Eligible persons

Applicants may be funded for stays abroad in a program country or partner country if they do not have their main residence in the country they wish to do their internship.


Students

The prerequisite for a scholarship is an enrollment at a university of the consortium. Students have to complete a full course of study in Germany that leads to a state recognized degree.
Guest and exchange students are not eligible to receive an ERASMUS grant.

The following must have been achieved before starting the internship:

Bachelor's degree programs:

At least the first two semesters of the standard period of study must have been successfully completed.

Master's degree programs:

Can be funded from the first semester. For doctorate students, a confirmation from the university must be submitted.


Graduate Students

Graduates can be funded via ERASMUS+ within a period of 12 months after exmatriculation (due to the current pandemic situation, this period is extended to 18 months). The prerequisite for a scholarship is a degree obtained from one of our consortium‘s universities. The participants must have completed a full course of study in Germany.

The online application must be done before exmatriculation.

Eligible Internships

The following internships can be funded::

  • Compulsory internships (e.g. internship semester)
  • Voluntary internships
  • Practical part of a thesis

Internship period:

  • from 60 days to a maximum of 360 days

Multiple funding:

  • Bachelor: Erasmus internship and/or Erasmus study = 360 days
  • Master: Erasmus internship and/or Erasmus study = 360 days
  • Doctorate: Erasmus internship and/or Erasmus study = 360 days

These are calendar days, i.e. including Sundays and Holidays. However, each calendar month is calculated with a maximum of 30 days.

Funding in the ERASMUS+ internship program is possible during the bachelor's and master’s degree as well as for the doctorate degree. A total of 360 days of funding period (incl. "Zero Grant" = no financial support) are available. This period can be divided into several study and/or internship stays. For example, several shorter internships can be completed in different companies during the individual study cycles.

In the case of funding after completing the degree (graduate), the funding period of the previous study cycle is taken into account when calculating the remaining funding period.

Example:
180 days of ERASMUS studies + 90 days of ERASMUS internship = 270 days of funding during the studies, thus 90 days remain for ERASMUS funding as a graduate.

Institutions for internships

Examples of host institutions for internships:

  • Public and private small, medium or large companies (including public service companies)
  • Local, regional or national public bodies
  • Social partners or another representative of the labor market (including chambers of commerce, craft or professional associations and trade unions)
  • Research institutions/universities
  • Foundations
  • Schools/Institutes/Educational centers (from pre-school through upper secondary level including institutions to vocational and adult education)
  • Non-profit organizations, associations, non-governmental organizations
  • Career guidance, counseling and information centers

The following organizations are not eligible as host institutions for internships:


Find an internship

To support you in your search for an internship, we have compiled a collection of internship exchanges. There you can also find helpful tips on finding an apartment. 

We can also send you lists of contact addresses where internships have already been completed in recent years. To do so, please indicate in the online application that you would like support in finding an internship and we will send you the relevant company lists as soon as possible.

Partner universities

  • Cusanus Hochschule
  • Technische Hochschule Bingen
  • Hochschule der Polizei Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Hochschule Kaiserslautern
  • Hochschule Koblenz
  • Hochschule Ludwigshafen
  • Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung
  • Hochschule Trier
  • Theologische Fakultät Trier
  • Universität Trier
  • WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • Hochschule Worms
  • Hochschule der Bildenden Künste
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes

Selection criteria

The award of the scholarship is decided according to the following criteria:

  • Does the applicant meet the requirements?
  • Was the online application carried out within the deadlines?
  • Have the required documents been submitted a month before the start of the internship? (Application process)
  • Does the intended internship last at least 60 days?
  • Is the intended internship related to the study and study-promoting?
  • Is the internship recommended and supported by the university? This is confirmed by the signature of the university (sending institution) on the learning agreement (Downloads). Graduates who would like to receive funding after completing their studies also need the signature of the former university on the document!
  • Is it a full-time internship?
  • Will the internship be done in a company where funding can be provided?
  • Does the company have more permanent employees than interns?
  • Is the monthly net compensation below the limit?
  • Does sufficient insurance coverage exist at the planned start of the internship? (Insurance)

Funding for a part-time internship in combination with studying at a European university can be applied for at the International Office/International Center of the home university via the ERASMUS+ program (study abroad).

Compulsory insurances

No insurance cover is associated with an Erasmus+ scholarship. Neither the EU Commission, the National Agency DAAD nor the Agency for International University Mobility Rhineland-Palatinate are liable for damage resulting from illness, death, accident, personal injury, loss or damage to property in connection with an Erasmus+ stay abroad.

The Agency for International University Mobility Rhineland-Palatinate is obliged to ensure that the recipients of funding have adequate insurance cover. For this reason, it is necessary that you provide information on health, liability and accident insurance in the application form.

Participants should be in possession of a European health insurance card. This free card gives you access to medically necessary public health services in EU countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, under the same conditions and costs as the citizens of the respective country. Further information can be found at ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp.

For internships/internship stays, it is compulsory to take both accident and liability insurances for damage suffered by the beneficiary at work.

All participants in the Erasmus+ program (including graduates) have the option of being included in the group insurance of the DAAD, which offers comprehensive insurance cover.
For further information, please contact the DAAD Insurance Office.

Language Support

To determine the foreign language competence of students, mandatory OLS language tests in the working language (specified in the Learning Agreement for traineeships) have been introduced before and after the mobility (exception: native speakers).

The licenses for language tests will only be activated after the ERASMUS grant has been awarded.
The result of the test therefore has no effect on the approval.

Languages:

German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Bulgarian, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Irish, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Slovak, Slovenian, Czech and Hungarian.

Online Language Course

Depending on the language level, licenses are distributed free of charge in order to be able to participate in an online language course.
Up to a language level of B1, course licenses are automatically assigned in the working language.
If the language test is completed with a level of B2 or higher, the language course can also be taken in the respective national language (if available).

Example:
If you are doing an internship in Denmark with the working language English and have completed the test with C1, you can take the Danish course at beginner level (A1).

The language courses serve to improve foreign language skills and are voluntary.

For more information see www.erasmusplusols.eu.

Special Funding

Single Parents with Child(ren)

As a single parent student, and you wish to take one or more children with you abroad, feel free to contact us.

Funded Persons with Disabilities

In addition to the regular Erasmus+ mobility grant for studies/internships or for staff mobility, teaching/advanced training abroad, participants with a degree of disability of at least 30 can apply for an Erasmus+ special grant.

When preparing your Erasmus+ stay, you should provide information about your situation and an estimate of the additional costs that are likely to arise during your Erasmus+ mobility or in the host country.

What are your needs?

Do you need barrier-free accommodation, assistance with travel, medical care abroad, adaptation of learning materials, an accompanying person, etc.?
Depending on your additional financial needs, you can apply for a one-off grant (at least degree of disability 30) or submit a personal application ("long application"; at least degree of disability 50) for additional funds of up to a maximum of EUR 10,000 at the latest 2 months before the start of the internship. To claim additional needs, please contact a.i.m. rlp, which will work out the application with you and submit it to the NA DAAD.

Additional information:

General information can be found on the NA DAAD website.
You can also take a look at mapped.eu, an online platform developed by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) where higher education institutions can describe their access options. The toolkit was developed by students for students and contains tips and information to support your preparation for an Erasmus+ stay.