Erasmus for traineeship


In view of the emergency linked to the Coronavirus epidemic, considering European Commission notes no. 005 of 31.01.2020, no. 012 of 25.02.2020 and no. 014 of 10.03.2020, we inform you that:

Until the end of the effects of Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 09.03.2020 ( adopted for the containment of Covid-19 contagion, which prohibits travel abroad and within Italy except for proven work needs, situations of necessity or health reasons. There can be no new outbound or incoming Erasmus mobilities in our country.
Italian students and staff currently in other countries can contact the University of Siena ( for information and support, as well as the National Agency at the email addresses: and for KA107 projects (extra EU): You are also advised to follow the instructions on the page


Information regarding student and staff mobility:

It is possible to cancel, suspend or postpone activities by applying the force majeure clause.
Mobility activities for students and staff selected in Call 2019 that have been cancelled may be postponed until September 2021.

Mobility of recent graduates for traineeship purposes: students whose graduation sessions have been postponed, but cannot postpone mobility, shall be able to undertake, when circumstances allow, the mobility for traineeship purposes for which they have been selected once they graduate.

Current outbound student mobility: Italian students who are currently on Erasmus mobility can continue their mobility in the host country. Any interruption of teaching activities at the host institutions due to the Covid-19 emergency will not be considered as periods of interruption of mobility and the grant will be maintained.

Cancelled student and staff mobility periods: students and staff whose mobility period has been cancelled due to force majeure, any costs of which have been recognized in accordance with this Note, may be postponed by assigning the same contribution to the participant for the new mobility period (without prejudice to the maximum period of 12 months of study abroad).

For staff mobility: in the event of interruption and suspension of activity, you are advised to keep (as already specified in the Selection Notices) all receipts and payment slips for any expenses for which you wish to request reimbursement.

The program

The Erasmus for traineeship mobility allows to spend 2-6 months in Europe in an enterprise or organisation in another country, with a view to acquire specific competences that are required by the labour market, carry out work experience and improve the understanding of the economic and social culture of that country.

The mobility must end no later than September 30th of the notice of selection academic year.

ATTENTION. Thesis work development and research work are not eligible activities.

"Traineeship (workplacement). Spending a period of time in an enterprise or organisation in another country, with a view to acquire specific competences that are required by the labour market, carry out work experience and improve the understanding of the economic and social culture of that country."

Students enrolled at the Università di Siena in the following programs may apply:

- Undergraduate program: students must complete at least 30 CFU by or before consideration for candidacy

- Graduate programs (master)

- Graduate programs of the old system

- Third level courses

The period of Traineeship may be done:

- Within its own cycle of study

- Within the 12 months following the acquisition of a degree (bachelor or master)

The application must be submitted before the thesis defence date. Students cannot carry out the period abroad in parts before and after graduation, nor overlapping the period of Erasmus for Studies and the period of Erasmus for Traineeship.



Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. Erasmus+ offers opportunities to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad and one of its strategic objectives is to strengthen linguistic skills and support language learning.

The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) supports language learning for Erasmus+ mobility participants. The OLS offers participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) the opportunity to assess their skills in the foreign language(s) they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. In addition, selected participants may follow an online language course to improve their competence.

The tests at the beginning and end of the mobility are mandatory.



As a result of an investigation, the following organisation are not considered eligible:

    BD Electronics



    Reformas Casa



    Internship Tourism

    Erasmus Projects

    Perfect Internship


    Europe Language Jobs


    Vision Factory

   Agius Service

erasmus for traineeship 2019/20

NOTICE. Due the COVID-19 emergency, the Italian National Erasmus Agency decided to postpone the Erasmus+ program 2019/20 deadline to 30/9/2021. For this reason, 6-months mobility applications (with periods ending after 30/9/2020) are accepted and evaluated.

The Overseas Countries and Territories eligible for a traineeship mobility

International Affairs Coordinators

The International Affairs Coordinator must sign the acceptance letter before the application submission.

ranking lists

Generally the ranking list is published at least 10 days after the Board meeting.


The amount of the funding will be based on the effective costs related to the mobility period and will be considered as an extra funding due to special needs. The mentioned  costs will have to be motivated and properly  illustrated by the participant in the application form.

Directions to request these funds will be announced following the assignment of the grant.