Traineeships - (Postgraduate)

Who is Eligible?

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.

Students will spend the first part of the course at Keele, and will then undertake a placement at an international research institute as laboratory research assistants, working on projects in the host institution and pursuing a programme of research training. Students will take up a placement in an international host research institution appropriate for their scientific interests. Placements are available in the countries and disciplines listed below

Countries: France, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, and Ireland.

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, Medical Sciences. 

Where can I do my Traineeship?

We have opportunities for Postgraduates to work in 20 different laboratories throughout Europe. Please click here to see where you can do your traineeship.

What projects can I do?

For more information about our postgraduate Neuroscience MSc projects 

For more information about our Postgraduate biosciences projects 

What funding is available?

Student Traineeship Mobility

 

Country

 

Monthly Grant

Monthly Supplement for students from disadvantaged background

 

Group 1 countries (high cost of living)

Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway

 

 

 

€430

(€330 + €100 traineeship monthly

 

 

 

 

€450

(€330 + €120 disadvantaged background top up)

Group 2 countries (medium cost of living)

Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey

 

 

€380

(€280 + €100 traineeship monthly top up)

 

 

 

 

€400

(€280 + €120 disadvantaged background top up)

Group 3 countries (low cost of living)

Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

 

€380

(€280 + €100 traineeship monthly top up)

 

 

 

€400

(€280 + €120 disadvantaged background top up)

How to apply?

  • In the first instance, you should discuss with Prof 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 occur 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 be clarified and your attention.
  • The application is available on the KLE - Life Sciences Placements [SLSC-00003-2017-ANY-A
  • The current deadline for students interested in the Undergraduate Programme is 13 December 2017.
  • All Application forms should be handed into the Reception in the Huxley Building, Life Sciences and emailed to Professor Dave Hoole.