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Erasmus+ internship

On this website, you can find information regarding an Erasmus+ grant for internships abroad.

General information

  • Financial support for a self-organized internship abroad

  • The internship takes place in one of the 27 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, or Türkiye.

  • Multiple funded stays abroad of up to 12 months per study cycle (e.g. Bachelor, Master or PhD) are possible.

  • Grants awarded are subject to available funding.

  • Mobility to the country of origin is not possible if students usually reside and have their center of life in the neighboring country (including cross-border commuters).

Prerequisites & requirements

  • Duration: Full time and at least two whole months (60 days)

  • Bachelor's students must have completed courses amounting to at least 36 ECTS credits (excluding free electives).

  • Master's students need to be admitted to a master program at WU.

  • The internship is related to the content of your studies and/or is a useful addition to your studies.

  • Physical stay at the location of the receiving organization or company.

    Internships can be completed at all organizations that are engaged in entrepreneurial activities. Institutions of the European Union (e.g. EU Commission) and organizations that administer EU programs (see list) are excluded. Information on internships can be found here and at the WU ZBP Career Center.

Important notes:

  • BBE and IBW students can earn ECTS credits for a successful internship abroad and completing a seminar/class afterwards. More details are available here.

  • Erasmus+ does not fund CEMS compulsory internships due to insufficient ECTS credits (below 3 ECTS credits per month).

  • For internship confirmations like the "Convention de Stage", contact the Study Information (Study Service Center). Erasmus+ internships are voluntary since WU's curricula (excluding CEMS) does not mandate them.

Financial information

Erasmus+ internship grants do not provide full coverage. They are intended to cover part of the living expenses that students incur during a stay abroad. Please find the current monthly grant amounts below:

CountriesGrant amount per month
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Türkiye€570
Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain€620
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden€670

Eligible students may apply for any or all of the following Erasmus+ Top-Ups: 

Top-Up Green Travel

Top-Up Individual Support

Inclusion Support

The grant will be paid directly by WU:

80% of the grant will be paid at the beginning, the remaining 20% after the completion of the stay abroad upon timely submission of all documentation. The grant amount will be calculated on a daily basis.

Payment is only made to the student's own account.

Information regarding the federal study grant (Studienbeihilfe)


How do I apply for the Erasmus+ grant for a internship abroad?

Before the internship abroad

I have successfully applied for an Erasmus+ grant, what should I do next?

When will I receive the first grant installment?

Travel/health insurance

During the internship abroad

I would like to extend my stay, what should I do?

What should I do before departure?

After your internship abroad

When will I receive the second grant installment / the remaining installment?

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