Students can apply for an Erasmus+ traineeship grant to complete a voluntary or mandatory traineeship as part of their studies. The traineeship must be approved by the academic department/school. Erasmus+ traineeships can take place in companies as well as private and public organisations, but not in EU organisations or organisations that manage EU programmes. Additional information on the Erasmus+ Programme is available at UEF International Mobility Services and the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI).
For whom: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral level students of all fields.
When: From the first year of studies onwards.
Where: Students should arrange the traineeship directly with the organisation, which must be established in a country participating in the programme:
EU Member States (not Finland) and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey.
Duration: 2 to 12 months.
Application period: Applications will be accepted for as long as traineeship grants are available. Students can apply for a traineeship grant after having confirmed traineeship abroad. The application should be submitted in good time (at least one month) before the start of the traineeship. Application must be submitted in the online application system SoleMOVE. For more information, please see the Applications section. Application period for 2020-21 will be announced later. The UEF travel ban due to Covid-19 applies to all UEF students and staff for the moment and traineeships won’t be possible during the autumn semester 2020.
Funding: The grant is EUR 480/540 per month (academic year 2019-2020) and will be awarded for a maximum period of 4 months. The precise amount is determined by the duration of the traineeship and the host country. The training position must be full-time (min 30 hours per week). Persons with special needs due to their physical or mental condition and persons with underage children can apply for additional support.
Please note: An Erasmus+ traineeship agreement must be signed before the start of the traineeship. The Erasmus+ traineeship grant is the primary form of support used for traineeships in Europe. Students must take an online language test before and after the traineeship.
NB! You cannot get two mobility grants from International Mobility Services or Student and Learning Services for the same period. For example, if you are granted a mobility scholarship for your exchange period from International Mobility Services, you cannot get an Erasmus+ traineeship grant for the same period. However, it is allowed to accept scholarships from other organizations such as foundations for the same mobility period. Please contact UEF International Mobility Services, if you have any questions related to mobility grants.
For further details, please see Call for Applications 2019.