Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

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E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr

Erasmus + Traineeship

Erasmus + Traineeship

Özyeğin University was awarded the EUCX (Extended Erasmus University Charter) by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission in the 2009 round. Based on this Charter, starting from the 2009-10 academic year, Özyeğin students qualified for Erasmus mobility. In line with the application and evaluation procedures of the 2013-20 project phase, Özyeğin University's charter has been renewed.

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 Application & Participation Criteria

The International Office welcomes applications to participate in the Erasmus exchange at the end of each Fall semester. The minimum application criteria is 2.20/4.00 CGPA, having completed one semester, 60/100 in Erasmus Language Exam (ELE) for undergraduate students; and 3.00/4.00, having completed one semester, 60/100 in Erasmus Language Exam (ELE) for graduate students.
 

  • Traineeship duration is min. 2 months, max. 12 months.
  • Students cannot be placed in European Union institutions and establishments which pursue EU programs/grants in the host country.
  • Students can benefit from the traineeship opportunity within 12 months upon graduation with the condition of applying before graduation in their final year.
  • Students who have benefitted from the Erasmus mobility activities may participate in traineeship  mobility as long as the total mobility period does not exceed 12 months.
  • The host institutions must be compatible with the Erasmus+ Program Guide. The receiving organization can be any  public  or  private  organization  active  in  the  labor  market  or  in  the  fields  of  education, training and youth. For example, such organization can be:
    • public or private, a small, medium  or  large  enterprise  (including  social enterprises);
    • public body at local, regional or national level;
    • social  partner  or  other  representative  of  working  life,  including  chambers  of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
    • research institute;
    • foundation;
    • school/institute/educational  center  (at  any  level,  from  pre-school  to  upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);
    • non - profit organization, association, NGO;
    • body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;
    • Program Country HEI awarded with an ECHE.

 
 Application Process for 2018-19:

  • Students will create contacts with enterprises/organizations in order to find their own internship places and submit to the International Office an Acceptance Letter (Letter of Intent/Invitation). You may start your search by visiting the following link: www.erasmusintern.org
  • Submit your online application,
    • Check any additional notes/presentations provided by the OzU IO.
  • Take the Erasmus+ English Language Exam (ELE).
  • Ranking will be based on the Erasmus Score (50% CGPA + 50% ELE = Erasmus Score).
  • Students who have previously participated in the Erasmus+ program (study and/or traineeship) or who withdrew after the given deadline will be deducted 10 points at the time of evaluations.
  • Students who submit Disabled ID Card at the time of applying will be added 10 points.
  • Veterans/Martyrs ID Card at the time of applying will be added 15 points.
  • Students who wish to participate to the program in their countries of citizenship will be deducted 10 points.
  • Extra 10 points will be given to the students who submit an official letter based on Act No. 2828 on social services and child protection agency.
  • Placed students who do not attend the meetings/orientation sessions, without a valid excuse will be deducted 5 points in the case of applying to the Erasmus program again.
  • Applicants must submit their acceptance/invitation letters provided by the companies before the deadline announced by the OzU IO. The applicants should contact their faculty program coordinator to get signed approval on their acceptance letter.
  • Erasmus traineeship mobility grant eligibility will be based on the budget allocated by the Turkish National Agency. Not all students are eligible and students can participate in the program as zero-grant students. Zero – grant students must fulfill all student mobility criteria to benefit from all advantages of being an Erasmus+ student.
  • Students who have benefitted from the Erasmus mobility activities may once again participate in the program as long as the total mobility period does not exceed 12 months.
  • Graduate students must submit the approval of their academic advisors.

Erasmus applicants must complete the official documentation such as 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 host institution and Özyeğin University. The Learning Agreement guarantees the transfer and recognition of credits earned during exchange.

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. 70% of the mobility grant will be paid to eligible students in the beginning of the exchange semester. After the mobility, students who fulfill all the requirements (relevant documentation, academic success etc.) will be considered for the remaining 30% of the mobility grant. If the participants do not fulfill the minimum placement criteria and do not submit the necessary 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 distribution for the academic year 2018-19. The allocation varies from year to year and is dependent on the EUC and Turkish National Agency's budget proposal.
 

Group of countries Host country during mobility Monthly  study grant
Group 1 & 2 program countries with higher living costs Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Luxembourg, Iceland, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Portugal, Malta 600 €
Group 3 program countries with lower living costs Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey 400 €

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. Estimated costs are required at the time of application.

You may review the details by clicking Financial Support for Special Needs. If you have any questions or would like apply for this grant, please contact us: international.relations@ozu.edu.tr 

Necessary Documents for Erasmus+ Traineeship

Before the Traineeship:

  • Online Application for Erasmus+ Traineeship Mobility
  • Letter of intent / letter of acceptance from the company
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeships
  • Erasmus+ Grant Agreement
  • Copy of insurance policies: Health insurance, liability insurance and accident insurance coverage related to the student's tasks.
  • Online linguistic support first assessment & online language courses (details can be found below)
  • Read the Erasmus+ Student Charter

 
After the Traineeship:

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeship - After the Mobility page
  • Participant's Report
  • Passport copy (entry-exit stamps)
  • Online linguistic support 2nd assessment
  • Evaluation Form

 
Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
 
The Online Linguistic Support will be gradually implemented in the course of the program for all mobility activities lasting two months and longer. Such online support is made available by the European Commission to selected students, with a view to assess their competence in the language they will use to study or carry out their traineeships abroad. This tool will also offer them, where necessary, the possibility to improve the knowledge of the language before and/or during the mobility period. For more information on language assessments and courses click here