ERASMUS+ EU Placements

A placement abroad is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable work experience whilst enjoying life in another European country. If you are looking for unique work experience and the chance to live in one of the most beautiful places in Europe, why not take a closer look at our current destinations? Europe is such a diverse and exciting region - culturally, historically, politically and geographically, you’re bound to find somewhere very special.           


If you are interested in working in another European country, Erasmus+ is a great opportunity for you.

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. The funding enables the University to provide financial support for current students or recent graduates to access a work placement within a number of European countries.

The funding can be used to cover things like flights, accommodation and subsistence (dependent on the placement).

We currently have several contacts within Europe and are looking to develop further destinations.

We are considering applicants from a range of subject areas for placements in a number of European destinations. Our aim is to place you in a role that reflects your degree studies or key area of interest, giving you a fantastic opportunity to get that essential experience and get ahead in today's competitive job's market.

You can carry out an Erasmus+ traineeship (work placement), for a minimum of 2 months up to a maximum of 12 months. This could be as a sandwich year which is encouraged for many courses, a summer placement while you are studying or to gain some experience as a recent graduate.

Carrying out a study period or a traineeship abroad is a huge boost to your self-confidence and your CV. You’ll acquire a broader range of skills to offer a future employer, helping you to succeed in an increasingly competitive international marketplace and you’ll have great fun doing it!

To be eligible for this programme you must be a current University of Wolverhampton student or recent graduate (up to 12 months post-graduation) and hold a valid passport.

To register an interest in the scheme please send your CV to

Include Erasmus+ in the subject and tell us which placement(s) you are interested in.


Alternatively, if the above opportunities do not meet your needs, you can source your own European placement and still access Erasmus+ funding to support you.

You may also find these links useful:


Read the ERASMUS+ Charter (PDF 6,365K, Downloads file) (PDF)

University of Wolverhampton ERASMUS+ policy statement