Change of Duration
Changes concerning the traineeship duration
If you want to extend your traineeship or finish it earlier, please send us the completed form for the Change of Contract.
Extension of the traineeship duration
During the ongoing traineeship you may decide to extend the traineeship. You may receive financial Erasmus support for your traineeship for up to twelve months at maximum provided that project funds are available and that you do not exceed the prescribed maximum duration of the Erasmus grant. Deadline to appy for additional funds is one month before the original end of your traineehsip.
Once you and your traineeship institution have agreed to prolong your stay, you fill in and sign the Change of Contract and send it via e-mail to the Leonardo-Office Saxony-Anhalt. The date of signature must be at least one month before the originally agreed end of the traineeship. You will then receive an additional grant instalment if sufficient grants are available.
Along with the extension of the traineeship period, the deadline for submitting the final report will change accordingly (one month after the new end of the traineeship).
The traineeship ends earlier
In principle, it is possible to end your traineeship earlier than agreed. However, the minimum duration of the traineeship must be two months. Otherwise, the Leonardo Office Saxony-Anhalt will have to reclaim the entire grant that you have received so far. If you terminate your traineeship earlier than originally scheduled, you are required to complete and sign the Change of Contract and send it via e-mail to the Leonardo Office Saxony-Anhalt. You will have to refund the grant that has been overpaid. For this, the Leonardo-Office will send a request to repay the corresponding amount. As a general rule, the overpaid amount will be set off with the second grant instalment after the completion of the traineeship.
Along with the reduction of the traineeship period, the deadline for submitting the final report changes accordingly (one month after the new end of the traineeship).