Erasmus Traineeship

Traineeship Period 

2 months


What is "traineeship"?

Traineeship is the process of a student having a vocational education or gaining work experience in a business administration or organization at one of the participant countries (European Union countries). Before applying to the METU International Cooperations Office (ICO) students should determine the host institution where they will carry out the traineeship activity. Host institutions can be firms, companies, education and research centers, regardless of their size and economic sector, whether private or state-owned.


The following institutions are not suitable for Erasmus traineeship:

-European Union institutions and EU agencies

-Institutions implementing EU Programs and getting funds in this framework

-Our diplomatic representations in the host country (embassy or consulate)


2015-2016 Erasmus student mobility grants in Euros (monthly)

1. Group Program Countries Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom 600 €
2. Group Program Countries Belgium, Crotia, Czech Republic, Cyprus (Güney Kıbrıs), Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain 500 €
3. Group Program Countries Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia 400 €

Important Announcement for those who would like to have traineesip in UK

Dear all,


Please see revised Tier 5 CoS Application Form and Tier 5 Guidance for Coordinators.


The ‘Tier 5 Guidance for Coordinators’ is to be read and used in conjunction with the ‘Tier 5 CoS Application Form’.


Please note the most up to date version of the ‘Tier 5 CoS Application Form’ must now be completed and submitted in all future CoS applications accompanied with the supporting documents detailed in the guidance.


We have also devised a guidance document Tier 5 Online Visa Application Guidance to aid students when applying for their visa.


Please note that the information and links contained within the document are correct at the time of writing and may change. We would advise you to consult the Home Office website for the most up to date information regarding the visa application process.


The team are only able to assist with CoS related matters and are unable to advise on enquiries regarding visas. The process of applying for a visa is a separate process and is managed by the Home Office. For help and advice on visa related enquiries please click here.


Please be mindful that we are entering a busy period where we receive hundreds of applications for a CoS. To avoid disappointment please try to submit your CoS application for your students early.


Please take the time to look through the documents and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 


For further information and guidance please visit our website where you will find the most up to date versions of the documents.


Kind Regards,


Tier 5 Team