Most full-time registered DMU students (including Home, EU and International) are eligible to participate in an Erasmus+ Traineeship after completion of their second year of study. The conditions of an Erasmus+ Traineeship are as follows:
Financial support and fees
For an Erasmus+ Traineeship year, you are required to pay a small fee to DMU. This fee includes the ongoing support from DMU and access to services such as the Library, DSU, Student Services, Counselling and Welfare. The current fees are:
- Home/EU students – £650*
- International students – £750*
*This is the current fee for 2020-21 and may be subject to change
Any loans, grants or scholarships you are entitled to are not affected whilst doing an Erasmus+ Traineeship. This includes the Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan, and Maintenance Grants.
Students participating in the Erasmus+ programme may also be eligible for a grant, which is designed to help cover some of the costs of your time spent overseas. The grant rates vary depending on the location of the traineeship and can be found on the Erasmus+ website.
You need to take the following steps to set up an Erasmus+ Traineeship:
A DMU tutor will support you during your placement and will usually visit you at least once whilst you are overseas. The placement team will also stay in touch and help you if any issues arise.
Applications to go overseas on an Erasmus+ Traineeship in 2021-22 close on Monday 12 July, 9am. Students should advise the placement team and DMU Global if they are planning to apply for an Erasmus+ Traineeship as far in advance as possible.
Visas and insurance
EU nationals will not require a visa to travel or work in another EU country. International students will require a visa to work in Europe and are responsible for obtaining this. Home students beginning a mobility after 31 December 2020 will not be eligible for an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card). Further guidance regarding immigration rules for Home students in the context of Brexit can be found here.
Although all students are covered by the DMU travel insurance policy, participants will be required to purchase their own personal health insurance policy.
You will complete an academic assessment as part of your placement, which will be marked at DMU. On successfully passing the assessment, you will receive a Placement Certificate and the placement will be included on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).