Erasmus+ traineeship abroad
Are you interested in doing a traineeship abroad? As a student at Stockholm University you can apply to internships in order to do a traineeship, write an essay or collect data in a country that is included in the Erasmus programme.
On this page, you will find more information about the different types of internships and how to apply.
There are three types of internships available:
Embedded in the curriculum
Internships that are a part of your programme, either in the form of an internship course or as your dissertation.
Credit: Higher education credit.
Internships that are not a part of your degree or studies, such as summer internships.
Credit: Diploma Supplement.
For recent graduates
Internships that are not a part of your studies and are done after you have finished your degree. During your final semester, you may apply to internships offered by Erasmus which must take place within 12 months after graduating. If you have already received your degree diploma, you are no longer eligible for taking part of this type of internship.
Credit: Recent graduate internship (no academic credit).
Student activities as internships
- Full time internship abroad: at a company, organisation, or education and research facility in one of the Erasmus+ countries.
- Data collection for an essay or dissertation: could, for example, be conducted at a company, school, clinic, lab, hospital or other, at full time.
- Essay writing at a higher education institution: is usually considered as regular studies, though may be seen as an internship if there is no partnership deal between the department and Stockholm University.
- Practicum internship: often seen as a part of teacher training, but occasionally as an internship (full time, 60 – 360 days).
Terms of Erasmus+ internships
In order to take part of the scholarship supported Erasmus+ internships abroad, you must:
- Be a registered student at Stockholm University at the time of application.
- Have the internship approved by your department as related to your studies.
- Not have conducted an internship through Erasmus or been an exchange student at the same education cycle previously (cannot exceed 360 days).
- Intend to graduate at Stockholm University (does not apply to ‘recent graduate’).
- Take part of an internship full time according to you internship plan, Learning Agreement for Traineeship, in a country and place eligible to host internships (see below).
- Take part of an internship in one single place continuously during at least 60 days, but no more than 360 days per education cycle.
- Have the internship approved by your department as contributing to higher education credit or as a Diploma Supplement.
- Sign a Grant Agreement for Erasmus+ before departing.
- Complete an online language test, both before and after your internship.
- Answer an online survey (Participant Report) when the internship is completed.
- Not accept any scholarships from EU and Swedish Council of Higher Education at the same time.
Please note that the above terms are those of Erasmus+, and your department may have additional terms. In order to obtain further information about this and other opportunities, contact the exchange student coordinator at your department.
Erasmus+ scholarships for internships
Students are awarded with the Erasmus+ scholarship on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. If you wish to make sure there are funds left to apply for, please contact the Erasmus officer at email@example.com.
The amount you are eligible for through Erasmus+ is based on the country and length of your internship, as seen below.
Grants for traineeship with an end date before 2020-03-31
|Group||Countries||€/month (= 30 days)||€/day|
|Group 1||Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, United Kingdom||615||20,5|
|Group 2 & 3||Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, North Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey||555||18,5|
Grants for traineeship with an end date after 2020-03-31
|Group||Countries||€/month (= 30 days)||€/day|
|Group 1||Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, United Kingdom||655||21,8|
|Group 2 & 3||Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, North Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey||595||19,8|
The scholarship will be disbursed in two turns. The first consists of 70 percent of your total scholarship sum. You will receive the final 30 percent after you have completed the internship, provided a certificate of attendance and returned home. You must also complete a second language test and fill out a form online to receive the remaining scholarship. The sum may then also be adjusted in case there were any alterations in the length of the internship along the way.
Increased scholarship for students with children
If you have children that will accompany you to the country of your internship, you may apply for an additional 200 euro per month.
If you have a disability which entails extra expenses during your internship, you may apply to have these expenses covered up to 100 percent. Expenses may include transportation, teaching aids, special accommodation, assistants, or medical assistance in the country of your internship.
Internships in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is since 1 February 2020 no longer a member of the EU, which might affect future possibilities to do an Erasmus+ internship in the country. The withdrawal agreement foresees that the UK will continue to participate in current EU programmes until they end, as if they were an EU member state. Participation in the Erasmus+ after 2020 is dependent on the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK which take place during the year.
How to apply
All outgoing exchange students from Stockholm University are covered by the ‘Student UT’ insurance by Kammarkollegiet. If you are traveling within the EU or EEA you should also bring your European Health Insurance Card.
The ‘Student UT’ insurance includes:
- Personal injury protection
- Health and dental care
- Home transport
- Visits by family members
- Disruption cover
- Personal property protection (excess 1500 kronor)
- Baggage delay
- Cash assistance
- Cover for crisis and disaster
- Third party liability
- Legal expenses
Please note that home insurance is not included.
The ‘Student UT’ insurance is free of charge and applies from two weeks before to two weeks after the exchange period within the host country. Before departure, you will receive a Medical Insurance Card (MIC) and/or an Insurance Certificate from your exchange coordinator.
Although you have insurance through Kammarkollegiet, some universities require that you also sign and pay for an insurance locally.
Last updated: March 31, 2020
Source: Student Services