International opportunities for students

What is Traineeship in Erasmus+ countries

The Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027 allows you to do a trainsheep during your studies or post-graduate in an European Country, member of the Erasmus+ Programme (please see the list in the Destinations box).

    

Beneficiaries

Students regularly enrolled in UniTrento undergraduate and master programmes, PhD as well as UniTrento students enrolled in single courses. If you are enrolled in single courses at the time of application for the traineeship, remember that you must be enrolled in a UniTrento master  programme at the start of the traineeship.
If you are entrolled in a joint programme, you can apply only if your career is managed by UniTrento (namely which is started at UniTrento).

Destinations

Universities possessing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), research institutes, public and private organisations, NGOs located in Countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme
Member States of the European Union (EU)
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden
Non EU Programme Countries
Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey
Coutries not associated to the Programme
Switzerland, United Kingdom

You can't choose as destination EU institutions and agencies (see a list at the following webpage).


Regarding possible destinations consider:

  • you will receive priority within the network of institutes belonging to ECIU University, as possible destination
  • the Digital Opportunity Traineeship initiative, the EU encourages traineeships in digital skills (e.g. devolopment of applications, software, script, web construction, data analysis, cyber security, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, etc.) available at this webpage .
  • a list of traineeship proposals received from UniTrento partner Institutions and other organizations (thus to be evaluated by the student). In both cases students are requested to contact directly the selected institution.

Traineeship offers from UniTrento partner Institution (use your account UniTrento to access the file)
Traineeship offers from other contacts (GDrive folder) (use your account UniTrento to access the folder)

Duration

From 2 to 6 months for students

Once started, the traineeship must not be interrrupted by any other activity. Traineeship working hours per week must be at least 32 hours. The maximum working hours during the internship depends on the local legislation which the host institution must adhere to. 

Important note: 
If you interrupt your traineeship without valid and documented reasons within the first 2 months, if you received a scholarship, you will have to return the grant already received. Not returning the scholarship will result in the impossibility to enrol in the following academic year or to graduate.

How to apply

You have to apply online using the application tool for UniTrentoTraineeship abroad for students and for recentlty graduated students.
Applications are accepted by the end of each month. The internship can start at the earliest 45 days after the end of the month when you submitted your application. (e.g. if you apply any time in July, you will be able to begin the internship not earlier than on 15 September). By the 15th day of the month following the application, the list of admitted/not admitted candidates will be published online (slight delays might occur during the month of January and August).

Within 5 days from the date of the online publication of the admitted candidates, you have to email the International Mobility staff to confirm your participation in the programme.

Application requirements

General requirements

You can apply for only one destination.

In case of previous participation in the Erasmus+ programme (Programme Countries, Partner Countries/International Credit Mobility or Erasmus Mundus), the total number of months physically spent in the previous experience and those that you will spend for this traineeship experience cannot exceed 12 months per degree level (24 months for 5-year Master's course).

Candidates who have been admitted to another mobility for the same period (e.g. Bilateral Agreement) will be allowed to participate in only one of the mobilities and will have to withdraw from the other one.

Specific requirements and required documents

Check the Specific requirements at the Open Selections call webpage, depending if you are Student or recently graduated Student.

If you participate in a Double Degree programme, you can do your internship only if you have passed all the exams foreseen in the joint study plan and only in a different destination country than the one of your Double Degree.  In addition, your motivation letter has to be approved by the academic tutors of both universities, who need to confirm that the internship is consistent with the Double Degree programme.

Further information

Within 15 days from the end of the internship, you have to submit the required paperwork to the International Mobility staff.
Only traineeships duly certified through a Traineeship Certificate will be recognised to undergraduate and master students in terms of CFU credits (recognition of credits in students's career is mandatory) .

You are entitled to attend a CLA course in the traineeship language or in the language of the destination country (CLA webpage). Any further course will be at your charge. For additional information about courses' timetables and registration, visit the CLA website.

If you got your Opera Universitaria accommodation through the International Mobility Office, please note that you will have to leave your accommodation at the time of departure for the internship abroad and that you will not be eligible for another one in the future.

Funding

Call from 1st November 2023 - traineeship for students and post-graduates
From 2 up to 6 months, financed for maximum 4 months in case of students and maximum 3 months in case of post-graduates.
 
European contribution is composed by a grant differentiated by Country group and a top-up for students with access to fewer opportunities, first of all family income (ISEE range). The financial contribution cannot be used to cover similar costs already reimbursed with European Union funds. 

If you are in disadvantaged physical, mental, and health conditions, you can benefit from the services provided by the Inclusion Service. You can also apply, through the University, to the National Erasmus+ Agency Indire for an additional contribution for the reimbursement of documented expenses (actual costs) if the monthly integration (250.00 euros/month) is not sufficient to cover them. If the request is not accepted by the National Agency due to lack of funds, the amount will be covered by the University. The additional contribution for students with special needs will be paid at the end of the mobility.

 
Group 1 (high life cost):
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Group 2 (medium life cost):
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
Group 3 (low life cost):
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia
 
The scholarship is intended as a contribution to the expenses related to travel and stay abroad and will be paid only in case of physical mobility and the grant is paid in one instalment after the beginning of the traineeship.
 
Group 1
Grant for month
ISEE range
€ 500
ISEE > 25.000
€ 750
ISEE ≤ 25.000
 
Group 2
Grant for month
ISEE range
€ 450
ISEE > 25.000
€ 700
ISEE ≤ 25.000
 
Group 3
Grant for month
ISEE range
€ 400
ISEE > 25.000
€ 650
ISEE ≤ 25.000
 
If you are a PhD student, you are not eligible for financial support based on family income.
If you don't have to provide with the ISEE value at UniTrento, you are evened out as beneficiary with an ISEE value ≤ € 25,000.
 
The additional financial contribution for fewer opportunities is provided also to students who declare to belong to one of the following categories:
• Students with medically certified physical, mental or other health conditions;
• Students from a migrant background and refugees;
• Students with minor children;
• Student workers;
• Students who are Professional Athletes;
• Students who are orphans of at least one parent;
• Students who are children of victims of terrorism and organized crime
 
The additional financial contribution in case of fewer opportunities above mentioned cannot be combined: if you belong to more than one of the abovementioned categories, the University will provide contribution for one of these.
 
Information about Student worker
Student worker means someone:
• who has a paid activity on behalf of private individuals, including cooperative societies, or public bodies;
• who has an Italian co.co.co or co.co.pro labor contract;
• who carries out a self-employment activity with a VAT tax number and is able to certify that he/she is carrying out this activity;
• who carries out a business, agricultural or artisanal activity;
• who is part of the civil service.
 
In order to receive the additional contribution for fewer opportunities, you must submit a declaration affidavit, in which must be indicated the duration of the job (cannot be less than 3 months, even non continuous, in the 12 months from before the end of the Erasmus+ call up to the mobility period).
The declaration must also contain:
• information about the employer (if you are an employee);
• information about the legal entity in case of a co.co.co or co.co.pro labor contract;
• the VAT number in case of self-employement and the activity carried out; the information about the registration at the Chamber of Commerce in case of business, agricultural or artisanal activity;
• the indication of an annual income higher than that indicated by the tax legislation in order not to be considered dependent on another subject person for IRPEF purposes, including the cases (duly documented) of work activity carrided out in family businesses.
If you opt for sustainable means of transport (train, bus, sharing car, bycicle) to reach the country of destination, you might receive a single contribution of € 50 and up to 4 days of travel will be recognized in addition to study grant.
Green Travel
You will receive the contribution if you travel with sustainable means of transportation (train, car sharing, bus, bike or other sustainable means of transportation):
  • for at least 51% of the distance (round trip) from Trento/Rovereto (location of your Department/Center/Faculty) and the City of the Host University.
  • if the starting/arrival place it is different, you have to explain the reason in the dedicated application in the 15 days before/after the date indicated in your certificate of attendance. 
Call from 1st June to 31st October 2023 - traineeship for students
From 2 up to 4 months, may be extended up to 6 months. Scholarships are not provided, but will be recognized the ECTS credits done within the traineeship.
 
Call from 1st March to 30th April 2023 - traineeship for students
From 2 up to 4 months, all funded.
UniTrento offers scholarships differentiated by Country group. The scholarship is intended as a contribution to the expenses related to travel and stay abroad and will be paid only in case of physical mobility and the grant is paid in one instalment after the beginning of the traineeship.
Group 1 (high life cost): Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Norway.
Group 2 (medium life cost): Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal.
Group 3 (low life cost): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Republic of North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia.
 
Group 1
Grant for month
€ 500
Group 2
Grant for month
€ 450
Group 3
Grant for month
€ 400
 
For all Erasmus+ Programme destinations (except Switzerland), an additional financial contribution of 250€/month (funded by the European Commission) is provided for students with access to fewer opportunities because they belong to one of the following categories:
  • Students with ISEE< 24.335,12 Euros
  • Students with medically certified physical, mental or other health conditions;
  • Students from a migrant background and refugees;
  • Students with minor children;
  • Student workers;
  • Students who are Professional Athletes; 
  • Students who are orphans of at least one parent;
  • Students who are children of victims of terrorism or organized crime
Information about Student workers

Student worker means someone:

  • who has a paid activity on behalf of private individuals, including cooperative societies, or public bodies;
  • who has an Italian co.co.co or co.co.pro labor contract;
  • who carries out a self-employment activity with a VAT tax number and is able to certify that he/she is carrying out this activity;
  • who carries out a business, agricultural or artisanal activity;
  • who is part of the civil service.

In order to receive the additional contribution for fewer opportunities, you must submit a declaration affidavit, in which must be indicated the duration of the job (cannot be less than 3 months, even non continuous, in the 12 months from before the end of the Erasmus+ call up to the mobility period). The declaration must also contain: information about the employer (if you are an employee); information about the legal entity in case of a co.co.co or co.co.pro labor contract; the VAT number in case of self-employement and the activity carried out; the information about the registration at the Chamber of Commerce in case of business, agricultural or artisanal activity; the indication of an annual income higher than that indicated by the tax legislation in order not to be considered dependent on another subject person for IRPEF purposes, including the cases (duly documented) of work activity carrided out in family businesses.

 
Students who opt for a green mobility to travel to/from the country of destination can receive a one-time contribution of 50 EUR. In addition, up to 4 days of travel will be recognized as part of the traineeship scholarship. All students must fill in the dedicated application at the end of their Erasmus+ mobility, even if they didn't travel with sustainable means of transport.
 
Green Travel
You will receive the contribution if you travel with sustainable means of transportation (train, car sharing, bus, bike or other sustainable means of transportation):
  • for at least 51% of the distance (round trip) from Trento/Rovereto (location of your Department/Center/Faculty) and the City of the Host University. If the starting/arrival place it is different, you have to explain the reason in the dedicated application
  • in the 15 days before/after the date indicated in your certificate of attendance.
 
If the destination of your traineeship is Switzerland, no funding is provided by UniTrento. You might check if you can apply for the SEMP Program (Swiss European Mobility Program) which can only fund traineeships carried out at higher education institutions.
 
Call from 1st March to October 31st 2023 for post-graduates 
Maximum number of financed months is 3.
 
UniTrento offers scholarships differentiated by Country group and family income.
Group 1 (high life cost): Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Lichtenstein, Norway.
Group 2 (medium life cost): Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal.
Group 3 (low life cost): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Republic of North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Serbia.
 
Group 1
Grant for month
ISEE range
€ 700
ISEE > 30.001
€ 900
20.001-30.000
€ 1.100
< 20.000
 
Group 2
Grant for month
ISEE range
€ 650
ISEE > 30.001
€ 850
20.001-30.000
€ 1.050
< 20.000
Group 3
Grant for month
ISEE range
€ 600
ISEE > 30.001
€ 800
20.001-30.000
€ 1.000
< 20.000


For mobilities to Erasmus+ Programme Countries (excluding Switzerland), an additional financial contribution - 250€/month (European funds) - is provided for students with particular needs or those who have access to fewer opportunities who declare to belong to one of the following categories.

  • Students with medically certified physical, mental or other health conditions;
  • Students from a migrant background and refugees;
  • Students with minor children;
  • Student workers;
  • Students who are Professional Athletes; 
  • Students who are orphans of at least one parent;
  • Students who are children of victims of terrorism and organized crime
Information about Student workers

Student worker means someone:

  • who has a paid activity on behalf of private individuals, including cooperative societies, or public bodies;
  • who has an Italian co.co.co or co.co.pro labor contract;
  • who carries out a self-employment activity with a VAT tax number and is able to certify that he/she is carrying out this activity;
  • who carries out a business, agricultural or artisanal activity;
  • who is part of the civil service.

In order to receive the additional contribution for fewer opportunities, you must submit a declaration affidavit, in which must be indicated the duration of the job (cannot be less than 3 months, even non continuous, in the 12 months from before the end of the Erasmus+ call up to the mobility period). The declaration must also contain: information about the employer (if you are an employee); information about the legal entity in case of a co.co.co or co.co.pro labor contract; the VAT number in case of self-employement and the activity carried out; the information about the registration at the Chamber of Commerce in case of business, agricultural or artisanal activity; the indication of an annual income higher than that indicated by the tax legislation in order not to be considered dependent on another subject person for IRPEF purposes, including the cases (duly documented) of work activity carrided out in family businesses.

 
The financial support cannot be combined. If you belong to more than one of the abovementioned categories, the University will provide the most advantageous contribution for you (e.g. if you are a student with a minor child and an ISEE value of ≤ € 20,000.99, you will receive 400€/month). The students that don't have to provide the ISEE value at UniTrento are evened out as beneficiaries with an ISEE value ≤ € 20,000.
 
Students who opt for a green mobility to travel to/from the country of destination can receive a one-time contribution of 50 EUR. In addition, up to 4 days of travel will be recognized as part of the traineeship scholarship. All students must fill in the dedicated application at the end of their Erasmus+ mobility, even if they didn't travel with sustainable means of transport.
 
Green Travel
You will receive the contribution if you will travel with sustainable means of transportation (train, car sharing, bus, bike, other sustainable means of transportation):
  • for at least 51% of the distance (round trip) from Trento/Rovereto (location of your Department/Center/Faculty) and the City of the Host University. If the starting/arrival place it is different, you have to explain the reason in the dedicated apply
  • in the 15 days before/after the date attested in your certificate of attendance.
 
The scholarship is intended as a contribution to the expenses related to travel and stay abroad and will be paid only in case of physical mobility and the grant is paid in one instalment after the beginning of the traineeship.
If you want to go to Switzerland, you need to apply for a traineeship grant (440 CHF) through the SEMP Program (Swiss European Mobility Program) which can finance traineeships carried out exclusively at higher education institutions. The contribution from UniTrento is € 200 (€ 400 with an ISEE value of € 20.001- € 30.000; € 600 with an ISEE value of < € 20,000).
European Student Card Initiative (ESCI)
For more information about the European Student Card Initiative at UniTrento, see the following webpage. Download the Erasmus+ App before your mobility.