Traineeships and field studies

As a student at Uppsala University, you have the opportunity to engage in a variety of study-related activities at, for example, a company, organisation, or university abroad.

Study-related activities may include traineeships, work-integrated learning (VFU), field studies, or independent projects such as thesis work (degree projects), C, D, or master's theses, and doctoral dissertations. The key is that your institution has approved the activity as relevant to your studies.

If you are planning to carry out a study-related activity within Europe, you have the opportunity to apply for a grant through the Erasmus programme.

You must find a traineeship placement on your own

No matter where in the world or at what type of organisation you wish to do a traineeship, you must find a suitable traineeship placement yourself. You can contact organisations on your own, or some times your department may assist you in your search. Here are some websites that may be helpful when you are searching for a traineeship placement:

UU CareerGate

Go Overseas

Erasmus Internships & Placements


PhD studies

Within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme, PhD students can go abroad as both students and staff. PhD students have the opportunity to not only take courses themselves but also teach at another university, engage in staff exchanges, and participate in various study-related activities such as field studies or data collection for their doctoral thesis. You can find more information on the staff gateway or contact to learn more.

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 been granted a traineeship at Uppsala University.