To go on an internship abroad you must be registered at an institution of higher education and be studying for a higher qualification. Examples include bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees. Erasmus also allows you to train abroad more than once, as long as the total does not exceed twelve months per study cycle.
Your traineeship abroad can last from a minimum of 3 months (to a maximum of 12 months).
You can benefit of an exchange abroad with Erasmus+ multiple times, either as a student or as a trainee, but your total time abroad (study abroad periods included) may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study.
*"Cycle" refers to the level of study as defined by the European Qualifications Framework (EQF):
First cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) EQF 5/6
Second cycle (Master or equivalent) EQF 7
Third cycle (Doctoral or equivalent) EQF 8
**For "one-cycle" courses such as medicine or architecture, you can go abroad with Erasmus+ for as long as 24 months.
1 step -> find a supervisor
2 step-> contact your future supervisor (if you obtain consent, go to step 3)
3 step -> your University have to send us an official nomination
4 step-> You, your higher education institution and the receiving organisation must sign a Learning Agreement for Traineeships to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of the exchange abroad. This document sets out rights and responsibilities of the various parties, a detailed programme of the traineeship, information on insurance, and how your traineeship will be recognised upon successful completion. You will receive the Erasmus+ Student Charter, explaining your rights and obligations with respect to your traineeship abroad.
Please, note that we do not generate any acceptance letters and we do not sign any documents until the supervisor approves the student's admission.
The following documents are required to be admitted to the SUT Mobility Office in Gliwice:
-Student Application Form
-Learning Agreement for Traineeships
-Transcript of Records
-Accommodation Form (if needed)
You are required to send by e-mail (recommended) a complete set of original application documents in ENGLISH (duly signed and stamped) to be accepted.
Summing up, the list of academic exchange coordinators at our faculties is available on https://www.polsl.pl/rn3-1-dwz-swm/en/faculty-coordinators/ – you may get in touch with them directly for eventual further discussion.
You can also go for a traineeship abroad as a recent graduate. In this case, your traineeship must occur within one year of your graduation and you must apply while still being enrolled in your higher education institution.
Which graduating students are eligible for an traineeship after graduation (with an Erasmus+ grant)?
All students graduating from a Flemish higher education institution who (will) receive an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD are eligible. Students of the Antwerp Maritime Academy and the UCLL University of Applied Sciences should contact their higher education institution directly.
Can I apply for the ‘traineeship after graduation’ scholarship after finishing a postgraduate?
The traineeship must follow graduation from a programme on the level of an associate, bachelor’s or master’s (or advanced bachelor’s or advanced master’s) degree. Postgraduates are not eligible.
When is a student considered to have graduated?
The student has graduated when the exam commission of their programme or department officially states that they have successfully acquired the necessary credits. The graduating student will receive a (temporary) certificate on which the graduation date will be mentioned. This date is the date of graduation.
What is the deadline to apply for an Erasmus+'traineeship after graduation’ scholarship?
There is no fixed deadline. Students who want to do to an traineeship after graduation and want to apply for financial support for the traineeship in the form of an Erasmus+ grant must do so prior to graduation, i.e. when the student is still a student (and in their final year of studies).
If a student is interested in doing the traineeship, they are advised to submit their application immediately, since it is not necessary to know the final traineeship company when submitting the application.
More information: https://ec.europa.eu/stages/information/application_en
Make sure you know your rights when you study or do a traineeship abroad. The Erasmus Intern Traineeship Portal, developed by the Erasmus Student Network, can help you find an Erasmus+ traineeship. Students with further questions about taking part in Erasmus+ should check the frequently asked questions before contacting their institution or their National Agencies for Erasmus+ Programme countries. The ESAA - Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association offers Erasmus+ students and alumni a dynamic forum for networking, professional development and intercultural exchange.