European Commission Blue Book Traineeship 2024 (Fully Funded)

Are you ready to spend 5 months in Europe? Each year the commission offers a 5-month paid traineeship. The applications are open to apply for the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship 2024 for the October 2024 session. The Traineeship is open to all EU citizens, and non-EU nationals. The EC Blue Book Training program will be held in Belgium and Luxemburg. For this program, they prefer applicants without previous work experience.

The European Commission will cover all the expenses and it’s a fully funded traineeship program. Undergraduate students or graduates with a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for the Blue Book Traineeship. Some seats are also reserved for students enrolled in a master’s degree program. The details about the Blue Book traineeship, the requirements, and the application process are given below.

Details About Blue Book Traineeship 2024

  • Host Country: Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Funded by: European Commission
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: 15 March 2024 (10:00 a.m. CET)

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No of Traineeships

According to the EU Commission website 650 people from around the world were selected out of 2,500 applications.

Financial Benefits

Applicants who will Join the Blue Book Traineeship Program in Europe don’t have to pay for anything. The EU Commission will cover:

  • Monthly allowance of €1,376 per month. The Grant/living allowance is paid at the end of each month.
  • Visa costs will be reimbursed.
  • Medical fees will be reimbursed.
  • The EU will cover the travel expenditure. (Airfare Tickets)
  • The Commission does not cover accommodation expenses.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The EC Blue Book traineeship is open to all EU citizens, as well as a limited number of seats for non-EU nationals.
  • Have completed a standard 3-year higher education degree.
  • have no prior work experience of any kind.
  • Good knowledge of English.
  • No need for IELTS or TOEFL tests.
  • Work five 8-hour days – 40 hours per week in total.
  • 2 days’ paid leave per month.
  • There is no age limit for participating in the traineeships.

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Supporting Documents

A copy of your:

    • valid ID card or passport
    • university qualifications of studies completed before the deadline for applications
  1. Proof of 
    • university exchange programs abroad, participation in EU or international programs, seminars, or workshops
    • all declared language skills (other than mother tongue/s)
    • all declared work experience.

Additional Points are given for:

  • Work experience, if you have
  • Work or volunteering experience abroad.
  • Rare fields of study


  • Deadline for October 2024 Session: 15th March 2024
  • Preselection: March-April
  • Selection: May – September
  • Traineeship Period: 1 October 2024 – 28 February 2025

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How to Apply for the European Commission Blue Book Traineeship?

The application procedure for the EU Blue Book Traineeship consists of three steps:

  1. Create an EU Login account or log in with an existing one.
  2. Complete and submit the application form along with your supporting documents
  3. If successful, you will be invited to check the openings published on the VBB portal and apply for a chosen traineeship post.
  4. Carefully read the step-by-step procedure on how to apply (Here).


As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network