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The Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt is a regional institution of the seven universities of Saxony-Anhalt. We offer Erasmus+-supported traineeships for students, graduates, PhD students and trainees including preparation, support of the search for traineeships, financial support and Europass.

The Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt, located at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, has been the centre of excellence for EU-funded traineeships in Saxony-Anhalt for many years. It was founded in 1991 under the name ComEAST in order to improve cooperation and transfer between industry and universities within the framework of European projects. The activities of the Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt cover the entire federal state of Saxony-Anhalt with two universities, one art academy and four universities of applied sciences.

Currently, the Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt concentrates on mobility projects for students and graduates. For their traineeships in other European countries, they receive a scholarship financed by the EU within the framework of the ERASMUS+ program. Every year about 300 students and graduates receive a scholarship of approx. 400 € per month. In addition, the Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt works as a partner of Leonardo da Vinci innovation transfer projects in connection with the exchange of trainees (preparation of students, evaluation of traineeships). The Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt strives for high quality in the implementation of traineeships in placement, preparation, scholarship awarding, supervision and recognition.

If you are interested in further information on the EU program for education, training, youth and sport, you can find out more at  Erasmus+_Logo

Some figures since 1995

(as of November 2021)

  • 36 mobility projects for students, graduates, PhD and trainees
  • 21 pilot projects and 2 innovation transfer projects
  • 4,773 sponsored participants
  • €10,7 million EU funding (for mobility projects only)

Conference Erasmus+ Traineeships 2017 

13/14 March 2017 in Magdeburg

At the invitation of the DAAD and the Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt, about 100 Erasmus traineeship coordinators from universities all over Germany came to the University of Magdeburg to discuss the current status of Erasmus+ traineeships. Among other things, they worked in workshops on the quality of traineeships on topics such as preparation and recognition of traineeships, acquisition and quality assurance of traineeships and selection models for participants.

Regional Conferenz "erasmus25 - Lebenswege europäisch gestalten"

21 November 2012 in Magdeburg

The ERASMUS program celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012. On this occasion, the universities of Saxony-Anhalt and the Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt jointly invited to an anniversary conference in November. About 180 people accepted the invitation - including numerous students from all over Saxony-Anhalt, university staff from all areas as well as representatives from politics, economy and administration of our federal state. Here you will find some insights:

European Quality Seal

In January 2005, the Office for Erasmus Traineeships Saxony-Anhalt was awarded the European Quality Seal as the best European project in Oslo:


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