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 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 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.
erasmusintern.org 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.
*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