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The Erasmus Placement Programme offers financial support to University of Valencia students and recent UV graduates who wish to carry out a traineeship (sometimes called internship or work placement) at an institution, organisation or company located in one of the European countries taking part in the Erasmus+ programme.


General FAQs (Updated for 2019/2020 academic year)

1. How much is the Erasmus Placement grant?
The amount of the grant depends on the country where the traineeship is carried out, according to the following groups:
Group 1. Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, United Kingdom and Sweden: €400/month.
Group 2. Germany, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal: €350/month.
Group 3. Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: €300/month.

Students from disadvantaged settings (beneficiaries of a general scholarship from the Ministry of Education in the academic year 2018-2019, or who are refugee or eligible for subsidiary protection or who have applied for international protection in Spain) will receive an additional grant of 100 euros/month.

2. What is the minimum and maximum duration to receive financial support for an Erasmus Placement?
Minimum duration: 2 months
Maximum duration with grant: 4 months
The start and end dates must fall within the same academic year: from 1 September 2019 to 30 September 2020.

3. Do I need to look for the host organisation/company or does the University do this for me?
Searching for the host organisation/company is part of the traineeship and it is the responsibility of the student. However, the University of Valencia will help you look for international traineeships in the following ways:
•    The Placement Committee at the faculty has compiled a list of possible traineeships which also includes international organisations. This list is composed of organisations and companies provided by ADEIT as well as contacts that the placement coordinator or other faculty members have.
•    On the International Relations website (, click on Erasmus Placements>Outgoing>Find an institution, and you will find useful links to help you in your search.

4. Can I change the traineeship period?
Yes, for a justified reason provided that the traineeship will be carried out in the same host organisation/company and with the approval of the placement coordinator.

5. If I do not have nationality of the country where I am studying, can I participate in the programme?
Yes, if you have nationality or a valid residence permit in any of the countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme or in a third country; in this case you must prove that you are in possession of a valid permit to reside in Spain for the period of mobility. If you are from a non-European country you should check with the consulate or embassy of the destination country if you need to process any type of permit or visa.

6. If I have already received an Erasmus Study grant, can I apply for the Erasmus Placement grant?
In accordance with the new Erasmus+ programme, a student can receive financial support for Erasmus mobility (Erasmus Study and Erasmus Placement) for a maximum of 12 months in each cycle (Undergraduate or Master’s). This limit is 24 months in the degrees of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
Thus, if you have participated in the Erasmus Study programme for a total of 6 months in your undergraduate studies, you still have 6 months for Erasmus mobility, whether it is Erasmus Study again or Erasmus Placement.

7. What is the Training Agreement?
It is equivalent to the “Learning Agreement” for studies. It is a personalised document including: the work or work programme to be carried out, the outcome of knowledge, skills and competencies to acquire, mentoring activities, recognition after completion, etc.
In addition, in the case of category A, remember that you are required to sign the curricular training agreement provided by ADEIT, following the regular procedure of your degree programme.

8. What are the language requirements?
The host institution will be in charge of assessing the language skills of the trainee candidate. It is not necessary to prove your language knowledge at the time of application.

9. Erasmus+ for higher educacion students. Frequently Asked Questions

European Commission answered questions about several programmes

FAQ Erasmus Placement Category A
1. What requirements must I meet to apply for the Erasmus Placement in Category A?
•    Be enrolled in an official degree programme at the University of Valencia (Undergraduate or Master) which has the traineeship integrated in the curriculum.
•    Not having exceeded the number of curricular traineeship subjects integrated in the official degree programme for which the grant is being sought.
•    The computation of the length of the stay that you wish to do together with the Erasmus programme you have previously done does not exceed 12 months (or 24 months if you are an undergraduate student in Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy).
•    Have an assigned traineeship integrated in the curriculum confirmed by the host organisation/company and by the faculty placement committee.

2. I would like to take part in an international traineeship programme for the 2019-2020 academic year. What is the procedure?
The procedure for applying for traineeships at the international level is the same as applying for traineeships at the national level. This procedure is established by the Placement Committee in each faculty. Please consult the conditions at your faculty.

3. I have found a host organisation/company. What should I do now?
If you have been accepted, submit your placement proposal (following the instructions provided by your faculty) to have it approved.

4. I have the signed approval of my placement proposal. Can I apply for financial support?
The Vice Rector for Internationalisation and Cooperation at the University of Valencia publishes an annual call for Erasmus Placement grants for all University of Valencia students who have been assigned a traineeship located in another European country.

5. Can I do an international traineeship without applying for an Erasmus Placement grant?
Yes. In this case, you just need to formalise the documentation for the placement contract.

6. When should I apply for the Erasmus Placement grant?

The deadlines for submitting Erasmus Internships for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows:

 - First period: from June 5 to July 16, 2019, both inclusive (modalities A and B) - Closed.
- Second period: from October 1 to 22, 2019, both included (modality A for all countries of the call, and mode B only for United Kingdom) - Closed.
- Third period: from January 9 to 29, 2020, both included (only mode A) - Closed.
- Fourth period: from April 2 to April 24, 2020, both included (only mode A)

7. How do I apply?
You apply via the on-line application form ENTREU before the start of the traineeship period. Access to the form can be found here:

8. Which documents do I need to provide along with my application?
The on-line application must be accompanied with the following:
•    A document proving that you have been assigned a traineeship by the Placement Committee at your faculty.
•    In addition, you must include the Training Agreement, duly signed by the three parties (student, organisation/company, and faculty placement coordinator or Master Director).

9. Can I have an Erasmus Study grant and an Erasmus Traineeship grant in the same academic year?
Yes. You can participate in Erasmus Study and Erasmus Placement within the same academic year, provided that they do not overlap. For example, Erasmus Study during the first semester and Erasmus Placement during the second semester.

FAQ Erasmus Placement Category B
1. What are the requirements to apply for the Erasmus Placement in Category B?
•    Be a student in an official degree programme at the University of Valencia (Undergraduate or Master’s) at the time of application, in the degree for which you are applying for the grant.
•    Complete your studies in the official degree programme in which you are applying for the grant during  2018-2019 academic year.
•    Have the agreement with the organisation/company for the traineeship.

2. When do I need to apply for the Erasmus Placement grant?
The call for Erasmus Placements for 2019-2020 academic year in Category B will be open until 16 July 2019. Exceptionally also in the second application period only for the United Kingdom.

3. How do I apply?
Please submit the application via the on-line form ENTREU before the start of the traineeship period. Access to the form can be found here:

4. What documents do I need to provide along with the application?
The on-line application must be accompanied with the Placement Agreement) duly signed by the three parties (student, organisation/company and placement coordinator or Master Director).