Erasmus+ for In­tern­ships in Europe

Application deadline
2 weeks before start of internship at the latest

Gen­eral con­di­tions

  • Minimum duration of internship 2 months and maximum 12 months
  • Scholarship amount depends on destination country and duration of internship (not on academic achievements and salary)
  • for internships during studies (internship semester or voluntary internship), theses abroad and for internships after graduation
  • Maximum Erasmus+ funding period 12 months in Bachelor and 12 months in Master, several Erasmus+ mobilities can be carried out until the maximum funding period is reached

Programme countries

You can find the current overview of the Erasmus+ Programme countries (opens in a new window) on the website of the NA DAAD.


The amount of the scholarship depends on the country of destination and the duration of the internship, which will be calculated on the basis of the internship contract.

In the academic year 2022/23, the following funding rates apply for Erasmus+ funded internships abroad (funded from Project 2021):

Country group 1Country group 2Country group 3
Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden                                    Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus       Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Turkey
600.- EUR / funding month
= 20,- EUR / funding day

540.- EUR / funding month
= 18.- EUR / funding day

480.- EUR / funding month
= 16.- EUR / funding day

Inclusion and diversity - Social top-up

One focus of the Erasmus+ Programme is social participation and equal opportunities. Participation in the programme should therefore become more attractive for all those who have so far refrained from a stay abroad for socio-economic reasons or have only rarely used it. For this reason, access to the programme is made financially easier for students from disadvantaged backgrounds and participants with special needs.

For Erasmus+ funded internships abroad a social top-up of 250.- EUR / funding month will be paid to the following participants in addition to the regular Erasmus+ scholarship:

  • Students with a degree of disability of 20 or more
  • Students with a chronic illness that will lead to additional costs during the stay abroad
  • Students who take their child(ren) with them abroad

Note: Only one target group feature can be applied for payment of the social top-up.

If you belong to one of the target groups mentioned here, you can apply for the social top-up via Mobility-Online - as soon as the section "Erasmus+ Scholarship" is activated. Proof is provided in the form of a Declaration on Honour in which participants sign a declaration stating that they fulfil all the relevant eligibility criteria. Participants must be able to provide proof of eligibility upon request. 

Students with a degree of disability of 20 or more or with a chronic illness, that will lead to additional costs during the stay abroad, are entitled to apply for the assumption of real costs ("long application") as an alternative to the social top-up. In this case, the application amount (max. 15,000 .- EUR / semester) is calculated according to personal needs and paid out in addition to the regular Erasmus+ scholarship.

For more information on the Erasmus+ special funding, please visit the NA DAAD website (opens in a new window).

Sustainability - Green top-up

The Erasmus+ Programme aims not only to raise participants' awareness of sustainability, climate change and environmental protection, but also to reduce the environmental footprint generated by mobility abroad.

In order to encourage students to choose a resource-saving travel method for their Erasmus+ funded internship abroad, a Green top-up for sustainable travel of 50.- EUR will be paid in addition to the regular Erasmus+ scholarship.

It is a condition that participants use a low-emission means of transport classified as sustainable by the Erasmus+ Programme for their journey to their host country and/or their return journey (at least 50% of the outward and/or return journey). In addition, the funding period of the regular Erasmus+ scholarship can be extended by up to four days if participants can prove that they need more time for their outward and/or return journey because they use a sustainable means of transport.

You can apply for the Green top-up via your workflow in Mobility-Online as soon as the section "Erasmus+ Scholarship" is activated. Proof of sustainable travel is provided in the form of a Declaration on Honour. Participants must be able to provide proof of sustainable travel upon request.

For tips on alternative travel options and the topic of sustainability, visit the website of the student initiative Erasmus by Train (opens in a new window) and the Green Erasmus Portal (opens in a new window).

For more information on Erasmus+ Green, please visit the NA DAAD website (opens in a new window).


An application for an Erasmus+ scholarship is possible until two weeks before the start of the internship. In the case of internships after graduation, the application must be made before exmatriculation.

The application is made online (opens in a new window) (Please note: For an internship starting from 01.08.2022 please apply online from 01.07.2022).

Application documents

  • Online form
  • Photo (it does not have to be a passport photo)
  • Online letter of motivation in German
  • Online curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of all study and examination achievements
  • Language certificate B2 in the working language (only required if B2 is not evident from the grade sheet and is not your mother tongue)
  • Copy of the internship or employment contract (in German or English) or a corresponding confirmation e-mail from the employer
  • Application overview with signature

Documents and commitments

For the distribution of the Erasmus+ scholarship we need the following documents:

  • Grant Agreement - before your stay abroad
  • Learning Agreement - before your stay abroad
  • OLS language test - before your stay abroad
  • Confirmation of Arrival - upon arrival at the host organisation
  • Confirmation of Stay, EU-Survey, Experience Report and Traineeship Certificate - at the end of the stay abroad

Erasmus+ Student Charter

The obligations and rights of students in the Erasmus+ Programme are set out in the Erasmus+ Student Charter (opens in a new window), which must be given to each student before the start of the period of internship abroad.

Reporting obligation

All students who have taken part in an Erasmus+ mobility are obliged to submit an Experience Report and an EU Survey together with evidence of the duration of stay (Confirmation of Stay) and the achievements at the host organisation (Traineeship Certificate) upon completion of the mobility.

Mandatory language tests

If  the main working language is not the native language of the beneficiary, he/she must take an online language test  before the stay abroad. This is not a selection criteria for funding under the Erasmus+ Programme. The aim is to record any progress made by the sponsored participants in language acquisition.

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