Erasmus+ also offers you the opportunity to go on international traineeships. Through this program, you have a unique chance to gain international contacts and work experience.
Due to limited funds, it will unfortunately not be possible to apply for grants for traineeships for recent graduates until the fall 2024 semester, application deadline 1 June 2024.
Erasmus+ traineeship mobility in Europe is available to all students regardless of their field of study or degree program. You can choose to go abroad during your studies or as a recent graduate in the year following the completion of your degree. As an Erasmus+ trainee, you will receive a grant to cover travel and living expenses.
The purpose of Erasmus+ traineeship mobility is to acquire practical skills and gain a better understanding of the economic and cultural conditions in the host country. It also provides exceptional opportunities to build networks and gain international experience that can be valuable for job seekers and in the overall job market.
- Erasmus+ traineeship as part of your education
If you want to go on an Erasmus+ traineeship as part of your education, it is important to get this approved in advance by the department offering your degree program. Consult your academic advisor to find out if this is possible and what steps you need to take. For some degree programs, such as nursing and social work, traineeships abroad are already listed in the overview of exchange opportunities.
- Erasmus+ traineeship for recent graduates
It is also possible to go on an Erasmus+ traineeship in the following academic year after completing your degree. The traineeship must last for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 12 months.
This does not require prior approval from the department, but the internship provider must be approved by your faculty/department in terms of relevance to your degree.
The deadline to apply for the Erasmus+ traineeship grant after completing your education is 1 June for traineeships in the autumn semester and 1 December for traineeships in the spring semester. Due to limited funds, it will unfortunately not be possible to apply for grants for traineeships for recent graduates until the fall 2024 semester, application deadline 1 June 2023.
UiS has entered into an agreement with the Stavanger Region European Office in Brussels, which provides students with the opportunity to participate in a 12-month traineeship. Announcements are made every spring. Contact the International Office through the Exchange Guide for more information.
Apart from this agreement, UiS does not have agreements with external partners to send their students on Erasmus+ traineeships. This means that students must find a company/organization/institution on their own to carry out their traineeships.
Many companies and institutions offer traineeships for European students with Erasmus+ grants. Here is an overview of useful links:
- Traineeship at the Stavanger Region European Office
- Internship program for students at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Student internship at the Norwegian Delegation to the EU
- studereiutlandet.no - Traineeships at European workplaces (go to the "Traineeship" tab)
- erasmusintern.org - Traineeship opportunities throughout Europe
- schooleduationgateway.edu - Teacher assistant positions in Europe
- Atlantic Language - Galway & Dublin
The International Office continuously awards grants to students going abroad to do traineeships. Students applying for traineeships as part of their degree program will have priority. However, there is no guarantee of receiving a grant as Erasmus+ grants are based on available allocated funds.
Requirements for internship mobility:
- The traineeship must last between 2-12 months.
- If you have already been on an Erasmus exchange during your degree program, there is a limit to the number of months you can receive an internship grant. The total number of months cannot exceed 12.
- The internship after completing your education must be completed within 12 months after the degree is finished.
- The number of working hours per week should be around 37,5.
- The traineeship provider must be approved by your faculty/department.
- It is not possible to apply for a grant for an internship in Norway.
Application must include:
- Completed Erasmus+ Training Agreement. A representative from the study program at your faculty/department must sign the agreement.
- Copy of employment contract and job description from the employer.
Please note: Updated information about the application process and requirements will be published spring 2024.