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Application process

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

Study and Work Away activities are likely to be disrupted for some time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the latest travel advice and restrictions please visit the Travel updates and guidance pages.

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 in 2021/22 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

Students doing a mandatory placement (undertaken as part of a degree), whose activity has been approved by the UoE school, can submit an application for funding on the following link:

Application for Erasmus+ Traineeship funding 2021/22

Students doing a voluntary (non required as part of a degree) or recent graduate placement should email workabroad@ed.ac.uk to check that they are eligible to apply for funding.

Recent graduate traineeships

Due to budget restrictions, funding for recent graduate Erasmus+ traineeships is currently only available until 31st May 2022. The availability of funding beyond that date will be subject to review.

Students planning to do a placement after graduation should register their interest for funding before graduation to be eligible for funding.

Once you have registered, you will be able to claim Erasmus+ funding after your graduation to work in Europe for up to 6 months (or 12 months if doing a British Council assistantship). You will need to complete your placement within 12 months of your graduation date.

Registrations are now closed for 2021 summer graduates.

2021 winter graduates can register their interest by completing the form below before their graduation and email it back to workabroad@ed.ac.uk

Download the Erasmus graduate traineeship registration form below:

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