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Erasmus+ internships

What is a Recent Graduate Erasmus Traineeship? 

It is Erasmus+ funding that you can receive when undertaking a 2-12 month, international work placement in Europe. This scheme is due to end in May 2023. The internship must take place within 1 year of the end date of your course and must start before March 2023. If you are successful in becoming eligible for funding under the Recent Graduate Erasmus Traineeship scheme your initial payment will reach you no sooner than November of the year after you have finished your studies.

What can I do? 

You may carry out a traineeship at any organisation in an Erasmus+ Programme Country (except for EU institutions, bodies and agencies). This excludes the UK, Switzerland, Monaco and similar small principalities, but includes Turkey.

When do I apply for funding? 

We need confirmation that your internship can be a Recent Graduate Erasmus Traineeship while you are still enrolled as a student at Warwick. Student Mobility need to have confirmation by email from the relevant academic departmental Erasmus co-ordinator before the end date of your course/last day of your studies as recorded on the central student database. Start thinking about this during your final year. The confirmation from the relevant departmental Erasmus coordinator will have to include the name of your host organisation where you will undertake the internship, the location of the internship and expected start and end dates. If we do not receive this confirmation from the relevant departmental Erasmus coordinator before the date when you finish your studies at Warwick as recorded on the central student database, you will not be able to be a Recent Graduate Erasmus Trainee.


If the current circumstances continue, please do remember that if you are returning to your home country, ‘working from home’ for your employer we are unable to fund the placement. If you are ‘working from home’ for your employer but have travelled to your destination country and can evidence that you had to find and pay for accommodation to carry out the placement, we may be able to fund you. So you should be working on your employer's premises.

Duration of traineeship

Minimum 2 months, maximum 12 months, starting before March 2023.

Warwick can fund a maximum of 6 months due to constraints on funds and to enable as many graduates to participate as possible. This funding is available on a first come, first served basis until available funds are exhausted.

Under the Erasmus+ programme students are eligible for Erasmus funding or maximum 12 months during the three cycles of study (Undergraduate, Masters or Doctoral). Therefore, during an undergraduate degree, you can receive Erasmus+ funding of up to 12 months whilst undertaking a study or work placement in Europe. If you have already received Erasmus+ funding for 9 months during your year abroad, then you are eligible for another 3 months funding for a Recent Graduate Erasmus Traineeship.

How do I find a work placement? 

It is a student’s responsibility to source their own work placement. A good starting point is to check whether there are any opportunities that you are interested in on MyAdvantageLink opens in a new window.

Video of experiencing Erasmus+ Traineeship 

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How to apply? 

By contacting your Departmental Erasmus Coordinator and asking them to confirm your internship to us (Student Mobility) as a Recent Graduate Erasmus Traineeship. This confirmation must be received by us while you are still a student at Warwick, before the last day of your studies as recorded on the central student database has passed. If you wish to contact Student Mobility about Recent Graduate Erasmus Traineeships please use our contact form Please make it clear in any message you give on our contact form that this concerns a Recent Graduate Erasmus Traineeship - if you just refer to an internship we may think you are referring to an internship you would undertake as part of your studies at Warwick. If you are succesfull in becoming a Recent Graduate Erasmus Traineeship we are likely to contact you using email address so please watch out for emails from that account (including in your spam/junk mail folder)