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Erasmus+ Internship

On this website, you can find all 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.

  • Starting January 2023: For budgetary reasons, internships will be funded up to a maximum of four months. 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)

  • 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.

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

    You can check whether you meet the application requirements online any time. To do so, please log in with your user name and password.

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


  • * BBE and IBW students can be awarded 8 ECTS credits for their internship, provided they have completed the respective internship seminar / internship class successfully. You can find more information here.

  • ** A CEMS compulsory internship cannot be funded through Erasmus+ because it does not meet the minimum performance required for the grant (3 ECTS credits per month).

  • Convention de Stage/Confirmation: If you need a confirmation for your internship abroad in the form of a "Convention de stage" or similar, the colleagues in the Study Information at the Study Service Center will help you. Internships are not mandatory in WU's curricula (except CEMS), which is why an Erasmus+ internship is a voluntary internship.

Financial information

Erasmus+ internship grants are not full grants. They are intended to cover part of the living expenses students incur during a stay abroad. The grant amount below is applicable to all internships which are applied for from January 2023 onwards:

CountriesGrant amount per month
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Türkiye€540
Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain€590
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden€640

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

Non-EU countries

  • Additional travel and/or health insurance is recommended. For insurance policies issued in Austria, it’s a good idea to take an English translation with you to demonstrate what is covered by your policy.

EU countries

  • If you are a citizen of an EU member state, the health insurance provided by your home country is usually sufficient. Don’t forget to take your European insurance card (e-card) with you when you go abroad! If you are not an EU citizen, be sure to arrange for the necessary insurance coverage well in advance.

Accident and liability insurance is optional but recommended. The ÖH insurance includes accident and liability insurance in the host country. Please inform yourself accordingly, for example here.

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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