Foreign traineeships

Gain experience that will 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 not 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 confirms the connection to your degree or your future career in the LA.
  • Be prepared to draw up a contract.
  • Have adequate language skills to satisfactorily complete the tasks/supervision on the traineeship.
  • Take one online OLS language test before 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 27 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. External link. has adverts for traineeships at companies and organisations in Europe. It is run by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).


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 your foreign traineeship lasts and partly on the general cost of living in the country where you do your traineeship.

The idea of the grant is that it is a contribution (not a fully comprehensive grant) to travel, accommodation and other expenses due to your traineeship.

The grant is paid in two parts.



Grant (in EUR)

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

EUR 655 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 595
per month

*NB! The grant levels above are based on the rules of the European Commission. The figures in the table apply to the 2020/2021 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

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

Stage 2:

When your traineeship has been approved you need to add the following to your application:

Congratulations! Now you’re ready for your foreign traineeship.

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
  • Erasmus Survey (electronic evaluation from the European Commission, done via a link that is emailed to you)