Erasmus+ Traineeship

Students on degree programmes at the University of Vienna can organise and undertake a traineeship in another European country and they can apply for an Erasmus+ grant for this.

Provided the traineeship is relevant to their study programme (= a sensible supplement to their studies), students enjoy considerable flexibility in choosing a placement. Recognition of the traineeship in the form of ECTS credits is not a prerequisite.


Stays abroad from June 2021 on

The regulations for student stays abroad in countries with a Covid-19 related travel warning will be changed. From 1 June 2021, students will be able to go abroad even if there is a Covid-19 related travel warning for the respective country (security levels 5 & 6 according to the BMEIA).

The International Office will inform about details of the new regulation as soon as possible (probably by mid-May). Students who have already been nominated will be contacted directly by the International Office.

Applications for the United Kingdom - Update November 2021

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. Legally, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union.

Traineeships in the academic year 2021/22 as well as in the winter semester 2022/23 can still be financed through the Erasmus+ Programme. 

As matters stand at the moment, this implies that traineeships can be financed through the Erasmus+ traineeship programme through to 28.02.2023. Extensions may be financed through the Erasmus+ Programme only if budget is still available and as long as extensions before or on 28.02.2023.

Please inform yourself about the entry and residence regulations.

For more information about the matter, please have a look at the website of OeAD/Erasmus+ national agency (in German):

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