Who can apply?
You can apply for funding for a traineeship if you study part-time or full-time, and it is available for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students in any year of study.
Home and EU students are eligible.
International students on a Tier 4 visa may be eligible to complete a traineeship outside of term time. Please check your eligibility with the Study Abroad Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I go?
Work placements and internships should last between 2 and 12 months and you may choose when to complete the placement.
Final year students may receive funding for a traineeship after graduating, provided you have applied for funding whilst you are still a student at UCA.
Where can I go?
Your placement must be in one of the following countries for you to be eligible for funding:
ALL EU MEMBER STATES
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. This includes Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Réunion, Azores, Madeira.
EFTA EEA COUNTRIES
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway. Nb. Switzerland is not an eligible programme country.
Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
How much funding is available?
If you are eligible for a grant, then you can currently receive €400-€450 a month, depending on the country you visit, which should help cover accommodation and some living expenses.
There is some additional funding available for students with special needs, which you will need to apply for before you leave.
Student Finance also provide travel grants to some eligible applicants.
How do I apply?
If you have arranged a work placement in Europe and you wish to apply for funding, please email the Study Abroad team on email@example.com with the following information:
- Your name, student number, year of study and level of study
- The details of the work opportunity you wish to complete (country, name of organisation, duration of placement, date of placement)
- Your reasons (academic and personal) for selecting a placement in Europe
How do I find out more?
Help and advice about applying for an exchange is available, please contact the Study Abroad team for more information firstname.lastname@example.org