- About Erasmus+ traineeship
- Erasmus traineeship scholarship
- Traineeship proposals
- What to do after you find a host organisation abroad?
- Document forms for traineeship
- Useful links
If you want to develop yourself, to gain valuable professional experience in a foreign company or organisation – join Erasmus+ traineeship program. All you have to do is this:
- Susirasti praktikos užsienyje vietą;
- Užpildyti paraišką;
- Pateikti paraišką savo fakulteto Erasmus praktikos koordinatoriui;
- Laukti sprendimo dėl praktikos patvirtinimo ir Erasmus mobilumo stipendijos skyrimo;
- Suderinti ir pasirašyti praktikos sutartį;
Pasisemti neįkainojamos patirties atliekant praktiką užsienyje.
Is a traineeship (work placement) abroad in an enterprise or any other relevant organization in Erasmus+ programme country.
During the traineeship you will:
- learn about other culture;
- improve language skills;
- develop professional skills;
- make new contacts;
- gain self-confidence.
Traineeships abroad are also supported during short cycle, first, second, third cycle studies and within a maximum of one year after the student’s graduation. This also includes the 'assistantships' for student teachers.
Important! You will get academic credits for Erasmus+ traineeship and it will be reflected in your diploma.
Where can I do Erasmus+ traineeship?
In any organization or institution that is registered in Erasmus+ programme country, regardless and its size, legal status. The activities of the organization must correspond with your study programme. The receiving organisation can be:
- any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example, such organisation can be:
- a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises);
- a public body at local, regional or national level;
- a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions;
- a research institute;
- a foundation;
- a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);
- a non-profit organisation, association, NGO;
- a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services.
- a Programme Country HEI awarded with an ECHE
The following types of organisations are not eligible as receiving organisations for student traineeships:
- EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies;
- organisations managing EU programmes such as national agencies.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.
Duration of the traineeship
From 2 to 12 months.
The same student may participate in mobility periods totalling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study, independently from the number and type of mobility activities.
The duration of a traineeship by recent graduates counts towards the 12 months maximum of the cycle during which they apply for the traineeship.
In one-cycle study programmes, such as Medicine, students can be mobile for up to 24 months
Erasmus+ traineeship grant
Programme Countries are divided into the three following groups:
|Group||Countries||Grant per month|
|Group 1 Programme Countries with higher living costs||Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway||700 €|
|Group 2 Programme Countries with medium living costs||
Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland , Turkey
|Group 3 Programme Countries with lower living costs||Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia||500 €|
The grant is supposed to partly cover travel, insurance, accommodation and food expenses.
Special needs support
A person with special needs is a potential participant whose individual physical, mental or health-related situation is such that his/her participation in the project / mobility Action would not be possible without extra financial support.
For persons with special needs, the grant support may therefore be higher than the maximum individual grant amounts set out above.
When can I receive Erasmus mobility grant?
- If you do not have failed exams;
- If you study in:
- first study cycle (Bachelor or equivalent) including the short-cycle (EQF levels 5 and 6);
- second study cycle (Master or equivalent - EQF level 7);
- third cycle as doctoral candidate (doctoral level or EQF level 8).
- Activities of your foreseen traineeship correspond with the requirements of your study programme;
Important! If you are planning to do traineeship as a recent graduate (during 1st year after graduating the university), the application has to be submitted during the last semester of your studies, however decision about the mobility grant will only be made after successful graduation.
When can I do Erasmus traineeship?
During school year and during summer if agreed with academic unit.
Important! Recent graduates need to finish their traineeship during the first year after graduation.
How to find a traineeship placement (receiving organization):
- Check the adverts on Vilnius university webpage;
- Check placements on the webpage of Partners4value (remark: VU students in order to see full list of offers, need to log in. For log in details, contact: );
- Check the ESN webpage;
- Contact intermediate organizations;
- Contact organizations where VU students have already completed their traineeships;
- Contact the Erasmus+ traineeship coordinator in your faculty, professors, supervisors who have contacts in organizations abroad.
To what to pay attention while choosing a receiving organization?
- Is there a possibility to prepare a traineeship plan that would be compatible with the requirements of your study programme?
- Is there a possibility to have a supervisor who would not only help in preparation of the traineeship plan, but also would coordinate its implementation in the receiving organization?
- Are your language skills sufficient for the activities foreseen during the traineeship?
- Will your receiving organization help in finding accommodation?
- Is the receiving organization providing extra financial support (accommodation, local transportation, etc.) during the traineeship?
What to do after you find a receiving organization?
- Ask the receiving organization to fill in and sign the Letter of Confirmation. Confirming that they are accepting you as trainee;
- Fill in the Erasmus+ traineeship application form;
- Submit documents 1 and 2 to the Erasmus+ traineeship coordinator at your faculty.
Deadlines for applications:
STUDENTS. Applications are accepted till the last working day of each month all year long. It is recommended to submit the application 2 months before desired beginning of the traineeship.
RECENT GRADUATES. If your study programme is 4 or 2 years, you need to submit the application during the last semester of your studies till 31st of May. If your study programme is 3.5 or 1.5 year – during the last semester till 31st of December.
How is the decision for Erasmus+ mobility grant made?
Decision making committee in the faculty / institute / centre where you study decides on assigning the grants, according to:
- Compatibility of the foreseen activities of your traineeship with your study programme requirements;
- Your study results;
- History of mobility (priority to those who are applying for the first time)
Selected candidates are informed about the decision by email.
- Application form
- Letter of confirmation
- Learning Agreement for Traineeship
- Grant agreement
- Request for international placement abroad
- Application for extra financial support for special needs
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