Students from European universities who have been awarded Erasmus+ funding for a traineeship may seek a suitable opportunity at University of Aberdeen. The availability of a suitable and appropriate project will depend on departmental capacity and resource constraints.
Incoming students who undertake a traineeship at the University of Aberdeen with Erasmus+ funding have ‘Visiting Student’ status. Visiting Students are administered centrally and not by the Erasmus Team.
Relevant information for students seeking an Erasmus+ funded traineeship at University of Aberdeen can be found on page 6 of our Guide below:
- How to Apply
The first step is to make contact with the relevant department to identify whether an appropriate project and supervising academic is available. A full list of contact information for our departments and research institutes is linked below.
Successful students should then download and complete a Visiting Student application. This needs to be forwarded to your traineeship supervisor for approval and processing.
All related paperwork, for example your Erasmus+ Training Agreement, can be completed and signed by your traineeship supervisor at University of Aberdeen.
Visiting students are not guaranteed university-managed accommodation, but if there are still available rooms you are welcome to enquire by contacting our Accommodation Office.
If you are undertaking your Erasmus+ traineeship over the summer period when there is no undergraduate teaching, you may be able to apply for summer accommodation offered by the University.
- Clinical Electives
For visiting undergraduate medical students, the University of Aberdeen offers a Clinical Electives programme for up to 8 weeks over the summer. Places are limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.