Some useful tips on how to find a placement for Erasmus traineeship:
- Look in the field where you would like to improve your knowledge, gain skills, where you would like to try yourself or maybe where you know you want to establish your career. It is like looking for a job.
- Most of our students are applying for traineeships at scientific institutes, university laboratories, also in private sector (such as in cosmetic, pharmaceutical companies, etc.) and non-governmental organizations.
- If you find it difficult to get a placement and you are looking to improve your skills in the area of your research project - speak to your supervisor and professors. Most of them are collaborating with scientists abroad and might tell you where to look. Also check scientific articles of your interests and see authors’ affiliations, where the study was conducted.
- Always try to write a personal letter that states your aims, goals, what skills you would like to master and why this place could provide all this. Letters with non-specific, general queries are normally ignored.
Erasmus Traineeship during COVID-19
Students are still able to apply for the traineeship. Some restrictions have been adjusted during the quarantine. For instance, if you have all the papers signed but cannot go, the traineeship could be moved to a different time. In addition, students can apply for Erasmus traineeship without a prior secured placement. That is, if your application is approved you can find a place of traineeship afterwards. All the other procedures remain the same.