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Study abroad


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Information about Erasmus+ traineeships


  • traineeships lasting 2 to 12 months at an organisation/enterprise of your choice
  • funding of voluntary and mandatory placements in the 28 EU Member States + Turkey, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and FYR Macedonia
  • target group

    • students and graduates of Leipzig University
    • PhD candidates at Leipzig University
    • participation is possible regardless of nationality

  • funding available while you study and within 1 year of graduation
  • funding available for enrolled PhD students
  • applicants are free to choose when the placement will begin and end (note: if combining Erasmus+ studies and a traineeship, the two periods may not overlap; the two cannot be funded in parallel)
  • country-dependent grant amount (30 days = 1 month)

    • group 1: €420/month - Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • group 2: €360/month - Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey
    • group 3: €300/month - Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, FYR Macedonia

Multiple grants

Every student has an Erasmus+ "allowance"of 12 months at each study level (BA/MA/PhD), or 24 months if you are enrolled on a Staatsexamen/Diplom study programme and an additional 12 months for a PhD. The total time of this "allowance" may be used individually for Erasmus+ periods (traineeships and/or studies).

Provided your allowance has not been used up, placements can also be funded during the first year after graduation.



Number of months used for  LLP ERASMUS/ Erasmus+

Number of remaining Erasmus+ months available

 BA studies


5 months

1st year after completing BA


2 months (remaining allowance expires after 1st year)

MA studies


12 months


Applications may be submitted at short notice, although no later than 1 month prior to beginning of the placement (deadline).

Please use the following forms:

All forms must be submitted to the International Centre on time and in the required form.

In case of traineeships which take place after you have graduated

Your application to participate in the programme needs to be submitted during your final semester, or, if your traineeship has still not been confirmed by then, you will at least need to provide the following documents instead as confirmation:

Letter of intent

  • get this signed by the sending institute before you complete your studies (date of signature shall apply)
  • hand in the original to the International Centre

In addition to your most recent Certificate of Enrolment, please also hand in a certificate that you have successfully completed your studies (e.g. copy of certificate).

Erasmus+ online language assessment - Online Linguistic Support (OLS)

-> for the main languages of instruction: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish (excludes native speakers)

The link for this will be sent to you in an automatically generated email upon submission of the documents specified above. Sender: Erasmus+ Notification System

NOTE: For a language assessment result below B2, you will automatically be offered an online language course via email. However, even if your test result is higher you may still request an online language course for the respective language of instruction or the official language. Please contact the International Centre.

Payment of Erasmus+ grants

Once you have provided

  • the signed registration for your period abroad,
  • a copy of your complete learning agreement for traineeships,
  • the signed EU Erasmus+ grant agreement for a period abroad for a traineeship,
  • and an informal notification (via email) from the receiving organisation/enterprise that you have successfully begun your traineeship (an email specifying the start date is sufficient),

it will be possible for the first payment of your financial Erasmus+ grant to be made.

The remaining amount will be paid out in the form of a 2nd instalment once you have completed your traineeship, i.e. after you

  • hand in your traineeship certificate &
  • submit the EUSurvey online questionnaire.

Support without a financial grant ("zero grant"):

Erasmus+ support consists of granting Erasmus+ status during the applicant's period abroad & potential financial support. This means that grants may be awarded to cover the stay abroad in full or in part, but it is also possible that no grant is provided ("zero grant"). Leipzig University endeavours to provide financial support for all days spent abroad. If the allocated funds have been used up, then it is only possible to offer support for periods without providing financial grants.

Extending your traineeship

It is generally possible to extend the period of your traineeship, provided you have not already exhausted your Erasmus+ "allowance". However, the extension period can only receive Erasmus+ support without a financial grant (= status as Erasmus+ trainee).

Each extension must be applied for 1 month before the original end of the traineeship. This can be done informally by email.

In the case of extensions of more than 30 days, please also hand in the following document:

 Amendment to the original learning agreement for traineeships

Completing your traineeship

Once you have completed your traineeship, please hand in the following documents within 30 days:

  • Traineeship Certificate
  • Erasmus+ Online Report

    • the link for this will be sent to you in an automated email from EUSurvey soon after the end of your Erasmus+ stay (please check your spam folder)

You must submit these documents before your 2nd instalment can be paid out.

Special needs funding

Disabled students can apply for special funds under the Erasmus+ programme. If granted, these funds are paid out in addition to the regular (country-specific) funding rates.

  • Funding application for disabled students (lump sum)

    • application via the International Centre

  • Funding application for disabled students (real costs)

    • application via the DAAD

last update: 17.07.2018 


International Centre
General Advice and Info:

Ninon Müller
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Jane Moros
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Support (after Registration):

Johanna Merian
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