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Instructions for use

What is it?

Erasmus+ for traineeship purposes is an opportunity for students and graduates to undertake a period of traineeship at universities, public or private enterprises, and training or research centers, in one of the mobility program's participating states. The Erasmus+ traineeship provides a grant to successful students and graduates to help them make the most of the experience.

To participate

You can enroll in the program if:

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

How long

Your Erasmus can last from 2 to 12 months.

Have you been on Erasmus before?

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

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

  • Cycle I - Bachelor's degree: maximum 12 months (360 days)
  • cycle II - bachelor's/master's degree, master's degree: maximum 12 months (360 days)
  • single-cycle master's degree: maximum 24 months (720 days)
  • cycle III - PhD, postgraduate 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 program you have already done one Erasmus mobility for the purpose of study for 5 months and one for the purpose of internship for 5 months (for a total of 10 months), you will be able to apply and do a maximum period of 2 months abroad, regardless of the duration of the grant provided by the announcement.

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Poster 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 an independently identified location. In this case you will need to:

  • identify the foreign location
  • identify a faculty member in your department to serve as a contact person with the identified location
  • fill out the letter of intent and have it signed by the UniGe contact person and the foreign location. Remember that it must be attached to the application. Read carefully theinstructions for completion. You will find them, along with the letter of intent, in the important documents section of this page

Eligible locations are:

  • institutions of Higher Education that hold an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
  • any public or private organization active in the labor market or in areas such as education, training and youth
  • a nonprofit organization, association, or NGO
  • a body for career guidance, career counseling and information services

You cannot choose as your destination location:

  • EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialized agencies. The full list is available at
  • organizations that manage EU programs, such as National Agencies (to avoid possible conflicts of interest and/or double funding)


How to find an internship in Europe

To locate a venue independently there are platforms and sites 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 out the opportunities can offer you
  • Stage4You, the place to be if you are looking for internships in Europe