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 onwards.

Doctorate:

In the case of a doctorate, 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
Exception: blended short term mobility

Blended short term mobility

Doctoral candidates and students who are unable to participate in a long-term physical mobility activity for study or internship purposes, for instance due to their field of study or lower chances of participating, are entitled to carry out a short physical mobility activity by combining it with a mandatory virtual component (equivalent to 3 ECTS e.g. at least 75 working hours). The virtual component is not mandatory for doctoral candidates.

These barriers would enable a short term mobility both as a stand-alone factor and in combination among them:

  • Disability (physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments)
  • Health problems (physical or mental health problems and serious or chronic illnesses)
  • Barriers linked to education and training systems (also subject choice)
  • Cultural differences
  • Social barriers
  • Economic barriers
  • Barriers liked to discrimination
  • Geographical barriers

Please explain your situation in the application process.

More Information: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/de/programme-guide/part-a/priorities-of-the-erasmus-programme

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

Es handelt sich um Kalendertage, d.h. inklusive Sonn- und Feiertage. Jeder Kalendermonat wird mit 30 Tagen gerechnet.

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
  • Hochschule Kaiserslautern
  • Hochschule Koblenz
  • Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung
  • Hochschule der Polizei Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Hochschule Trier
  • Hochschule Worms
  • Technische Hochschule Bingen
  • Theologische Fakultät Trier
  • Universität Trier
  • WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar
  • 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 co-financing from the company below the maximum? (Financing)
  • 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.

Special Funding

Participants with child(ren) and participants with disabilities (GdB of at least 20) or chronic deseases that result in additional costs abroad receive a monthly allowance of €250.

https://eu.daad.de/infos-fuer-einzelpersonen/foerderung-fuer-studierende-und-graduierte/sonderfoerderung/de/

Participants with child

If you are going abroad with your child, let us know and hand in the child's travel documents.

Participants with chronic illness

A doctor's certificate serves as proof, which confirms that due to the present chronic illness an additional financial need abroad arises. The type of illness and the amount/extent of the additional need do not have to be noted or quantified

Participants with disabilities

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.

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 submit a personal application ("long application") for additional funds of up to a maximum of EUR 15,000 per semester/ EUR 30,000 per year 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.

General information can be found on the website of the DAAD..

Green Travel

If you are planning to travel sustainably, e.g. with

  • public transport except by plane
  • Carpool
  • or also by bike

you will receive a one-time surcharge of €50 and up to four additional travel days (declaration of honor).

Language Support

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

Participants of ERASMUS+ will receive the access to the Platform of the OLS after they receive their Grant Agreement. The result of the test therefore has no effect on the approval.

After completing the language test it is possible to participate in one or more online language courses and use other offers.

Currently, there is a system change to the new platform EU Academy.

Experience reports

On the following page, we have compiled interesting experience reports from students.
You can find more interesting reports on: praxisschock.de