Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc) abroad for students enrolled higher education institutions at Bachelor and Master level as well as for doctoral candidates. Your traineeship must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs and, wherever possible, be integrated in your study programme.
You may carry out a traineeship at any organisation in an Erasmus+ Programme Country (with the exception of EU institutions, bodies and agencies).
Your traineeship abroad can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months or minimum 3 months if combined with a study period. You can benefit of an exchange abroad with Erasmus+ multiple times but your total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.
Before the traineeship abroad:
- You, your higher education institution and the receiving organisation must sign a Learning Agreement for Traineeships to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange abroad. This document sets out rights and responsibilities of the various parties, a detailed programme of the traineeship, information on insurance, and how your traineeship will be recognised upon successful completion.
- You will receive the Erasmus+ Student Charter, explaining your rights and obligations with respect to your traineeship abroad.
After the study abroad period:
- The receiving organisation/enterprise should send you and your higher education institution a Traineeship Certificate, normally within five weeks after successful completion of the traineeship.
- Your higher education institution must recognise your traineeship abroad, according to the commitments agreed upon in the learning agreement and without any further requirements.
Read more on the Guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement for Traineeships