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Traineeships abroad for students
Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships) abroad at any workplace for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme Countries at short-cycle Bachelor and Master level as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.
By doing a traineeship abroad, you can greatly improve your knowledge, skills and competences that employers are looking for. Also, one in ten of Erasmus+ trainees have created their own company!
The Erasmus Intern Traineeship Portal, developed by the Erasmus Student Network, can help you find Erasmus+ traineeships opportunities from companies.
Access to Erasmus+ Online Language Support will help you learn the language used at your workplace.
Benefits for students and recent graduates
develop entrepreneurial and creative skills highly valued by future employers
improve foreign language skills, interpersonal and inter-cultural teamwork skills
gain a deeper understanding of another country and culture
Benefits for companies
a trainee can provide a new international perspective, innovative ideas and active support
a trainee brings fresh enthusiasm and increased competitiveness and innovation
getting trainees' insights into their home culture can open doors to new markets and expand the business
enhance competences at the company: the trainee learns from employees, but employees can also learn from an international trainee through interaction with different languages and up-to-date IT skills
Companies can post their traineeships offers on the Erasmus Intern Traineeship Portal.
Traineeships abroad can receive Erasmus+ support from 2 to 12 months.
Students and recent graduates can also do a blended mobility, which means combining a short physical stay abroad (between 5 and 30 days) with a virtual period.
Trainees can also combine an Erasmus+ traineeship with a study period abroad.
Erasmus+ traineeships are open to any student enrolled in a higher education institution holding an Erasmus+ Charter for Higher Education.
The traineeship must be relevant for the degree-related learning and personal development needs and, wherever possible, be integrated in the study programme.
A traineeship can take place at any organisation located anywhere in the world (with the exception of EU institutions, bodies and agencies).
Erasmus+ grant levels are published in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
How to apply
You can apply through the international or Erasmus+ office of your higher education institution.
Find out more
Make sure you know your rights and obligations when you study or do a traineeship abroad.
Students with further questions about taking part in Erasmus+ should check the frequently asked questions before contacting their institution or their National Agencies for Erasmus+ Programme countries.
You can also download a guide on blended mobility, detailing how higher education institutions can organise blended mobility opportunities for students and staff.
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