Erasmus+ Funding for Graduate Traineeships – 2018 Application open, deadline 1st June

ErasmusPlus-KA1_traineeships_1Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth and sport. Queen Mary University of London 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?

Application period for students graduating in 2018 is now open and closes 01 June 2018.

See the Erasmus+ Traineeships webpage, sub-section Graduate Traineeships for full details and to apply.  


Any QMUL student who will be finishing their Bachelor, Master or Doctoral level PhD studies in June/July 2018 is eligible to apply for funding. Grants range from EUR 400-450 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 Erasmus+ graduate traineeships must be for a minimum of two months (= 60 days) with a maximum of six months (= 180 days) of funding available.

The traineeship can last for longer than six months, however, the maximum funded duration is 6 months.

Timeframe: 2-6 months of funding available to support internships between graduation and 01 April 2019.

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 secure the traineeship themselves. When applying to us, you are only applying for funding to support yourself.

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 400- 450 per month and depend on destination country.

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