The Erasmus+ Traineeship scheme is a formal admissions route for students attending a university within an Erasmus+ Programme Country (EEA + Turkey, Serbia, North Macedonia), 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 (except for students in the year after graduation, see below).
Please make sure you have first talked to your home institution International Office, to ensure they are able to authorise a Traineeship in the UK at King's, and without an Inter-Institutional Agreement. We will not sign those solely for traineeships or to accomodate individual students.
The application must be completed at least 1 month ahead of the intended start date, but preferably 3-5 months ahead of this date, especially if the placement is over 6 months. 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.
In order to fully understand the process you are recommended to read the information outlined in the tabs 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.
Please note King's will not sign any new exchange agreement with the home institution, so only Erasmus+ Traineeships that can be done without exchange agreements are suitable.