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Erasmus Work Placements

Erasmus Work Placements

Students apply fort he work placement program in order to have vocational training and/or get working experience in a company/institution which is located in a EU member country..


Who Can Apply?

  • Vocational School students
  • Undergraduate
  •  Master and PhD students
  • Each student can participate in Erasmus Work Placement program receiving grant only once during his/her high-education period. However, a student can apply and be selected for a second time to participate in Erasmus Work Placement without a grant.
  • Each student can participate both in Erasmus Student Exchange and Erasmus Work Placement.


Host Institution Selection

The following institutions can be suitable for students of Erasmus Work Placement:

  • Enterprises, Business Firms
  • Training and Education Centers
  • Research Centers
  • Other Institutions

However; diplomatic agencies and the institutions that hold EU programs cannot be selected as the host institutions within Erasmus Work Placement.

 

Placement Duration

  • 3-12 months for Undergraduate, Master and PhD students
  • Minimum 2 months for Vocational School students

 

APPLICATION DATES

The application deadline for 2013/2014 Academic Year Erasmus Work Placement

10 April 2014

  

Application Criteria

1. Cumulative GPA:

  • Vocational School and Undergraduate students-required cumulative GPA: min 2.30/4.00 
  • Master and PhD students- required cumulative GPA: min 2.50/4.00 

2. Students are expected to find the institutions of internship by themselves and submit the letter of intention to the International Office no later than 10 April 2014. In order to see a sample of letter of intention, please see Required Documents below.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Students should first contact the firm/institution and their Program Erasmus Coordinators to request a Letter of Intention (acceptance) from the firm/institution and to determine the details of their training program abroad.

Letter of Intention

To be prepared and signed by the company/institution executive (should indicate his/her title) to prove student’s acceptance and in which his/her personal information, planned dates of start and end of the placement period and the detailed program of the traineeship period- tasks of the trainee and knowledge, skills to be acquired should be written (Download the sample letter of intention in word-format)

Candidate outgoing student for Erasmus Work Placement should fill in the application form and the CV in European format, which are accessible on the above links. Together with these documents, the student should deliver his/her letter of intention in original format, 1 photo and 1 transcript.

Please note that Program Erasmus Coordinator should check for the compatibility of the letter of intentions and request to change them if necessary.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Erasmus Institutional Coordinator, collects and checks the compatibility of each letter of intention.

Erasmus Institutional Coordinator announces the list of outgoing students who have gained the right to participate in Erasmus Work Placement program in accordance with the quotas set by the National Agency.

TRAINING AGREEMENT

Outgoing students of Erasmus Work Placement should prepare their detailed training programs with their Program Erasmus Coordinators and training supervisors abroad for their specified training periods. This document is called as the Training Agreement in which knowledge, skills and competence to be acquired, tasks of the trainee and academic recognition (ECTS) should also be described.(Download "Training Agreement and Quality Commitment" in word format) In departments which require compulsory internship in the curriculum, whether Erasmus Work Placement can be regarded as this compulsory internship or not is up to the decision of the department heads.

ECTS

Erasmus Work Placement should have full academic recognition by all departments through ECTS credits, which should be recorded on the diploma supplement of the student. ECTS amount is up to the decision of Erasmus Department Coordinators and the Department Heads. ECTS means the total number of credits given for the efforts of the student and it can change according to the different personal training programs (whole time spent for active work during the traineeship) of Erasmus Work Placement students.

 

Erasmus Work Placement Grants According to the Categories of Countries

Monthly Erasmus grants are determined before the beginning of the new acacemic year according to the national priorities and criteria set by National Agency.

 

Countries                        

Ony for Pre-Vocation School Students Mobility of 
2-3 Months 
Excluding transportation and visa costs 

For Mobility of 
3 months and more

 

Full Grant for 2 Months  € 

 

Additional Week €

Monthly €

Austria

762

95

476

Belgium

717

90

448

Bulgaria

450

56

281

Cyprus Republic

600

75

375

Chezh Republic

603

75

377

Germany

680

85

425

Denmark

962

120

601

Estonia

542

68

339

Spain

701

88

438

Finland

856

107

535

France

832

104

520

England

963

120

602

Greece

680

85

425

Hungary

568

71

355

Irland

782

98

489

Italy

763

95

477

Lithuania

520

65

325

Luxembourg

717

90

448

Letonia

533

67

333

Malta

589

74

368

The Netherlands

746

93

466

Poland

552

69

345

Portugal

610

76

381

Romania

499

62

312

Sweden

850

106

531

Slovenia

642

80

401

Slovakia

573

72

358

Erasmus grant payments are made in 2 installments. First installment amount is calculated by the National Agency as the amount not to exceed the 80% of the total amount. It is paid before the student’s departure. Second installment is paid when the student comes back and gives the Student Final Report  and the Certificate of Participation to the International Office. According to the beginning and ending dates of the placement period specified on the student’s Certificate of Participation, total amount of the Erasmus grant is calculated again. Students can receive grants only for their Erasmus Work Placement periods abroad.

Erasmus students make their prepations for their work placement abroad (obtaining visa, organization of documents, accomodation) by themselves, they can consult their Program Erasmus Coordinators and the International office when they have problems. In order to help the student with the visa applications, a document will be given by the International Office to the student indicating that he/she is an Erasmus Work Placement student. Students can get financial contribution (salary) during their work placement abroad, however, it depends on the firm/institution.