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Erasmus+ Internship UK

WU students have the opportunity to apply for a grant for a student internship or a post-graduate internship abroad.

Important information:

The information on this website is only relevant if your internship takes place in the United Kingdom.

For internships in one of the 27 EU member states or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia or Turkey you can find all information here.

General information

You are eligible for a grant if you are a WU student and have self-organized a full-time internship of at least 2 months. A maximum duration of 12 months is possible.

There are two types of Erasmus+ internships:

  • Student internship:
    Students must be enrolled in a WU degree program for the entire duration of their internship and have at least one exam left to complete after the end of the internship.

  • Post-graduate internship:
    Students must be enrolled at WU when applying and getting nominated for a grant, but must have completed their studies by the time the internship starts. The internship must be completed within 12 months after finishing their degree program and students may not be enrolled in any degree program during the entire internship.

Please note that you can only receive financial aid for a physical stay in the country of your host institution. You may switch from on-site to virtual exchange as long as you are still physically present in the host country.

Student internships can be completed at any organization involved in business operations, except at EU institutions and organizations that manage EU programs.  Students can complete several Erasmus+ internships abroad with a duration of up to twelve months at each degree level (bachelor, master, and doctoral/PhD levels). In particular, internships in the category Digital Opportunity Traineeships are supported. During these traineeships, students as well as graduates can broaden their digital skills. More information can be found here.

International students can apply for a mobility grant for an internship in their home country, but these applications have the lowest priority in the selection process. Students cannot apply for internships in a neighboring country where they have their main place of residence (cross-border commuters).

Students must inform the International Office if they wish to apply for an internship in their home country and wish to receive an Erasmus+ grant.

Further information is available on the OeAD homepage.

„Convention de stage“/confirmation: In case you need a confirmation called „Convention de stage“ or any document similiar for your intership abroad, our colleagues at the Study Information in the Study Service Center will be able to help you with this matter. Please note that such an internship cannot be considered a mandatory internship, even if it is done as part of the IBW International Experience.

Visa: For an internship in the United Kingdom, you have to apply for a Temporary Worker-Government Authorized Exchange Visa (GAE) under the T5. This requires a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), which the staff of our grants and scholarships team has to apply for you at the British Council. From the date onwards the CoS was issued, it is valid for three months.

By clicking here, you can see a detailed description of how you can apply for your CoS.

  • Required documents in English: Application form, acceptance letter from the host organisation, Erasmus + Learning Agreement for Traineeships, current transcript of records, full copy of the passport (expiry date valid for at least six months after the intended departure date from the UK), copy of the employment contract, criminal record check if applicable.

  • Please send your complete documents (see T5 handbook) to martina.stalitzer@wu.ac.at

  • The missing information in the application form (project number, grant amount ...) will be added and the entire application including the WU confirmation letter sent to the British Council.

As soon as we receive your CoS number after approximately three to five weeks, we will forward it to you and you can apply for your T5 GAE visa via the UK government website. At the earliest, you can apply three months before your start date and at the latest, eight weeks before you start. The application fee is £ 244.

Please note that applying for a CoS and applying for a visa are two separate processes. Provided, that all the information submitted is correct and timely, you can expect a total processing time of approximately 11 weeks.

Requirements for application

Application documents

Financial information

Federal scholarships

Application deadlines

After Applying

Before your international internship

During your international internship

After your return

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