Erasmus Traineeship

Students can receive a grant for participating in a traineeship or other study related activities in Europe as long as it is within their study area.

One grant for several study-related activities

You can use the Erasmus traineeship grant for several study-related activities at a company, organization, or university in Europe. For example, the grant can finance data collection for an independent project. An independent project can be a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis, a degree project, or a doctoral thesis. Other student activities that could be financed with the grant are volunteer work, summer jobs, or practical placements (VFU in Swedish). The key point is that your institution has approved the activity as relevant to your studies.

For PhD students

As a doctoral student at Uppsala University, you have the opportunity to adjust the Erasmus traineeship grant to even more activities abroad. Contact to know more.

Grant levels

Group 1 consists of programme countries with higher living costs:

  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Lichtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway

Group 2 consists of programme countries with lower living costs:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Turkey

You must find a suitable traineeship placement yourself before applying for an Erasmus Traineeship grant. You can independently reach out to companies or organizations that you are interested in; perhaps your department can also assist you as they often have extensive networks within research collaborations, networks, and exchange agreements. In our link list you will also find examples of some websites that you can make use of.

Once you have found a traineeship, it is time to create a Learning Agreement for Traineeship. A Learning Agreement for Traineeship is a contract between the trainee, the host organisation, and Uppsala University. It contains information about the traineeship, its duration, number of working hours per week and what you as a trainee are expected to do and learn.

Now you are ready to apply for the Erasmus Traineeship grant and applications are submitted electronically via the system MoveON.

The application consists of:

  • An application form in MoveON
  • An Academic Purpose Statement
  • Learning Agreement
  • Official transcript of records
  • If relevant, a certificate of buddy/mentorship programme


You apply for the Erasmus traineeship grant after you have arranged a traineeship with a host organisation. The grant application and other mandatory documentation are submitted electronically through the system MoveON. An application takes around one month to process after the application round has closed.

To the application in MoveON

Application rounds during the academic year 2023/2024

  • 1–15 September 2023
  • 1–15 November 2023
  • 1–15 January 2024
  • 1–15 March2024
  • 1–15 May 2024


Part 1. Instructions for the application

It includes everything you need to know about the grant application.

Grant manual for Erasmus traineeship part 1

Part 2. Instructions for after the approval

When your application has been granted there are a few things that you are obliged to do both before and after your traineeship.

Grant manual for Erasmus traineeship part 2

  1. Applications for traineeships that have already begun are not accepted.
  2. If you plan to start a traineeship earlier than one month after the closing of the application round, please contact We cannot guarantee that such applications can be approved, but in some cases we can accommodate early start dates.

Information for incoming trainees to Uppsala University

Read our information for incoming trainees to Uppsala University if you are a student looking to do a traineeship or already have one at Uppsala University.

Temporary changes and extra drop-in sessions

Extra drop-in sessions

  • Friday 10 November 2023 at 13:00–14:00
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023 at 13:00–14:00


  • For questions about exchange studies or freestanding courses through ENLIGHT:
  • For questions about Erasmus traineeship grant, Erasmus grant for studies, Erasmus grant for blended mobility or the International Credit Mobility grant:

Drop-in: Consult an International Officer

Meet with our International Officers to discuss your inquiries regarding studies or traineeships abroad. You have the option to connect through Zoom or have an in-person meeting.

Kindly be aware that drop-in sessions will not be available on public holidays and during breaks such as Christmas, Easter, and summer vacations.

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