One of the best ways how to gain practical knowledge, professional work experience and put yourself to the test during your studies is to do traineeship abroad.
As you begin to prepare to go abroad, read about the application process, the requirements, and the documents that must be submitted before and after your traineeship.
It is highly recommended to speak first with your programme director or supervisor of your Institute, most likely they have contacts and partners in other universities, laboratories or projects.
There are also organisations who are mediating internship offers, one of them is AIESEC. We also recommend internship portal called ERASMUSINTERN, which has traineeship offers from all over the world. Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) offers traineeship to the United States.
We also recommend to check our Traineeship Blog where students who have returned from an international traineeship write about their experience.
University of Tartu is announcing internship abroad offers in Student Newsletter.
The best way to finance your traineeship in Europe is to apply for the Erasmus+ traineeship grant. Traineeship planned to be carried out within the Erasmus programme can be done under any kind of traineeship course or as recent graduate traineeship. You can read more information and details from Erasmus+ traineeship website.
It is important to know what kind of documents you need to submit and prepare before and after the traineeship. Students who plan to complete a traineeship abroad must familiarise themselves with the University's general regulations for studying abroad Studies Regulations
Before going abroad for the traineeship it is necessary to apply for the recognition of the traineeship abroad through study and traineeship plan (specifying the content of the traineeship) and prepare Online Learning Agreement for Trainees (trilateral agreement which explains activities, evaluation and monitoring plan of the traineeship in addition to the rights and obligations that the three parties have agreed). If you are planning to finance your traineeship through Erasmus+ traineeship programme, please use Erasmus+ OLA for traineeship and follow the guidlines on the Erasmus+ Traineeship website.
Before going abroad for the traineeship it is necessary to apply for the recognition of the traineeship abroad and prepare Training Agreement. In order to do that, you need to submit to your Institute/College/School study coordinator:
For submitting the documents do like this:
It is advisable that all traineeship students have the accident and liability insurance because not all receiving organisations are providing this type of insurance to their trainees. You can choose yourself the most suitable insurance, but here are some packages by EduCare World, Crystal Studies and EduCare24.
- submit the transcript of records, traineeship certificate, evaluation sheets from the supervisor in host institution or traineeship report to your Institute/College/School study coordinator at UT;
- supervisor notes the result to the traineeship plan and signs it;
- show in your study plan the ECTS that you want to be transferred to your curriculum;
- the ECTS will be transferred by the institute or college ( PhD students who are doing the traineeship abroad within the Doctoral thesis will not have ECTS transferred but mentioned at the attestation).
Please note that students doing their traineeship abroad with Erasmus+ grant need to submit the copy of the traineeship certificate also to the Traineeship Coordinator at Study Abroad Centre. More information available here.
Study Abroad Centreerasmustraineeship [ät] ut.ee
+372 737 6019