Erasmus+ Funding for Graduate Traineeships – Application now open for 2017

ErasmusPlus-KA1_traineeships_1Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth and sport. Queen Mary participates in the Erasmus+ Programme and will supply funding to a limited number of students for a traineeship in Europe.

Students in their final year who are planning on doing a traineeship (internship/work placement) outside the UK but in Europe (see list of Programme Countries) after they finished their studies can now apply for an Erasmus+ grant to help towards their living cost.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience and to give your CV a competitive edge!

Why take part?

There are many reasons and some of them will be personal to you:

  • Gaining and improving a range of skills that are desirable to employers, including communication across cultural boundaries, self-management, independence, confidence, adaptability and self-reliance
  • Developing a global and cultural outlook, a quality highly sought-after by current employers
  • Building up a network of valuable contacts
  • Improving your (existing) language skills

How and when to apply?

Applications are now open and the deadline is 30th April 2017. Consult the provided link for full details and information in order to apply.

ErasmusPlus-KA1_traineeships_2Eligibility

Any QMUL student who will be finishing their Bachelor, Master or Doctoral level PhD studies in June/July 2017 is eligible to apply for funding. Grants range from EUR 350-400 per month. Students have to make their own arrangements to find and apply for a suitable placement for the traineeship. A traineeship placement should be secured by the time students apply for Erasmus+ funding. The application for funding needs to be submitted to the Global Opportunities Office before the start of the traineeship.

Duration of traineeship

The traineeship must have a minimum duration of 60 days and can be funded up until the end of September.

Example: A student finds a traineeship from 15 June to 15 December. The funded period is from 15 June to 30 September (3.5 months of funding).

Where can I go?

Students can do a traineeship in any public or private organisation active in the labour market in one of the Programme Countries.

Please note: Students are required to find and secure the traineeship themselves. You will only applying for the funding!

Will fees be charged and what financial support will be provided?

There is no fee for taking part. If the application is successful, trainees will be awarded an Erasmus+ grant to help cover the travel and subsistence costs incurred in connection with their traineeship abroad. Grants range from EUR 350- 400 per month and depend on destination country.

‘This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.’

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