General Rules And Procedure

(For detailed information please see the guides linked below)

This program enables you to spend a placement (traineeship) period between 2 months to 12 months in an enterprise or organization in one of the Program Countries (i.e. Member States of the European Union, Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway); public or private organisations active in the labour market.

Students must be registered in a higher education institution and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification (up to and including the level of doctorate). Erasmus students are selected by their sending higher education institution in a fair and transparent way.

Students should work as an intern in a business enterprise or organization, which is directly related to their own educational field. The internship does not necessarily have to be a mandatory component of the student’s educational program although the economic sector the student works at should be closely related to it. Wherever possible, the traineeships should be an integrated part of the student’s study program. Traineeships abroad at a workplace are supported during first, second and third cycle studies. Traineeships after graduation are possible provided that the application was concluded while the applicant was still registered as a full time student and the traineeship must be concluded at most one year after the date of graduation. For more details, please consult the EU website: The Erasmus placement period cannot be used to conduct research or analysis projects related to academic studies within a certain program. The students will have to find their work placements independently.

The objectives of the program are:

To help you adapt to the requirements of the EU-wide labor market;

To enable you to develop specific skills including language skills and to improve understanding of the economic and social culture of the country concerned in the context of acquiring work experience;

To contribute to the development of a pool of well qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.

For how long can you go abroad as an intern?

You can do a placement between 2 to 12 months. However, it should be noted that in order to help more students benefit from the Erasmus+ Grant, payments can be made for 2 months depending on the available budget and number of applicants. 

Where do placements take place?

Projects can not be considered as training activities in laboratory experiments, the mobility can not be a laboratory work or scientific research. Students need to practice professional activities must be carried out as the economic provisions in the relevant sector. For example, for the purpose of product development; a research and development is considered part of the company or a firm's unit can be acceptable for this internship.

Host (receiving) organizations for student traineeships may be any public or private organization active in the labor market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example, such organization can be:
• a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);

• a public body at local, regional or national level;

• a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;

• a research institute;

• a foundation;

• a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);

• a non-profit organization, association, NGO;

• a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services Activities may not take place at European Union institutions and other EU bodies including specialized agencies, organizations managing EU programs, and national diplomatic representations (embassy and consulate) of the home country of the student.

The following types of organizations are not eligible as receiving organizations for student traineeships:

• EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialized agencies Organizations managing

• EU programmes such as national agencies

Erasmus + Internship Procedure Guide

Erasmus+ Staj Süreç Rehberi

Monthly Grants for 2017- 2018 Traineeship Program


Groups Countries Monthly
Group 1 Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom 600€
Group 2 Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, The Republic of Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain 500€
Group 3 Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Letonia, Malta, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia 400€