Action: Erasmus Student Mobility for Placements

bookletErasmus practical placement – basic information


The Erasmus Placement Programme enables students at higher education institutions to spend an traineeship period between 3 months and 12 months in an enterprise or organization in another participating European country. The host organization does not have to undertake any financial obligations for the student, since financial support is provided by the home organization ( the X University ). Moreover, there is no need for accident insurance and health care because these will be covered by my European Health Insurance Card.

The Lifelong Learning Programme 2013-2020 – Sectoral programme: Erasmus

takeoffMobility of Individuals

composeStudent Placements in Enterprises, Training Centres, Research Centres and Other Organisations

globeParticipating countries:

  • 27 EU Member States,
  • Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein,
  • Turkey

profleWho can benefit

  • Students

crossroadsObjectives and description of the action

A placement is a period of time in an enterprise or organisation in another participating country, with a view to helping individuals to adapt to the requirements of the Community-wide labour market, to acquiring a specific skill and to improving understanding of the economic and social culture of the country concerned in the context of acquiring work experience. The period may be supported as appropriate by preparatory of refresher courses in the host language or working language.


Host organisation for student placements may be enterprises, training centres, research centres and other organisations.


The characteristic of the individual placements are:

The student must be provided with Training Agreement regarding the programme of the placement period; this agreement must be endorsed by the home higher education institution and the host organization.

At the end of the period abroad, full recognition must be given by the home higher education institution for the period spent abroad as agreed in the Training Agreement.


The period of placement must be covered by a placement agreement between the student beneficiary and hi/her home higher education institution. The Placement Agreement is based on the Training Agreement, a key part of which is the Quality Commitment of all parties relating to the placement