Erasmus+ Traineeship Scholarships are available for UT students who will do a traineeship (internship or graduation) abroad at a company, education centre, university, research centre, or other organisation in one of the participating countries. The value of your Erasmus+ Scholarship depends on your destination, with a monthly allowance varying between € 360 and € 480 in the academic year 2021-2022 (see Erasmus Scholarship Amounts). 

Conditions

  • You are enrolled as a full-time UT student at the moment of scholarship application and for the entire duration of your stay abroad.
  • Your traineeship takes place in one of the participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic), Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.
  • You are doing a traineeship abroad for a period of 2 to 12 months.
  • During the entire period abroad, you are both living and working in the host country.
  • An Erasmus+ Traineeship Scholarship is not meant for a traineeship in your country of origin.
  • The country of destination is considered safe by the Dutch Government.
  • Bachelor students must have obtained at least 60 EC.
  • Your traineeship abroad counts towards your UT degree. Make sure you have your faculty contact person’s approval and that you can transfer obtained EC to your UT study programme.
  • Some organisations have been excluded from participation to avoid conflict of interests or double financing. The Erasmus+ Traineeship Scholarship is not available for traineeships at European Institutions (e.g. the European Committee) or organisations managing EU programmes (e.g. national agencies).
  • You can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship up to a maximum of 12 months per study phase (Bachelor or Master). Multiple mobility periods are allowed: e.g., 3 months Erasmus+ Study + 9 months Erasmus+ Traineeship.
  • You can apply for an Erasmus+ Traineeship Scholarship via your workflow in Mobility-Online, áfter you have received approval of your assignment by your educational programme. Since there is a lot of paperwork required to be taken care of before departure, make sure that you have acquired this approval as soon as possible and answered all questions related to your scholarship application at least 2 weeks before departure (preferably even sooner!!

All parties must sign all required forms before the deadline (not after your arrival at the host organisation)!  If your application is finished too late, you will no longer be eligible for a scholarship.

  • UNITED KINGDOM

    BREXIT MEASURES FOR ERASMUS+ STUDENTS

    After Brexit, the UK will no longer take part of the Erasmus+ programme. Nevertheless, since there is still budget left from the Erasmus+ 2020 programme , we will still be able to grant most applications from students departing to the UK in Fall 2021.

    Once the 2020 budget is fully granted, students who are going to the UK are no longer eligible for an Erasmus+ Scholarship. UT will automatically offer these students a Twente Mobility Fund Scholarship or a Holland Scholarship (depending on availability) instead.

  • SWITZERLAND

    Students who go to Switzerland on an exchange can not qualify for an Erasmus+ grant because Switzerland is not one of the program countries. Switzerland has the "Swiss - European Mobility Program", which is financed with a Swiss subsidy. Students must apply for the scholarship at the Swiss host institution. More information about this scholarship can be found on the Movetia website.

  • DOUBLE DEGREE STUDENTS

    Double degree students can only apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship if they meet these requirements:

    • The student is enrolled at UT during the entire mobility.
    • The programme abroad counts toward the students’ UT degree. (The EC’s obtained with the mobility must count for UT degree. If the EC’s count for the partner's degree, the scholarship can’t be granted by UT.)
    • The mobility can’t take place in the country of origin.
    • The student can’t apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship at the partner institution as well. A statement from the partner may be requested.

    All parties must sign all required forms before the deadline (not after your arrival at the host institution).  If your application is finished too late, you will no longer be eligible for a scholarship.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

All applications will take place via your registration in Mobility-Online. The application for a scholarship will automatically appear in your workflow.

Before your departure, you are required to take the following steps:

  • Download the scholarship Learning Agreement and Grant Agreement in Mobility-Online.
  • Fill in any missing information and gather the required signatures for both documents.
  • Upload the files in Mobility-Online.
  • Do the required Online Language Assessment.
    The assessment will take about 45 minutes. The link will be emailed to you by Erasmus Plus OLS (Online Linguistic Support). You have to the assessment twice: before and after your time abroad, to monitor your progress in the language of the mobility programme. Please note that both tests are mandatory; if you fail to complete the second assessment, the UT may cancel the remaining scholarship amount.
    Please note: the results will not exclude you from the Erasmus+ exchange programme, but they can be used to recommend linguistic support.

After you have finished the required steps and your scholarship has been granted, you will receive a provisional amount of 75% of the scholarship.  

Language courses

OLS offers free online language courses to all Erasmus Exchange Students (see OLS Language Course for all available languages).
Contact studyabroad@utwente.nl if you are interested in an online language course!

During the mobility

The section ‘During the mobility’ in your workflow within Mobility-Online registers any changes to your mobility programme. Please have any changes to this section approved by your host institution and faculty contact person and signed by all parties or confirmed by email.

Extension of the mobility period

If you want to request an extension of your mobility programme abroad, send an email request to your faculty contact person and studyabroad@utwente.nl. This request has to be submitted no later than one month before the scheduled end date of your exchange programme.

After the mobility

  • Download the 'after the mobility' section of your Learning Agreement in Mobility-Online.
  • Gather the required signatures.
  • Upload the files in Mobility-Online.
  • Do the required second Online Language Assessment (you are exempt from the second assessment if the score of your first assessment was C2).
  • Complete the questionnaire (Participants Report) regarding your Erasmus+ Mobility that will be sent to you by Erasmus+ one day after the end date of your mobility period.
    This questionnaire is a mandatory part of your scholarship and must be completed within 30 days after the end date of your mobility. Please make sure you fill in the survey within 30 days upon receipt, or the link to the survey will no longer be valid! (See Grant Agreement art. 7.1.)

After you have finished these final steps, you will receive the remaining amount of your scholarship.
Please be aware that if you fail to meet all of the scholarship requirements mentioned above, the UT reserves the right to cancel the payment of the final 25% of your scholarship.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about Erasmus+  or other outgoing scholarships, please feel free to email our Scholarship Office at studyabroad@utwente.nl.