What is Internship?

Erasmus Student Mobility for Internship is a program in which Students from Universities which has an Erasmus Higher Education University Charter may apply to a business or organization within a country of European Union in order to gain work experience.

Each university students (Vocational School, Bachelor, Master and PhD), may apply to the registered University in order to participate in Erasmus Student Internship Mobility activities.

Under Learning Mobility of Individuals (Key Action 1), students at higher education institutions holding a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) can spend an internship period between 2 months and 12 months in an enterprise or organization in another programme country to develop hands on work experience in the occupational field relevant to their study area.

The scope of the enterprise or the organization where a student makes internship should be directly related to study area of the student and contribute her/him by providing practical work experience. In this regard, Erasmus student mobility for traineeship cannot be used for research assignments and analysis purposes for the study area.

Who can apply to European Internship Consortia?

Students from European Internship Consortium Partner Higher Education Institutions (Universities) may apply. Partner Higher Education Institutions;

  • Istanbul Kultur University (IKU)
  • Istanbul Sehir University (Sehir)
  • Kadir Has University (KHAS)
  • Sabanci University (SU)
  • Uskudar University

How the Consortium will make a difference to Students in Erasmus Internship mobility?

In Erasmus Internship mobility, Students are required to submit their letter of acceptances received from mentioned companies to the Universities at the application stage. Students applying under the European Internship Consortium will be placed by the consortium as their selection will be proportional to the expectations of the internship organizations. As the subject of finding an internship location to selected Students will be proportional to the expectations of the internship organizations, students are not warranted in finding an internship.

Internship (Placement) Period

Students may be placed in institutions to do an internship for at least 2 months up to 12 months. Students, under the condition to apply before graduation, may benefit from internship mobility after graduation. In this case, they are required to complete an internship of mobility for the 12 months following their graduation.

What are the application criteria?

  1. To be an enrolled student in one of the Partner Higher Education Institutions.
  2. GPA for Vocational and Undergraduate Students should be over than 2.20/4.00. For graduate Students it should over than 2.5/4.0 GPA.

How to apply?

Students who are eligible to application criteria, are required to fill in the online application form which exist in our  homepage, to transmit the signed print out of this form and other requested documents to their home institution’s consortium representative  till the announced deadline.  Please click for the representatives of higher education institutions.

Evaluation Process

  • Academic Performance (GPA): 50%
  • Language Proficiency: 50%
  • Previous participation in the Erasmus Programme within current study level: -10 points (out of 100 for each participation in Erasmus mobility for studies or traineeships in the same study level
  • Disadvantaged students (The statement from a doctor or other relevant authority confirming the special needs should be submitted to the Consortia representative at the home university during the application period): (+10) points
  • Participation in Erasmus programme in the country of nationality: (- 10) points
  • The results are shared with all students who apply.

Placement Process

  • Students who had right to be an Erasmus Student are shared by the Consortium with potential international organizations.
  •   The essentials in the placement are the supply/demand of the institutions and students competencies.
  • Student selection is carried out by international institutions.
  • Students can be placed by the Consortium Board approval to the internship placement that they find their own
  •   Students preferred by Companies, are invited to meet with the Consortium Board of Directors.
  • An Orientation Program organized by the consortium partners before students are going abroad.
  • The selected students before starting and after completing their internship will take the « OLS Electronic Language Test ». Thus; the improvement in the level of foreign language held by training is determined for information.
  • Internship period may be 2, 3 and/or 6 months regarding the demand of host institution, student and grant budget. (Mobility period depending on the grant budget may continue up to 12 months )

Training Agreement 

Students eligible to benefit from Erasmus Internship Mobility should prepare their detailed work program before the start of their training under supervision of Consortium coordinator at their home institution and responsible person at their host institution. Training Agreement should be prepared to cover the entire duration of the internship, as well as the work program, skills, qualifications and recognition (ECTS), etc. must be specified. In the sections where the compulsory internship is mentioned, to accept or to deny the actual internship as an compulsory internship is under   initiative of departments.  Additional documents may be requested from students by the Department  Click here for the Training Agreement.

ECTS Credits and Recognition

Students who participate to Erasmus Internship Mobility are earning ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits for their realized internships. ECTS credits amount may vary regarding Erasmus placement and total amount of labor spent by each student for internship (total working hours in individual study program ).  Determination of ECTS credits for the Erasmus placement should be subject to the approval of the Erasmus Coordinator. The student’s internship is recognized by his home institution as gained credits recognition which is provided in the graduation transcripts and / or the Diploma Supplement and / or in a signed “Certificate” by the consortium institutions.

Grant Amount

  • Erasmus grant distribution is made within the framework of set quotas for the higher education institutions and taking into account the grades of students who placed in the company to do an internship.
  • Monthly Erasmus grants are determined by Turkish National Agency in accordance with national priorities and criteria before the start of the academic year. Erasmus internship grants shown in the following table for each country according to their standard of living and the cost of living index of the country were eligible to submit.
  • Prior to the mobility period of the students, an agreement containing the relevant details of the grant should be signed with student.
  • Students grant is paid in two installments. The first installment rate is determined not to exceed 80% of the total grant and payment must be made before the student’s departure. The second installment of the payment is made at the end of the internship period regarding delivered certificate of attendance which indicated beginning and ending dates of mobility and passport entry and exit stamps. Accordingly the total grant re- calculated. Students can only receive grant money while they were abroad for Erasmus placement period.
  • The host institutions may support Internship students with salaries, lunch, transportation etc. There is no problem for students in getting these supports.


Country types according to cost of living Host Countries In the Mobility Monthly Student Internship Grant (€)
  1. Group Program Countries
Austria, Denmark, Finland, France , Ireland, Italy , Liechtenstein, Norway , Sweden , United Kingdom 600
  1. Group Program Countries
Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus , Germany, Greece , Iceland, Luxembourg , Netherlands, Portugal , Slovenia, Spain 500
  1. Group Program Countries
Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia 400


Recognition of Training

The student’s traineeship is recognized by the home institution as gained credits recognition which is provided in the Transcript of Records and/or the Diploma Supplement and/or in a signed “Certificate” by the Consortia partner institutions.

Required Documents After Completion of Training

(Click here to access the Important Documents and Description)

1. After the Mobility Part of Learning Agreement ( click here for the document)

It is the third part of Training Agreement should be filled in after the mobility. This document includes the length of internship, performed duties, achieved competencies and the evaluation of host institution about trainee. It must be signed and stamped by the mentor (advisor), authorized person within the host institution.

2Confirmation of Stay click here for the document)

This document must include the actual duration of your mobility period and must be signed and stamped by the responsible person at the host institution

3. Second Online Language Test (OLS)

(Yet cannot be reached because the form is under construction.)At the end of the internship period, students when they return to Turkey are required to fill a report in the survey after submission of documents.

4. Mobility Tool Final Report

After completion of Certificate of Participation, After Mobility, OLS, Copy of Passport Documets, students will receive an EU online survey to complete.

5. Copy of Passport (Entry and Exit Stamps)

After return to home country students must submit their passport copies including the pages of visa, residence permit, and all other sealed pages to their home institution’s consortium representative.

6. Personal Impression Report / Photo After the end of their mobility, students should submit their written personal impression report concerning to their internship with a photo taken in internship place to their home institution’s consortium representative.