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Outgoing Erasmus+ traineeship

Important Documents

Below you will find all the documentation you need to participate in the Erasmus+ traineeship mobility programme.

Remember to send all documents in PDF format and not in image format.


Instructions for use

What is it?

Erasmus+ traineeship is an opportunity for students and graduates to carry out a traineeship at universities, public or private companies and training or research centres, in one of the mobility programme countries. The Erasmus+ traineeship provides a grant to successful students and graduates to help them make the most of the experience.

To participate

You can register for the programme if:

  • you are regularly enrolled at UniGe
  • you are enrolled in single educational activities aimed at admission to Master's degree courses (so-called bridging career)
  • you meet the admission prerequisites established by the foreign institution and by the individual UniGe teaching facilities at the time of application

How long

Your Erasmus can last between 2 and 12 months.

Have you already been on Erasmus?

As a UniGe student, you have the opportunity to undertake one or more Erasmus+ mobilities.

The period comprehensive reserved for mobility is different depending on the study cycle in which you are enrolled:

  • Cycle I - Bachelor degree: maximum 12 months (360 days)
  • cycle II - bachelor's/master's degree: maximum 12 months (360 days)
  • single-cycle master's degree: maximum 24 months (720 days)
  • cycle III - research doctorate, specialisation course, 2nd level master's degree: maximum 12 months (360 days)

Before applying, you should therefore check that the remaining period still available to you for further Erasmus+ mobility is at least 60 days.

For example, if in the same Bachelor's degree programme you have already carried out one Erasmus mobility for study purposes for 5 months and one for placement purposes for 5 months (for a total of 10 months), you may apply for and spend a maximum of 2 months abroad, regardless of the duration of the grant provided for in the call for applications.

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Manifest Destinations

Check the Erasmus Manifesto, in the Important Documents section of this page, to find the list of destinations.

Independently chosen destinations

You can also participate in Erasmus+ traineeship at a location of your own choice. In this case you must:

  • identify the foreign location
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  • identify a lecturer in your department to act as a contact person for the location
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  • fill out the letter of intent and have it signed by the UniGe contact person and the foreign office. Remember that it must be attached to the application form. Read the instructions for completion carefully. You will find them, together with the letter of intent, in the important documents section of this page
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The eligible locations are:

  • institutions of Higher Education holding an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
  • any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in areas such as education, training and youth
  • a non-profit organisation, an association or an NGO
  • a body for vocational guidance, career counselling and information services

You cannot choose as a destination location:

  • EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies. The full list is available at
  • organisations managing EU programmes, such as National Agencies (to avoid possible conflicts of interest and/or double funding)
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How to find an internship in Europe

To locate a venue yourself, platforms and sites are available including:

  • is the meeting place for internships and traineeships. If you would like to do an internship abroad, you can upload your profile online, search for internships and apply here. Visit the site to check what opportunities can offer you
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  • Stage4You, the right place if you are looking for an internship in Europe

How to participate

1. See the call for proposals and the Erasmus Manifesto.

In the Important Documents section of this page, consult carefully:

  • the call to learn how to register and participate
  • the Erasmus Manifesto, to check the prerequisites of your Department group, and the prerequisites of the foreign university where you would like to go

2. Sign up for the contest

Log in to online services and enroll in the contest.

3. Support the interview

You will have to take a interview mandatory.

You will be excluded from the interview if you do not meet the minimum requirements set by your departmental area and, possibly, by the foreign location of your interest.

You will be selected based on:

  • your academic record
  • your language skills
  • your Erasmus purposes
  • your personal motivations (e.g., your academic interests)

5. Check the ranking list

Check if your ranking has been published.

6. Accept the bag

If you have been selected, accept the bag.

7. Sign the agreement

Carefully read the instructions, on the Online Services UniGe page, to sign the Erasmus+ agreement.

Verification of language skills

If you need a attestation of your level of proficiency in foreign language(s), you can contact the Language Skills Development Section and read the information posted on the page dedicated to Erasmus+ Outgoing students.

You can take a test of English and 1 other language according to the location of your interest (your choice of French, German and Spanish) and book the tests, according to the deadlines indicated in the dedicated section and published on the AulaWeb.


Test results are preferential evaluation elements for the purpose of your ranking. In fact, the Selection Boards may apply a reduction in your score if:

  • you have not taken the tests prepared by the Language Skills Development Sector
  • you have not attached any certification
  • to your application.

N.B. For any information about the tests please write to

Before leaving

Before leaving remember to:

  • check the deadlines and registration procedures, in case you have chosen one of the manifest destinations
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  • check the validity of your identity card or passport. If expiring, arrange for renewal
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  • check the procedures for entry and stay in the foreign country (read the relevant section of the notice)
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  • check that you have a valid health card. Make sure with your ASL that you have health insurance coverage
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  • enrol in language courses at the Language Competence Development Sector (ex CLAT), if assigned
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  • fill out the Before the mobility part of theLearning Agreement, which you can find in the important documents section of this page (following the guidelines). This part must be signed by you, the chairperson of your CCS or Department Delegate and the person responsible at the foreign office. Once all the authorisations have been obtained, you will need to provide copies to the Erasmus staff at your Department/School
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  • take the compulsory language examination Erasmus+ OLS

N.B.For more information read the Erasmus+ Student Kit for Traineeships and the International Student Mobility Handbook in the Important Documents section of this page.

During Erasmus+

Upon your arrival

  • register with the foreign university or register with the host institution
  • within 5 days of your arrival have the foreign university, or host institution, fill out the certificate of arrival(Form A in the important documents section of this page), stamp and sign it, and send it to the International Mobility Department

To modify the Learning Agreement

You have the option of amending the Learning Agreement, by filling out the During the mobility.This document must be signed by all parties involved.

To extend the stay

If you intend to extend your stay abroad beyond the duration stipulated in the agreement, you will need to send to the International Mobility Department the Application for Authorization (attachment B in the Important Documents section of this page) complete with a statement of the foreign university's willingness to accept the Erasmus+ conditions for the new duration.

You must send your documentation at least 30 days before the expiration of the Erasmus term you have signed up for at the time.

Remember that the period abroad:

  • cannot last longer than 12 months (must necessarily end by September 30 of the relevant year)
  • there can be no interruptions between the already authorized traineeship period and its extension (vacations and closed days of the host institute are not to be considered interruptions of the traineeship period)
  • you must justify the request for extension by filling out the During the mobility section of the Learning Agreement

You are about to return

Before returning to Italy, remember:

  • get the host institution to issue you theCertificate of Attendance, found in the important documents section of this page, which should be emailed to the International Mobility Sector of UniGe directly from the offices of the host institution - or deliver it yourself, in original, to the International Mobility Sector of UniGe upon your return Piazza della Nunziata 6, II floor.
  • Have the After the mobility part of the Learning Agreement filled out by the host institution. It must be forwarded to Department or School Erasmus staff and, in copy, to the International Mobility Department.

Once back

Recognition of the activity carried out abroad

On your return:

  • deliver to your school's international relations office the After the mobility section of the Learning Agreement
  • send a copy to the course coordinator

The coordinator asks the course council:

  • the recognition of your educational activity
  • the number of CFUs recognized, if any