Will you be doing an internship or conducting research at a research institute or university within Europe? If so, then you are probably eligible for an Erasmus grant.
Students who will be doing an internship or research project within the EU/EEA are in many cases eligible for an Erasmus+ scholarship (Erasmus Traineeship Grant) as a contribution to the additional living and travel costs. The general grant amount is determined by the Dutch National Agency, the Nuffic, and is linked to the country of destination. Over the past few years, more and more UvA students have chosen to study abroad using the Erasmus programme, yet the European Commission’s Erasmus+ budget has remained the same. In order to be able to distribute the budget fairly among Erasmus+ students who spend time abroad, the decision has been made to grant a scholarship for up to 140 days if the Erasmus Traineeship period is shorter than seven months.
For more information please go to our Erasmus+ website.
The following is also important to consider:
The advised deadline is 1 June of the academic year prior to the year of departure.
It is understandable that the recommended deadline is not feasible for everyone, as it is not always possible to get an internship/research placement months ahead. Applications filed after the advised deadlines will therefore also be processed. Please note that during the course of the academic year the chances of an Erasmus grant may decrease as we work according to the first come, first serve principle.
The deadline in this case is one month before the research project / research program starts.
You can only apply after you have arranged a research project abroad and the institute for which you will be conducting research is prepared to sign a Learning Agreement for Traineeships beforehand. To find out whether or not the institute you are planning to go to is willing to do this you can use the example of the Learning Agreement for Traineeships.
The application procedure starts through filling out an online application form (see link below). When filling out this form you will need to upload an approval of the board of examiners for your intended research/internship abroad. If you do not already have this approval, you can fill out the form now and email the approval later to the email address mentioned below.
After this, the procedure is as follows:
If you will be doing an internship or research project outside the EU/EEA, you can apply for a (travel) grant from the Amsterdam University Fund. For more information on the requirements for applicaiton and the deadlines of the Amsterdam University Fund use the link below.
If one of the above-mentioned steps is unclear or you have other questions, you can contact Selma Kujundzic via the email address below, or visit the open office consultation hours: