International opportunities for students

What is Traineeship in Erasmus+ countries

The Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027 allows you to do a trainsheep 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, 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 (mobilities to Turkey are suspended till 22/23 included).
Switzerland participates in an alternative way: through Swiss European Mobility Programme, self-financing traineeships.

You can't choose as destination your Country of Residence.

Traineeships in EU institutions and agencies are not possible: see a list at the following webpage; neither in Italy nor in the country where you have your accommodation during your studies.
Regarding possible destinations, interested students are reminded that they will receive priority within the network of institutes belonging to ECIU University.
With 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 .
Here below is 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 4 months for students. The scholarship will cover all the period. For this category, students may ask for an extension of up to two months (non-funded), provided the extension is approved by the tutors of UniTrento and the hosting institution.
From 2 to 6 months for recently graduated students. The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum duration of 3 months.
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, 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.
Important note for Opera Universitaria accommodation grantees: 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.

How to apply

You have to apply online using the Apply for UniTrentoTraineeship abroad for students or the Apply for UniTrento Traineeship abroad for recently graduated students.

Traineeship abroad for students: you can apply within 30th November 2022. The internship can be realized between 16th January-31 July 2023.

Traineeship abroad for recently 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 and acceptance of the scholarship.

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 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 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.

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. Students enrolled in the joint master EMBS European Master in Business Studies can apply for internship scholarship also for destination countries entailed by the programme itself. 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).

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.

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.

Scolarships

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
€ 1000 < 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

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 sustainable means of transport to reach the country of destination (e.g. by train) might receive a single contribution of 50 EUR and up to 4 days of travel will be recognized in addition to traineeship grant.

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).

United Kingdom on ay 21/22 participates under Erasmus+ Programme 2014-2020 (the mobility should end by 30th September 2022). Starting from ay 22/23 UK is included in the Call for non European Countries.

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.