Erasmus+ Mobility for Traineeships: what is it and how to apply

Erasmus+ Mobility for traineeships is the EU-promoted student mobility programme which gives students a chance to broaden their vocational and training curriculum by working abroad in any public sector company or a private commercial enterprise located in European countries that have joined the Erasmus+ Programme. The Erasmus+ Mobility for traineeships Call for applications is published every year by the University of Bologna.


A second call for application will be published in September 2020. Tests for participation in international mobility programmes at the University Language Centre will be held in October and departures will be allowed from 15 January 2021.

In the meantime, if you wish to look for a host organization, please use the documents in the “Attachment” box.

Please consult, in the section “How to apply” (see below), the call expired last May to get a general idea of the application procedure and remember that the application requirements and attachments may be modified.

How to apply

Within the Erasmus + Mobility for traineeship scheme a.y. 2020/21, a call is issued for applications to do two/three-month paid traineeships in European Union countries. This call is expired now, but is available for consultation purposes.

Lenght of traineeship and financial contributions

The duration of traineeships under this programme is from 2 to 12 months and students may receive a EU grant up to a maximum of 3 months.

Where can you go

The countries of destination are:

  • the 26 European Union Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Hungary;

  • the 3 Countries of the European Economic Area: Island, Liechtenstein and Norway;

  • the accession candidate countries: Republic of Nord Macedonia, Serbia;

  • the United Kingdom, which, although no longer EU Member State, continues to participate in the current 2014-2020 Erasmus+ programme.

Who can take part?

Students enrolled in first, second, third cycle degree programme and single-cycle degree programme, who can carry out the traineeship before or after graduation.