1. What do you mean by “placement”?
Placement is a process of a higher education student in a business enterprise or organization of a programme country to have vocational training and/or obtaining work experience (traineeship/internship)
2. What are the objectives of student placement?
* To help students to adapt to the requirements of the EU-wide labor market,
* To enable students to develop specific skill including language skills and to improve understanding of the economic and social culture of the country concerned in the context of acquiring work experience,
* To promote cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises,
* To contribute to the development of a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.
3. Where does placement take place?
Host organizations for the student placement may be enterprises, training centers, research centers and other organizations including higher education institutions in one of the programme countries.
4. In which sectors can I work as an intern?
Students should work as an intern in a business enterprise or organization which is directly related to their own educational field.
5. Are there any restrictions for the placement organization/institution?
The placement institution can be business enterprises, training centers, research centers and other organizations which are in scope of the “business enterprise” definition (public or private).
The placement institution should not be one of the institutions listed below:
European Union Institutions or European Union agencies,
Institutions running EU programmes or granted by EU programmes,
6. What are the benefits of Erasmus student placement ?
-An international internship experience abroad.
-A monthly grant to support living expenses during the placement
7. What are the general conditions to apply Erasmus student placement?
All students providing general conditions below may apply for Erasmus placement mobility
Students from all levels (short cycle, first, second and third cycle) are eligible to apply for Erasmus placement mobility. However, students in their final year of study should apply for Erasmus placement while they are still enrolled at the university. Students who have already graduated are not eligible for application.
The CGPA should be at least 2.20/4.00 for undergraduate students and at least 2.50/4.00 for graduate students.
In the selection process, final point for the pre-ranking is calculated by taking 50% of the CGPA (academic success) and 50% of the English proficiency exam score.
You must get at least 50 from Erasmus Language Exam. TOEFL and YDS scores are accepted to prove English proficiency. For the students who don’t have one of these tests, a language proficiency examination is organized by our university.
The duration of the placement could be 2-12 months. Nevertheless grant payment will make over 2 months.
«-10 Point» rule is implemented under four conditions;
1) in the selection of a student for each mobility previously participated (with grant or without grant).
2) if the student apply for Erasmus Student Study Mobility and Erasmus Student Placement Mobility at the same application period, -10 point rule will be implemented for one of the application type according to student’s preference.
3) if the student participates in mobility in the country of citizenship.
4) if the student who was selected in the previous election but did not carry out their activities in the same learning stage without a coercive reason, a reduction of “-10 points” is applied for each activity for which the activity is not carried out before.
8. What is the amount of Erasmus grant during my placement?
Erasmus grants may differ according to the country that you will be placed. The amount of the grants was fixed by the European Commission on the basis of the conditions for cost of living in the countries.
ERASMUS grants helps to cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance costs) incurred in connection with their placement period abroad. Students may get a financial contribution or a contribution in kind by the host enterprise/organization.
You can find the table of countries and monthly grants for each country below:
|Country Groups||Host Countries||Monthly EU Grant (€)|
|Group 1 and Group 2 Programme Countries||United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Greece||600 €|
|Group 3 Programme Countries||Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey||
9. How and when should I apply?
Calendar for Erasmus student placement applications is updated every year. Please check the announcements from website and digital boards in our campus. Don’t hesitate to contact with us for your further questions.
10. How can I find a company for my placement?
While submitting Erasmus placement application, it is obligatory for the students to find their companies of placement beforehand. You may use your own network, internet resources or contact us, your department coordinator and lecturers for your placement request.
It is possible to find several calls from different European countries for Erasmus placements in the section “Erasmus Placement Calls”. These calls have been sent to our center in different time periods and not updated by the companies in yearly basis but it is a good database for the students who seek a placement to reach the possible companies and universities that are interested in or have experience in Erasmus placement. Please search the companies in detail and contact responsible persons for further information before submitting your application.