ERASMUS+ Internship

Erasmus+ Internship

Erasmus+ Internship

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.

Benefits

  • 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.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolment as a student at Hochschule Geisenheim University;
  • Internship placement in one of the 27 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;
  • You may not take advantage of another EU scholarship in addition to the ERASMUS scholarship;
  • If you are a non-European citizen, please find out in a timely manner whether you need a work permit in the country of the internship.
Grants

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 (€600/month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden.
  • Group 2 (€540/month): Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus.
  • Group 3 (€480/month): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey.

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

Brexit and Visa Regulations for Erasmus Internships

Students planning to complete an internship in the UK will receive funding from the Erasmus 2020 fund. For internships in the UK that will be completed by May 31, 2023, students can receive an Erasmus grant of 555 euros/ month.

Please note: As of January 1, 2021 new visa regulations were introduced in the UK. Interns are required to apply for a visa (Temporary Worker-Government Authorized Exchange Visa (T5)), for which a "Certificate of Sponsorship" is required. Please contact the International Office as early as possible – at least 3 month before the start of the internship – to get more information.  

 

Application procedures

Your application for an Erasmus + scholarship is complete upon timely submission of:

  • application form         
  • confirmation of recognition (internship coordinator)         
  • commitment of the internship company         
  • CV       
  • motivation letter         
  • proof of enrollment         
  • if necessary: DAAD - Language certificate

Please submit your application 4 weeks before the planned start of your internship at the International Office, we will conclude the contracts (learning agreement and grant agreement) before starting your internship. You can also submit the learning agreement with your application to the International Office.

You will receive by e-mail:         

  • access to a language test / online language course (if the working language is not German)         
  • the grant contract
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.

Special funding (starting in the summer semester 2022)

Top-up for green travelling

From the Erasmus project 2021 onwards, students who choose sustainable means of transport can receive a bonus of 50 euros and four additional travel days subsidized. “Green travelling” means choosing low-emission modes of transport for the majority of the trip, e.g. travelling by bus, rail, or car-pooling

Special funding for students with children

Students who wish to study abroad and take their child/children with them can receive a fixed monthly bonus in addition to their Erasmus grant (“social top-up”). Submitting a separate application is not required. Simply inform the International Office that you are eligible and submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate. The top-up can be granted to single parents and couples. However, if both parents are sponsored by Erasmus, only one of them receives the top-up. It amounts to 250 euros per month irrespective of the number of children accompanying the applicant. To prove that you have taken your child with you during your stay abroad, you will have to submit travel documents or proof of childcare services that you have used in your host country.

Special funding for students with chronic illnesses or special needs

If you have a chonic illness (proven by a medical certificate confirming the additional need abroad due to your illness) or have a disability (proven level of disability: 20 % or higher), you can apply for additional funding. Depending on your additional financial need, please apply for a fixed top-up or submit a separate application (a so-called long-term application).

1. Fixed top-up

Students with impairments or special needs will receive a fixed top-up of 250 euros/month in addition to their Erasmus grant, irrespective of their chosen host country. A separate application is not required. Simply inform the International Office that you are eligible for special funding due to a medical condition and submit proof of your level of disability.

2. Individual application

Students with a level of disability of 20 % or more who have received a confirmation from their home university for an Erasmus-funded stay abroad may apply for special funding to cover the actual extra costs during their stay abroad (up to 15,000 euros per semester).

The extra funding will be calculated on the basis of your specific needs and paid in addition to the regular Erasmus grant. Please note that only the following additional costs can be taken into account:
a.) costs that are not covered by other national sources (integration offices, health insurance providers, social welfare, student unions)
b.) costs that will incur during your stay abroad, such as airfares, costs for barrier-free accommodation or for accompanying persons.

Since you have to prove the difference between the costs at home and abroad, please allow sufficient time for the application.
Please submit your application to the International Office at least two month before your departure. Your application will then be forwarded to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Unfortunately, any applications submitted after the start of the study period abroad cannot be considered.

The special funds are calculated on the basis of the real additional costs incurred and must be supported by appropriate attachments (internet research, correspondence with national offices, etc.) If you want to apply, please contact the International Office first for assistance with the application process. If you apply for services that are excluded from funding (e.g. acquisition of new technical equipment), the DAAD reserves the right to reduce the application amount accordingly (after consultation with your home university).

Contact

Elke Reichel
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Elke Reichel
Building 5905
Room 02.04
Phone +49 6722 502 728
Elke.Reichel(at)hs-gm.de Details