Traineeships - (Undergraduate)

Who is Eligible?

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. Please click here to see where you can do your traineeship

What projects are available?

To find out more information on the projects available, click here:

Undergraduate Projects 2016

Pasteur Projects (Students should NOT contact Pasteur Institute directly)


Neuroscience Projects

What funding is available?

Student Traineeship Mobility




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





(€330 + €100 traineeship monthly






(€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




(€280 + €100 traineeship monthly top up)






(€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




(€280 + €100 traineeship monthly top up)





(€280 + €120 disadvantaged background top up)

How do I 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 form 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.

Final year Students

You may be eligible for funding under the Erasmus+ scheme once you have graduated from University, however, there are a number of requirements that you must meet in order to do so.

Students must:

  • Submit the application with all relevant documents during their last year of study (before they graduate).
  • Secured a position (before you graduate)
  • Carry out and complete their traineeship abroad within one year of obtaining their graduation.

If you have received the Erasmus+ grant already during your time at Keele University, then your grant will be adjusted to reflect how much you are entitled to receive.