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.
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 should be min. 2 months and could be 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 and 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;
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.
Since there is no partner institutions for the Erasmus+ traineeship mobility, students must create contacts with enterprises/organizations in order to find their own internship places. You may start your search by visiting the following link: www.erasmusintern.org.
Students must submit an Acceptance Letter (Letter of Intent/Invitation) to the OzU IO.
Students will submit their online application. Please visit the related announcement to check any additional notes/presentations provided by the OzU IO.
Students will take the Erasmus+ English Language Exam (ELE).
Evaluation is based on the Erasmus score. Erasmus Score = CGPA 50% + ELE Score 50% + if applicable, additional Turkish National Agency Additional Criteria. Ranking will be faculty based.
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.
(-) Placed students who do not inform OzU IO regarding the non-participation in mobility on time will have 5 points deducted from their Erasmus score if they apply to the Erasmus program again.
(+) 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.
(+) 10 points extra will be given to the students who submit an official letter based on Act No. 2828 on social services and child protection agency.
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 Learning Agreement for Traineeship, Visa copy, Erasmus Grant/Mobility 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 Özyeğin University.
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 distribution. 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 Grant for Traineeship Mobility
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
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
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.
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.
Necessary Documents for Erasmus+ Traineeship
Before the Traineeship:
Online Application for Erasmus+ Traineeship Mobility
Invitation Letter from the company approved by OzU Program Coordinator
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.