Graduate Traineeships and Summer Programmes

Erasmus+ Graduate Traineeships 

The Erasmus+ programme now offers funding opportunities for recent graduate traineeships. 

What constitutes an Erasmus traineeship? 

To be eligible for Erasmus funding, traineeships must take place in a participating country (EU member states plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway and Turkey) at a qualifying organisation.  EU bodies or organisations managing EU programmes are not eligible as host institutions.

Traineeship placements must be full-time and relevant to your degree area.  The Erasmus Team cannot assist you in sourcing a relevant opportunity.  For advice and information to support your career planning, we encourage you to visit the Careers Service.

Eligibility conditions 

  • Students must apply and be selected for funding before completing their degree programme
  • Traineeships must be carried out abroad within one year of graduation
  • Traineeships must last for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 12

If you have previously received Erasmus funding during your degree programme, you may not be eligible to receive any further funding. 

Erasmus+ Graduate Traineeships are a new initiative, and as such we anticipate only limited funding to be available, if any. 

For further information, please email erasmus@abdn.ac.uk.  General information about Erasmus opportunities to work abroad can be found here: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/work-abroad

Summer Programmes

The Erasmus Unit is regularly advised of interesting opportunities for students across Europe. In the majority of cases, these opportunities cannot be supported as an Erasmus exchange that counts towards your University of Aberdeen degree (and therefore cannot be funded by a student mobility grant).  However they are advertised here as excellent opportunities to enhance your Aberdeen student experience and enrich your CV.

Vienna University of Economics and Business, 29th International Summer University

The International Summer University programme offers a broad range of business courses in English at undergraduate and graduate level.  The courses are taught by an international team of experienced lectures from WU and partner universities.  There is also an exciting social and cultural programme. The programme is offered twice in the summer, one session in July (2-20 July) and a second session in August (23 July - 10 Aug). Further information here.