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. Erasmusintern.org 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.
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?
Applications for the academic year 2018-19 will open in the Autumn term.