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. Other student activities that could qualify for the grant are volunteer work, summer jobs or practical placements (VFU in Swedish).

Application dates

Below you will find the current application dates for 2022/23.

  • 1–15 January
  • 1–15 March
  • 15 April – 2 May
  • 1–15 September
  • 1–15 November

Check the website regularly for current updates on application periods.

Current Grant levels

Group 1, programme countries with higher living costs: 660 €/month. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Norway.

Group 2, programme countries with lower living costs: 550 €/month. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.

Additional top-up grants

Top-up for inclusion

Students with permanent or long-term disabilities, including disabilities caused by physical or mental illness, are entitled to a special inclusion supplement of EUR 250 per month. To obtain this top-up you need to indicate it in the application form for your Erasmus Traineeship and you will need to provide a certificate issued by a coordinator for pedagogical support at the university or by a licensed doctor (such certificate is considered sensitive information and will be handled accordingly). You can find more specific details about this in the application form.

Combination of top-up for inclusion and support for actual costs

In addition to the top-up you can apply for inclusion support for actual costs. This support can be used if you have extra costs that exceed the total granted top-up sum (see above). The request for inclusion support for actual costs must be justified by the applicant and approved by the Swedish Council of Higher Education (UHR). More information on how to apply can be found here.

Do not hesitate to contact the Erasmus Team at erasmus@uu.se with any question or doubt you may have about this additional support.

Top-up for inclusion

If you have children, regardless if they will accompany you during your Erasmus Traineeship or not, you can receive a top-up grant of EUR 250 per month (regardless of number of children). State this directly in your application form for your Erasmus Traineeship in MoveON and upload the family certificate from the Swedish Tax Agency that confirms that you are a guardian of the child/children. The certificate must indicate your and your child(ren)'s names and your relationship to each other. Note that no other certificate will be accepted.

Combination of top-up for inclusion and support for actual costs

In addition to the top-up you can apply for inclusion support for actual costs. This support can be used if you have extra costs that exceed the total granted top-up sum (see above). The request for inclusion support for actual costs must be justified by the applicant and approved by the Swedish Council of Higher Education (UHR). More information on how to apply can be found here.

Do not hesitate to contact the Erasmus Team at erasmus@uu.se with any question or doubt you may have about this additional support.

Top-up for green travel

Students going to their traineeship host country using sustainable means of transport (for example train, buss, car-pooling) are entitled to a single contribution of EUR 50 and up to two days of extra grant days to cover travel days for a return trip. You apply in MoveON, directly in your Erasmus grant for traineeships application.

Top-up for travelling by train

In addition to the top-up for green travel described above, Uppsala University offers a maximum of EUR 190 for green travelling to and from your traineeship destination. A limited amount of grants are available for application during the academic year of 2022/23 and will be granted on a first come first served basis. You apply in MoveON, directly in your Erasmus grant for traineeships application.

The grant can be used either to buy a single train ticket or as a contribution to an Interrail pass. If you decide to travel by Interrail pass to your final destination, you must take out additional insurance for this period. The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency's (Kammarkollegiet) insurance policy (the one that will be provided together with your Erasmus grant) is valid only for the most direct journey possible.

Application

The grant application and other mandatory documentation (unless otherwise stated) are submitted electronically through the system MoveON. You apply for the Erasmus traineeship grant after you have arranged a traineeship with a host institution/organisation.

An application takes around one month to process after the application round has closed. Applications for traineeships that have already begun are not accepted. If you plan to start a traineeship earlier than one month after the closing of the application round, please contact erasmus@uu.se. We cannot guarantee that such applications can be approved, but in some cases we can accommodate early start dates.

To the application in MoveON

Instructions

Part 1. Instructions for the application
It includes everything you need to know about the grant application.

Part 2. Instructions for after the approval
When your application has been granted there are a few things that you are obliged to do both before and after your traineeship.

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