2022-2023 Erasmus+ European Traineeship Applications


The applications for Erasmus+ European Traineeship will be held between 21.02.2022– 07.03.2022, by 23:59. The details of the application 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 upon successful completion.


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

Who can apply?


Applicants must be registered at METU as full-degree students 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 21.02.2022 – 07.03.2022. The application period ends by 23:59.

How to Apply?

Students apply online via Program through link https://student.metu.edu.tr  

During the online applications, applicants will be asked to submit an acceptance letter 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 should be completed before 31 May 2023.

Sample Acceptance Letters

For the application to be valid, the acceptance letters should be approved by ICO. During the application period, ICO officers regularly control the acceptance letters according to the criteria above from the application system. It will be possible to make changes in the acceptance letters during the application period if they are not approved by ICO. 

The application should be completed 07.03.2022 before 23:59. The appropriateness of the acceptance letter will be decided on the last version that is uploaded to the online application system by this time. Hence, it will not be possible to upload any edited document after the deadline.  

Minimum CGPA requirement for Application

Undergraduate students who are considering applying for the Erasmus program should have at least 2,5 CGPA and graduate students should have at least 3,0 CGPA over 4,0.

English Proficiency Exam for Exchange Programs

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. The online system will take your highest score if you select your available score to be counted for Erasmus+ application assessment and ask the system to do so. If not, you will be able 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 and converted to METU IYS exam based on the table below. 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. Besides, before calculating the 50% of the CGPA, a coefficient is applied on the CGPA according to the applicants' department and semester information as below:

Student CGPA: 3.15

CGPA of the related department's students in the same semester with the applicant: 2.89
Ratio: 3.15/2.89 = 1.09

Overall Erasmus application score: 3.15x26.09 = 82.18

*the convergent factor to calculate 50% of the CGPA = 25

-  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.

- 5 points will be added to the overall score of the students who will do a traineeship activity that’s in scope of Digital Opportunity Traineeships (cybersecurity, big data, digital marketing, software development, social media management etc.). You can select this option during your online application and your acceptance letters will be examined by ICO to confirm that your traineeship is in this scope.

 To get these additional points, applicants have to submit their official proofs by 07.03.2022 to International Cooperations Office via the online application form. 

- 10 points will be decreased from the overall score of the students for each participation to the Erasmus KA103 / Erasmus Traineeship.

- The students who apply for both Erasmus student mobility and traineeship mobility will be expected to give priority to one of their choices. The preference will be indicated during the online application. 10 points will be decreased from the choice that is not prioritized. 



Duration of the Activity

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.

However, in order to provide mobility opportunities for a higher number of students and because of the budget limitations, 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 3 months-period.

 2021-2022 Erasmus traineeship grants in Euros (monthly)


1. and 2. Group Program Countries

Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein,

Norway, Sweden ,Belgium, Cyprus (Güney Kıbrıs),

Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Malta

750 €




3. Group Program Countries

Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,

Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia,Czech Republic, Crotia,

Slovenia, Serbia

600 €

**The students who are economically disadvantaged and getting needles pension under the law numbered 3294  (Incentive for Social Solidary) will get additional funding ( additional 100 euros per month)  after selection process. The student should submit the official documents to prove this situation.

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 May 30, 2022. Please bear in mind that students who withdraw from the program after May 30, 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

You can go to the above link to examine previous traineeship experiences of past students with names of the institutions.


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 March, 2022 (expected)




Due to previous years’ students’ experiences, the acceptance letters taken from Dpoint Group and Anidra People’s University will not be accepted. Please select your traineeship place 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.




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