The Erasmus+ Traineeship scheme is a formal admissions route for students attending a university within an Erasmus+ Programme Country (EEA + Turkey, Serbia, North Macedonia. Switzerland is not currently part of Erasmus), to complete a research-based placement with an academic at King's College London. Students are expected to secure a place with an academic supervisor directly, after which they must complete a King’s College London Application using the King’s Apply portal.
The application must be completed at least 1 month ahead of the intended start date, but preferably 3-5 months ahead of this date. An Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Traineeships will also be required and approved by both the student and the King's academic in advance of completing the online application.
Please note any offer for Erasmus+ Traineeship placements starting after October 31st 2019 is conditional on a transition period after Brexit being agreed.
In case of the UK leaving the EU without such agreement in place, any offer will have to be unfortunately put on hold until further information on Erasmus+ is obtained. It might unfortunately mean the placement has to be cancelled altogether, or will no longer be under the Erasmus+ programme.
In order to fully understand the process you are recommended to read the information outlined below carefully.
Students must complete an Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Traineeships indicating the learning outcomes of the placement, signed by the King’s academic supervisor, the home institution and the student themselves. It is required students complete this learning agreement, including all required signatures, ahead of starting the application process. Students are expected to upload their completed Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Traineeships to the Research Proposal section in the King’s Apply portal upon application.
It is the responsibility of the home institution to provide the training agreement template.