On this website, you can find all information regarding an Erasmus+ grant for internships abroad.
- 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 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.
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 additional financial support for two 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
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)
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?
The application must be submitted during your studies and always before the date of your last academic achievement. If you are applying for an internship grant, you must specify what type of internship you are applying for:
|Student internship||Graduate internship|
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.