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ERASMUS Work Placement

Here you can find all information about ERASMUS scholarships in connection with the practical training in the EU (ERASMUS Work Placement). Submit your application no later than the 15st of February 2014 for placements during 2013/2014.


Countries, Subject Areas and Placements

The approved countries are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Island, Lichtenstein, Norway and Turkey. The islands and territories outside Europe (for ex Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Reunion, Azores and Madeira) and other territories associated within EU can be approved.

The ERASMUS work placement scholarship is not affiliated to a specific subject area; therefore all students who meet the criteria are entitled to apply for a scholarship. You need to arrange your work placement (traineeship/internship) yourself in any of the countries listed above. There are a few exceptions in terms of placement, see below. Please note that it is not possible to apply for an Erasmus work placement scholarship if you do your traineeship/internship at any of the following places.

  • European Union institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies;
  • Organizations managing EU programmes;
  • National diplomatic representations (embassy and consulate) of the home country of the student;
  • International department at higher education institution (managing EU programmes) or a national ERASMUS-office. 

It is possible to do your work placement at a higher education institution but it has to be clear that you are there for a placement and not for studies. If you are going to be registered for courses at the higher education institution abroad you are not eligible for an Erasmus work placement scholarship but please note that you might be eligible for an Erasmus study scholarship instead.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Anna Sandelin

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Johanna Persson

Faculty of Educational Sciences

Johanna Persson

Institute of Technology

Annika Holm


ERASMUS work placement scholarship amounts

Scholarship amounts for the ERASMUS work placement scholarship are listed below. The ERASMUS scholarship should contribute to cover the travel and subsistence costs (including insurance and visa costs) incurred in connection with the practical training abroad. Before your departure, once all the contracts are returned to the Linköping University and signed by all parties, we pay almost all of the total amount you are entitled to (Please note: under a fixed exchange rate for the time Linköping University has received scholarship funds). However, the remaining 1000 SEK of the total amount is paid upon completion of the placement, once the student has completed the evaluation report (please see below) and has submitted their placement certificate to the university.

  • 1-3 months: € 500 per month
  • 4-6 months: € 400 per month
  • 7-9 months: € 300 per month
  • 10-12 months: € 200 per month


ERASMUS Work Placement: Requirements, Assessment and Application



When applying for the ERASMUS work placement scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Your practical training should be a full-time work placement with an eligible company or organization and last from 3-12 months. However your practical training should be completed before the 30th of September 2014.
  • Your practical training must be eligible for credit transfer or recognized by Linköping University (read more below under Application).
  • Your practical training should take place in one of the approved countries (countries participating in the ERASMUS programme, read more under Countries, Subject Areas and Placements ).
  • Your application should include information about your prospective employer in form of a Letter of Intent (an email) from your host organization - a document from your placement organisation which explains that you are admitted to the placement and during what dates.
  • You have to be enrolled as a student at Linköping University.
  • You have not previously received a work placement scholarship through the Leonardo da Vinci programme.
  • You cannot do your practical training as a part of an Erasmus Mundus Course.
  • Upon completion of the work placement you have to submit your evaluation report. If you are abroad during 2012/2013, you evaluate in STARS (Study Abroad Report System). If you are abroad during 2013/2014, an online evaluation report will be sent to your e-mail address after your placement period is completed.


Assessment of the Applications

The number of available scholarships is limited and Linköping University cannot guarantee that all eligible students will receive an ERASMUS Work Placement scholarship. A selection will be made by each faculty within the frame of a relevant study programme.



Each application for an Erasmus work placement should be supported and academically approved in the form of a signature from an authorised person on the student’s study programme (supervisor or director of your studies). The work placement has to be accounted towards your degree or simply recognised in your degree. If the placement is accounted towards your degree, it is usually as part of an internship semester which gives credit points towards your degree. If the placement is simply recognised in your degree, it means that it will be part of your Diploma Supplement.


Application form


Once you have filled in all the necessary information and clicked ”Send” you will be able to print out your application. Please take your printed application to your programme supervisor/director of the studies for signature.

Please send or hand in your completed signed application with the Letter of Intent from your host organization to Johanna Persson (Origo, Campus Valla) before the start of your placement period and no later than the 15st of February 2014.



Only complete applications will be processed!

Before filling in your application make sure you have the following information:

  • Knowledge, skills and competence to be acquired during your work placement abroad;
  • The name, title and e-mail address of your programme supervisor/director of studies;
  • Details about your work placement: name, telephone number, fax number, e-mail and postal addresses of the contact person/s at the organization, website address.


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Last updated: 2013-06-10