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 (€750/month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden.
  • Group 2 (€690/month): Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus.
  • Group 3 (€640/month): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey.

Please note that Erasmus funding distinguishes between funding period and period of stay.
Internships are financially supported up to a total duration of 4 months, no scholarship is paid for the remaining period of stay.

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.

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