Student Mobility for Traineeship

Students can do their traineeships at a business, research institute, laboratory, organisation or another business related to their field of study within the scope of the mobility. Students and recent graduates should be encouraged to do a traineeship abroad and study towards each study cycle. The Mobility for Traineeships includes prospective teachers’ teaching internships, students’ research assistantships and prospective physicians’ research activities. The mobility should complement students’ study programmes.

Traineeship activity does not necessarily have to be related to students’ diploma programme. However, it should be conducted in a business sector which is related to students’ vocational education programme.

Mobility period can last from a minimum of 2 months to maximum of 12 months for different academic levels (Associate Degree, Undergraduate Degree, Master’s Degree, PhD). Students at all years of their study as well as recent graduates who are within 12 months after graduation can do a traineeship within the scope of the mobility. If senior students decide to do their traineeships after graduation, they must apply for the mobility before graduation (when they are still enrolled at an associate, undergraduate or master’s degree programme). Graduates cannot apply for the mobility for traineeships.

Erasmus Traineeship Duration

-The minimum duration for internship mobility is 2 months and the maximum period is 12 months.
-The duration of the activity must be carried out without interruption. Term breaks (semester breaks), and public holidays are not considered as an interruption to the Mobility for Traineeships.)

Prerequisites of Application

  • GPA:
    2.20/4.00 for Associate Degree and Undergraduate Degree students
    2.50/4.00 for Master’s Degree and PhD students.
    Grade conversion is made according to YÖK (Council of Higher Education) Conversion Scale.
  • Students whose transcript is not yet available during the application process
  • Students who are registered at a bachelor’s degree programme through vertical transfer must have a GPA of at least 2.20/4.00
  • Students who have a graduation score of at least 75/100 (for first-year students)
  • Traineeship content and duties must be related to students’ vocational school programme. Every student has the right to apply for Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme without regard to whether they are obliged to carry out traineeship in their schools or not.
  • Sending higher education institution and receiving institution does not have to have a bilateral agreement. Personal student emplacement agreements will be binding.

General Information

Suitable Participant Organizations/Institutions 

Any kind of public or private enterprise, which operates in education / training business[GA1] . The suitable workplaces for a traineeship include the following, but not limited to:

  • A small- and medium-sized and large public or private enterprise;
  • Public bodies at local, regional or national level;
  • Embassies or consular offices of the sending Programme Country;
  • A social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions, stock markets and other unions;
  • A research institute;
  • A foundation;
  • A school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);
  • Non-profit organizations, associations and NGOs;
  • A body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services;
  • A higher education institution (All the involved higher education institutions from Programme Countries must hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)).

The following types of organizations are not eligible as receiving organizations

- European Union institutions and EU agencies (see

Institutions carrying out EU programmes such as the National Agency 

Things to Do Before Starting Mobility Activity

  • Signed and stamped letterheaded invitation letter given by the receiving institution, which includes traineeship subject, content, dates and its contribution to student, will be delivered to our International Office.
  • Beykent University Application Form of Traineeship Mobility
  • Transcript
  • Foreign Language Exam Results
  • 2 Photographs
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeship
  • Traineeship Mobility Grant Agreement
  • Visa 
  • Students who will participate in Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeships are required to submit a full-coverage health insurance that includes a liability insurance (covering the damages they might cause in their work place), and an accident insurance (covering the workplace-related accidents).

Documents to be submitted after the mobility

  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • Student Final Report Form (Online)
  • Traineeship Certificate

Erasmus candidate is responsible for delivering all the required documents to Erasmus Istitutional Coordinator.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the required documents must be prepared and submitted precisely. Applications with missing documents or information will not be accepted.