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Erasmus+ Internships Abroad

Students can pursue an internship abroad, funded by the Erasmus programme. For example, the internship can take place in museums, artist studios, or galleries.

The programme offers the following services to the students:

  • Mobility grant as a contribution to the costs for travel and subsistence during the period of study abroad
  • Supervision by a contact person at the home and host institution during the internship
  • Support during the preparation of the study abroad period (cultural, linguistic, organisational)
  • Academic recognition of the internship
  • Additional support for students with disabilities

Application

There are no fixed application deadlines for Erasmus+ internships. However, it is important to note that the Erasmus+ programme provides financial support only. Students must organise a work placement for themselves.

Once students have been accepted for an internship, they can apply for Erasmus+ funding by submitting the following documents to the International Office:

Due to the need to issue and complete those documents, applications should be submitted approximately two months before the start of the internship, where possible.

Funding Conditions

  • Erasmus+ internships need to last between two months (60 days) and 12 months (360 days).
  • Bachelor students must have completed their first year. If the internship is planned to take place during the lecture period, the second year must have been completed as well.
  • Internships in EU institutions and other EU bodies including specialised agencies (a complete list can be found at europa.eu/institutions) and bodies that administrate EU programmes cannot be supported.
  • Students have to be matriculated at HFBK during their whole stay abroad.
  • All students participating in the Erasmus programme are required to submit certain documents (e.g. the so-called Training Agreement). Details will be communicated upon successful application by the International Office.
  • The European Commission has made online linguistic support available for all 24 languages of the European Union. Taking the language test before and after the Erasmus stay is a requirement for all participating students.
  • No automatic right to support exists.
  • Erasmus mobilities can be supported entirely or partially with so-called zero-grants, i.e. without financial support.
  • Mobility grants

Internships for Recent Graduates

Internships by recent graduates can be funded by the Erasmus+ programme within a maximum of one year after the student’s graduation – under the condition that the future graduates apply for such funding before graduation (i.e. before “Exmatrikulation”). Interested students are advised to contact the International Office at an early stage.

Special Needs

The Erasmus+ Programme aims at promoting equity and inclusion by facilitating the access to participants with disadvantaged backgrounds and fewer opportunities compared to their peers. Because of that, students with disabilities can receive additional funding to cover extra costs incurred during the internship abroad. www.eu.daad.de/engagiert