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). You apply for the Erasmus traineeship grant when you have found a traineeship. In the grant manual you can find advice and recommendations on how and where to find a traineeship position.

Information regarding the effect of Covid-19 on the Erasmus Traineeship programme.

Current Grant levels

Country National amount (€/month, 30 days)
Group 1* 655
Group 2** 595

* Group 1, programme countries with higher living costs: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, the UK
** Group 2, programme countries with lower living costs: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Information to trainees intending to do a traineeship in the UK

Students carrying out an Erasmus+ traineeship in the UK must apply for a T5 Visa. The first step is that you apply and get accepted for the Erasmus Traineeship Grant. You need to submit your Erasmus Traineeship application 3 months before your planned start date.

If you are accepted for an Erasmus traineeship grant, Uppsala University needs to apply for a so-called Certificate of Sponsorship before you can apply for the T5 visa. The Certificate of Sponsorship number needs to be attached to your visa application. Please find more information about the Certificate of Sponsorship on British Council’s webpage.

You find information about how you apply for the T5 visa, Immigration Health Surcharge etc. on the British Government Webpage

If you plan to carry out an Erasmus traineeship in the UK, it is important that you contact us and applies in time. You need to consider the following in your time plan:

  • Erasmus Traineeship Grant process (up to 1 month after you submit your complete Erasmus traineeship application in MoveON)
  • The time it will take for you to gather the documentation for the Certificate of Sponsorship
  • The time needed for Uppsala University to complete the Certificate of Sponsorship application after receiving your documentation (2 weeks)
  • Receiving an acceptance of the Certificate of Sponsorship from the British Council (up to 4 weeks after Uppsala University submit the application)
  • T5 Visa Application process (up to 3 weeks after you submit the application)

Please send an email to or contact us via the Zoom drop-in when you have submitted your application.

Application manual

Instructions for the Erasmus traineeship grant application are described in a grant manual. It includes everything you need to know about the grant application. Applications are submitted electronically in the system MoveON.

An application takes around one month to process after the application round has closed. After the application has been approved, students has to complete the mandatory language test and upload the signed Grant Agreement before the start of the traineeship. 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 We cannot guarantee that such applications can be approved.

Application rounds for the 2020-2021 academic year

  • 1–15 September
  • 1–15 November
  • 1–15 January
  • 1–15 March
  • 1 May – 6 June*

*Prolonged application round due to Covid-19. Trainees with a planned start date September 15 or earlier are recommended to use this application round. Apply at least a month in advance, applications in this application round will be handled on an ongoing basis. For Erasmus traineeship carried out after graduation: ensure you apply for an Erasmus traineeship when you are still registered as a student and studying at Uppsala University. 

To MoveON

After approval

When your grant application has been granted there are a few things that you are obliged to do both before and after your traineeship to be entitled to the Erasmus grant. You will find the instructions in a separate manual that contains the mandatory steps as well as some advice and recommendations to make sure that your traineeship is as successful as possible. Most of the mandatory documentation is submitted through the system MoveON.

To MoveON


Learning Agreement
Changes to Learning Agreement
Traineeship Certificate
Questions for the traineeship report

Links on the Erasmus traineeship pages

On this page and in the handbooks you may come across a number of links. In order for you have an overview all links are also listed here.

Useful pages for finding a traineeship.

If you have a disability, you can apply for financial support to cover any additional costs that your traineeship abroad may result in. Information about how to apply for extra funding.


The Unit for International Mobility is responsible for the study abroad activities on these pages.

For questions about exchange studies please contact
For questions about Erasmus traineeship, Erasmus for studies or the International Credit Mobility grant please contact
For questions about Minor Field Studies please contact

Zoom Drop-in hours

During the semesters you can meet with the Unit for International Mobility for questions about Study Abroad on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 13:00 - 14:00 with the exception of public holidays.

We offer online drop-in hours in Zoom. Please log in using your student account (Information on how to log in to Zoom with your student account). When you enter the Zoom meeting you will be placed in a waiting room until it is your turn. You will then be asked to briefly describe your question and there after you will be connected to an available International Officer for an one on one conversation. In the meeting you may use audio and video if you like but may also use the chat function.

Extra drop-in: Friday 7 May, Monday 10 May, Wednesday 12 May and Monday 17 May at 13:00-14:00.

To drop-in

Social media

Follow us and our students who are abroad on Instagram.

You can also follow us on Facebook where we also post information on upcoming information sessions.

INFO SESSIONS 2020 - 2021

You can find all our info sessions in the student calendar and on our Facebook page.

Sign up for our mailing list in order to receive e-mail updates about upcoming information sessions and calls for applications.

It is also possible to book us for a presentation with your student organisation or nation. Send us a booking request at

Last modified: 2021-06-11