UCT accepts students for Erasmus+ Traineeship programme from any university that is part of the Erasmus+ programme. The application process is very similar to Erasmus+ application for courses. The trainees are expected to know the area of the research they would like to participate on. This is basis for finding a supervisor at our university.
There are three steps in applying for an Erasmus+ Traineeship
- Nomination by the sending institution
- Finding a supervisor
- Submitting application documents
Only students who fulfil all 3 steps will be accepted for a traineeship.
1. Nomination by the sending institution
Nominations for traineeships shall be sent by the sending institution (International Office or supervisor) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations for traineeships are accepted during the whole academic year.
Erasmus+ traineeship has minimum length of 2 months.
2. Finding a supervisor
Below you can find links to our faculties’ websites together with contact information to faculty Erasmus+ Coordinators.
On the websites you can find information about the faculty’s departments and their current research. After you will choose a faculty and topic of your research, please contact the faculty’s coordinator, who can help you find a suitable supervisor. You are also welcome to address a potential supervisor directly (in this case please keep the faculty coordinator in copy).
In your email to the faculty coordinator/potential supervisor there is space to introduce yourself, present your experiences and background, state how long traineeship you would like to take, describe what area you are interested in etc. Following attachments should be included:
- Transcript of records
- Motivational letter for the specific laboratory/research topic
After you will have a supervisor, the Department of International Relations (email@example.com) should receive a written confirmation from him/her (by email), that you are accepted for a traineeship and at which dates.
ERASMUS+ Faculty Coordinators
Doc. Ing. Pavel Novák, Ph.D.
Ing. Iveta Růžičková, Ph.D.
Ing. Irena Kolouchová, Ph.D.
Ing. Pavel Hrnčiřík, Ph.D
3. Submitting application documents
The application documents should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please send scans of signed documents in .pdf or picture format.)
UCT uses no original documents anymore. If they are required by the sending institution, the original documents shall be first sent by email, then hard copies shall be sent to:
University of Chemistry and Technology
International Relations Office
166 28 Prague 6 – Dejvice
The documents will be signed and sent back to your home institution’s postal address.
Documents to be submitted:
(the document should be signed by the student)
(the document should be signed by the student, by the sending university and by UCT supervisor)
Required only if English is your second language.
The minimum requirement is level B1, preferably B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The confirmation can be provided in form of internationally recognised certificate.
- Cambridge ESOL: minimum PET/FCE
- TOEFL iBT: minimum score 80
- IELTS: minimum band score 5.0
In case you don't have any certificate you can use following formats (all of them should be signed, stamped and include your name and your level according to CEFR):
- Certificate issued by a language center in the sending institution
- Certificate issued by a language school
- Confirmation of language knowledge confirmed by a language center or a language school
- Certificate from OLS test (Online Linguistic Support)
IV. Transcript of records
Transcript of records is an official list of courses you have finished during your studies with grades. The document is to be in English and confirmed by your university.
V. Confirmation of Health insurance and Liability insurance
The copy of your insurance will be requested upon your arrival.
After fulfilling all 3 steps (UCT will have official nomination, all 4 application documents and name of the supervisor), the students will receive an email confirmation that they are accepted for the traineeship.
Starting and finishing the traineeship:
Once you are accepted for a traineeship it is only possible to cancel the traineeship in exceptional cases (good reason should be provided, it has to be announced enough time in advance). This is because our laboratories are reserving the place for you (other applicants might be rejected, reservations for instruments are done, coworkers are registered for you etc.) which makes it very complicated for us to cancel the planned traineeships at last minute.
Traineeships can start at any time during the academic year, based on the agreement between you and your UCT supervisor. The trainees should visit Department of International Relations after their arrival and before their depature (earliest 3 days before the departure).
The visit after the arrival is to confirm their arrival and to activate the trainee’s account.
For visit before the departure, the trainee should bring Departure checklist > with stamps from computer center, library and dormitories (in case the trainee is staying there).
More information available also in section Before Leaving.