Application Call for Erasmus+ Traineeship Program/ 2020-2021 Academic Year (Summer Semester)

 Application Call for Erasmus+ Internship Program in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

 

Dear Students, please complete your application after reading the instructions carefully. All announcements regarding application procedures will be published on the website (https://erasmus.uskudar.edu.tr/en). Student email addresses (@st.uskudar.edu.tr) will be used as the communication channel regarding the process. It is strongly recommended to check the e-mails and announcements frequently.

 

Important Note: The internship activity must be planned to complete on 31.05.2022 at the latest.

 

Application Dates:

Starts: 21 December 2021, Monday, 10.00 (a.m.)

Ends: 02 April 2021, Friday, 17:30 (5:30 p.m.)

 

English Proficiency Exam:

20 April 2021 (Written Exam)

21 April 2021 (Speaking / Oral Exam)

 

Winners Announcement:

07 May 2021, Friday, 20:00 (8.00 p.m.)

 

The following organizations are not eligible for Erasmus + internship:

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

-National Agencies conducting EU programs, organizations, etc.


Eligibility Criteria:

1) Having enrolled in a full-time study program at the university, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed the first semester.

  • For the First Cycle (associate degree, undergraduate) students the average of the cumulative GPA must be at least 2.20/4.00.

  • For the second and third cycle (Master's degree, Ph.D.) students, GPA must be at least 2.50/4.00

Note: For graduate students (MA or Ph.D.) who are enrolled in a study program at Üsküdar University; even if they have not completed one semester, they can complete their applications on the condition that they have a minimum average of 2.5/4.00 in the higher education diploma obtained from their prior undergraduate program. Similarly, transfer students may use their latest transcript issued by the former higher education. The issue date of Transcript of Records cannot be older than 1 month before the submission date.

 

2) Signed Acceptance Letter/ Invitation Letter sent by an institution/university in Europe, with clear dates,

3) If a student has previously benefited from an Erasmus Mobility at the same educational level, the total duration of the mobility cannot exceed 12 months.


Application Steps:

  • Students will start their applications by registering to the Erasmus+ Application System with their student e-mail addresses (@st.uskudar.edu.tr).  

    • The Application Form must be completed carefully, an Official Transcript which shows the valid CGPA and Letter of Acceptance must be uploaded to the online application system until 02 April 2021, 17.30.

*Applications will be rejected if the documents are uploaded without official signatures.

  • Deadline for withdrawing from the selected program without penalty is 09 June 2021. 10 points will be deducted from the next applications of students who withdraw after the specified date range.


English Proficiency Exam

  • All candidates will be invited to the English Proficiency exam prepared by Üsküdar University Foreign Languages ​​Coordinator.

  • The level of the exam will be B2

  • Candidates who have previously taken the English proficiency exam for the Erasmus Program held by Üsküdar University Foreign Languages ​​Coordinatorship on 11 March 2020 can use their exam scores for this application. The proficiency exam scores they have participated in earlier will be considered invalid. Students must notify the Erasmus Office before the deadline of the application deadline in order to be able to take the language proficiency test they took on 11 March 2020.

In the last two years, candidates who have a valid (B2) exam result for one of the exams listed below must submit a petition to the Erasmus Office by 02 April 2021.

 

EXAM TYPES

MINIMUM REQUIRED EXAM SCORES (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

FCE

Passing Grade

CAE

B

YÖKDİL-YDS-KPDS

70

Table-1 Exam types to be accepted

 

Exact place and time of the English Exam which will take place on 20 April 2021 and 21 April 2021 will be announced on our website (https://erasmus.uskudar.edu.tr/en) and via e-mail to applicants.


Selection Criteria

  • The final ranking score is listed from highest to lowest by the final score of students who have completed their application.

  • Student selection will be made by ranking the final scores (GPA 50% + English exam score 50%) of applicants from the highest to the lowest regardless of quotas for the institute/faculty / vocational school.

  • A penalty of -10 points will be applied to the applicant’s final score for each previous participation in Erasmus+ program during the same study level registered (regardless of the type of mobility; Study or Traineeship).

  •  The evaluation of the substitute winners list for Erasmus+ Study program will not be considered later than 15.11.2021.

The evaluation criteria and weighted scores to be used in the evaluation of applications for the 2020/2021 academic year are as follows:

 

Criterion

Weighted Score

Academic success

50% (out of 100 points in total)

Language level

50% (out of 100 points in total)

Being the children of martyrs or veterans

+15 points (take a look at note 1 below)

Being a student who has disabilities (the document of the disability is required)

+10 points

Students whose protection, care or accommodation is secured within the scope of Social Services Law No. 2828

+10 points (take a look at note 2 below)

Previous attendance at the same education level

-10 points

Participating the mobility in the country where the student has citizenship

-10 points

Withdrawing from the mobility without giving the notification on time

-10 points

Applying to both mobilities at the same time (the reduction is applied to the mobility that the student prefers)

-10 points

For the students who are selected for mobility: Not attending the meetings/training organized by the higher education institution without any excuse (applies for the next application period)

-5 points

Declaring that they will take the language exam and not taking it (applies for the next application period)

-5 points

Table-2 Selection Criteria and Weighted Scores

 

1 According to the 21st Article of the Anti-Terror Law dated 12/4/1991 and numbered 3713, as well as the war veterans and their spouses and children, and the wives and children of the war martyrs;  “Officials while performing their duties at home and abroad, or even if their title is removed, the spouses and children of those who were injured, became disabled, died or killed due to terrorist acts and the coup attempt carried out on 15 July 2016, pursuant to Article 7 of Decree-Law No. 667 of 23 July 2016, and The spouses and children of those who lost their lives due to the actions or the disabled civilians and their spouses and children are prioritized if they apply for Erasmus + student mobility

 

2 The student must submit a letter from the Ministry of Family and Social Policies stating that there is a protection, care or accommodation decision in accordance with Law No. 2828.

 

For students who were selected on the previous election period, but did not perform the mobility without any force majeure, 10 points will be deducted as penalty even If they did not participate in the program. 

 

Students who are studying double major can only apply from one major (of their choice) in the same application period as long as they will have completed at least one semester and a GPA is generated.

 


Erasmus+ Grant

  • Internship cannot be shorter than 2 months. Internship mobility can be planned for more than 2 months with a partial grant.

  • The grants are not intended to cover all the student's expenses related to mobility, it is only given as a contribution.

  • If it is understood that the student has left the country for more than 1 week, the deduction will be made for the entire period of departure (excluding official holidays).

Grant Scale determined by European Commission:

 

Country Groups

                   Countries

Monthly Grant for Study Mobility (Euro)

Monthly Grant for Internship Mobility (Euro)

1st and 2nd Group Program Countries

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

500

600

3rd Group Program Countries

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

300

400

Table-4 Monthly grant amounts by country groups


Students with disabilities in Erasmus+

Üsküdar University commits to ensuring equal access and opportunities to participants from all backgrounds. Therefore, students and staff with physical, mental or health related conditions can benefit from the support services that the receiving institution offers to its local students and staff.

Additional funding is available for participants with physical, mental or health-related conditions via the Erasmus+ special needs support. Erasmus+ grants may therefore be higher than the regular study, traineeship or staff grants to offset the specific difficulties faced by the participant (such as adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, an accompanying person for students and staff with disabilities). This additional support grant is a contribution based on real costs. 

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