Erasmus+ traineeship

Traineeships during your studies

  • It is possible to go on a traineeship through Erasmus+ for up to 12 months per study level (BA/MA/Ph.D.). If you have previously spent an entire year of exchange through Erasmus+ at the same level of study that you are currently applying for, you cannot apply for a new Erasmus exchange. This applies even if the previous exchange/practice was through an institution other than NMBU.


  • You must be a student/Ph.D in a NMBU study program when you apply for a traineeship.


  • The traineeship must be approved as part of your degree at NMBU.


  • You must have passed 60 credits by the time of departure.


  • Minimum length of stay for traineeships is 2 months (60 days)


  • A three-party practice agreement (Learning Agreement for Traineeships) must be completed and signed by the student, a representative from the faculty at NMBU (most often a study advisor) and employer. The agreement will ensure that the traineeship will be approved as part of the study program at NMBU.

You must either find the traineeship yourself or in consultation with your department/faculty at NMBU. With few exceptions, the departments/faculties at NMBU do not have agreements with external partners to send their students out on Erasmus traineeships.

We have an ongoing deadline for applying for Erasmus + internships and scholarships: The application must be a completed Learning Agreement for Traineeships signed by the student, study advisor/mentor at NMBU and employer/host institution.

For the academic year 2022-2023, the rates for traineeships are:

  • € 460 per month in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Sweden
  • € 410 per month in the other program countries

 In addition you can get 150 euro (top-up) for traineeships. 

Traineeships after graduation

Prerequisites for applying for an Erasmus+ scholarship for a post-graduate traineeship:

  • You must have been a student in a program of study at NMBU, and you must have registered your interest at the department or faculty to conduct the traineeship during the last semester of your degree at the Bachelor or Master level. The application deadline is 1st of May if you complete your degree in the spring semester and 1st of December if you complete your degree in December. By 1st of May/December the Learning agreement has to be fully signed by all parts and submitted to 


In addition, make sure to:

  • Present the traineeship in such a way that it can easily be approved by the faculty.


  • Be adequately insured - travel, accident and liability insurance, which covers what is required for this type of stay.


  • Pay the semester fee.


  • Submit the report after your stay.


Application Requirements:

  • The minimum length of stay for the internship is 2 months (60 days).
  • A three-party learning agreement must be completed and signed before submitting your final bachelor- or master thesis.
Published 26. April 2019 - 12:46 - Updated 13. October 2022 - 10:13