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Erasmus+ traineeship (outgoing)

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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 traineeship (placement).
  •  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 a foreign language (working language of host organization/enterprise);
  • 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). If student applies for a longer period of traineeship (e.g. 4 months) then student must have both – a valid permit to reside in the Republic of Lithuania during the whole planned period of mobility for traineeship AND  a  national visa of the receiving country (where the host organization/company/university is located). Please plan to have sufficient time to apply for national visa of the receiving country;
  • 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;
  • International students who are graduating from Mykolas Romeris University and who have Temporary Residence Permit valid for additional period after graduation (usually for 9 or 12 months for the purpose of finding employment in Lithuania) can apply for Erasmus+ traineeship for recent graduates (for a duration between 2 -4 months). Erasmus+ traineeship for recent graduates shall occur within one year after graduation. Student must apply while still being enrolled in Mykolas Romeris University.

IMPORTANT!! Students who have previously participated in mobility for studies and/or traineeship under the 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;

– may participate if new mobility for Erasmus+ traineeship will start after 180 days has passed by since lastly entered in the territory of the Schengen Area. Third-country’ (non-EU/EEA/Swiss) citizens of nationalities not subject to a requirement for short-term Schengen visas must respect the so-called 90/180-day rule. Which means that you are free to come to the other country without visa formalities but are subject to the rule of staying no more than 90 days in any 180-day period. If student applies for a longer period of traineeship (e.g. 4 months) or if student must start Traineeship earlier then 180 days passed by then student must have both – a valid permit to reside in the Republic of Lithuania during the whole planned period of mobility for traineeship AND  a  national visa of the receiving country (where the host organization/company/university is located). Please plan to have sufficient time to apply for national visa of the receiving country.

IMPORTANT!! Only active student status gives legal ground for formalizing the traineeship. Students who have suspended their studies at MRU cannot undertake Erasmus+ Traineeship.

IMPORTANT!! during the Erasmus+ Traineeship mobility period students must pay their regular tuition fee at the sending university (MRU)!!!

What are Selection Criteria and how is the Competitive (Selection) Score calculated?

The selection of participants of the competition shall be carried out according to the following criteria:

  1. The weighted average of all studies (at least 7 points);
  2. Compliance between the results of the traineeship and the traineeship results required in the study programme;
  3. Motivation to do the traineeship abroad under the Erasmus+ programme.

Competitive (selection) score = A+B+C

Where can I go and what are the sizes of Erasmus+ Grant?

The Erasmus+ Grant for traineeship is a grant awarded by the University to a student for mobility for traineeship. 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 (in comparison with Lithuania).

Country groups and sizes of Erasmus+ grant for traineeship applicable for students who are selected from September of 2021.

 

Countries

The Size of Erasmus+ Grant for Traineeship (applicable for students selected in 2021/2022 academic year)

1.

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom

700 EUR/month

2.

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Malta, Portugal, Spain

680 EUR/month

3.

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

630 EUR/month

 

DEADLINES AND APPLICATION PROCESSES

Deadlines in the current academic year

Table 1. Deadlines of selection for Erasmus+ traineeship
  Application deadlines Announcement of the results of selection
I until 10th of September, 2021 2021.09.17
II until 10th of October, 2021 2021.10.17
III until 10th of November, 2021 2021.11.17
IV until 10th of December, 2021 2021.12.17
V until 10th of January, 2022 2022.01.17
VI until 10th of February, 2022 2022.02.17
VII until 10th of March, 2022 2022.03.17
VIII until 10th of April, 2022 2022.04.17
IX until 10th of May, 2022 2022.05.17
X until 10th of June, 2022 2022.06.17
XI until 10th of July, 2022 2022.07.17
XII until 10th of August, 2022 2022.08.17

 

Selection procedures according to the terms and individual selection.

There are two possibilities of selection for Erasmus+ mobility for traineeship:
 
  • According to the set deadlines (see Table 1).
  • Individual selection.

Procedure for submitting documents:

  1. University students who wish to participate in the competition must log in to “My STUDIES” and fill in a required electronic application form;
  2. 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 Training– first part which is titled “Before the Mobility” (applicable for individual selection only).
 
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 traineeships@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.
 
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 or search on httpss://erasmusintern.org/traineeships ), ask your lecturers or vice-dean 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.
 
International students who are graduating from Mykolas Romeris University and who have Temporary Residence Permit valid for additional period after graduation (usually for 9 or 12 months for the purpose of finding employment in Lithuania) can apply for Erasmus+ traineeship for recent graduates (for a duration between 2 -4 months, respecting the rule of maximum 12 months mobility during the same cycle of studies and TRP rules regarding permission to travel from Lithuania to other Schengen countries – up to 90 days within 180 day period). They must apply and be selected until graduation from the University. Students who successfully defended their final paper/theses and are foreseeing graduation from their studies this semester must apply for Erasmus+ mobility grant for recent graduates 7 working days before receiving their diploma.
 

ERASMUS+TRAINEESHIP FOR RECENT GRADUATES

As the job market often is focusing on those who already have prior work experience, Erasmus+ traineeship for recent graduates is intended to provide recent graduates with the experience they need to thrive in today’s job market.

Erasmus+ traineeship abroad for recent graduates is a traineeship carried out after graduation from Mykolas Romeris University.  

Traineeship in a company or organization located in any EU programme country can last between 2 – 3 months respecting the rule regarding permission to travel from Lithuania to other Schengen countries – up to 90 days within 180-day period.

International Full-time Students who are graduating from Mykolas Romeris University and who have Temporary Residence Permit valid for additional period after graduation (usually for 9 or 12 months for the purpose of finding employment in Lithuania) can apply for Erasmus+ traineeship for recent graduates.  

Students must apply and be selected before graduating from the University.

Students who successfully defended their final paper/theses and are foreseeing graduation from their studies this semester must apply for Erasmus+ mobility grant for recent graduates 10 working days before receiving their diploma.  When applying candidates must have active student status.

!!!After graduation, it will no longer be possible to participate in and/or be selected.

ATTENTION! Student has to find traineeship position suitable for study program on his/her own. Exceptionally application of soon to be graduate can be submitted if approval from an accepting organization is not yet received but on the way.

Selected Recent graduates may start their traineeship within 10 months after they receive their diploma. Leaving 2 minimum months for implementation of traineeship. Traineeship cannot start/end on weekends or national holidays.

Selected recent graduates will have to follow all formalization procedure described at “After selection” additionally they will have to send a scanned copy of their Diploma.

Upon completion of Traineeship for recent graduate, students are required to  provide documents consisting Final report in accordance with the obligations in the financial agreement and the description “After mobility”.

TRAINEESHIP OFFERS

ATTENTION! You have to find and choose a traineeship position suitable for your study programme yourselves. The following traineeship offers do not necessarily meet a specific field of study.

University doesn’t actively help student find a company for traineeship, but provides lists of offers: 

  • Most relevant offers are announced on our Facebook page
  • Possible traineeship organization can be found from the list that is provided by Career Center of Mykolas Romeris University
  • Other offers:

Organization that offers an internship database:

Organizations that assist in finding traineeship:

 Consult and help to find traineeship and work places:

Traineeship offer for students in various fields of study

Traineeship offer for students in various fields of study

Traineeship offer for students in various fields of study.

Intermediary for placement in various fields (duration: from 4 to 26 weeks)

Helps students to find traineeship in fields of teaching, tourism, business and IT (duration: from 2 to 12 months)

Offers placements and internships (from 2 to 18 months)

Internship offers in fields of marketing, IT, engineering and design, tourism, education, communication

Assists in finding internship in fields of accounting, administration, communication, IT. marketing and tourism

Intermediary for internship in the tourism sector (duration: from 3 to 6 months)

Offers and assists in finding internships. You can also contact them via e-mail: internship@trainingexperience.org

Offers internships (duration: 6 months)

Assists in finding internship in international business and communication, economics, human resources, marketing and other fields (duration: minimum of 3 months) 

Intermediaries for finding internships in Portugal 

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 be e-mail traineeships@mruni.eu
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 valid 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 with all obligatory elements: 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.
5. Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS) 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) before the beginning of the Erasmus traineeship period.
 
International Office Coordinator of outgoing students shall prepare financial agreement for you and send by e-mail Your Grant agreement for Erasmus+ traineeship.
 
6. Scanned copy of the MRU Diploma (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in case of recent graduate traineeship
7. You may get acquainted with a typical template of the Grant Agreement  Please note that the first advance payment of Erasmus grant is transferred only after the Arrival confirmation issued by the host organization is provided to MRU International office.
Below are the provided (or explained) Annexes listed in the Grant agreement:
Annex I: Learning Agreement for Erasmus+ mobility for traineeshipsLearning agreement for Training, which must be completed and signed by all three parties – (1) You, (2) your faculty vice-dean , (3) your host organization representative – BEFORE signing of the Grant agreement

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 (duration or content of the programme). This section and the section BEFORE THE MOBILITY (pages 1 to 2) should always be sent together in all communications.

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 documents, 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 traineeships@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-302),  the copy formatted in PDF must be sent by e-mail to traineeships@mruni.eu

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.

  1. TRAINEESHIP CERTIFICATE. Third part of the LEARNING AGREEMENT FOR TRAINEESHIPS (Section “AFTER THE MOBILITY”) filled in, signed and sealed, sent by e-mail to traineeships@mruni.eu;
  2. 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 by e-mail to traineeships@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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 traineeships@mruni.eu; The feedback and the picture will be published on the MRU Erasmus+ Facebook page.

CONTACTS

MRU Faculty Academic Erasmus+ coordinator Contacts
Law School Dean: prof. dr. Lyra Jakulevičienė Room: V-342
Ph.: (370 5) 271 4624
E-mail: lyra.jakuleviciene@mruni.eu
Faculty of Public Governance and Business Vice-Dean for Studies: dr. Aušra Šukvietienė Room: V-503
Ph.: (370 5) 271 4657
E-mail: ausra.sukvietiene@mruni.eu
Public Security Academy Vice-Dean for Studies: Danguolė Seniutienė
Room.: V-106
E-mail: dseniutienė@mruni.eu
Faculty of Human and Social Studies Vice-Dean for Studies: profdr. Linas Selmistraitis Room: V-503
Ph.: (370 5) 271 4657
E-mail: selmistraitis@mruni.eu

International Office run student consultation hours from 2-4pm, Monday to Thursday, in room I-302. Feel free to come and visit us at the office!

IO Traineeship coordinator  Mrs. Laura Jakubsevičienė can be contacted by email: traineeships@mruni.eu  or for individual appointment via MsTeams. 

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