Erasmus+ Internships

Go Abroad with Erasmus+

With the Erasmus+ Internship Program you can get your internship abroad in the Erasmus+ area funded quickly and easily!

  • With the EU grant program Erasmus+, you can have a self-organized internship abroad funded in one of the 27 EU member states as well as Iceland, Macedonia, Norway, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Turkey, the United Kingdom (until 2022) and overseas territories.
  • Almost all study-related internships can be sponsored (except internships in EU institutions) that last at least 60 days.
  • You can apply flexibly up to one month before the start of your internship.
  • You will receive a monthly lump sum of currently between 640€ and 750€.
  • And best of all, Erasmus+ offers a very high probability of funding. If you meet the eligibility requirements and submit the application on time, funding is almost certain!


  • Erasmus+ funding for an internship abroad in the UK is expected to be possible until May 2022 after BREXIT. 
  • Since 01.01.2021 you will need a T5 (GAE) visa, which in turn requires a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS). 
  • The CoS is applied for by the home university at the British Council. Therefore, applications for the UK must be submitted at least 3 months before the start of the internship.
  • An Erasmus+ application is still possible in the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • If there is a travel warning issued by the German Foreign Office for the destination country, you will initially only be granted a conditional approval.
  • If you are able and willing to physically start the internship in the destination country, the Erasmus+ funding will also be paid - regardless of whether the Covid-19 conditional travel warning still exists or has been lifted.
  • Please keep in mind the financial risk: since the Erasmus+ commitment will be given to you just before the start, costs that might arise in case of a cancellation at short notice cannot be covered by Erasmus+. 

If you are looking for an internship abroad, we have put together some tips and advice on this website, including internship exchanges and placement organizations that you can use.

Application Platform

Contact and Consultation

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Global Office
Eschersheimer Landstraße 155
c/o House of Labour
3. OG
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Luisa Döhner
Room 331
Email: auslandspraktikum@uni-frankfurt.de
Telefone: (+49) (069) 798 17195

Guidelines for your Erasmus+ Application

Erasmus+ offers scholarships for three categories of internship mobility. The category Erasmus+ Internship for Students applies in most cases.

Erasmus+ Internship for Students

  • Funding for enrolled students during their studies

Erasmus+ Internship for Graduates

  • Funding for students who have already exmatriculated
  • the period of one year after the date of exmatriculation can be supported
  • at the time of application, students must still be enrolled at Goethe University

Erasmus+ Internship for Doctoral Students

  • Funding for doctoral students at Goethe University
  • Internship supports research in the context of the intended doctoral thesis

Um sich für Erasmus+ zu bewerben, müssen Sie folgende Voraussetzungen erfüllen und Bedingungen beachten.

Enrollment and Exmatriculation
  • in the funding line "Students": Enrollment at Goethe University during the entire internship period.
  • only students who are enrolled at Goethe University for full-time studies (no visiting students) are eligible for funding
  • in the funding line "Graduates": Exmatriculation before the beginning of the internship, but still enrolled at Goethe University at the time of application
Full-time internships
  • Only full-time internships can be funded (at least 30 hours per week).
Erasmus+ Raum
  • only internships in the Erasmus+ area can be funded; in addition to the 27 EU member states, this also includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey and the United Kingdom (until 2022)
  • Erasmus+ funding is also possible in the overseas territories of the above-mentioned program countries.
Minimum duration of the internship
  • the internship must last at least 60 days to be eligible for Erasmus+ funding
  • these 60 days also include weekends and holidays
Insurance coverage

You must provide proof of the following mandatory insurances in order to receive Erasmus+ funding:

  • Health insurance (German insurance is usually sufficient).
  • Liability insurance
  • Accident insurance

If you are not co-insured by the internship provider, you must provide proof of private supplementary insurance. 

Exclusion criteria

No Erasmus+ funding is possible for:

  • Internships in EU institutions or projects funded by EU funds.
  • Internships in foreign representations of the own country of origin 
Note on the application process

The Erasmus+ Internship Program is administered in Hesse through a consortium at Fulda University of Applied Sciences (eu-placements). The application is first made here at Goethe University. After a preliminary check, we prepare a review of the application and send it together with the application documents to the contact point in Fulda. The final selection takes place there. The scholarship contracts are also issued in Fulda. Therefore, all templates that you have to use for the application are also provided with the symbols of the Fulda University of Applied Sciences.

Application deadline
  • generally: at least 1 month (30 days) before your internship starts via the application platform of Goethe University.
  • Exception: Applications for internships in the United Kingdom must be submitted at least 3 months before the start of the internship.
Application platform
  • Please fill in the application form carefully and submit it
  • you will receive an e-mail with which you can create an application account
  • in the application account you will then upload the required application documents
  • at the end you confirm the completeness of your application; we will then inform you about the next steps
Examination at the Global Office
  • at the Global Office your application will be checked for completeness
  • if your application is submitted on time, you will be given the opportunity to revise your application if something is incomplete
  • complete applications will be sent to Fulda University of Applied Sciences for further processing
CV
  • Curriculum vitae must be based on the Europass template
  • Signature and dating is needed.
Letter of Motivation
  • Letter form with letterhead, address, addressee, subject line, dating and signature.
  • Justification and description of the internship project based on the guidelines. Please answer all questions listed in the body text.
Certificate of Enrollment
  • valid certificate of enrollment from Goethe University for all semesters that affect the internship period.
  • If you do not yet have the relevant certificate of enrollment, submit the one for the current semester and submit the new one as soon as you have it.
Internship Confirmation
  • Informal acceptance from the internship employer, confirming the period of the internship and showing the contact details of the internship location.
  • Acceptances in e-mail form can be accepted if the relevant information is included
Insurance declaration
  • You must use the linked template
  • Signature and dating
  • for health insurance: as a rule, you can enter your German insurance company
  • for accident and liability insurance: these are mandatory, but can optionally be taken out after pre-admission. You can therefore note in the application that these insurances will be submitted later. Without taking out insurance, however, it is not possible to pay out the scholarship.
  • Recommendation: the DAAD offers a low-cost group insurance with a comprehensive insurance package (international health, liability and accident insurance coverage)
  • further information on insurance coverage can be found here.
Certificate of Recognition
  • You must use the linked template.
  • In the certificate of recognition, your department (through the international officer, examination office, dean of studies) confirms that your planned internship is clearly related to your studies or that it is a compulsory internship.
  • in exceptions, the International Office can also sign, namely in the case of graduate internships and, if applicable, in the case of voluntary, study-related internships; mandatory internships prescribed in the curriculum must always be confirmed by the faculty.
Optional: Application without internship confirmation

An Erasmus+ application without an existing internship commitment is also possible in principle: You will then be accepted into the Erasmus+ program, receive access to the experience reports of former outgoings from all over Hesse and receive the funding as soon as you have found an internship. 

If you apply without a commitment, the application process changes as follows:

  • Application must be submitted at least 2 months before the planned start date
  • in addition to the application documents mentioned above, a DAAD language certificate for the expected working language must be submitted
  • the following documents must be submitted as soon as they are available: internship confirmation, insurance declaration and certificate of recognition 
financial benefits
  • Das Erasmus+ Praktikumsstipendium umfasst monatliche, länderspezifische Pauschalen zwischen 435€ und 555€. 
Country group 1: 750€/month
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom (until 2022)
Country group 2: 690€/month
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Cyprus
Country group 3: 640€/month
  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • Croatia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Czech Republic
  • Turkey
  • Hungary
further benefits
  • Access to the database with internship offers
  • Organizational support in the preparation and implementation of your internship abroad
  • Online support of the internship abroad
  • Training in intercultural skills and other key qualifications
  • Access to the Hands-on Learning Info Module with tips and information from former interns on finding accommodation, internships, life in the internship country, etc.
  • a certificate of participation in the program

Erasmus+ funding requires mandatory proof of sufficient insurance coverage. You must provide proof of the following insurances:

  • Health insurance (usually your German health insurance is sufficient here).
  • Liability insurance
  • Accident insurance

By means of your enrollment at Goethe University, you are in principle covered by a rudimentary accident and liability insurance policy through the Studentenwerk Frankfurt. To a certain extent, this insurance coverage also applies to study-related stays abroad. However, since the scope of this insurance coverage is severely limited, all applicants must provide proof of private supplementary insurance. An Erasmus+ application without private liability and accident insurance for the entire funding period will be rejected for formal reasons. 

Exception to this rule would be insurance coverage by your employer. If your employer includes you in their accident and liability insurance, you will need to locate the policy numbers and provide us with proof.

We recommend that you take out insurance through the DAAD for your stay abroad. At the DAAD you can take out a group insurance policy at a reasonable price and receive comprehensive health, liability and accident insurance cover abroad. You can find the conditions and information on how to apply here.  

Procedure for taking out an insurance policy with the DAAD: Unfortunately, it is only possible to be included in the DAAD group insurance after you can provide proof of provisional Erasmus+ funding. Therefore, you must have already obtained a provisional commitment for Erasmus+ funding. However, since you already have to issue an insurance declaration in the Erasmus+ application process, we offer you the following way: You can initially only enter your health insurance in the insurance declaration. For liability and accident insurance, you would indicate that the conclusion of insurance with the DAAD will follow. 

After the preliminary acceptance for an Erasmus+ grant, you then conclude the insurance with the DAAD. You then upload the proof of DAAD insurance coverage or an updated insurance declaration in your application account. Please note that funding is not possible without this proof and we have to withdraw the preliminary commitment

Go abroad with children
  • For people who would like to take their child(ren) with them to the host country, there is the possibility to apply for additional funding through the National Agency for ERASMUS in Germany of the DAAD (NA-DAAD). 
  • If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact us.
Go abroad with a disability or a chronic illness
  • For persons with a disability or a chronic illness there is the possibility to apply for additional funding via the National Agency for ERASMUS in Germany of the DAAD (NA-DAAD). 
  • Special funds can only be applied for if a restriction of at least 50% according to the disability certificate can be proven.
  • If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please contact us.
Security Regulations

In a situation like we have been experiencing in Europe for some years now, it is difficult to predict how individual countries, regions and cities will present themselves at the time of a planned mobility. As an ERASMUS participant, you go to the host country on your own responsibility. If this should be a country with an unpredictable socio-political situation, it is recommended to register in the crisis precaution list of the German Foreign Office (ELEFAND). If you want to cancel your ERASMUS mobility after it has started due to unforeseeable events in the host country, an individually documented note (dated screenshot) of a travel warning from the German Foreign Office is sufficient for consideration as an Erasmus mobility, even if it should be less than the minimum duration of 2 months.

Regional Center for Erasmus+ Internships 

Finding an Internship Abroad

Further Scholarship Programs

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Erasmus+ is not only funding study's abroad, but also internships abroad. You can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship if you take an internship in one of the 28 member states of the European Union as well as Iceland, North Macedonia, Norway, Liechtenstein or Turkey.

You may receive funding of 435€ to 555€ per month depending on the country of your destination.

Group 1         (790€ per month)

Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom (until May 2022)


Group 2      (690€ per month)

Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus


Group 3          (640€ per month)

Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

Application Conditions and Requirements

You can apply for Erasmus+ scholarships as an enrolled student of Goethe-university if you comply with the following requirements:

Erasmus+ for
students

  • Enrolled at Goethe-University during your internship
  • Internship within area of study
  • Fulltime internship
  • Period of internship at least 2 months (max. 1 year)

Erasmus+ for postgraduates

  • Application as a registered, enrolled student at Goethe-University
  • Fulltime internship
  • Period of internship at least 2 months
  • Only the 12 months period after your removal from the register of students can be funded

Erasmus+ for PhD students

  • Currently enrolled as PhD student at Goethe-University
  • Internships serves PhD, is related to its topic
  • Fulltime internship
  • Period of internship at least 2 months (max. 1 year)

Erasmus+ funding is not possible for internships at EU-institutions, embassies or EU-projects. There are further DAAD-scholarship programs that cover such internships. Please contact us for more information.


There are two ways to apply for Erasmus+. You can apply either once you have a confirmed internship or without a confirmed internship.

Erasmus+ with
a confirmed internship

Apply at least 1 months before your internship starts


Erasmus+ without a confirmed internship

Apply at least 2 months before your intended period of internship and gain access to Erasmus+ alumni network 

Application Procedure

You need to apply online via the application platform of Goethe University. You can submit all your application documents in English or German. You need to prepare the following documents:

Application with a confirmed internship


Application without a confirmed internship


 

Language Certificate

  • Language certificate for the working language of your host employer
  • You can submit language certificates from Goethe-University language centre (ISZ), TOEFL or similar certificates
  • Language certificates may not be older than 2 years

CV
  • please use the following template
  • sign your CV

CV
  • please use the following template
  • sign your CV

Letter of Motivation

  • signed
  • add letterhead
  • stick to the following guidelines and answer the nine questions in your text

Letter of Motivation

  • signed
  • add letterhead
  • stick to following guidelines and answer the nine questions in your text

Confirmation of Enrolment


Confirmation of Enrolment 


Acceptance Letter by your host employer

  • simple confirmation letter or E-Mail confirming your internship period and working language

Hand in acceptance letter, confirmation of insurance coverage as well as confirmation by home faculty as soon as you have them


Confirmation of Insurance Coverage
  • fill in and sign the template called “Versicherungserklärung”)

 

Confirmation of home faculty

  • template needs to be signed by home faculty at Goethe-University (called “Anerkennungsbescheinigung”)
  • confirms relevance of internship

 

As a postgraduate student, please submit the last confirmation of enrolment that you received and hand in your certificate of deregistration (“Exmatrikulation”) as soon as you receive it.