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Students.Our aim is to provide students at Södertörn University with the best possible service and support, so this area of the website gathers practical information that we hope and believe you will find useful.

Do you want to know how to apply to higher education or when the semester starts? Do you need to contact the Student Health Service, or perhaps you are planning to become involved with a student organisation? Do you want to apply for a degree certificate but are unsure how to go about it? Many questions can arise during your studies; if you can't find the answer you need here, please contact one of our study guidance advisors or Student Support Services. They will be happy to help you.

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Erasmus+ traineeship

Erasmus+ is the European Commission’s exchange programme for studying and traineeships
in higher education. Students at Södertörn University can receive grants for traineeships in any of the 33
countries that participate in the Erasmus programme.

Who may apply?

To be eligible for an Erasmus+ traineeship grant, you must:

  • Be a registered student at Södertörn University.
  • The same student may receive a grant for periods abroad that total no more than 12 month
    per level of study (Bachelor’s, Master’s, doctoral), regardless of the number
    and type of “mobility” activities.
  • Do your traineeship full-time for 2-12 months.
  • Have your traineeship recognised by the programme coordinator or head of subject.
  • There must be a logical link between your traineeship and your degree.
    The traineeship period must be included
    in your diploma supplement.
  • Do your traineeship full-time and at an approved place, see valid countries.
  • Be prepared to draw up a contract.
  • Have adequate language skills to succeed with the tasks/supervision during the traineeship.
  • Complete a specific online language test, before and during/after your traineeship.
  • It is possible to do a traineeship period up to 12 months after graduating, but you must apply before receiving your degree. If you partake after graduating, you do not need to get the traineeship
    recognised as part of your degree, but you and your traineeship host must sign
    and pay for your insurance cover.



Students whose applications are granted will receive an Erasmus+ traineeship grant.
The size of the grant is calculated using the exact number of days of your foreign traineeship and the general cost of living in the host country. The idea of the grant is that it is a contribution (not a complete
scholarship) towards the cost of travel, accommodation and other expenses that
arise in association with the traineeship.


The grant is paid in two instalments, with 70% paid at the start of the traineeship and the remaining 30% after it has been completed.



 Country Grant (EUR) 
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland,

Great Britain, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway


EUR 615 per month
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France Germany, Greece, Spain,

Croatia, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy,
Turkey, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland,
Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia

 EUR 555 per month

  Academic year 2018/2019

Applicable countries


  • The EU’s 28 member states
  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Macedonia


The Erasmus+ traineeship grant is not linked to a specific subject; all students
who fulfil the criteria may apply for a grant.

 There are a few exceptions when it comes to choosing a traineeship. It
is not possible to apply for an Erasmus+ traineeship grant if your traineeship
is at the following places:

  •  European  institutions
  • Organisations that manage EU programmes 
  • Political party offices at the European Parliament are not counted as part of the
    parliament and are therefore eligible hosts.


How do I apply?


The application is made in two parts. Part 1 is sent to the International Office at least 6 weeks before the start of the traineeship.

Part 1

After finding an eligible traineeship, submit the following to the international office:

  • "Learning agreement for traineeships" form, signed by all parties (i.e. the student, the school and the traineeship host)
  • "Internship placement details" 
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Certification of registration from LADOK for the current semester (if recent graduated, also a transript of records from LADOK)

International office will come back to you.

Part 2

  • Erasmus+ Grant Agreement (Fill it in and sent it in Word to  
  • OLS language test 1 (is made online in the language that is used the most during the traineeship)  
  • Certificate of insurance. You can apply for a "Student UT" insurance policy, which Södertörn University has signed for its outgoing exchange students (not for recent graduates). The insurance is free of charge. Applications are sent to with a copy to


After the traineeship 

After the traineeship you must fullfill these part:

  • "Traineeship certificate", which is appended to the "Learning agreement for traineeships" must be completed by the traineeship coordinator after the traineeship is completed. 
  • Erasmus Survey, you must submit a report after completing your traineeship via Mobility tool+. A link to the report will be sent to you automatically.
  • OLS language test 2 (online)

All forms must be filled in electronically. You can find them in the "Archive for student exchange forms". Send them all together (for each part, 1-2-after the traineeship) in one email to: or 

Södertörn University, International Office, Studentavdelningen, 141 89 Huddinge




Application deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and
eligible applicants are awarded grants while finding is available.


the decision is positive, you are informed about the further steps to be taken
before the grant can be paid. If circumstances, e.g. the information provided in the application,
change or are shown to be false, this may lead to the decision being


you have questions about the application form, traineeship grant or other
general questions, contact Södertörn University’s International Office by


For specific questions about your traineeship and whether the credits can be
transferred, please talk to your school.