On presentation of appropriate supporting documents, a disabled trainee may receive an
additional payment of up to 50% of the scholarship. The Traineeships Office may consult the
Medical Service if necessary.
The European Parliament offers the opportunity of undertaking unpaid traineeships to
young people who have gained the baccalaureate before the closing date for applications or have reached an equivalent level of higher or technical education. Priority will be given to young
people who are required to complete a traineeship as part of their course of study.
If provision is made for a traineeship within the framework:
of a course at a university or equivalent institution,
of high-level vocational training organised by a non-profit-making body (notably
public institutes or bodies),
of a requirement for access to a profession,
the European Parliament may admit young citizens who fulfil the general conditions of admission for the purposes of these organisations or bodies which grant access to a profession. To this end cooperation protocols may be signed, subject to full compliance with these Rules.
Unpaid traineeships are awarded for a period of between one and four months. The
competent authority may make exceptions concerning the starting date and duration of traineeships if they are carried out in accordance with protocols drawn up under Article 21.2. The starting dates and the deadlines for the receipt of applications are given in the following
1 January 1 May 1 September
maximum 4 months maximum 4 months maximum 4 months
1 October 1 February 1 June
Traineeships may exceptionally be extended for a maximum period of two months by
decision of the competent authority in response to a reasoned request by the supervisor, approved by his/her director-general and forwarded to the competent authority at least two weeks before the end of the traineeship. The traineeship must be extended without any interruption, continuing
at the same place and in the same department and with the same supervisor.