2019-2020 Academic Year Summer Term and 2020-2021 Academic Year Fall and Spring Semester Erasmus Internship Mobility Applications

2019-2020 Academic Year Summer Term and 2020-2021 Academic Year Fall and Spring Semester Erasmus Internship Mobility Applications

 

Dear Students, Please complete the application by carefully reading the announcement text in full detail. During the application, all announcements will be published on erasmus.uskudar.edu.tr website and your communication address @ st.uskudar.edu.tr will be used as the communication channel. We strongly advise you to check your emails and announcements frequently.  

 

The activity includes internship mobility to abroad for students who registered in a higher education institution. “Internship” is the process by which a beneficiary receives professional training and/or working experience within a business or organization in another country which is participated in the program. Internship activities can not be used to carry out studies such as research assignments and analysis studies related to academic studies conducted within the scope of a specific curriculum. Internship activity is the student's practical work experience in the field of vocational education.

 

The internship activity is not expected to be compulsory for the student's diploma program. However, the economic sector of the internship should be related to the current vocational education program of the student. In each level of education, the valid duration of activity is 2 to 12 months. Internship activities can be carried out within 12 months after graduation for students in each class and in the last year of the program. In the post-graduation internship activity, the student application must be made before the student graduates (when he/she is already a second-year student for the associate degree and a fourth-year student for an undergraduate degree). Graduated students cannot apply. Internship mobility after graduation must be completed within 12 months of graduation. After graduation internship period with student mobility, carried out at the same stage period totalling 12 months must not exceed.

 

Organizations that will host the internship; enterprises, training centres, research centres, chambers of commerce and associations, schools, foundations, non-profit organizations, career guidance organizations, professional counselling and guidance organizations, higher education institutions and other organizations mentioned in the Erasmus + Program Guide. In this context, an appropriate enterprise means any private or public institution, regardless of size, legal status and economic sector in which they operate, and any kind of economic activity including the social economy. If the institution in which the internship activity is abroad is a higher education institution, the work to be performed is not an academic learning activity but rather to obtain practical work experience in the related units. Internship activities for academic studies cannot be carried out.

 

The following organizations are not eligible for higher education internship activities under Erasmus +:

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

- National Agency, etc., which conduct EU programs. organizations.

 

The internship may be interrupted if the company is closed due to holiday. The grant payment is made for the period when the entity is closed, but the closed period will not be added to the activity period. In order to ensure the minimum period of activity, the dates for which the internship will be closed must be investigated in advance, and even after the holiday period is removed, it is necessary to ensure that the minimum period is provided. Weekend holidays are not holidays to be deducted from the activity period. If the students return before the completion of the minimum period except for force majeure, the activity is considered invalid and the grant is not paid.

 

A) Minimum Conditions     

In order to participate in the activity, students must first meet the following minimum requirements:

  • The student is a full-time student enrolled in a higher education program in any of the formal education levels (first, second or third stage) within the higher education institution,
  • a-) Cumulative academic grade point average of first-grade (associate degree/undergraduate)students should be at least 2.20 / 4.00,

           b) The cumulative grade point average of the second and third-grade (master's/doctorate) students should be at least 2.5 0 / 4.00,

  • If the Erasmus + and Lifelong Learning (LLP) period has benefited from higher education mobility activities within the current education level, the total duration will not exceed 12 months with the new activity,
  • The student must have a Letter of Acceptance / Invitation Letter sent by an institution/ organization to be interned in Europe, the dates of which are clearly defined and signed. 

B) Application Steps 

 

Students are required to apply through the “ Erasmus + Online Information System ” page between the dates of 07 February 2020 and 09 March 2020.

  • Students must also submit the signed application form (2 copies) together with their transcripts showing the valid grade point average and a Letter of Acceptance (2 copies) to the Erasmus Office, where is located on the 106 numbered room, 1st floor Central Campus, until at 09 March 2020 at 17.30 PM. Applications that are not submitted or submitted with a missing signature will be considered invalid.
  • Applicants will take the English Proficiency Exam to be held on 11 March 2020 by Uskudar University Coordinatorship of Foreign Languages.
  • The final results of the application process ( students who are eligible to benefit from Erasmus Mobility) will be announced on 31 March 2020

• Time interval for waiver: 01.04.2020- 10.04.2020, -10 points will be deducted from the next applications of students who waived after the specified date range. 

  • Applications that are not submitted or submitted with a missing signature will be considered as invalid.

 

C) Transcript    

 

The student's GPA must meet the minimum requirements at the application stage. The last transcript obtained by the student is used to determine the grade point average. Graduation grade obtained from the previous higher education level is used for the students who apply for the first semester at the master and doctorate level and who have not yet formed a transcript in the selected higher education institution. Similarly, for those students who have passed from another higher education institution through horizontal or vertical transfer and have not yet achieved a grade point average in the selected higher education institution, the grade points in the last transcript from the higher education institution they come from are taken into consideration.

 

D) Foreign Language Exam 

  •  All applicants will be invited to take the foreign language (English) exam which will be prepared by Üsküdar University Coordinatorship of Foreign Languages ​on March 11, 2020. The exam will be at B2 level. Applications without English exam score B2 will not be processed.
  • Only applicants who have taken the English Proficiency Exam previously held by Üsküdar University Coordinatorship of Foreign Languages on December 09, 2019, can use their exam scores for this application. Proficiency exam scores that they have participated in earlier times will be void. Students are required to submit a petition to the Erasmus Office before the exam in order to be able to register the language proficiency exam they have taken on 09 December 2019.
  • In the last two years, candidates who have a valid (B2) exam score for one of the exams listed in the table below must apply to the Erasmus Office with a petition at the latest on 09 March 2020.
  • Students who do not apply to the Erasmus Office with a petition until 09 March 2020 in order to use the result of the examination stated in the table below have to take the foreign language examination to be held on 11 March 2020.

 

EXAM TYPE

COMPETENCE POINTS (B2)

TOEFL (Computer Based / CBT)

221-222

TOEFL (Internet Based / IBT)

84

TOEFL (Paper Based / PBT)

561-562

Pearson PTE (Academic)

71

CPE

Passing Grade

FCA

Passing Grade

CAE

B

YÖKDİL-YDS-KPDS

70

 

Table-1 Types of Exams to Accept

 

  • The place and time of the foreign language exam to be held on 11 March 2020 will be announced on the Erasmus Office website.

 

E) Selection Criteria     

Student selection will be made among the applicants who meet the minimum requirements by taking into consideration the evaluation criteria and weighted scores in order of ranking from the highest to the bottom.

Academic achievement and foreign language scores of students who have previously benefited from higher education students or internship mobility within the scope of Lifelong Learning Program or Erasmus + within the same level of education are calculated and 10 points reduction is applied for each activity (without distinction between education and training). 

 

2019 - 2020 will be used to evaluate the application of the academic year evaluation criteria and weighted scores are as follows:

 

criterion

Weighted Score

Academic achievement level

50% (out of 100 points in total)

Language level

50% (out of 100 points in total)

Martyrs and veterans

+15 points 1

Students with disabilities (provided that the disability is documented)

+10 points

Students who have been granted protection, care or housing decisions within the scope of Social Services Law No. 2828

+10 points 2

Previous benefit (with or without grant)

-10 points

Participation in mobility in the country of citizenship

-10 points

Not selected for mobility but not participating in mobility without notice

-10 points

Applying two types of mobility at the same time (reduction of student's preferred type of mobility applies)

-10 points

For students selected for mobility:

Non-excuse to attend meetings/trainings related to mobility (if the student re-applies to Erasmus)

 

-5 points

Declaring that you will take the language exam and not making excuses (applies if the student re-applies to Erasmus)

-5 points

 

Table-2 Selection criteria and Weighted Score Table

 

1 In order to prioritize, the student must submit a letter from the Ministry of Family and Social Policies stating that there is a decision on protection, care or housing in accordance with Law No. 2828.

According to Article 21 of the Anti-Terror Law No. 3713 of 12/4/1991, as well as combat veterans, their spouses and children, and the spouses and children of war martyrs, in they may exercise their duties even if they perform their duties at home and In accordance with Article 7 of the Decree-Law No. 667 of 23 July 2016, the coup attempt and the continuation of this action with the terror act spouses and children or civilians who are disabled and their spouses and children apply for Erasmus + student mobility.

 

In case of a previous benefit, the reduction of -10 point is not applied to mobility in the previous education level or other than student/internship mobility. It is applied if a student, who has applied to the mobility again, is in the same level of education.

 

For students who have been selected for a previous electoral term in the same level of education but who have not carried out their activities without force majeure, a reduction of -10 points is applied for each activity, although they are eligible.

 

F) Quotas

 

The number of applications will be ranked according to the Erasmus score and the amount of grants allocated to our University regardless of the Institute / Faculty / Vocational School.

 

 

G) Duration of Mobility

 

The duration of the activity is 2 to 12 months, valid for each level of education. Internship activity can be carried out within 12 months after graduation from students in each class and in the last year of the program. In the post-graduation internship activity, the application must be made before the student graduates (currently being an associate, undergraduate or graduate student). Graduated students cannot apply.

 

H) Mobility Grants     

Grants are awarded to students to help with the additional costs incurred during their stay abroad. Grants are not covering all expenses of the mobility, it is only given as support to students. Countries, where the student's mobility activities will be carried out, are divided into 3 groups according to their cost of living and monthly learning and internship grants have been determined for the country groups. The groups of countries and the amount of grants to be given to the students are given in the table below:

  

Country Groups

Hosted Countries for Mobility

Monthly Grant Education (Euro)

Monthly Grant Internship (Euro)

1st and 2nd Group Program Countries

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

500

600

3. Group Program Countries

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

300

400

 

Table-2 Monthly grant amounts for the period of 2019 by country groups 

 

I) Deduction of Payment  

Grant payments cannot be made for the periods that the student leaves the host institution (city/country) for more than one week except for the official holidays in the institution to which he/she is attending, that is, in normal conditions where education or internship should continue. Even if the payment has already been made, the grant for this period will be refunded.

As stated in the General Call for Proposals announced by the European Commission, internship mobility activities last for a minimum of 2 months. Minimum periods cannot be reduced except for force majeure. If the mobility period is less than the minimum period, no grant payment will be made for the said mobility, and if the payment has been made, it will be withdrawn. 

  • Students who have frozen their education are not eligible for mobility.
  • The minimum period of internship mobility is 2 full months and the maximum period is 12 full months.
  • The internship activity must be completed by 30 May 2021 at the latest.

Please click here for application.

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