Students’ Mobility for traineeship
What’s all about
The Erasmus+ Community Program allows students and graduates in higher education institutions awarded the ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) to pass a traineeship period at private or public companies, training and research centers (excepting European institutions or organization managing European programs) existing in one of the countries participating in the program.
Basic principles for the recognition of activities carried on abroad
The University engages in assuring the full recognition of traineeship activities carried on by its own students abroad on condition that it complies with what is provided for in the Learning Agreement approved and on the basis of the transcripts of work received from the hosting companies.
Benefits for the "Erasmus student"
By participating in the Erasmus program it is possible to obtain a financial aid to support part of the expenses incurred during the traineeship period.
Those who can participate in the program
In order to participate in Erasmus Program you have to:
Be regularly enrolled at least at the second year of the three-year course, second-cycle course or single cycle course at UNINETTUNO;
Have not benefitted for more than 10 months of an Erasmus mobility scholarship in the current study course;
Have a good command of the language of the hosting country (this is not an obligation for participating in the program)
WORKING STUDENTS can participate in the Erasmus program, but they have personally discuss this opportunity with their own employer to check whether this can be suitable to their current work position.
It is possible to carry on a traineeship even after graduating, on condition that the application is submitted before graduating. In any case the traineeship has to be completed by 12 months from the graduation date and not later than the 30th September.
Where carrying on the traineeship
The period of Erasmus+ mobility for traineeship is aimed at students and graduates who intend to carry on traineeship activities at companies, training and research centres and hosting agencies existing in one of the countries participating in the program. .
Offices and Agencies managing Community programs, Community Institutions (European Agencies included), National Diplomatic Representations of the country the student belongs to and existing in the hosting countries, such as Embassies or Consulates, are excluded.
Instead, other public representations or institutions such as Cultural Institutes, schools etc can be considered as eligible as companies namely considered appropriate sites for traineeship on condition that they grant the principle of trans-nationality (therefore, the trainee acquires skills that are different from those he would acquired with a traineeship in his own country) and the principle of consistency with his future professional growth.
Traineeships at Higher Education Institutions (such as Universities, Academies etc. ) can be also eligible even if they did not undersigned an agreement for Erasmus+ Study Mobility with the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, including also their International Relations Offices, on condition that the activities carried on is proper vocational training and NOT of study, that is clearly expressed in the trainee’s work program and is not already envisaged in other Community program in order to avoid possible conflicts of interest and/or double funding.
Applicants non residing in Italy will not be allowed to carry on a traineeship in a company or in subsidiary based in Italy and nor at a company or site based in their own country of residence.
Duration of the activity
The traineeship can last minimum 2 months and maximum 12 months, unless differently specified in the notice.
In any case the traineeship has to be concluded necessarily by the 30th September.
The same student can receive financial aids for mobility periods corresponding to a 12 months in total maximum for each study cycle, regardless of the number and typology of mobility activity.
Previously made mobility experiences in the framework of the LLP program are to be calculated within the 12 months for study cycle.
Abroad mobility can be interrupted in case the company closes for vacations. The financial aid is kept. The closure period is not counted as it regards the minimum duration of the traineeship period.
Every year the University publishes a notice to assign the traineeship mobility scholarships that are available.
The Erasmus+ Program established that it will be assigned a financial aid for students’ mobility for traineeship reasons that can vary according to the destination country, based on what appears in the table below. The aid is given by the European Commission through the University.
(High living cost)
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
|Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Malta, Portugal
(Low living cost
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
N.B. : the financial aid will be delivered based on the mobility days according to the outcomes resulting from the calculation rules established by the European Commission.
The contribution will be delivered in two installments: the payment of the first installment (corresponding to 80% of the total amount) will be made at the beginning of the training period. The remaining 20% will be calculated and delivered when the student comes back, further to submission of the full documentation of internship conclusion.
The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO authorizes the mobility scheme only if there is a previous agreement between our University and the hosting company. Before leaving each Erasmus student has to possess a TRAINING AGREEMENT (programma di lavoro) sottosc(work program) undersigned by the beneficiary, by the higher education institution of reference and by the hosting organization. It is to remind that the duration of the traineeship is minimum 2 months and maximum 12 months.
The student has to submit 3 original copies of the Training Agreement at least 30 days before leaving. The Training Agreement has to be formally approved by the Dean of the Faculty or by a delegate, and by the person in charge of the International Mobility Office that will send it to the hosting University later on for acceptance.
At the end of the period of study abroad, the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO recognizes only the activities that are included in the approved Training Agreement, further to submission of the traineeship end full documentation.
Checking entry and healthcare rules of the hosting country
The student has to autonomously check whether he possess the documents that are required to enter the hosting country.
In most European countries you only need an identity card that is currently valid, but in some countries, such as Turkey, you need a visa. In any case it is advisable to check all this!
In addition, it is advisable to enquiry about the healthcare services offered by the hosting country through the local healthcare agencies (ASL) or diplomatic representations.
Civil liability or injury coverage in the place of study
The winning applicants will be covered against civil liability risks (any damages caused to third parties) and against injury by the University’s insurance policy.
Enhancing one’s own language skills
One of the objectives of the Erasmus+ program is that of enhancing the mobility students’ language skills. In the purpose of helping students to acquire working language skills before leaving, a tool called Online Linguistic Support was realized. This tool is available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. The Erasmus student that will have to study using one of the above-mentioned languages as training language, will be able to use the Online Linguistic Support to check his own language skills before and after the mobility period as well as to enhance his language skills through special online courses.
N.B. : It is compulsory to fill in the language skills assessment questionnaire of the Online Linguistic Support and it is pre-condition to receive the mobility scholarship.
The number of licenses of use of the Online Linguistic Support is anyhow limited by the availability of Community funds. For all the students who will be unable to benefit from this service, the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO offers, through its online platform, distance language courses. The courses currently running are:
English (level A1, A2, B1, B2)
French (Level A1, A2)
Spanish (Level A1, A2)
The University’s students who are involved in the mobility programs can attend, at distance, these courses to enhance their language skills.
Finally, it is advisable to check whether hosting Universities offer language courses to Erasmus students.
During your stay
Traineeship period certificate
Before coming back the student has to make the hosting company’s Erasmus Office fill in the TRAINEESHIP PERIOD CERTIFICATE, including the date of beginning and ending of the period, signature and stamp. The student has to carefully check the stated dates paying attention to the fact that the date stated as final is not later than the date of signature of the document itself.
Transcript of records
Before coming back the student has to ask for a TRANSCRIPT OF WORK (traineeship certificate) including all the activities carried on at the hosting company.
ATTENTION! If the Transcript of Work is missing, UNINETTUNO will not be able to validate the exams passed abroad.
Back to Italy
Procedure for the acknowledgement of activities carried on abroad In order to assure the acknowledgement of the traineeship activities carried on abroad, the International Mobility Office posts the list of documents the student has to submit within 15 days from the end of the mobility period on the University’s website. The produced certificate is compared with what appears in the Training Agreement and the Secretariats of the Deanships see to the acknowledgement of these activities. The student has to submit to the International Mobility Office the Traineeship Period Certificate including starting and ending dates of the Erasmus period with stamp and signature of the hosting company. In addition, to receive the settlement of his mobility scholarship he has to have passed the language assessment test envisaged by the Mobility purposes Online Linguistic Support. ATTENTION! The above-listed documents are indispensable for the acknowledgement of the Erasmus period and their non-transmission can entail the loss of the right to the mobility. Finally, it is advisable to remind that it is not possible to graduate before having completed the mobility period and before having obtained the acknowledgement of the activities carried out abroad. The student who intends to graduate soon after his coming back to Italy will have to conclude his mobility period at least one month before the date fixed of graduation and notify it to the International Mobility Office in due time.