Requirements


Target group

Participants must be enrolled on a degree programme at the University of Vienna (bachelor’s, master’s, diploma, PhD). Participants on continuing education courses are not eligible for an Erasmus+ traineeship. Additionally, at least two full Erasmus+ mobility months must still be available in the current study cycle.

  • Bachelor’s students must have completed at least two semesters at the university before the start of the traineeship.
  • Master’s and PhD students may complete the traineeship earlier, from the first semester on.
  • The study programme at the University of Vienna must not have been completed at the time of applying (i.e. at least one examination must still be outstanding).
  • The study programme at the University of Vienna must not be completed during the traineeship.

Citizenship does not affect eligibility for funding. Depending on the host country, funding will be between € 400.00 and € 500.00 per month (see here for the current level of grant)

Students who are close to completing their studies are eligible for a traineeship for recent graduates. For these, the application must always be submitted before taking the final exam. Further information on traineeships for recent graduates is available here.


Where can you do an Erasmus+ traineeship?

Erasmus+ traineeships can be undertaken at receiving institutions in the 27 EU member states, Iceland, Turkey, Norway, Serbia, Liechtenstein and North Macedonia. Traineeships in Switzerland are currently not part of the programme. For information on traineeships in the UK, please see our start page.

Receiving institutions can be companies, universities, associations, NGOs, schools, etc.

Receiving institutions must not be:

  • bodies of the EU such as the European parliament or decentralised agencies belonging to organs of the EU (a list of EU institutions can be found here)
  • agencies organizing EU programmes, such as national agencies.

If in doubt, please contact the legal department of your receiving institution and ask for a written document confirming that it is not an organ of the EU (but is a body formally belonging to a member state or an intergovernmental agency, etc.).

The International Office does not arrange traineeship positions for students. Please note that applications cannot be submitted for traineeships which have already started.


Duration and scope of employment

Minimum duration: two full months; maximum duration: twelve months. The maximum duration also depends upon how many Erasmus+ mobility months are still available to you. Your total time abroad may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study (one cycle = bachelor, master or doctoral studies). Please note: If you follow more than one degree programme (for example, BA history and BA romance studies) the maximum amount of months stays the same (= 12 months).

Please note that in most cases two full months is not the same as eight weeks! The minimum duration is thus not eight weeks but two full months; the length of your stay abroad is calculated to the day. Stays between 1 January and 28 February are excepted: Here, 58 days are sufficient. If you plan a stay within this period, please contact us via erasmus.praktikum@univie.ac.at as the application has to be done differently in this case.

An Erasmus+ Traineeship must be full-time employment of at least 30 hours/week. For language assistants and other teaching positions, this means a full teaching commitment (“volle Lehrverpflichtung”) of 12-16h /week.

Applications for an Erasmus+ traineeship are possible throughout the year (however, please mind the relevant deadlines). Please note that applications cannot be submitted for traineeships which have already started.


What do you need to consider when choosing a traineeship?

It is your responsibility to organize a place for your traineeship. The International Office does not arrange traineeship positions for students. Please note that applications cannot be submitted for traineeships which have already started.

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Relevance to your study programme
Diploma Supplement and recognition

How to find a traineeship

The International Office does not arrange traineeship positions for students. Below you will find some links to help in finding a traineeship.

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Find a traineeship

Language certificate

In order to receive a grant for an Erasmus+ traineeship, applicants must prove that they have appropriate language skills in the working language of the receiving institution. Evidence of language skills must be provided to the University of Vienna at the time of applying.

 

 

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Language requirements
Language certificates accepted
Do I have to submit a language certificate?
Language competency certificates (“Sprachkompetenznachweis”) at the Language Center of the University of Vienna
Refunds