Foreign traineeship

Gain experience to benefit your future career by doing a traineeship abroad. You will have the chance to make contacts, improve your language skills and discover new places, at the same time as adding to your CV.

As a student at Södertörn University, you don’t only have the opportunity to study abroad, you can also do your traineeship in another European country. You need to find the traineeship yourself, after which you can apply for a grant via Erasmus+.

Who can apply?

To apply for and be awarded an Erasmus+ grant for a traineeship, you must:

  • Be registered and studying at Södertörn University when you apply.
  • Be studying with the intention of being awarded a degree from Södertörn University.
  • Find a traineeship within the EU that is approved under the Erasmus+ guidelines (see In which countries can I do a traineeship? below).
  • Do your traineeship full time for two to twelve months.
  • Have your traineeship approved by your programme or subject coordinator in a Learning Agreement (LA). The traineeship must be relevant to your education at Södertörn University. The programme/subject coordinator approves in a LA that there is a connection to your degree or your future career.
  • Be prepared to draw up a contract.
  • Have adequate language skills to satisfactory complete the tasks/supervision on the traineeship.
  • Take two online OLS language tests, one before and one at the end of your traineeship.
  • Be insured throughout the entire traineeship.
  • Submit a complete application for a traineeship grant well before the start of the placement. More information about the application is available below.

Grants are available for mobility periods of a maximum total of 12 months per study level (Bachelor’s, Master’s, doctoral), regardless of the number and type of mobility activities.

After your traineeship you can apply to have it transferred as credits or recognised as a footnote in your degree certificate (except for recent graduates).

Which countries can I do a traineeship in?

You can do a traineeship in the 28 EU member states and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Macedonia.

You cannot get an Erasmus+ grant if you want to do a traineeship at a European institution or an organisation that manages EU programmes.

Tips! erasmusintern.orgexternal link has adverts for traineeships at companies and organisations in Europe. It is run by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organisation.

Grants

If your application is accepted, you will receive an Erasmus+ traineeship grant.The size of the grant is partly calculated based on the exact number of days for your placement abroad, partly based on the general cost of living in the country where you do your traineeship.

The idea of the grant is that it should be a contribution (not a fully comprehensive grant) for travel and accommodation.och andra omkostnader som uppkommer i samband med praktikperioden.

The grant is paid in two parts. mgångar där 70% betalas ut i början av praktikperioden och resterande 30% efter avslutad praktikperiod.

Grants

Country

Grant (in EUR)

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, UK

EUR 615 per month

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

Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

EUR 555 per month

*NB! The grant levels above are based on the rules of the European Commission. The figures in the table apply to the 2018/2019 academic year

Your application to do a traineeship abroad is divided into two stages.

Stage 1:

After you have found a traineeship, but no later than six weeks before it starts, you must send the following documents to exchange@sh.se:

After you have sent these in, the Erasmus officer will send you a decision within three weeks.

Stage 2:

När din praktik har blivit godkänd behövrer du komplettera din ansökan med:

  • When your traineeship has been approved you need to add the following to your application:
    • Erasmus+ Grant AgreementWord (PDF send in Word format to exchange@sh.se) NB! Read the first page of the Erasmus agreement carefully, complete the yellow sections and submit as a Word file.
    • OLS language test 1 (done online in the language you will primarily use during your traineeship)
    • Insurance certificatePDF (application for an insurance certificate should be sent to the relevant officer at Södertörn University and a copy to exchange@sh.se). Information about insurance for traineeships abroad.

Congratulations! Now you’re ready to do your traineeship abroad.

At the end of/after your traineeship, you must do the following:

  • Traineeship Certificate (certificate of a completed traineeship signed by the traineeship placement, send to exchange@sh.se)
  • OLS language test 2 (online)
  • Erasmus Survey (electronic evaluation from the European Commission, done via a link that is emailed to you)