2020 Project Term Erasmus+ KA103 European Traineeship Applications


The applications to Erasmus+ KA103 programme European Traineeship within the 2020 project term will be held between 25.04.2022 – 11.05.2022, by 23:59. The details of the application and  statistics beloning to the previous year can be found below.


Please bear in mind that:

-Traineeship activity cannot be used to carry out academic and scientific studies such as research assignments or analysis studies within the scope of a specific curriculum. Activities conducted by students in order to complete or support their own scientific studies like scientific researches and projects are not accepted as internship activities. In order for these activities to be accepted as traineeship activities, they should be carried out as professional activities that are economically viable in the related sector, not in academic studies.

-The following organizations are not eligible for Erasmus + traineeship activity:


EU institutions and agencies (https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/institutions-bodies_en)


National Agencies and similar institutions carrying out EU programs

 -Make sure that traineeship activity will be recognized by the departments as International Student Practice course.


Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic some details and rules are subject to change!!! 

Who can apply?


Applicants must be registered at METU as full-degree students (undergraduate or graduate level) at the time of application.


Applicants must complete at least one semester at METU.


Conditional Program (Bilimsel Hazırlık) students and students studying in the Department of Basic English are not eligible to apply.

Start and End Dates of the Application

The application period is 25.04.2022 – 11.05.2022. The application period will end at by 23.59.

How to Apply?

All application, selection and placement of traineeship program will be carried out online and through the E-Devlet Career Gate platform initiated by the Turkish National Agency. Application documents should not be physically transmitted, but only uploaded to the relevant section of the Application Portal. It is essential to strictly adhere to the specified date range in order to carry out the online application processes and upload the application documents online.

The application portal, which is configured on the E-Devlet Career Gate platform, will be closed on 11.05.2022 at 23:59. After the specified date and time, no applications or documents can be uploaded into the system. Application procedures will be carried out only through the National Agency Application Portal: https://portal.ua.gov.tr/ You can find the details about the application portal from the link below.

International degree seeking students should have E-devlet account. User Guide click here


During the online application, applicants will be asked to submit an acceptance letter obtained from a firm/institution where the traineeship will take place to the system. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

The acceptance letters should be signed, stamped and written on a headed paper (antetli kağıt) and include:

- dates & subject of the traineeship

- name of the institution where the traineeship will take place

- name and function of the person who signs the letter

In the acceptance letters, it should be specified that the applicants will work as a trainee rather than a researcher. Those letters including such notions as “research” or “scientific study” will not be accepted. 

The traineeship period of the selected/placed applicants must be completed before 31 May 2023.

Sample Acceptance Letters

For the application to be valid, the acceptance letters will be evaluated and should be approved by International Cooperations Office of METU (ICO). During the application period, ICO officers will regularly review the acceptance letters according to the criteria indicated above from the application system. The applicants will be able to to make changes in the acceptance letters during the application period. 

. The eligibility/validity of the acceptance letter will be decided based on the last version uploaded to the online application system by 11.05.2022 before 23.59. Hence, it will not be possible to upload any edited document after this deadline.  


Minimum CGPA Requirement for Application

Interested undergraduate students must have at least 2,5 CGPA and graduate level students must have at least 3,0 CGPA out of 4,0.


Language Proficiency RequirementIt is obligatory to have a valid English test score from an exam which was taken within the last 5 years before the application deadline and the test must be one of the exams recognized by METU. Without such a valid English test score, the application will not be completed and will not be considered for evaluation. . The valid score can be one of the following options:

International Cooperations Office will discontinue holding English Proficiency Exam for Exchange Programs (EPEEP) based on the University Senate decision given on December 29, 2021. No EPEEP exam will be held starting from 2022. However, students interested in applying to ICO programs such as Erasmus+, Overseas Exchange or Mevlana will be able to bring any English language score taken within the last 5 years before the application period. These scores must be one of the METU recognized exams. Please check which exams are recognized by METU from the link

 and prepare your valid score. You need to upload your language score which is recognized by METU on the application system which will be checked for the validity and eligibility by ICO. The table below will be used for conversion of METU's recognised exams into a grading scale ranging from 1 to 100, the highest score. Then the online system will calculate its 50% for the selection purposes (see Selection Criteria section) as explained below:

Equivalance Table for METU IYS to other English exams



Selection Criteria

According to the regulations of the Turkish National Agency, 50% of CGPA and 50% of the English language test score are taken into account in electing prospective Erasmus students.

-  15 points will be added to the overall score of the students who are the children of martyrs and veterans. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.

-  10 points will be added to the overall score of students with disabilities. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.         

-  10 points will be added to the overall score of the students who are who have been under protection by 2828 Social Services Law. The proving documents must be submitted to the online application system during the application period.

 To get these additional points, applicants have to submit their official proofs by 11.05.2022 to online application from e-Devlet. It is the applicants’s own responsibility to provide valid and reliable proofs.

- 10 points will be decreased from the overall score of the students for previous participation to the Erasmus KA103 Erasmus Traineeship in the same study cycle.


Duration of the Activity

METU Rules:

In order to provide mobility opportunities for a higher number of students and because of the budget limitations at METU, the maximum duration of the granted period is limited to 3 months. The Erasmus+ trainees selected for this period will be able to receive an Erasmus grant for a max of 3 month-period.      

Program Rules:

The duration of the activity is between 2 and 12 months, valid separately for each degree level. The traineeship period cannot be less than 2 months (60 days). 

Students can participate in the Erasmus program more than once. The same student may receive grants for mobility periods totaling up to 12 months per each cycle of study (UG, MS, Ph.D.), independently from the number and type of mobility activities. This means the duration of Erasmus grants for Erasmus traineeship mobility and Erasmus student mobility and in a specific cycle of study for a student can be maximum of 12 months.

 2020 Project Term Erasmus+ Traineeship Grants in Euros (monthly)

1st & 2nd Group Countries: 600 €

UK, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Greece

3rd Group Program Countries: 400 €       

Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia

In the case of budget limitations, it is also possible to participate in the program without receiving any grant. Those applicants who would like to participate in the program without a grant need to make the application and their applications need to be evaluated as the others. Those participants with zero grants have to fulfill the rights and obligations of the program.

Students who would like to withdraw from the Erasmus traineeship program should inform ICO about withdrawal decision latest by June 15, 2022. Please bear in mind that students who withdraw from the program after June 15, except for the force- majeure cases, will lose 10 points for their future Erasmus applications at the same study cycle (academic level).

Erasmus Traineeship Database 2009-2020

Students may also have a look at "Opportunities" page to see the institutions that are looking for an Erasmus trainee.

Announcement date of application results: The results will be announced towards mid May, 2022 (expected)



Based on the previous experiences and views of the students, the acceptance letters taken from Dpoint Group and Anidra People’s University will not be accepted. Please select your traineeship firm/institution more carefully.

Students may be required to obtain a visa for the traineeship period. Please keep in mind that visa procedures may take a long time and students may have to pay fees for visa application (fee amounts vary). Please consult with the embassy of the related country.




The International Cooperations Office ICO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Erasmus+ KA103 Staj Bilgilendirme Toplantısı / Information Session 

Date: May 18, 2022   Time: 02:00 pm

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