Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme enables you to undertake either a study or traineeship placement at a host university or organisation for a minimum of 2 months up to a maximum of 12 months. Eligible students receive an Erasmus+ grant provided by the European Commission - this is paid through Keele. The grant contributes towards the costs of studying abroad.

Erasmus study placements are taken as part of the single semester or international year exchange. Keele has a number of Erasmus+ agreements for student mobility in Europe. The institution to which you go on exchange will depend on what you are studying. For more details on where you can go, please see our list of European Partner Universities

A student taking a degree course at Keele involving a Life Sciences subject (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Human Biology) is eligible to apply to spend up to 48 weeks on a Traineeship placement. Such a placement will increase your initial employment prospects by giving you appropriate employment, laboratory and research skills. In addition, the work carried out whilst on placement is written up and incorporated into your final year assessment.

WHERE CAN I DO MY TRAINEESHIP?

We have opportunities for Undergraduates to work in 20 different laboratories throughout Europe.

France Germany Italy Ireland
The Netherlands Norway Poland Spain Sweden

LANGUAGE TRAINING

If you plan to do this you should ideally sign up for a language course as part of your first or second year or you can email studyabroad@keele.ac.uk to ask to be registered on the Online Linguistic Support (OLS). Alternatively you can check the university website and with your supervisor to see if there are any intensive language training within the university or in the surrounding area.

HOW TO APPLY?

  • In the first instance, you should discuss with Professor David Hoole which placement would suit you.
  • A meeting will then be organised with all second-year students in Life Sciences to discuss the procedures involved and the application process.
  • A preliminary meeting will take place in the first semester of the second year with a follow-up meeting giving further details at the beginning of the second semester. The application procedure will also be clarified during this session.
  • The application is available on the KLE - Life Sciences Placements [LSC-00003)
  • The current deadline for students interested in the Undergraduate Programme is 12 December 2018.
  • All application forms should be handed into the Reception in the Huxley Building, Life Sciences and emailed to Professor Dave Hoole.

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Keele University has developed relationships with a number of International research institutes and has built on this experience to enable well-qualified students to develop their scientific training and employment skills within an international context. We believe that this will help to develop future employees with an international outlook.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Placements are available in the following Postgraduate courses:

  • MSc Biosciences Research Training (with international placement)
  • MSc Neuroscience Research Training (with international placement)
  • MSc Chemistry Research Training (with international placement)
  • MSc Geosciences Research Training (with international placement)
  • MSc Forensic Sciences Research Training (with international placement)
  • MSc Mathematics  Research Training (with international placement)

Within these courses, training is available in a range of Research areas for example in the MSc in Biosciences Research Training: Immunology, Fisheries, Entomology, Parasitology, and Medical Sciences. 

WHERE CAN I DO MY TRAINEESHIP?

We have opportunities for Postgraduates to work in 20 different laboratories throughout Europe.

France Germany Italy Ireland
The Netherlands Norway Poland Spain Sweden

LANGUAGE TRAINING

If you have been taking a Language course alongside your degree, this will be great for your traineeship placement. Do not worry if you haven’t taken a language you can email studyabroad@keele.ac.uk to ask to be registered on the Online Linguistic Support (OLS). Alternatively you can check the university website and with your supervisor to see if there are any intensive language training within the university or in the surrounding area.

HOW TO APPLY?

  • In the first instance, you should discuss with Professor David Hoole which placement would suit you.
  • A meeting will then be organised with all third-year students in Life Sciences to discuss the procedures involved and the application process.
  • A preliminary meeting will take place in the first semester of the third year with a follow-up meeting giving further details at the beginning of the second semester. The application procedure will also be clarified during this session.
  • The application is available on the KLE - Life Sciences Placements [LSC-00003]
  • The current deadline for students interested in the Postgraduate Programme is 12 December 2018.
  • All application forms should be handed into the Reception in the Huxley Building, Life Sciences and emailed to Professor Dave Hoole.

 

The online linguistic support (OLS) is designed to assist Erasmus+ participants in improving their knowledge of the language in which they will work, study or volunteer abroad so that they can make the most of their experience. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

By taking the OLS language assessment before going abroad, Erasmus+ participants are able to determine their proficiency in the language of their destination choice.

Participants who wish to improve or learn the language have the opportunity to follow an online language course before and during their time abroad. Access to the language course includes a great variety of Live Coaching activities, amongst which tutoring sessions and interactive MOOCs.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

If you have been nominated to go abroad to Europe with Erasmus+ we can send you a login and a password to access the OLS assessment and language course, please email studyabroad@keele.ac.uk if you would like to do this.

Any student undertaking an eligible placement is entitled to receive an Erasmus+ Grant. Please see the Erasmus+ Grant pages for full details of grant rates.