Graduate Traineeship


Undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The traineeship must take place within 12 months of graduation. Students must apply for the traineeship while they are still a registered DMU student. It is not possible to apply for this funding after you have graduated.

To be eligible for Erasmus+ Graduate Traineeship funding the placement opportunity will need to meet the following criteria:

  • The work placement must be signed off by the placements team and your personal tutor
  • The work placement period must be full-time
  • The minimum period of the work placement is 2 months and the maximum period is 12 months
  • The work placement must take place in an EU or EEA country, and should not be in your home country

Financial support and fees

Students participating in the Erasmus+ programme may 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.

Supplementary funding for students with disabilities and learning difficulties

Additional funding from the Erasmus+ programme is available for students with disabilities and learning difficulties. Please contact for more information regarding this and how to apply.

Application process

You need to take the following steps to set up an Erasmus+ Graduate Traineeship:

  • Book an appointment with the placement team in your faculty via MyGateway as early as possible.
  • The placement team will advise on how to search the listings on MyGateway and register for a placement
  • You can also source an opportunity through independent research, contacts and networking. You may also consult some sites here which advertise opportunities.
  • In both cases, we strongly recommend you take advantage of the 1:1 appointments, workshops, events and interview practice available to help you secure a placement.
  • If you secure an opportunity through the placement team, they will give you information on how to apply for the funding via DMU Global. If you secure an opportunity independently, please advise the placement team and DMU Global as soon as possible.

If you intend to apply for a graduate traineeship, please provide details about the planned traineeship using the link below:

The Global Mobility Office will get in touch with you towards the end of the academic year to confirm whether you have successfully secured a placement opportunity, and will provide guidance on how to access available Erasmus+ funding.

Application deadline

Students must apply for the traineeship and complete all requested paperwork while they are still a registered at DMU. You cannot apply for this funding after you have graduated. The deadline for applications is Monday 12 July, 9am.

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.

Participants will be required to purchase their own personal health insurance policy.