Internship abroad in Europe with ERASMUS+
You are planning to do a traineeship in another European country and do not yet have an idea of how Erasmus+ funding works?
Then this page is the right place for you. In the following you will find information on the topic of internships abroad with Erasmus+ as a HNEE student
You can do your internship abroad via Erasmus+ both during your studies and up to one year after graduation.
Applications for Erasmus+ funding for an internship are handled by the LEONARDO Office Brandenburg at BTU Cottbus. The Leonardo office manages and coordinates the funds and the granting of full-time internships for the university.
In principle, mandatory as well as voluntary internships are eligible for Erasmus+ funding.
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- You are enrolled as a full-time student at the EUSD
- Your Erasmus time quota of 12 months in the current study cycle (Bachelor, Master, PhD) is not yet fully exhausted.
- You can convincingly present your motivation for the internship abroad
- a university lecturer from your home university recommends you for the funding
- You have a good knowledge of the required working language.
- You apply in good time before the planned start of the internship (without a specific internship place 6 months in advance, with an existing internship place 3 months in advance)
- the internship position must be in one of the 27 EU countries, or in Island, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey or FYR Macedonia
- the internship must be closely related to your studies
- In addition, the university must be recognised by ECTS, entry in the Diploma Supplement or entry in the ToR (not only compulsory internships are eligible)
- the duration of the internship must be at least 60 days and at most 360 days (depending on the individual time quota of the applicants)
- it must be a full-time internship (at least 35 hours per week)
- the trainee must be resident in the host country during the Placement
- as a general rule, the host institution should also contribute to the financial support, as they are a full-time employee of the company after the training period (this payment can be in the form of a traineeship allowance or in Kind)
- Double funding within the EU is not allowed. You may not receive any other EU funding in addition to the Erasmus+ grant
- the following institutions may not be selected as host institutions for traineeships: EU institutions and other EU bodies, including specialised agencies and bodies managing EU programmes (e.g. national agencies). This is to avoid conflicts of interest or double funding.
- Traineeships already started cannot be funded retroactively.
After filling out an online form, two sets of applications must be submitted digitally (via Placement Online) to the LEONARDO office.
Set 1 contains documents such as the curriculum vitae, an overview of subjects and grades, a current certificate of study and an academic reference.
Set 2 contains the confirmation of the university and a preliminary confirmation of the internship institution.
Once the internship place has been confirmed, an insurance policy must also be uploaded.
Erasmus+ provides a monthly contribution to the cost of living. The amount is divided according to country groups. However, this grant will not be sufficient to cover all your costs.
You will find the country groups and monthly grants on the pages of the LEONARDO Office.
What are the advantages of an internship abroad through Erasmus+?
- â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹Enhancement of personality as well as professional knowledge and skills in a European working environment
- Advantages for an easier entry into the globalised labour market
- acquisition or improvement of language skills and intercultural sensitivity
- financial contribution to the cost of living
- academic recognition and certification of the internship by the LEONARDO office Brandenburg
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