Erasmus Traineeship – University of Copenhagen

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Erasmus Traineeship: Information for students

An Erasmus Traineeship must be arranged in direct contact with a department or research group at the University of Copenhagen. This means that students are responsible for the initial contact to the relevant professor, researcher or research group and for planning the Erasmus Traineeship.

International Education & Grants cannot help students find a relevant professor, researcher or research group.

To search for a relevant person please use the following link:

Please note that students must have a clear motivation and argumentation for doing the Erasmus Traineeship before the initial contact to the relevant professor, researcher, or research group is made.

When both the student and the relevant contact person at the University of Copenhagen have agreed upon doing the Erasmus Traineeship, a Learning Agreement for Traineeship must be filled out and signed by the student, the home university, and the UCPH department or head of research group responsible for hosting the student.

The Learning Agreement for Traineeship – filled out and signed – is then send to

Upon receipt of a fully signed Traineeship Agreement we will register the student and send her/him a letter of admission with information regarding access to KUnet, UCPH e-mail account, student ID card etc.

Please note that Erasmus Traineeship students are not allowed to sign up for courses.

For information about Erasmus Traineeship grants, ECTS, etc. the student must contact the international department at their home university.

Erasmus Traineeships in Medicine
Individual clinical rotations at one of the University Hospitals as an Erasmus Traineeship student can only take place during the summer holiday (approx. from mid-June to mid-September) when the clinical departments do not teach Danish medical students. Please note the traineeship must be of a duration of minimum 2 months.

Students must arrange the clinical placements over the summer break directly with the clinical departments. The general procedure is as outlined above.

For more information on Erasmus Traineeships in Medicine, please visit the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences’ website:

Who is eligible for Erasmus Traineeship
Students registered at a Higher Education Institution and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree can participate in Erasmus Traineeship. Recent higher education graduates may also participate in the traineeship. Recent graduates must be selected by their home institution during their last year of study and must carry out and complete the traineeship abroad within one year of obtaining their degree.

The sending and the receiving institution must be awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education*. However, there is no demand for a bilateral agreement between the two institutions.

Participating institutions must be established in a Programme Country. See the list of Programme Countries at the end of this document.

The Erasmus Traineeship must be of a duration of minimum 2 months and maximum 12 months pr. study cycle (BA, MA, Ph.D.). The same student may receive grants for mobility periods totaling up to 12 months maximum pr. cycle of study (traineeship and studies).

Liability and accident insurance

All trainees are strongly recommended to take out liability and accident insurance coverage on their own.

According to Danish legislation, Danish universities are generally not allowed to take out insurance coverage. This means that the trainee will not be covered by any accident or liability insurance taken out by the University of Copenhagen during the traineeship.

In case of damage to the property of the University of Copenhagen caused by a trainee, the University of Copenhagen will assess the degree of guilt in the specific case:

  • The University of Copenhagen will cover damages assessed to be made inadvertently
  • The University of Copenhagen will not cover any damages assessed to be made deliberately owing to gross negligence or intention
  • The University of Copenhagen will not cover any third-party damages

List of Programme Countries

Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Hungary, Malta, The Netherland, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, England, F.Y.R Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey

* List of the Higher Education Institutions awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education -