Most first and second year undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The Traineeship must take place during Summer 2021.
To be eligible for Erasmus+ Summer Traineeship funding, the placement opportunity needs 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 60 days
- The work placement must take place in an EU or EEA country, and should not be in your home country
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.
You need to take the following steps to set up an Erasmus+ Summer Traineeship:
If you intend to apply for a summer 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 any Erasmus+ funding that is available.
The deadline to apply for funding for a Summer Traineeship is Monday 12 July, 9am. Students must notify DMU Global of their placement opportunity at least a month in advance of their departure date.
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.
Students completing a Summer Traineeship will receive recognition as part of their Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).