How to apply to Erasmus internships abroad
On this page, you will find information on how to apply for Erasmus+ traineeships.
Important information about the new guidelines for Erasmus grants, due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Students are allowed to participate in a mobility activity to the extent that it can be carried out safely with regard to travel restrictions. Furthermore, students have to follow the regulations and recommendations of the receiving country and organisation.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, special rules apply to Erasmus+ mobilities:
Erasmus+ scholarships are only granted for physical mobility. However, there is a possibility to start the mobility through virtual activities, if possible, with the aim to combine the online learning/working with a physical mobility abroad at a later date, if and when the situation allows for it. The virtual/online mobility period and the physical mobility period has to be at least 60 days in total.
- Physical mobility = The studies/internship that the student participates in may be online fully or partly, but the student is participating while in the host country.
- Virtual mobility = The studies/internship are online and the student participates either from Sweden or another country (not host-country).
In the online-application, the student must specify which period relates to virtual/online and/or physical mobility (start and end date).
If the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advices against travels to the host destination, an approval from the Head of Department is required.
If we receive information about the virtual mobility after the student has received his/her first payment, the grant amount will be adjusted and the student may need to repay part of the scholarship if the final amount is less than the amount already received.
The Erasmus+ grant amount depends on the length of your mobility period and your host country.
Note: financial support is only granted for physical mobility, not for days of virtual mobility.
1. Find an internship
You are responsible for finding an eligible traineeship/internship/work placement. Contact your home department for tips and guidance regarding internship and career opportunities. You may also look at:
2. Fill in a Learning Agreement and get it approved
Once you have been offered a traineeship/internship/work placement meeting the criteria and you fulfil the programme requirements, you should contact an exchange coordinator at your department for an assessment. If the internship can be approved to be acceptable and relevant for your studies, all three parties (you, the department and receiving organization/enterprise) have to agree on the Learning agreement – before the mobility- to be completed and signed.
Guidelines Learning Agreement for Traineeship (557 Kb)
Once completed and signed, the Learning Agreement for Traineeship should be sent to the Erasmus+ officer at the Student Services, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than six weeks before the intended start of the internship (3 months for traineeships in the UK).
You can apply for the traineeship grant:
August 1 – June 15
During summer vacation we do not accept or handle Erasmus+ traineeship applications. During the holiday season (December/January) processing time may be slightly longer. Apply in good time if you would like to apply for an Erasmus+ traineeship with intended start in July/August/September or January/February.
3. Complete the application process
Within three working weeks of submitting your Learning Agreement, you will receive feedback from an Erasmus officer. If the requirements are met you will be asked to fill in an online-form and receive information about the mandatory steps to be completed before the start of the traineeship, if your application has been successful:
- OLS – language assessment
- Grant agreement to be signed
For questions regarding Erasmus+ traineeship:
For questions regarding Erasmus+ traineeship grant:
Contact the Erasmus-team at the Student Services: email@example.com
Last updated: May 28, 2021
Source: Student Services