Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc.) abroad for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme countries at Bachelor and Master level, as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.

Who can apply?

Practical Information

Selection Procedure

Who can apply?

  • Students of Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral study programmes.

  • Students of any age or nationality.

  • Students in their

    • 2nd year of study of Master’s or Bachelor’s study, at the earliest,

    • 4th year of Bachelor’s or Doctoral study or 3rd year of Master’s study, at the latest.

  • Students must be enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities for the duration of their traineeship abroad (in case of traineeships for recent graduates, students must be enrolled in their studies until all of the administrative steps are completed).

Students may carry out your traineeship at any organisation in an Erasmus+ Programme Country with the exception of EU bodies, institutions and other EU entities, including specialized agencies and organizations, that lead EU programmes (e.g. national agencies of Erasmus+).

Students are expected to find their own traineeship position. The traineeship must be relevant for your degree-related learning and personal development needs and, wherever possible, be integrated in your study programme. Your motivation letter and acceptance letter must contain a clear plan of the traineeship and explain its relevance for your studies.

If you are unsure about the suitability of your traineeship position, please, consult with the sufficiently in advance. Master’s students in their last year and Doctoral students will be supported in particular during the selection.

Practical Information

Workload: the content of the traineeship (specific work activities) is set by the trainee individually in cooperation with the future host institution; the traineeship workload should correspond with that of a full-time job position, i.e. 30-40 hours per week.

Duration: Your traineeship abroad should last anywhere between 2 to 12 months (your total time abroad, study abroad periods included, may not exceed 12 months within one cycle of study). Please, be aware that the lenght of your Erasmus stay is counnted in „euromonths“ – each „euromonth“ has 30 days, i.e. the maximum lenght of all your Erasmus stays in one cycle of study must not exceed 360 days.

The internship must take place in the period from 1 October to 15 September of the given academic year (i.e. in the academic year 2022/2023, the internships can take place in the period from 1 October 2022 to 15 September 2023).

If your traineeship ends soonner than originally planned, you must return a corresponding part of the scholarship. The minumum duration of the traineeship is 2 months (60 day). If your traineeship ends before the 2 months are completed, you may be asked to return the entirety of your scholarship.

Financial Support: successful candidates will receive a scholarship; you may receive additional financial support from the receiveing institution (however, this financial support must not come from EU funding)

Selection Procedure

Students interested in a traineeship within the Erasmus + program submit the required documents electronically to the given selection procedure deadline. In case of sufficient funds, the selection procedure will be held 4 times a year.

The current deadline for submitting applications to the 1st selection procedure for traineeships within the Erasmus + program is set for Monday, 1 August 2022 at noon.


start of the mobillity

1. selection procedure

beginning of August

between October 1 and September 15

2. selection procedure

beginning of October

between January 1 and September 15

3. selection procedure

beginning of March

between May 1 and September 15

4. selection procedure

beginning of May

between July 1 and September 15

If the funds are exhausted, no further selection procedures will be announced. Therefore, there is no need to submit application for the closest deadline to your planned start of the mobility. If your traineeship is already arranged, you can apply already in the 1st selection procedure.

Required documents to be submitted collectively in PDF Format via email to :

  • CV

    • in English and in the language of instruction at partner university, if differs

  • letter of motivation - should include a preliminary work plan of the traineeship and a justification of the interest

    • in English and in the language of instruction at host institution (company/ NGO/ other institution)

  • letter of admission from the host institution - should contain institution name, contact person information including their e-mail, agreed mobility dates and plan of the traineeship,

    • the document should be stamped and signed

  • letter of recommendation in English or Czech.provided by

    • BA / MA students: thesis supervisor

    • PhD students: PhD supervisor

    Hand in either as a PDF document (needs to be signed), or ask the teacher to send it directly to our email address (we do not accept forwarded emails!) (or )

  • approval of your study program guarantor (BA / MA students)

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