Go Abroad

Application process

Information on how to apply for an Erasmus traineeship, and links to the application forms.

When should I apply?

Applications for Erasmus traineeship funding should be submitted no later than 4 weeks before the start of your placement.  We cannot guarantee the availability of funding if you apply less than 4 weeks before your placement starts.

If you have received a late traineeship offer and are due to start imminently, you should notify us by emailing workplacements@ed.ac.uk after submitting your online application.  We will try our best to fast-track your application.

Your application must be submitted before your traineeship starts.

What information should be given in the application?

The information you provide in the application will be copied onto your Erasmus+ Training Agreement, so please provide as much detail as possible. You should detail the tasks you will be expected to complete, introduce your host company and highlight the relevance of the traineeship for your University of Edinburgh degree.

Traineeship application policy

Before submitting your application, you must read the traineeship application policy:

Ready to apply? 

Apply for Erasmus traineeship funding 2017/18

Students can apply for 2017/18 funding for traineeships taking place until 30 September 2018.  Deadline for application is 15 July 2018.

Submit an application

Please note: for your placement to be considered for Erasmus funding and for you to have Erasmus status, you MUST submit a complete application, even if your placement has already been approved by your School. 

This is particularly important if you are undertaking a placement as part of your degree, as not having Erasmus status may significantly affect the amount of fees you have to pay. For full details of the fees you should pay whilst studying/working abroad, please visit the Scholarships and Student Funding website.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by Edinburgh Global, based on the eligibility criteria.

In case of limited funding availability, priority will be given to:

  • Students undertaking placements that are compulsory for their degree
  • Students undertaking unpaid placements
  • Students who are not in receipt of other funding for their placement (i.e. Principal’s Go Abroad fund)