Traineeships have a duration from 2 up to 12 months. They are based upon an individual agreement between the trainee, his or her supervisor at the home university and a supervisor in the host university. So, you can apply for an Erasmus+ traineeship even when there is no bilateral contract between your home university and TU Graz.
Most trainees come to TU Graz for their Bachelor Project or Master Thesis.
TU Graz is very interested in enrolling all international Erasmus+ trainees in order to provide accident and liability insurance for them during their work on the campus, as it is guaranteed to every local student.
The International Office – Welcome Center cannot arrange internships for international students at TU Graz, but gladly supports you during the enrolment process.
If you want to do a traineeship in the framework of Erasmus+, you need to have a supervisor at TU Graz. If there is no contact between your home professor and a TU Graz professor, you have to contact the appropriate institute of TU Graz directly and find yourself a supervisor in your own responsibility.
When you have found yourself a supervisor, you have to complete the form Erasmus+ Learning Agreement for Traineeships. While completing the form, please use the Guidelines on how to use the Learning Agreement for Traineeships. This learning agreement serves as a contract between you, the sending institution and the institute of TU Graz, and sums up the expected outcome of this traineeship. When all three parties agree, they have to sign this form.
In order to receive an Erasmus+ grant for your traineeship, please contact your National Agency.
Maybe you have to sign some other papers like a rule of confidentiality, but basically there are no other documents to be signed for a traineeship within the framework of Erasmus+.
It is highly recommended to additionally apply for an enrolment as an incoming student at TU Graz (see box Benefits). This is not possible all over the year, but only during enrolment period, so please start in time (see box Deadlines).
Costs). Please pay the amount according to the instructions given in the e-mail, at your earliest convenience.
Upon arrival, please send an e-mail to pick up your TU Graz card (your student ID) at the International Office – Welcome Center (see box
Please note: Only when both deadlines are observed, you can be registered as an incoming student at TU Graz and benefit from the advantages of the registration.
As an international student who comes to TU Graz in the framework of Erasmus+, you do not have to pay tuition fees. You only have to pay the student union fee (about € 20) to be registered as an incoming student of TU Graz.
As a trainee, you need a health insurance during your stay in Austria. As a national of EU/EAA countries, your European insurance card is valid, and you receive basic medical treatment for free when showing it. As a national of third countries, you need to make sure in your own responsibility that you have a valid health insurance when starting to work at TU Graz.
Nationals of third countries (non EU/EEA citizens) have to make sure in their own responsibility to have their visa D (for students who will stay in Austria for up to 6 months) or residence permit (for students who will stay in Austria more than 6 months).
Find more information about entry into Austria and visa on the Website of OeAD.