Erasmus+ Traineeships

Under the EU mobility programme, Erasmus+, not only is it possible to fund a study trip at a partner university, but also a work placement in an EU country, plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia or Turkey.

The objective of the programme is to enable students and graduates to gain work experience in an international environment and to familiarise themselves with the requirements of an EU-wide labour market. Over and above this they can also broaden key qualifications such as communication and cooperation skills, openness and knowledge of other cultures and markets.

Under Erasmus+ students of all nationalities may be funded in each study cycle (bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees) for up to 12 months each. (Erasmus+ studies or Erasmus+ work placement or Erasmus+ studies & Erasmus+ work placement). This also includes the possibility of undertaking a graduate work placement under Erasmus+.

Both mandatory and voluntary work placements may be funded.

The activities undertaken abroad must be recognised in accordance with the Learning Agreement (e.g. entry in the diploma supplement, ECTS, EUROPASS).

The contact for Erasmus traineeships is the Erasmus Traineeship Office Saxony-Anhalt. The website provides information on preparing the traineeship and applying for Erasmus funding.

Civil Engineering student Christian Rathman went to Sweden for his work placement.
Journalism student Christina Balsam lived three month in Spain and worked at the Costa Blanca area.
During her work placement in Rome Janet Pinnow experienced the „Dolce Vita“ in Italy.
Kathrin Ahlers did her work placement in Nizza.
Jan Polei did his work placement in London

Rights and obligations

The rights and obligations of students in the Erasmus+ programme are governed by the “Erasmus+ Student Charter”, a copy of which will be given to every student before the start of their stay abroad.

The student charter can also be found here:

Erasmus+ Student Charter

For example, every participant in an Erasmus+ mobility action is required, after completing their programme, to draft a report via the Mobility Tool Plus and submit it together with corresponding evidence (e.g. regarding the duration of their stay).

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Contact Magdeburg

International Mobility Officer
Esther Isabirye

Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 41 72

Visitors' adress: Building 4, Room 1.02.3

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Erasmus+ online consulting

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Tuesday 13:30 - 15:00 p.m.
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