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Applying for an Erasmus+ traineeship grant

Before you apply for an Erasmus+ grant, you should find a relevant enterprise that can offer you a full-time traineeship in your field of study for 2 to 12 months.

Information related to the Covid-19 pandemic

Keep track of the situation in the host country and any rules for entry. Also see the host institution's/organisation's information related to Covid-19. Make sure to keep yourself informed during the planning phase as well as before your departure.

Finding a traineeship

Large companies and organisations often advertise 'Internships', 'Traineeships', or 'Student Placements' on their websites. You can also search for internships and thesis projects at Lund University’s job portal. 

Register with the University's career portal MyCareer

You can also have a look at websites such as: 

The traineeship should be equivalent to full-time work for a continuous period of 2 entire months up to 12 months. If you have previously been on an Erasmus+ mobility (internship/exchange or similarly), the total mobility period may not exceed 12 month per academic level (e.g. Bachelor's level, Master's level or PhD level). The internship shall take place at the same enterprise during the entire period. Do not forget to get your traineeship approved by your coordinator/the person in charge at your department.

When to apply for a traineeship grant

You can apply for the traineeship grant between the following dates:

10 August–10 December

17 January–4 June

We only accept applications during the application periods. Make sure to submit your application no later than one month before the start of your internship. It is not possible to apply for the grant retroactively.

How to apply for a traineeship grant

To apply for a traineeship grant, please:

  1. Go to the Erasmus Database –
    Create an account and fill in an application for a traineeship. 
  2. Print the Learning Agreement, and have it signed by all three parties (you can email the document to speed up the signing process).
  3. Upload the signed Learning Agreement and the supporting documents to the Erasmus Database.

Supporting documents

Make sure you include all the required documents below in your application – incomplete applications will not be considered:

  • Learning Agreement
  • Letter of motivation: Motivate why you want to apply for the grant and explain the connection between your education and the traineeship, as well as the experiences and skills you expect to develop during the internship. The letter should be around one page and written in either English or Swedish. 
  • CV: This document should include your contact details and information about education, work experience and language skills.
  • Certificate of registration from Ladok

Already approved for a traineeship grant?

Preparations to make before you go

Erasmus+ mobility to the UK

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and the Withdrawal Agreement entails that the UK will continue to participate in Erasmus+ until 31 May 2022. This means that students who have been offered an exchange place or traineeship in the UK, and whose mobility will end no later than 31 May 2022, can receive an Erasmus+ grant, provided that certain conditions are met.

News related to Brexit on the Swedish Council for Higher Education website (click on 'Other language' for English)

Contact information

Erasmus+ Grant Administrator
Claire Chardet
erasmuspraktik [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 01 36

Postal address:
Erasmus+ Grant Office
External Relations
Lund University
Box 117
221 00 Lund