will be online at 20th December)
- Please Click for Information Seminars Presentation
- For the 2019-2020 Erasmus + Internship Mobility participation of the expected students is average 14
Application has 2 stage:
1st stage: PRE-Application and ONLINE application has to be filled out. Please make your pre-application for only once and continue for application. Please watch ERA system informative video that is mentioned above.
2nd stage: STUDENTS SHOULD SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTS LISTED BELOW TO BİLGİ ERASMUS OFFICE February 7th 2020 until 17:00 p.m.
- Application Form signed from you*
- Acceptance Letter which will be sent by the host enterprise in Europe**
- Transcript of records (must be requested through "Student Information Pages")
- Learning Agreement for traineeship
*You must submit ONLY Application Form with signature to the Office. It is acceptable to upload other documents to the system.
* * Letter of Acceptance should be at least one page long and contain the student’s DETAILED tasks as intern and the exact dates (min. 60 days) the student will continue to work. Signed and stamped original version of the document must be submitted.
LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE WHICH DO NOT COVER DETAILED PROGRAMME WILL BE ELEMINATED AFTER THE ELIGIBILITY CHECK.
- Please check the sample letter and make sure that your acceptance letter contains all the necessary information mentioned in the letter.
- Please Click the sample Learning Agreement.
Internship Mobility should complete between 10.06.2019-31.05.2021 (Students who don’t have visa problem can start their mobility before 10.06.2019)
Academic Performance (CGPA) %50 (out of 100)
Foreign Language Score %50 (out of 100)
To be a full-time registered student (graduates can complete an internship of up to 12 months after graduation, provided that they have completed their applications at the same time as a student)
Min CGPA should be 2.20 ( for Bachelor) 2.50 (for Masters)
Completing the first semester of the degree program before going to the Erasmus + Internship program.
IMPORTANT: All informations will be made from the e-mail accounts of bilgiedu.net without taking into account the e-mail addresses specified during the application. For this purpose, our students can log in to the student e-mail addresses on the main web page of Istanbul Bilgi University with their user name and password.
- Erasmus+ Language Score obtained last two years: minimum 60/100
- YDS, ÜDS, KPDS,YÖKDİL obtained last five years: minimum 60/100
- BILET 2 /BILET 3 / LEVEL 5 AT: minimum 60/100
- IELTS score obtained last two years: minimum 5 upon 9
- TOEFL-IBT score obtained last two years: minimum 72
- BILET EXAM (it will hold in Foreign Language Center)
A student that uses a valid language exam score may not change their score with another one after their application, and may not take the Erasmus+ English Exam which will be held.
- Exams which are listed in ÖSYM Language Equivalence List 25.02.2016 dated: http://www.yok.gov.tr/web/en-denklik-birimi/foreign-language-equivalence
- In case of using one of accepted exams’ scores, the score has to be entered to the related field in online application platform during application.
- If you want to take the exam for Foreign Languages, you will need to fill out the form that you take the exam until 9 January at 12:00. Please click for the form. (Only Erasmus+ Candidate Students should fill the form!)
- Child of martyrs or war veterans (Has to be documented) +15 points
- Students who are who have been under protection by 2828 Social Services Law. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.
- (Proving document has to be obtained from Ministry Of Family And Social Policies) +10 points
- Disabled students, on condition for the disability to be documented.+10 points
- Had previously take part in a Erasmus+ program (with or without grant) -10 points for each
- Going for mobility at a country where holds citizenship -10 points
- Students who had been selected before to participate to an Erasmus mobility but didn’t cancel their right before the announced cancellation deadline -10 points
- Candidates who applied simultaneously for two activities within the same application call (the student will sign a petition regarding her/his decision on from which application the deduction will be applied) -10 points
- Not participating to the Erasmus English Exam -5 points
- Not participating to orientations for previously placed students -5 points
The following organizations are not eligible for higher education internship activities under Erasmus +:
European Union institutions and EU agencies (see https://europa.eu/european-union/abouteu/institutions-bodies_en)
National Agency, etc., which conduct EU programs. organizations.
- Uncompleted, wrong or late applications will be deleted automatically.
- The of application is under responsibility of students. Missing documents and wrong documents will be eliminated during eligibility check process.
- Students who do double-major can only apply for one major.
Web-Sites You Can Search For The Call For Erasmus+ Internship Mobility
While contacting first time with the companies, we suggest you to write a short intention/ motivation letter for introduce yourself. A well-prepared letter and CV will increase your chance to proceed the next stage. We suggest you to check online sources to find examples for these documents.
After you preparing a good CV and letter of intent, you can start the internship search process by looking at the web sites where you can find Erasmus + internships.
Students are responsible themselves for researching and finding an appropriate internship position in relevant institutions. Regarding accommodation, students will be advised from the institution they are going to work at. However, students must find their own means of accommodation in the host country.
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- ERASMUS+ TRAINEESHIPS MOBILITY SHORTENING FORM
- ERASMUS+ TRAINEESHIPS MOBILITY EXTENSION FORM
- ERASMUS+ TRAINEESHIPS GRANT AGREEMENT (It will be prepared from Erasmus Office)
- ERASMUS+ TRAINEESHIPS LEARNING AGREEMENT GUIDELINE
- Insurance Info
2019-2020 Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Documents
During the Application Process
- Letter of Acceptance (Sample)
- Erasmus + Learning Agreement For Traineeships - (Before The Mobility Part)
Before the Mobility
- Copy Pages Of Your Health Insurance Policy (Full Scope And Including The Flight Dates) (Health+ Accident + Personal Liability)
- Garanti Bank Euro Account Information
During the Mobility (If it is necessary)
- Erasmus + Learning Agreement For Traineeships - (During The Mobility Part)
After the Mobility
- Credit Transfer Form (For Undergraduates)
- Credit Transfer Form (For Graduates)
- Certification of Participation
- Erasmus + Learning Agreement For Traineeships - (After The Mobility Part)
- Online Final Report (After Completion of All Documents The Form Will Be Sent Automatically To Your E-mails)
Is it possible for me to participate both in the study and the internship mobility programs?
Students can take part in the study mobility program for min. 3 and max. 12 months at every study cycle (two-year degree, undergraduate, graduate or PhD) during their education life. The duration of internship mobility program is min. 2 and max. 12 months. Students can participate in both programs for max. up to 12 months with or without a grant at every level. (two-year degree, undergraduate, graduate or PhD). The duration of mobility cannot exceed 12 months even if it is without a grant.
Can i participate in the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility multiple times?
Yes, it is possible for a student to have Erasmus+ Study or Erasmus+ Internship Mobility grant for once or multiple times for 12 months in total at every cycle during his/her education life. Having an Internship Mobility grant before does not prevent a student from having a Study Mobility grant.
I've participated in the Erasmus+ Study Mobility program and was granted, am I still eligible for grant support?
Yes, however, since grants are calculated from 12 months in total, you’ll be granted in accordance with the remaining time left within your 12 months maximum. Namely, a student having had a 6-month grant at undergraduate level before can have a 6-month grant more regardless of the type of the mobility. Additionally, a student who has participated in Erasmus+ Mobility before is given -10 points so that new candidates can have priority to attend the program
Can Seniors Participate in the Erasmus+ Internship Program?
It is compulsory for you to be a student in order to be recognized as eligible for the Erasmus+ Internship Program. You need to make your application and be nominated as a senior student before your graduation in order to be able to participate in the program within 12 months following your graduation.
Will the university provide me with available institutions for the internship program?
No, it is completely students’ responsibility. You can check the website and the database for all available institution offers. Furthermore, you can also contact your Department Erasmus Coordinator to benefit from their communcation network.
How can I find an institution for my Erasmus+ Internship Mobility?
Firstly, you need to send a letter of motivation that briefly describes your qualifications and skills along with your CV which we recommend you to write in Europass format to the institutions you are interested in via e-mail. You may get help from the Bilgi Talent(Career Centre) to prepare these documents. Make sure that you mention your desire to be an intern in the scope of Erasmus+ Internship program and the exact dates you want to work as an intern. In parallel with this, if there is an available position, don’t forget to ask for a letter of acceptance. Also, touching upon the benefits you’ll get from the institution and your career goals briefly might be helpful for you.
How should my letter of acceptance be? Is there a template letter?
Since every institution has different procedures, we don’t suggest you a prototype letter of acceptance. Yet, every letter of acceptance should be a legal document written in a headed letter paper. It should include your name-surname, your exact dates of internship, a brief summary of your internship, the stamp and the signature of your coordinator/mentor at the institution, the stamp and the contact details of the institution. You can find a template on our website.
I don't have a mandatory internship. Can I still apply?
Yes, you can apply for the Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program whether you have a mandatory internship or not.
If the mandatory internship at Bilgi University fits in with the one in Erasmus+ Internship Mobility Program in terms of content, Erasmus+ Internship can be counted as an equivalent to the mandatory one at Bilgi University. For the students who does not have a mandatory internship, the Erasmus+ Internship they plan to apply will be evaluated as a voluntary one. The internship should be related to your field of study in both case.
I've already finished my mandatory internship. Can I still participate in the internship mobility program?
Yes, absolutely. As long as the content of your internship matches up with your field of study, you can apply for the program.
What are the criterias for the application?
You need to be a registered student at junior (1st year level) level at least. (Excluding the prep students)
You need to have a CGPA of min. 2.20/4.00 if you are a two-year degree or undergraduate student or a CGPA of min. 2.50/4.00 if you are a graduate or Phd student.
When can I apply?
A precise schedule about the whole process is announced on our website every year. After the start of academic year, you can check our website periodically to see the dates in regard to the whole process.
How will I get my visa and passport?
As the process for these documents differs from country to country, it is students’ responsibility to get them. You need to get a student certificate from the registrar’s office or the SIS system in order not to pay a fee during your passport application. One of the visa documents is visa/grant letter that will be written by Erasmus office and given when requested. In this document, the duration of your mobility and your total amount of grant support will be indicated.
Is getting a health insurance mandatory? If so, how will I get one?
According to the Turkish National Agency rules, all students are required to get a health insurance before the mobility. Students participating in the internship program have to get an insurance for health, accidents and liability.
Will I be paid by the institution for my internship?
This situation entirely depends on the institution.
Is it possible for me to be granted during the entire period of my internship?
Istanbul Bilgi University calls for a grant from Turkish National Agency each year. Yet, the amount that will be provided to the students, total student number and grant duration entirely depend on the volume of the fund that we receive from Turkish National Agency. Accordingly, you may not receive a grant for your entire mobility. It is possible for you to be an internship student without a grant, though.