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Erasmus Traineeships

Erasmus traineeships (SMP) and other traineeships in Europe

HHU students can receive a grant for traineeships in Erasmus countries for periods of 2 – 6 months. Please seek a traineeship place yourself or with support from your subject representatives. You can find sample agreements for your use in the download area on the right. The International Office cannot provide support for this.

Please apply for the traineeship directly to the International Office, observing the following deadlines:

Dates & Deadlines

Start of the traineeship abroad Application deadline Online application
1 February to 31 May 1 November 1 September to 1 November
1 June to 30 September 1 March 1 January to 1 March
1 October to 31 January 1 July 1 May bis 1 July

Please read the general information first.

Then read the experience reports submitted by fellow students.

You can find reports written by students from other universities on the DAAD website (German only):


The conditions for receiving Erasmus funding vary from year to year. A new project is launched every year. The conditions that apply for you depend on the timing of your traineeship. You can find the corresponding fact sheet with the conditions for funding in the download area:

The 2023 project applies for traineeships starting from October 2023 – September 2024

The 2024 project applies for traineeships starting from October 2024 – September 2025

Use the corresponding checklist in the download area to ensure you do not miss out a step.

The number of applications received exceeds the available funding? You can find the selection criteria for the individual subjects here:

What selection criteria does my faculty have?

The International Office funds traineeships outside the Erasmus area via Mobility Grants.

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