Erasmus+ Traineeship Scholarship

Erasmus+ Traineeship Scholarships are available for UT students who will do an 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 € 273 and € 375.

Conditions

  • You are enrolled as a fulltime 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.
  • SWITZERLAND
    Students who go to Switzerland on 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. Traineeship mobility (internship and graduation) is only possible if it is coordinated by a Swiss higher education institution. More information can be found on the website www.movetia.ch/en
  • 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.
  • 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.

Since there is a lot of paperwork that is required to be taken care of before departure, you are required to apply for an Erasmus+ Traineeship Scholarship at least three weeks before departure (but preferably sooner).

All required forms need to be signed by all parties 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.

Erasmus Student Network

Most partner universities organize an introduction period to acquaint you with the international student life. The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) will help you on location and also organize activities for you and other Erasmus students.

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 Linquistic Support). You have to the assessment twice: prior and after your time abroad, in order 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 decide to 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 (in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Greek and Czech, if it is the working language or language spoken at your destination).
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 to 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 .