Required Documents KA103 - Students for traineeships

What is the Erasmus+ traineeship?

 

A traineeship is any relevant work placement obtained by the student at a Higher Education Institution or other relevant organization abroad.

Taking courses at a higher education institution cannot be considered a traineeship.

 

Who can apply?

 

  • Applicants must be students of the University of Belgrade enrolled in any cycle of studies and must carry out and complete their traineeship abroad by March 31, 2023, at the latest (return date to Serbia should be before March 31, 2023).
  • Students who will graduate within the above period may also apply for a traineeship abroad, as long as they are still students of the University of Belgrade during the application period and they also must carry out and complete their traineeship abroad by March 31, 2023, at the latest.
  • The same student may participate in mobility periods totaling up to 12 months maximum per each cycle of study, independently of the number and type of mobility activities.
  • Participation with a zero-grant from EU funds counts as well towards this maximum duration

 

Eligible receiving Institution/Organization

The receiving organisation can be:

Any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example, such organisation can be:

  • a public or private, large enterprise;
  • a public body at local, regional or national level;
  • a research institute;
  • a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, and including vocational education and adult education);
  • university from the EU member-state + North Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein, participating in Erasmus (a Programme Country HEI awarded with an ECHE)

 

The receiving organisation cannot be:

The following types of organisations are not eligible as receiving organisations for student traineeships:

  • EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies (their exhaustive list is available on the website - http://europa.eu/european-union/about[1]eu/institutions-bodies_en );
  • organisations managing EU programmes such as Erasmus+ National Agencies (in order to avoid a possible conflict of interests and/or double funding).

 

 

Eligible destinations

 

A traineeship can be arranged at Higher Education Institutions and other relevant organizations in the EU member-countries and the following countries: North Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein.

 

 

Duration of the traineeship

 

A traineeship may last from 2 months minimum, until the end of the project period (March 31, 2023).

 

 

Traineeship grant

Scholarships for traineeship depend on the host country. Please see the amounts below:

 

Host country

MONTHLY ALLOWANCE

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway

620 EUR

Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal

620 EUR

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary,  Poland, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia,  Slovenia, Turkey

570 EUR

 

Important information:

  • Travel and insurance costs are not covered for traineeships and must be provided either by the candidate or the receiving institution/organization.
  • Accommodation and meals are not provided. You will need to use your subsistence allowance to cover these expenses.
  • The subsistence allowance will be paid out in two installments.
  • The minimum duration of mobility for student mobility for traineeships is two (2) months, subject to the return of the entire grant (100%) if the minimum stay is not fulfilled.
  • Students from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds (not including students with disabilities/ special needs students), applying for student mobility for traineeship are entitled to receive extra funding of 100 EUR per month.
  • By signing the relevant Learning Agreement, and subsequently the Grant Agreement, the candidate takes on the responsibility to honor its terms and conditions.

For detailed explanations and instructions on the above points, please read the document (download)

 

 

Application Requirements

 

Important: A candidate is required to find a receiving institution/organization and arrange their traineeship conditions and content directly with them.

The receiving institution must provide an invitation letter for the arranged traineeship period.

Important: The receiving institution/organization must comply with all the legal regulations of the receiving country, governing traineeship and labor conditions for foreigners, including but not limited to:

  • Providing a valid working permit for the candidate
  • Obtaining a valid temporary stay visa or a residence permit for the candidate
  • Covering relevant insurance for the candidate, as required by the national regulations of the receiving country
  • Paying all the relevant taxes, as required by the national regulations of the receiving country

These will be referred to in the Learning Agreement for Traineeship, which is signed by the student, the home faculty of the University of Belgrade, and the receiving organization abroad, and in the Grant Agreement, which is signed by the student and the University of Belgrade.

 

 

Application procedure

 

Applicants must first register their Mobion accounts (if not exists).

Register here <https://mobion.bg.ac.rs/register> .

 

Registered candidates can log in and apply for traineeship here.

 

 

Required documents for application

 

  1. Invitation letter from the receiving organization (you can download the invitation letter template here, or the receiving organization can provide their own)
  2. Learning Agreement for Traineeship (which should be signed by the student and its home UB faculty at the time of application)
  3. Transcript of Records, containing the information on enrollment
  4. Relevant CV
  5. Passport-size photo

* Learning Agreement and Invitation Letter must be in the English language. All other required documents can be in either English or Serbian.