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Application process

Find out about the application process for the Erasmus+ traineeship scheme.

How to apply

In order to apply for Erasmus+ Traineeship funding, you must first secure a work placement abroad in an eligible Erasmus country. Please read our Eligibility criteria for more details.

Students doing an eligible work placement abroad can apply for Erasmus+ funding provided that they meet the following criteria:

  • The placement has been approved by the UoE school (for mandatory placements)
  • The application for funding is submitted in advance (recommended submission four weeks before start date)
  • Submission of a full risk assessment for the activity, including evidence that the applicant meets the requirement for entry into their destination country

Please note that, due to limited Erasmus funding, we are not currently a position to guarantee funding to students undertaking a work placement in Europe in 2022/23.

If you are due to start your placement abroad before September 2022, please contact the Traineeship team at  to enquire about funding. Students starting a placement after 2022 as part of their UoE degree will be contacted by SWAY once we have received confirmation of the availability of funding for 2022/23 placements.  We will prioritise students according to their start date.