The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme enables university students to undertake an internship in their field in a European country of a duration between 2 and 12 months. In the Erasmus+ programme graduates can also go on an internship.
Duration of internship is 2–12 months. Each student may, at any level of study, go on work placements for up to 12 months.
The amount of scholarships is divided into two groups according to the cost of living:
Countries with a high cost of living
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
Countries with a low cost of living
Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey
CONDITIONS FOR SELECTION PROCEDURE
- Within the academic year, a student can implement a maximum of one mobility with financial support. In case of further stays, the student will have the status of a zero grant student, i.e. without the right to the allocation of financial support.
- The maximum duration for which a student can receive financial support is 4 months. During the stay, the student can request an extension of the length of the stay, and according to the current financial status of the Erasmus+ program, a decision will be made on further financial support for the internship.
- If financial support from a foreign institution is approved in the student's Learning Agreement, the student loses the right to financial support from Erasmus+ program resources.
- Payment of financial support for graduate internships will be divided into at least two installments: the first in the amount of 70 percent will be received after signing the participation contract, the second in the amount of 30 percent will be received after uploading the Traineeship Certificate document to the application in ISOIS.
1) APPLICATION CALLS
In the 2023 year, there will be 4 standard deadlines for submitting an application :
- I. call for applications:
- Deadline for applications: 31 January 2023 (online application is open from 1 December 2022), until this deadline, students may apply for a work placement held through the whole calendar year 2023 – earliest start to work placement from 15/3/2023.
- II. call for applications:
- Deadline for applications: 30 April 2023 (online application is open from 1 March 2023), until this deadline, students may apply for a work placement held through the whole academic year 2023/24 and for the summer placement 2023 – earliest start to work placement from 1/7/2023.
- III. for applications:
- Deadline for applications: 31 July 2023 (online application is open from 1 June 2023), until this deadline, students may apply for a work placement held through the whole academic year 2023/2024 – earliest start to work placement from 15/9/2023.
- IV. call for applications:
- Deadline for applications: 31 October 2023 (online application is open from 1 September 2023), until this deadline, students may apply for a work placement held through the spring semester 2023/2024 – earliest start to work placement from 2/1/2024.
The application is submitted online in English language and it has 2 compulsory parts:
A Learning Agreement for Traineeships signed and approved by the three parties: a detailed work plan signed by the student, approved and signed by the department (guarantor of the work placement) at MU and the responsible representative of the host institution abroad. The LA for Traineeships must be completed in English and is now part of the online application (do not fill in and do not upload the separate paper document into the application).
- The Motivation Letter processed on the computer and addressed to Centre of International Cooperation (CIC) must contain
- the field of study, level and the year in which the applicant is registered
- the reason for the host institution selection
- what the content of the work placement will be and why – direct relation to the student’s field of study
- benefits of the work placement for the student – academic benefits/job opportunity benefits/benefits for MU and the host institution
- the period of the work placement for which student is asking for the scholarship
- in the case of selection of agencies and public institutions from the student’s country of origin, i.e. cultural institution, Czech centres, region/school representation, etc., it is necessary to justify the selection of the institution considering the internationality of the work placement
- the letter of motivation should not exceed one A4 page
CRITERIA OF THE SELECTION PROCESS
- quality of the training programme (Learning Agreement for Traineeships)
- quality of motivation letter
- formal aspects, the overall impression of documents delivered
The application is assessed by a three-member committee consisting of international programme coordinators from CIC. During the selection process the year of study, study results of the applicant, and number of previous study or work placements at MU is taken into consideration.
The final results of the selection process will be announced to applicants by email within four weeks.
Attention - submitting your application does not mean that it will automatically be approved and granted financial support - a proper selection process must take place. The quality of the application and financial resources may influence the length of the mobility.