Erasmus + for traineeship mobility

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In the field of mobility of individuals, Erasmus + has two sub-programs, the Erasmus + program for study, to study at a foreign higher institution, and the Erasmus + program for traineeship, to carry out an internship at a foreign company.

The internships are aimed at students enrlloed in a university course and who is close to the graduation, and can be carried out up to 12 months after graduation.

With Erasmus +, those who leave for internships receive a differentiated contribution in relation to the cost of living in the destination country.

It is possible to benefit of Erasmus for up to twelve months for each cycle of studies or (three-year, master's, PhD school), regardless of the type of experience (both for study and internship) even for those who have already completed a training experience in the field of the Lifelong Learning Program (LLP).

It is possible to apply during the last year of the course and then carry out and complete the internship experience abroad within one year after graduation (to be calculated in the total twelve months of the cycle).

Through the University call, the University also awards Erasmus + traineeship grants from the consortium "ILO: Increasing Learning Opportunities in the job market" coordinated by the University of Padua, in which the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, the Iuav University of Venice, the University of Trieste, the University of Pisa and the University of Catania.

All information regarding requirements, documents, deadlines and methods of submitting the application can be found in the notice published on this page.

  Community destinations and contributions

With Erasmus +, students leaving for internships receive a differentiated community contribution in relation to the cost of living in the destination country. For this purpose, the countries of destination have been divided into 3 groups:

  • Group 1 countries (high cost of living) € 400: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland.
  • Group 2 countries (cost of living in the average) € 350: Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Malta, Portugal.
  • Group 3 countries (low cost of living) € 350: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Turkey.

To search for an internship abroad, students can consult the offers on the erasmusintern.org portal managed by ESN. By accessing the "sign up" section and ticking the "I'm looking for an internship" option, it is in fact possible to create your own profile and search for the company / organization that best meets your academic career goals and future professional development.

Switzerland does not participate in the Erasmus + program under the same conditions as the other Program Countries. Therefore, those who carry out an internship in Switzerland must contact the host institution for any funding. The scholarship amounts to CHF 440 / month.

  OLS - On line Linguistic Support

For students whose country of destination has English, FrenchSpanish,ItalianGerman and Dutch as their study / working languages,the European Commission offers online language courses. Online Linguistic Support assigns licenses for both entrance tests and online courses by National Agencies to Institutes.
 Born from the collaboration between the Université catholique de Louvain, the CCL Language Service and Altissia, the new platform provides, to assess the basic linguistic knowledge, an initial assessment of the linguistic competence of the student who takes an entrance test, then, if necessary, the offer of an online language course according to the level achieved, to be carried out during the mobility period for study or traineeship. The highly innovative feature is represented by the student's evaluation at the end of the mobility period, useful for monitoring the results obtained. This effectively allows us to assess the actual scope of the language course during the student's mobility period.

The use of the platform is simple and intuitive for the beneficiary institutions and for the participating students.
 Each higher education institution, which has received the online licenses from the National Agency, will assign them to its students, setting deadlines within students can take the test.
 To facilitate students, the test interface foresees the use of a language of their choice: based on a multiple choice entrance test, the language course includes the traditional steps of a language lesson (dictation and spelling, pronunciation exercises, translation and text comprehension exercises) plus a section dedicated to the final assessment after the mobility period.

General information on the language assessment and course

Presentation of the Erasmus + OLS language assessment

Call 2021-2022

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