Erasmus+ funded traineeships


As a student at Goldsmiths, it's possible to receive an Erasmus+ grant for a traineeship (work placement) at a company, organisation or university in Europe. Funding is available for placements of between two and six months.

Traineeships are open to part-time and full-time undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students in any year of study and may be an integrated part of their studies (for example, over the summer) or taken within a maximum of one year after graduation (known as a Graduate Traineeship).

How do I find a placement?

Students are responsible for finding a suitable placement before applying for the grant. Your department and the Careers team might be able to suggest possible hosts through contacts via research collaborations or networks, and you can also get in touch directly with an organisation that you are interested in. is a good place to start looking. 

To be eligible for funding, traineeships need to last between two and six months, have full-time hours, and be related to and build upon your area of study.

Where can I go?

You can undertake a traineeship in one of the following eligible host countries:

All EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (continuing students only), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

EFTA EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. (Please note, Switzerland is not eligible.)

Candidate countries: Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 

What support will I receive?

You will be supported by the International Mobility team at Goldsmiths and dedicated coordinators in your host organisation before, during and after your placement. This will include a pre-departure briefing and a dedicated handbook.

All students will also be given access to the Online Linguistic Support system, which provides free online language assessments and courses in the language of your host country.

What funding is available?

Different funding is available depending on where you undertake your traineeship. The following amounts will be awarded to successful applicants for traineeships undertaken in the 2017/18 year.

An extra €20 per month will be awarded to students who can show evidence of household income below £25,000pa.

Traineeship country

Monthly Grant

Group 1 countries (high cost of living)

Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden



Group 2 countries (medium cost of living)

Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

and Group 3 countries (low cost of living)

Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia





How do I apply?

The application forms for each round can be found below. Before submitting an application, you will need to have researched and applied for a suitable traineeship opportunity. We will ask for confirmation of this in the form. Applications must be made and agreements completed before you depart and before any costs are incurred. 

Erasmus+ traineeship deadlines

Application round three

Applications are now open for funding to support undergraduate and postgraduate students to undertake an Erasmus+ traineeship.

Important information

  • For continuing students, placements must take place between 1 July and 30 September 2018
    For graduating students, placements must take place between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019
  • Placements must be a minimum of two months and must be full time - at least 28 hours a week.
    The maximum duration of an Erasmus traineeship is 12 months. Funding is subject to availability and in general the maximum Erasmus funding that will be awarded by Goldsmiths will be for a period of up to 6 months. In some cases traineeships may only be partially funded.
  • The traineeship should be related to and build on the student's area of study.

Please apply using our online application form. The deadline for applications is Thursday 31 May.

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