For traineeship

For traineeship

Please note that the UK's participation in the Erasmus programme will continue until the end of any currently active projects. Therefore, students can continue to participate in traineeships with funding from the Erasmus Programme until May 2023, when our final project ends. 

Before applying, please make sure you have read the information we have available about Erasmus+ funding for traineeships on our webpage

The application for Erasmus+ funding is online, and very straightforward.  You will be asked for personal information and information about your planned traineeship (host institution, country, provisional start and end dates).  Remember you can make a speculative application for funding if you are still waiting for your traineeship details to be confirmed or if you are still undertaking your traineeship search.

Sourcing a traineeship

Remember this is an offer of funding for an eligible traineeship. It is your responsibility to source a traineeship.

We have suggested some websites below for you to begin your traineeship search.  When considering potential opportunities, please bear in mind the funding criteria.

We also recommend visiting the University‚Äôs Careers and Employability Service. Our Careers Advisers can give support and advice with your CV, covering letter and interview skills.  You can also make use of the resources and Career Connect on their website. 

Apply now

The online application for Erasmus+/Turing funding for traineeships is open.

Language and Industrial Placement students who will undertake a traineeship abroad during 2022/23 must apply during the window Monday 21 March - Friday 1 April 2022.

After its launch on Monday 21 March, the online application will remain open year-round for those interested in a summer or graduate traineeship or degree project abroad. Please ensure you submit your application at least 4 weeks in advance of your start date and notify once you have submitted your application.

Students interested in applying for a graduate traineeship MUST do so prior to their graduation date, while you are still an enrolled student at the University of Aberdeen.

MChem students interested in undertaking their final year project abroad will be notified by the School when to apply.

NB You will need to upload a Traineeship Statement of Motivation as part of the online application.



What happens next?

Offer Letter

You will be notified of the outcome of your funding application in due course and successful students will receive an award offer letter.  The offer letter needs to be signed and returned by the stated deadline in order to confirm your funding.

If you have applied for funding speculatively then this funding award will be conditional, subject to you securing a traineeship which meets the eligibility criteria.  You should inform the Go Abroad Team if any details of your traineeship change eg duration, host organisation. 

Pre-Departure Meeting

All students holding a funding award must watch a mandatory Pre-Departure Briefing.  These are held in April and December, and recorded versions are also available depending on when your traineeship takes place.

Erasmus+ Paperwork

All paperwork related to your traineeship will be issued to you by the Erasmus Team in advance of your start date, with full instructions given for completion.