All students that fulfill the eligibility criteria for the University's traineeship subsidy can apply for it. Students can receive the university’s traineeship subsidy only once during their studies. The funding is intended to support students who have not completed their traineeship to find a position.
The funding is meant to be used for the traineeship that is a part of of their own degree program/ study track. Please note that if you have already completed the traineeship course of your study programme, you cannot later apply for the traineeship subsidy in order to do another traineeship during the same degree (e.g. during a bachelor’s).
The subsidy per student is € 1800. The subsidy is not paid to the student, but to the employer to cover part of the salary costs incurred to the employer from hiring the student. At the end of the traineeship, the employer can invoice the university for the subsidy in accordance with the traineeship agreement concluded between the university and the employer.
Exceptions to traineeship subsidy
The university’s subsidy system for traineeships does not include the following professional traineeships: clinical traineeships, Faculty of Medicine; practice teaching (by class teachers and subject teachers), Faculty of Educational Sciences; on-the-job learning in parishes, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Pharmacy; practical pharmacy training. As for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the university subsidy for traineeships is not available for the traineeship required for the degree or clinical work.
Students at the Faculty of Theology apply for traineeship funding from their own faculty following separate instructions. NB! All students in the Master's Degree Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE), jointly coordinated by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Theology, apply for traineeship funding following the below general traineeship guidelines.
NB! Exceptions where funded traineeships are available only during master’s studies:
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Master’s Programme in Education; general education and adult education; allmän- och vuxenpedagogik (general education and adult education in Swedish); special education and early childhood education
- Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics
- Agricultural sciences and food sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
NB! Exceptions where funded traineeships are available only during bachelor’s studies:
- Bachelor’s Programme for Teachers of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Please note that traineeships completed at the University of Helsinki are not eligible for the university’s traineeship subsidy.
See below for instructions on how to apply for traineeship funding and eligibility criteria for funding.