Erasmus traineeship

The Erasmus programme provides grants for traineeships at companies, organisations and universities in Europe. You can also use an Erasmus traineeship grant to finance data collection abroad for a thesis/degree project (at Bachelor’s or Master’s level). Here you can read more about how to apply for a grant and the rules that apply.  

Read more about the Erasmus Programme.

To apply for an Erasmus traineeship, you must meet the following conditions – temporarily modified due to the Covid-19

Erasmus traineeship grant applications will not be approved as long as the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is advising against international travels due to the spread of the Covid-19 and/or if there’s a decision by the Vice-Chancellor regarding international student mobility. As long as there is an advise against travel to a specific country/specific countries due to Covid-19 no travels will be approved to those countries. Applications will be handled and the approval will be conditional, that there aren’t any advise against travel by the Swedish MFA and/or a decision by the Vice-Chancellor hindering international travel at the planned start date.

  • You must be intending to take a degree at Bachelor’s (first-cycle), Master’s (second-cycle) or doctoral (third-cycle) level at Uppsala University.
  • You must have completed at least 60 credits of university studies.
  • You must be enrolled at Uppsala University at the time you apply alternatively you have been enrolled at Uppsala University the academic year of 19/20. If you are travelling to take up a traineeship after your degree, you must submit the application before the you have received your degree certificate, therefore students are recommended to wait apply for their degree until after the Erasmus traineeship application has been approved. Once grant application has been approved you can apply for your degree and the traineeship needs to be finalized by latest 18 months after you have received your degree.
  • You must have arranged a traineeship that has been approved by your department (it must be relevant for your education and future career) in one of the 33 countries in the Erasmus+ Programme.
  • The organisation at which you carry out the traineeship must be approved. Read more about this in stage 2 of the application guide.
  • The traineeship must be full-time and last for a minimum of 60 days and a maximum of 360 days.

Due to Covid-19 students who are applying for the Erasmus traineeship grant are recommended to:

  • To apply for an Erasmus traineeship grant 1-15 May if the planned start date is earlier than August 15, 2020. Apply for an Erasmus traineeship grant if the planned start date is August 15, 2020 and later
  • To follow the development, both via Uppsala University’s web and the Swedish MFA.
  • To wait to apply for a degree until after the Erasmus traineeship application
  • To be flexible while planning the traineeship, especially in regards to start date
  • To look into the insurance coverage, the insurance provided by Uppsala University: Student UT, is only valid in the host country for the traineeship

The application for Erasmus Traineeship is open:

1-15 May – for traineeships with a planned start date August 14 and earlier
1-15 July – for traineeships with a planned start date August 15 and later

We cannot approve applications for traineeship periods that have already begun, so remember to plan and submit your application on time. An application takes around one month to handle. If you are having problems contact

For the academic year of 2020/2021 the application is planned to be open:

  • 1–15 September
  • 1-15 November
  • 1–15 January
  • 1-15 March
  • 1-15 May

To the application

The grant

Grant levels for traineeships completed before 31 May 2020

Country National amount (€/month, 30 days)
Group 1* 615
Group 2** 555

Grant levels for traineeships completed after 31 May 2020

Country National amount (€/month, 30 days)
Group 1* 655
Grupp 2** 595

* Group 1, program countries with higher living costs:
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, the UK
** Group 2, program 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, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

The United Kingdom left the EU between the January 31 and February 1 2020. UK remains in the Erasmus programme at least until May 31 2022. Therefore outgoing students/trainees to the UK should apply for an Erasmus grant.


Trainees who are registered on an internship course or degree project in Uppdok are insured through Kammarkollegiet's Student UT insurance. Trainees who are taking on a traineeship outside of their ordinary study program are covered by Kammarkollegiet's Student UT Samling insurance.



You can meet with the Unit for International Mobility for questions about Erasmus Traineeship.

Mondays - Fridays 13:00 - 14:00 during semester dates.

8 June and 31 August 2020: Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Due to the Covid19 outbreak all drop-in hours have moved online to Zoom. When you enter the Zoom meeting you will be placed in the waiting room until it is your turn. In the meeting you may use audio and video if you like but may also use the chat function.

To drop-in

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