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Traineeship abroad via Erasmus

If you are a Lund University student who wants to undertake a traineeship in Europe, you may be eligible for an Erasmus traineeship grant.

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Erasmus traineeship grant

If you want to do a traineeship at a company, organisation or research and education centre in one of the 32 Erasmus countries, you can apply for an Erasmus traineeship grant.

The grant should be a contribution to the expenses arising in connection with the traineeship period, such as travel and accommodation expenses. Depending on the country of the traineeship, the grant holder will receive approximately €465–€525 a month.

Students who are eligible to apply for an Erasmus traineeship grant

To be eligible to apply for the Erasmus traineeship grant, you must be a current student who is registered in full-time studies and intends to graduate at Lund University. It is also possible to do an internship after you have finished your studies, but you have to apply for grant during your last semester as a registered full-time student at Lund University.

Three ways to do an traineeship with an Erasmus grant:

  • As a part of a traineeship course or a degree project course that is a mandatory part of your degree programme at Lund University
  • As a voluntary traineeship that is not a part of your degree programme at Lund University
  • As a recent graduate (who has not yet applied for your degree certificate) and complete your traineeship within 12 months after graduation

Approved host organisations

You can do your internship at companies, organisations, or research and development centres. If you are going to do a traineeship at a higher education institution, it must be clear that you should perform a job and not studies.

The following organisations are not authorised for Erasmus grants:

  • EU institutions and other bodies
  • Organisations dealing with EU programmes (such as international secretariats at universities). This is to avoid possible conflicts of interest and/or double financing.
  • Universities that are mainly financed by EU funds

Read more about finding a host organisation

List of EU institutions on the European Commission website

Erasmus mobility grant countries

You can do your traineeship in one of the following 32 countries:

  • EU countries (including outermost regions, overseas countries and territories): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, the United Kingdom
  • EEA countries: Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway
  • Macedonia, Turkey

You need to live in the host country during the traineeship period (this also applies to traineeships in Denmark).

It is possible to do a traineeship with the Erasmus grant in your home country; however, your application will be given the lowest priority in the assessment of applications.

The grant

The grant amount is based on which country in which your traineeship takes place.

  • Programme countries with a higher cost of living (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway and United Kingdom) provide € 615 per month (approximately € 20.50 per day). (Note: If your internship started before June 2017 the grant is in the size of € 525 per month).
  • Programme countries with a lower cost of living (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey) provide € 510 per month (approximately € 17 per day). (Note: If your internship started before June 2017 the grant is in the size of € 465 per month).

The grant is paid in two instalments: The first part, 70% of the grant, is paid out in connection to the start of the internship. The remaining part is paid out after the completion of the traineeship period. If the internship is interrupted earlier than the agreed period, you become liable to repay all or part of the grant.

It is not allowed to receive other grants or scholarships from EU or the Swedish Council for Higher Education for the same period you receive the Erasmus grant for traineeship. However, you can apply for the Erasmus grant more than once.

Additional funds for students with disabilities

If you have a disability, you can apply for additional funds through the Lund University Disability Support Services.

Lund Univeresity Disability Support Service

How to apply for a traineeship grant

How to apply for a traineeship grant

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Contact information

Erasmus+ grant administrator
Sofie Wallberg
erasmuspraktik [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)222 0136

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