With a monthly grant, Erasmus+ offers students the opportunity to gain practical experience abroad during an internship. Here they can learn about other employment markets whilst enhancing their key qualifications, their cooperative and communication skills.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolment as a student at Hochschule Geisenheim University;
  • Internship placement in one of the 28 EU member states, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Turkey;
  • Internship period of minimum 2 and maximum 12 months (multiple periods also possible, up to a maximum funding period of 12 months per study cycle, i.e. Bachelor, Master and PhD: e.g. 6 months’ study in Italy, 4 month internship in France and 2 month internship in Hungary);
  • Full-time internship
  • Internship must be professionally and vocationally relevant to your degree course;
  • Funding is not available for internships in European institutions and organisations, national diplomatic missions or organisations administering EU programs;
  • It is expected that the same conditions will apply for graduate internships, whereby here, applications must be submitted during the final university semester.


  • EU internship agreement between higher education institution, company and student;
  • During their internship, students have the support of a contact person in both the home higher education institution and the company;
  • Mobility grant
  • Support during the preparatory phase (cultural, language, organisation);
  • Extra funding for students with children;
  • Extra funding for students with disabilities.

Grants 2017/18

The so-called Mobility Grant is part of the Erasmus+ internship abroad program. It is intended to help cover the additional costs incurred when living abroad. The monthly grant payments depend on the country in which you complete your internship abroad.

  • Group 1 (€12.50/day; €375/month): Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Austria, Sweden.
  • Group 2 (€10.50/day; €315/month): Belgium, Greece, Iceland, Croatia, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Cyprus.
  • Group 3 (€8.50/day; €255/month): Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Hungary.

Students participating in the Erasmus+ program receive a mobility grant for a specified, approved period.

Online Linguistic Support

Erasmus+ helps students and interns/trainees develop their language skills. Language development is assessed and supported using language tests (before and after the mobility period) and tutored language courses.

These languages are Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish. Over the next few years this service will be expanded to include all the languages of the European Union.The language tests are designed to help make your mobility period a success – they document the development of language skills. They are neither selective, nor are they a requirement for a receiving a grant. The system is entirely electronic: students and interns/trainees receive an email with login details for the online linguistic support platform where they can take tests and complete language courses.