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The University of Trento financially supports 2 to 6 month-long traineeships in countries which are part of the Erasmus+ programme (except Italy).

Who can apply

Students regularly enrolled in UniTrento undergraduate, master and PhD programmes, 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 about to graduate, make sure you submit your application for a post-graduation traineeship before graduating.

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: the members of the EU (Italy excluded), Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

Switzerland indirectly participates in the programme, self-financing traineeships only in Higher Education Institutions.

Traineeship is not possible in EU institutions and agencies: see a list https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/institutions-bodies_en ; neither in Italy (including Italian Embassies/Consulates abroad) nor in the country where you have your accommodation during your studies.

Within Digital Opportunity Traineeship initiative, EU encourages traineeships in digital skills (ex. devolopment of applications, softwere, script, web construction, data analysis, cyber security, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, etc.) available at this page .

Here you can find the list of traineeship proposals received from UniTrento partner Institutions and other organizations. In both cases please contact directly your selected institution.

Traineeship offers from UniTrento partner Institution

Traineeship offers from other contacts (GDrive folder)

Duration

From 2 to 4 months for students and PhD students. The scholarship will cover all the period.

From 2 to 6 months for recently graduated students: The scholarship will be maximum for 3 months.

Traineeship working hours per week  must be at least 35 hours. Once started,  traineeship must not be interrrupted by any other activity.

Important note

If you interrupt your traineeship without valid and documented reasons within the first 2 months or if you fail to submit the required paperwork at the end of the mobility, you will have to return the scholarship already received. Not returning the scholarship will result in the impossibility to enrol in the following academic year or to graduate.

Scholarships

Important note: the scholarship is only awarded if your internship as a student (undergraduate or master student) will lead to the recognition of credits necessary to obtain your degree.

The scholarship amount depends on to the destination:

  • 500,00 €/month in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom;
  • 450,00 €/month in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey;
  • 440 CHF (about 380 €/month) in addition to 100 euros contribution from UniTrento for traineeships in Switzerland (only at HEIs, which pay the grant directly).

In addition to the scholarship amount, you might receive a top-up according to your economic condition as per the ISEE index:

ISEE 2019 Monthly top up amount
ISEE<13.000 Euros 350 Euros
13.000<ISEE<21.000 Euros 300 Euros
21.000<ISEE<26.000 Euros 250 Euros
26.000<ISEE<30.000 Euros 200 Euros

Please note: ISEE top-up does not apply to EMBS students, whether Italian, European or Extra European.

The ISEE used to determine the amount of taxes to pay for a.a. 2018/2019 has expired in Januay 2019. If you want the ISEE top up, you must have already asked for it when you submit the online application.

For post-graduation traineeships all amounts are meant as gross amounts and will be subject to taxation. The scholarship amount is calculated on the basis of the exact number of days of your internship and will be paid as a whole after your mobility has started. The scholarship can only be paid on your personal bank account: you will have to notify us your bank details before departure.

Further notes:

  • The scholarship is meant to be only a contribution to the mobility costs. We recommend to check the costs of living in the destination country particularly for visa purposes, if applicable;
  • Possible fringe benefits (e.g. meal vouchers, reimbursement of travel costs, etc) and additional financial support- if offered by the host institution- are compatible with this scholarship;
  • During your internship you will continue paying tuition fees to the University of Trento (unless you are waived from them), therefore the hosting university is not entitled to ask for any tuition fees.

If you have any disabilities, please contact international [at] unitn.it to enquire about access to additional support and funding. Please make sure to submit your internship application by end of July 2019, for mobilities carried out between August and December 2019, and by end of December 2019, for mobilities carried out between in 2020.

Application requirements

At the time of application you must:

  • be regularly enrolled in one of UniTrento programmes, except for single courses students who must be enrolled at the time of departure. For PhD students being regularly enrolled means not having suspended their doctorate programme;
  • possess a level of the language of the traineeship equal to or higher than B1. Carefully check how you are asked to certify the language level in the Table of language level in the download Box;
  • have a GPA registered on Esse3 equal to or higher than 24/30.

Moreover, if you are doing your internship during your undergraduate or master programme:

  • have a minimum number of CFU credits registered on Esse3 as written on Table of CFU required in the Download Box;
  • start the internship at the latest by 31st July of your extension year (meaning the1st year after the standard duration of your programme).

For post-graduation trianeeships: having already graduated at the time of departure and finishing the traineeship at the latest within 12 months from the graduation date.

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. Students enrolled in the joint master EMBS European Master in Business Studies and participating in the EIT Digital double degree programme can apply for internship scholarship also for destination countries entailed by the programme itself (provided that they are not benefitting from a programme grant). This is applicable also to double degree students coming from the partner universities Shanghai International Studies University (China), Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas, Lituania) and American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan).

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

Candidates who have been granted another mobility scholarship 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.

How to apply

You have to apply online using the Call for UniTrentoTraineeship abroad 

Required documents

You have to attach:

  • the acceptance letter from the hosting institution;
  • the motivation letter already validated by the relevant faculty at your Department/Centre. Please check the Table in the Download Box.

Missing attachments will invalidate your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. You can only apply for one destination. 

Deadlines

Applications are accepted by the end of each month. The traineeship can start as early as 45 days after the monthly deadline (i.e. if you apply any time in July, you will be able to begin the internship starting from 15 September).

The internship can start at the earliest 45 days after the end of the month when you submitted your applicatin.
All internships must be completed at the latest by 30 September 2020.

By the 15th of the month following the application, the list of admitted candidates will be published online (slight delays might occur during the month of 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 and acceptance of the scholarship.

Traineeship conclusion

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.

Further information

You will be asked to test your language competence before and after the mobility by means of the Online Linguistic Support (OLS). You will be given the opportunity to attend an online language course in the traineeship language or in the language of the destination country.

You are furthermore entitled to attend a CLA course in the traineeship language or in the language of the destination country (http://www.cla.unitn.it/488/iscrizioni-ai-corsi). Any further course will be at your charge. For additional information about courses’ timetables and registration, visit the CLA website