TRAINEESHIPS in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme

Students studying at Higher Education Institutions in Greece can, through the Erasmus+ programme, apply for a mobility period for studies or traineeship abroad, while total time abroad may not exceed 12 months per each study cycle (e.g. 12months during undergraduate studies, 12months during post-graduate studies, 12months during doctoral studies).

The same student can receive a grant for a mobility period of up to 12months for each study cycle, irrespective of the number and type of mobility periods. In case of mobility for studies, the student must be enrolled at least in the second year of studies. This condition does not apply for traineeships, though it is recommended that students undertake their traineeship abroad towards the end of their studies, achieving a higher added value in view of entering the labour market.

Correspondingly, students from higher education institutions abroad can carry out a mobility period to Greece through the Erasmus+ programme for studies and traineeship by submitting the relevant application at their institution provided it takes part in the Programme.

In the context of the Erasmus+ programme, recent graduates can also take part in traineeships abroad within one year of their graduation. To be eligible, students should submit their application during their final year of studies and complete their traineeship within 12months after graduating. (In particular with regard to the current academic year 2020, this period has been extended to 18months due to the impact of Covid-19 on Εrasmus+ mobility). The duration of mobility of recent graduates may not exceed the maximum limit of 12months within each cycle of study.Students interested in carrying out a traineeship following graduation at an enterprise or organisation in an Erasmus+ programme country or Partner Country should also contact the Erasmus office of their institution where they submit their application in their final year of studies before graduating.

Selection criteria for students are set out by their institutions and are linked to academic performance, foreign language competence, year of studies and any required courses, etc. The call for proposals is publicised on the website of the sending institution and can be annual, twice a year or open throughout the year, depending on the policy followed by each higher Education Institution.


Students/recent graduates who are moving abroad for a traineeship through the Erasmus+ programme receive a monthly grant. For studentsstudying in Greek higher Education Institutions who go to Programme Countries, grants vary from EUR520 to 620, depending on the country group of the host organisation they are going to.

Group 1 – Countries with higher living costs, EUR620: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway.

Group 2 – Countries with average living costs, EUR570: Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal.

Group 3 – Countries with lower living costs, EUR520:Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey.

As regards the International Credit mobility, students in Greek higher Education Institutions receive a grant of EUR700 each month, while incoming International students to Greece receive a grant of EUR850 each month, respectively.

In particular, students who are undertaking traineeships from/to Partner Countries (International Credit Mobility) also receive apart from the monthly grant, an additional amount to cover part of their travel costs, based on a distance calculator. For further details, students should get in touch with their sending institution.

Students who have been selected by their institution to undertake their traineeship abroad should sign the Erasmus+ Grant Agreement before they go abroad. The agreement is signed by the sending institution and the student.

The students selected should have also agreed to and signed the Learning Agreement for Traineeships, which is signed by the student, the Sending Institution and the Receiving Organisation/Enterprise, in which the student's commitments to the Receiving Organisation/Enterprise as well as learning outcomes are described to ensure that their mobility period abroad is recognised.

Students with special needs selected to take part in an Erasmus+ mobility activity abroad in a Programme or Partner Country (International Credit Mobility) may apply for additional grant support. This special request can besubmitted at the Erasmus office of their home institution.

Traineeships for students studying in Greek higher education institutions through NSRF [National Strategic Reference Framework] funds

Students enrolled in Greek Higher Education Institutions can additionally carry out a traineeship in Greece funded through NRSF grants. It should be pointed out that a traineeship through NSRF is neither financed nor managed by the Erasmus+ programme. For further information about this additional opportunity, students should contact their institution's Traineeship Office.

Last update: 26-05-2020

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