Erasmus traineeship

Within the Erasmus programme, students can receive a grant for participating in a traineeship at a company, organisation or university in Europe. Students may also use the grant to finance data collection for an independent project (e.g. Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis/degree project or doctoral thesis). You apply for the Erasmus traineeship grant when you have found a traineeship. In the grant manual you can find advice and recommendations on how and where to find a traineeship position.

Read additional information regarding the effect of Covid-19 on the Erasmus Traineeship programme.

Current Grant levels

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

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

Information to trainees intending to do a traineeship in the UK

The United Kingdom left the EU between 31 January and 1 February 2020. Uppsala University has funding for Erasmus traineeships finishing 31 May 2023 or earlier. Outgoing trainees to the UK should therefore apply for an Erasmus grant.
Students carrying out an Erasmus+ traineeship in the UK must apply for a visa. It is the sending organisation which applies for a so called sponsorship by the British Council for the trainee, a “Certificate of Sponsorship” needs to be attached to the visa application. It can take up to four weeks to get the application approved, why its recommended to plan the application in time. For more information see the Erasmus webbpage. If you plan in doing an Erasmus traineeship in the UK it is important that you contact us and applies in time (at least two months before planned start date). Contact us via the zoom drop in and/or by

Application manual

Instructions for the Erasmus traineeship grant application are described in a grant manual. It includes everything you need to know about the grant application. Applications are submitted electronically in the system MoveON.

Please note that applications for traineeships that have already begun are not accepted. Make sure you submit your application in time. An application takes around one month to process after the application round has closed. If this does not work for you or if your traineeship starts earlier than one month after the closing of the application round, please contact

Application rounds for the 2020-2021 academic year

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

To MoveON

After approval

When your grant application has been granted there are a few things that you are obliged to do both before and after your traineeship to be entitled to the Erasmus grant. You will find the instructions in a separate manual that contains the mandatory steps as well as some advice and recommendations to make sure that your traineeship is as successful as possible. Most of the mandatory documentation is submitted through the system MoveON.

To MoveON


Learning Agreement
Changes to Learning Agreement
Traineeship Certificate
Questions for the traineeship report

Links on the Erasmus traineeship pages

On this page and in the handbooks you may come across a number of links. In order for you have an overview all links are also listed here.

Useful pages for finding a traineeship.


The Unit for International Mobility is responsible for the study abroad activities on these pages.

For questions about exchange studies please contact
For questions about Erasmus traineeship, Erasmus for studies or the International Credit Mobility grant please contact
For questions about Minor Field Studies please contact

Drop-in hours ALL CAMPUSES

You can meet with the Unit for International Mobility for questions about Study Abroad (outgoing mobility from Uppsala University).

Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Due to the Covid19 outbreak all drop-in hours have moved online to Zoom. Please log in using your student account (read more about logging in to Zoom with your student account). 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.

Extra drop-in: Friday 7 May, Monday 10 May and Wednesday 12 May.

To drop-in

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INFO SESSIONS 2020 - 2021

You can find all our info sessions in the student calendar and our Facebook page.

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It is also possible to book us for a presentation with your student organisation or nation. Send us a booking request at

Last modified: 2021-03-04