Erasmus+ Traineeship after Graduation

The Erasmus+ programme offers grants not only for student mobilities during studies but also for traineeship mobilities shortly after graduation. The Flemish universities and universities of applied sciences (and arts) have jointly formed a consortium to offer Erasmus+ grants for traineeships after graduation to graduate, bachelor’s or master’s degree students as well as PhD students. This consortium is called the Flanders Traineeship Platform and is managed by the Flemish Higher Education Council (VLUHR).

Candidate profile

Recent graduates from all study fields may apply for this scholarship. The traineeship must be completed within one year (12 months) of graduation. The start date must take place within that year.

The following higher education institutions are part of the ‘Flanders Traineeship Platform’ consortium.

  • Artesis Plantijn University of Applied Sciences and Arts;
  • Artevelde University of Applied Sciences;
  • Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts;
  • HOGENT University of Applied Sciences;
  • PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts;
  • VIVES University of Applied Sciences;
  • Howest University of Applied Sciences and Arts;
  • Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts;
  • LUCA School of Arts;
  • Odisee University of Applied Sciences;
  • Thomas More University of Applied Sciences;
  • University of Antwerp;
  • KU Leuven;
  • Ghent University;
  • Hasselt University;
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
*The Antwerp Maritime Academy and UCLL University of Applied Sciences have chosen not to take part in this consortium. Therefore, their students cannot apply for the scholarship.

Important: Your higher education institution’s internal process must also be taken into account, so please contact the international office at your higher education institution as well.

Destination

Students must find an traineeship themselves in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries.
The following platforms can help in finding a placement company:

*All public and private organisations that are active on the labour market or in the domain of diplomacy, education, training and youth work are eligible. EU institutions and organisations that administer European programmes, including Erasmus+ National Agencies, are not eligible.

The countries that qualify for Erasmus+ are:

  • 27 EU countries;
  • United Kingdom;
  • Iceland;
  • Liechtenstein;
  • North Macedonia;
  • Norway;
  • Serbia;
  • Turkey.

Scholarship amount

The scholarship amount depends on the destination country. The countries are grouped into 3 different grant categories:

Programme countries

Category 1*

(per month)

Category 2

(per month)

Group 1

Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, UK, Sweden.

€ 529,00

€ 479,00

Group 2

Cyprus, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Malta.

€ 479,00

€ 429,00

Group 3

Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey.

€ 429,00

€ 379,00

* Students from underrepresented groups will receive the higher monthly amount listed above.
The amounts mentioned above are granted for each full month of the traineeship period, with the remaining days paid pro rata.

Duration

The duration of the traineeship must be at least two months and no more than 12 months. The scholarship will only be granted for a period up until 12 months after the date of graduation (i.e. publication of final results).

Important: per study cycle (bachelor’s/master’s/PhD), you may spend a maximum of 12 months on mobility through Erasmus. The number of months you spent on Erasmus mobility (study or traineeship) during the study cycle from which you most recently graduated will be deducted from the maximum of 12 months. For an traineeship after graduation, you can only receive Erasmus funding for the number of months that remains from this 12-month period.

Application and selection procedure

Step 1: To participate in the Erasmus+ programme, students must register before graduation, i.e. before the date that your scores are officially announced. Registration is not possible after graduation.

Step 2: Students must search for an traineeship in an organisation themselves.

Step 3: The grant will be awarded on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, until there is no more funding available in the budget.

*The specific traineeship proposal may be completed after graduation. Registration is not a binding commitment and can be cancelled afterwards. So, if you are interested in the program, be sure to register even if you do not yet have a traineeship company. That way, you still have the possibility of receiving a grant.

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