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INFORMATION ABOUT ERASMUS+ MOBILITY FOR TRAINEESHIP
  
Choose the information you are interested in: 

I. BEFORE THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
II. AFTER THE SELECTION FOR ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
III. DURING THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
IV. AFTER THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY

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I. BEFORE THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY
  • Who can participate?
*Students of full-time and part-time studies granting any level of degree, who comply with the following criteria, may participate in the selection for mobility for placement (traineeship).
* Whose study programmes include a placement/practice (traineeship) as a compulsory part of the study programme. If the number of applications of other candidates is not sufficient, the Faculties Selection Committee may award a grant to a student whose study programme does not include a compulsory placement/traineeship. In this case the Mobility for Erasmus+ traineeship shall be included in the Diploma supplement as an additional subject;
* Whose weighted average of all semesters is at least 7 (seven);
* Who do not have more than 1 (one) academic debt;
* Who have sufficient knowledge of a foreign language in order to communicate and do the traineeship in the foreign language;
* Who have an approved position of traineeship abroad in an enterprise eligible for mobility for traineeship. A form needed for the traineeship position is available here ().
* Who have no financial debts to the University (all financial debts must be covered by the date of submission of the application);
* Who have a valid permit to reside in the Republic of Lithuania temporarily during the whole planned period of mobility for traineeship (except citizens of the Republic of Lithuania);
* The students who have undertaken a traineeship (have performed the traineeship) provided for in their study programmes may participate in the selection for mobility for Erasmus+ traineeships. The selection committee has the right to select a student who has not had a work placement (traineeship) yet;
* Students who have previously gone out for studies and/or traineeship under the LLP Erasmus programme may participate in the selection for mobility for Erasmus+ traineeships, if their total period of studies and/or traineeship according to Erasmus+ programme jointly with the new mobility for Erasmus+ traineeship period in the same cycle of studies will not exceed 12 months.
  • What are Selection Criteria and how is the Competitive (Selection) Score calculated?
Competitive (selection) score = A+B+C

The selection of participants of the competition shall be carried out according to the following criteria:
A - The weighted average of all studies (at least 7 points);
B – Compliance between the results of the traineeship and the traineeship results required in the study programme;
C - Motivation to do the traineeship abroad under the Erasmus+ programme.
  • Where can I go and what are the sizes of Еrasmus+ Grant?
The Erasmus+ Grant for traineeship is a grant awarded by the University to a student for mobility for studies. The Erasmus+ Grant for traineeship shall be intended to cover the additional mobility costs (not for covering all costs of studies or traineeship abroad), i.e. traveling and insurance costs, learning the foreign language (if necessary), and for reimbursement of higher cost of living in the foreign country.

Countries

The Size of Erasmus+ Grant for Traineeship

1.

Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland*

700 EUR/month

2.

Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus,  Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey

600 EUR/month

3.

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia

500 EUR/month

*INFORMATION NOTE ON THE PARTICIPATION OF SWITZERLAND IN ERASMUS+
  • Deadlines in academic year 2016/2017
Table 1. Deadlines of selection for Erasmus+ traineeship
Application deadlinesAnnoucement of the results of selection
Iuntil 10th of August, 20172017.08.27
IIuntil 10th of September, 20172017.09.17
IIIuntil 10th of October, 20172017.10.17
IVuntil 10th of November, 20172017.11.17
Vuntil 10th of December, 20172017.12.17
VIuntil 10th of January, 20182018.01.17
VIIuntil 10th of February, 20182018.02.17
VIIIuntil 10th of March, 20182018.03.17
IXuntil 10th of April, 20182018.04.17
Xuntil 10th of May, 20182018.05.17
XIuntil 10th of June, 20182018.06.17
XIIuntil 10th of July, 20182018.07.17

  • Selection by according to the terms and individual selection.
There are two ways of selection for Erasmus+ mobility for traineeship: 

- According to the terms (see Table 1). 
- Individual selection.
  • Procedure for submitting documents.
1. University students who wish to participate in the competition must log on to "My STUDIES" fill in a required electronic application form; 
2. A Letter of Acceptance (to be completed by the host Organization) for a Traineeship position abroad in an Eligible Enterprise under the Erasmus+ programme ();
3. A coordinated and approved Learning Agreement for Traineeships ().  

Students wishing to participate in the selection submit the completed form and the application in PDF format with additional scanned documents (if necessary) to the IO by e-mail erasmus@mruni.eu. Only the above mentioned additional scanned documents shall be submitted with the application and shall be considered during the selection of students for mobility for an Erasmus+ traineeship.

Students for Erasmus+ mobility for traineeship shall be selected according to their competition score.

Some advice: You may look for hosting organizations in all countries which participate in the Erasmus+ programme (see above in the table with Erasmus+ grant sizes). It may be any private or public organisation, also higher education institutions (except EU institutions) — the most important is the content of the traineeship, which must match the profile of your study programme at MRU. You may look for host organisation on the web-site (just google, or search for relevant professional associations), ask your teachers for advice, also you may ask numerous mediating organizations to help you find a traineeship place. When International Office receives any information about available traineeships offers, we immediately make them public for MRU students here.



II. AFTER THE SELECTION FOR ERASMUS+ MOBILITY


When students are selected by their Faculty selection committees, they receive an informational e-mail from International Office about the formalisation procedures. 

FORMALISATON PROCEDURES. A student must submit the following documents to the International Office 15 days before the traineeship abroad starts:

1. Request for Erasmus+ Grant . In the Request form the student must indicate his or her duration of traineeship abroad. The Request form needs to be signed by (1) the student and confirmed by (2) the faculty’s Vice-Dean. Duly-signed form must be delivered to the International Office (I-415).
2. Bank account details . A student must be a holder of a LOCAL bank account (friends or relatives won’t be accepted)  
3. A copy of the temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania during the whole planned period of mobility for Erasmus+ Traineeship (except citizens of the Republic of Lithuania).
4. Copy of Insurance Policy valid in a host country (1. Emergency medical assistance and repatriation insurance 2. Insurance against accidents abroad and 3. Civil liability insurance).
N.B. To obtain these types of insurance you need to contact any insurance company in Lithuania or abroad. You may be interested in 30% discount offer for outgoing MRU Erasmus students by Gjensidige insurance company (), Students insurance packages by IPS (Insurance Passports for students) or AON students insurances, or a special insurance package for students going for traineeships (placements) by "Insurance Brokers Group".



III. DURING THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY

In case of exceptional major changes to the original Learning Agreement, students must fill in the section named DURING THE MOBILITY () of the Learning Agreement.

The section to be completed during the mobility should only be used in case of changes in the responsible persons or in case it is necessary to introduce changes to the original traineeship programme. This section and the section BEFORE THE MOBILITY (pages 1 to 2) should always be sent together in all communications.



IV. AFTER THE ERASMUS+ MOBILITY

In order to finish the Erasmus+ Traineeship settlement and receive the final 10% of the Erasmus+ grant, the student has to submit their Final Report, not later than 30 calendar days from the date of completion of the traineeship abroad (if it is not possible to submit all the documents of the Final Report within 30 days after finishing the traineeship, the student must contact the International Office by e-mail to exchange@mruni.eu and explain the reasons. According to the Financial Agreement for Erasmus+ Traineeship, if the student does not present the documents in time, the University has the right to request the student to return the Erasmus+ Traineeship grant). The Final Report includes the following documents:

     1.  A LETTER OF CONFIRMATION () showing the traineeship period abroad. The Letter of Confirmation has to be signed by the supervisor of the host organisation and sealed. The original paper must be brought to the International Office at MRU (I-415). 

NOTE: if the Erasmus+ Traineeship period was shorter than it was planned in the Erasmus+ Grant Agreement, Mykolas Romeris University will calculate the final amount of the grant according to the real duration of the mobility period and a part of the grant could be requested to be returned back. The mobility period cannot be of less than 2 months, in that case the entire scholarship must be returned back.

     2. TRAINEESHIP CERTIFICATE Third part of the LEARNING AGREEMENT FOR TRAINEESHIPS (Section "AFTER THE MOBILITY") filled in, signed and sealed.

     3. ON-LINE QUESTIONNAIRE (EU SURVEY). At the end of the traineeship period, the student will receive a link to the on-line report by e-mail from the Mobility Tool. After filling in the on-line questionnaire, a PDF version of it will be sent to the student e-mail. A copy of the completed questionnaire must be sent to exchange@mruni.eu, writing in the subject of the mail "(Your Name and Surname) Questionnaire on the Erasmus experience". The on-line EU Survey must be completed and submitted within 30 calendar days from the end of the mobility period. Students who fail to complete and submit the on-line EU Survey may be required to return back a part or the full Erasmus+ grant.

      4. ON-LINE LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT TEST. The student will receive a link to the on-line language assessment test by e-mail (from the Erasmus OLS) at the end of the Erasmus traineeship period.

       5. FEEDBACK: the student will be required to write a feedback about their traineeship in order to encourage other students to apply for Erasmus+ and send it with a picture to exchange@mruni.eu. The feedback and the picture will be published on the MRU Erasmus+ Facebook page.



If you have any questions, contact MRU International Office by email exchange@mruni.eu