Tampere University Student's Handbook
Funding internship abroad
Erasmus+ grants for traineeships
You may apply for an Erasmus+ grant if you have a traineeship place in a country that is a member of the Erasmus+ programme and now during the new Erasmus+ programme it is also possible to apply for a traineeship grant to other countries (third countries not associated to the programme).
The amount of the long-term Erasmus+ traineeship grant depends on the duration of the traineeship and the destination country. The minimum duration of the long-term traineeship is two full calendar months. Short-term traineeship may be implemented as blended mobility, which includes a physical period of 5–30 days and a compulsory virtual component completed as remote work. For doctoral students the virtual componen is not compulsory.
Working should be full-time, at least 30 hours a week. You will also need to earn credits from your traineeship to be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant. Make arrangements with the person responsible of traineeships at your faculty to include the traineeship in your degree.
Please note that if you are a doctoral student and employed by the University you are not entitled to the Erasmus+ traineeship grant. Doctoral students who are employed by Tampere University can take part in Erasmus+ staff exchanges.
Simultaneous funding from several programmes administered by the EU or the Finnish National Agency for Education cannot be used to fund an Erasmus+ traineeship. Your faculty’s traineeship grants are also not meant to be used at the same time as the Erasmus+ traineeship grant. Almost all private and public organisations and companies are suitable places (also embassies and consulates), excluding the following:
- EU organisations
- Organisations that administer EU programmes (eg national Erasmus offices)
Traineeship can be paid, but the grant will be paid only for traineeships where the salary is max.1,283 € per month.
Applying for an Erasmus+ traineeship grant and application deadlines
There are three application rounds in each academic year and students apply for the grant via the Mobility-Online system. A link to the application form (you need to login to the application form with your TUNI username and password)
- In March 6-20 2023 you may apply for grant to support traineeships in the following academic year 2023-2024.
You may also contact the international mobility services to inquire about remaining grants outside these application times.
You don't need to have a placement when applying the grant, if you don't have a placement you need to elaborate in your application the following:
1. The type of traineeship you are applying for and where
2. How your traineeship will be of use to you in terms of your studies and future career
3. Whether you plan to apply/have already applied or received a traineeship or other grant
4. How you will be able to include the traineeship in your degree
5. Have you already completed a traineeship as part of your degree
Eramus+ traineeship grant amounts
The amount of the grant is determined based on the number of working days. In addition to the exact duration of the traineeship, the amount of the grant is defined according to the destination country. The actual duration of your Erasmus+ traineeship will be checked on the training/work certificate you provide after the traineeship. The grant is paid in two installments: 80% and 20%. The destination countries are divided into three groups as follows:
Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway and Sweden
Third countries not associated to the programme: Faroe Islands, Switzerland, United Kingdom
- Academic year 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 €690 per month
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey
Third countries not associated to the programme: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State
- Academic year 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 €640 per month
Third countries not associated to the programme (regions 1-12)
- Academic year 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 €700 per month
Please note that the traineeship can't take place at higher education institutions of third countries not associated to the programme if there are no valid Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreement.
Any programme or partner country:
- 70 € per day up to the 14th day
- 50 € per day 15th to the 30th day
One travel day can be added before and after the traineeship. Grant is paid only for the physical duration of the traineeship.
Inclusion and special needs grant
If you have dependent children, you may also apply for a family grant in addition to the Erasmus+ traineeship grant. The grant amount in long-term traineeships is 250 € per month and in short-term traineeships 100 € (duration 5-14 days) or 150 € (duration 15-30 days).
Special needs and inclusion grants are intended to enable international exchange and internship in circumstances when a special need causes additional costs that are not covered by other sources. Special need can be an injury, impairment, physical or psychological illness or learning difficulty.
The grant can be awarded to accessible accommodation, assisted mobility or such study-related special arrangements as learning materials, preparatory visits and personal assistants. The application process is completely confidential.
Contact us well in advance if you are planning to apply for the special needs grant (mobility.tau(at)tuni.fi). The application should be submitted to programme coordinator, who will forward it to the Erasmus+ National Agency. All of the applications will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
For more information on special needs and inclusion grant, see the Finnish National Agency for Education's page.
Green travel support
If you travel to the country of your traineeship by train, bus or carpool, you can get green travel support (50 €) and you will also receive the traineeship grant for maximum of 4 travel days. You are entitled to the green travel grant when the main part of the travel or at least one direction of the round trip has been made using low-emissions means of transport. You can apply for green travel support in Mobility-Online after you have been granted the traineeship grant.
Financial aid for students
Because the Erasmus+ traineeship must be included in your degree studies, which means that you must earn credits towards your compulsory or optional studies, you can also apply for regular student financial aid for the traineeship period. If you decide to apply for financial aid during your Erasmus+ traineeship, contact Kela for more information.
Read more about the terms and conditions of the Erasmus+ traineeship grant (including eg the OLS language test and insurance) in the checklist for traineeship abroad.
Read also about the internships supported by the University.