Congratulations on your internship in Europe. All important information regarding Erasmus+ grants can be found on this page.
- General information
- Prerequisites & Requirements
- Financial information
- Before the internship abroad
- During the internship abroad
- After your internship abroad
Financial support for a self-organized internship in one of the 27 EU member states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Türkiye.
Multiple funded stays abroad of up to 12 months per study cycle (e.g. Bachelor, Master or PhD) are possible. For budgetary reasons, internships starting from January 2023 onwards 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)
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 38 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 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.
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:
|Countries||Grant 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
€50 once and two additional travel days
For those who travel environmentally friendly the whole distance for the outbound as well as the return journey (e.g. by bus, train or carpooling). Upon application, your Erasmus funding period will be extended by a total of two travel days.
Top Up Individual Support
€250 per month
For those with fewer opportunities:
Students with children in need of care who are taken to the place of the internship
Students with disabilities
Students with chronic illness, if this results in increased financial expenses during the stay abroad (compared to the stay in the sending country)
Calculated individually based on actual costs
The following groups are eligible:
Students who fall into one of the aforementioned groups (see Top Up Individual Support) and face increased costs due to their time abroad. Additional costs may include, for example, medical examinations, transportation of needed equipment, sign language interpreters, special housing, or the like. Inclusion support is available when additional costs cannot be covered through the Top Up Individual Support.
Students who do not fall into the above groups but have to bear increased costs due to the stay abroad (e.g. due to child care in the home country if the child does not travel with them).
Appropriate status must be disclosed when applying for an Erasmus+ grant at the latest. Please include a detailed list of anticipated additional costs when applying. Contact us as early as possible to prepare the relevant application in time.
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)
The federal study grant can be obtained for the duration of the Erasmus+ internship if the student is fully admitted to studies and examinations in Austria. However, there is no entitlement to the federal grant for studies abroad (BAS = Beihilfe für ein Auslandsstudium).
How do I apply for the Erasmus+ grant for a internship abroad?
Before you apply, decide what type of internship you will complete:
Student Internship: You must be enrolled at WU throughout the student internship and take at least one exam after the end of the internship.
Graduate Internship: The application for a graduate internship must be submited during the time of studies and before the date of the last academic achievement (the submission of the bachelor's or master's thesis counts as an achievement). The internship must then be completed within 12 months of graduation. During the internship, the intern must not be admitted to any degree program (either at WU or at another university).
Step 1: Submission of documents four weeks before the start of the internship
The application documents listed below must be submitted to us collectively by application form at least four weeks before the start of the internship.
Learning Agreement for Traineeships must be completed and signed by the student and host institution.
Letter of motivation (relevance of the internship for the studies, presentation of the motivation for the tasks of the internship, etc.)
Current transcript of records (only for student internship)
Current confirmation of studies
Step 2: Signing of the grant agreement
Your documents will be reviewed. You will be notified about the outcome of your application by e-mail, in which we will send you the signed Learning Agreement and the grant agreement. The grant agreement must be signed and returned to us via email.
You are responsible for keeping the grant agreement together with the Learning Agreement.
Before the internship abroad
I have successfully applied for an Erasmus+ grant, what should I do next?
Students are required to take a language test for the working language before their stay (exception: native speakers). This test is administered by the EU Academy. You will receive further information via email.
Health insurance for the host country is obligatory for all students. Accident and liability insurance is optional but recommended. The ÖH insurance includes accident and liability insurance also at the place of study in the host country. Please inform yourself accordingly, for example here.
When will I receive the first grant installment?
You will receive the first grant installment after the language test has been completed. Native speakers will receive their first installment within the first month of their internship.
During the internship abroad
I would like to extend my stay, what should I do?
An extension is possible (up to a maximum duration of four months). The corresponding application must be received by the International Office by email at least four weeks before the end of the original period. The extension period must follow immediately and have duration of at least 15 days.
What should I do before departure?
The "Confirmation of Stay" must be signed by the organization/company during the last week of the stay. This is necessary for the application of the remaining installment.
After your internship abroad
When will I receive the second grant installment / the remaining installment?
Payment of the remaining grant installment must be requested here within 30 days after the end of the stay (as per the Grant Agreement).
Before you apply for the payment, make sure that ...
the EU Survey has been completed (after the end of your internship, you will receive the link to the survey via your WU email address. You must then complete it within 30 days).
the "Confirmation of Stay" has been received by the IO.
the "After the mobility" part of the Learning Agreement has been completed and signed by the host institution.
proof for the Top Up Green Travel has been provided (if applicable).
proof for the Top Up Individual Support has been provided (if applicable).
proof for the Inclusion Support has been provided (if applicable).
Failure to provide the documents may result in a reduced payment or even a reclaim of payments already made.