Congratulations on your internship in Europe! All important information regarding Erasmus+ grants can be found on this page.
- General information
- Requirements for application
- Application documents
- Financial information
- Federal scholarships
- Application deadlines
- After Applying
As a WU student, you are eligible for a grant if you have organized a full-time internship of at least 2 months and a maximum of 12 months in one of the 27 EU member states or in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia or Turkey.
There are two types of Erasmus+ 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.
Students must still apply during their studies, before the date of their last academic achievement, 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: 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. Click here for more information.
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).
International students can apply for a mobility grant for a 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 a mobility grant for a internship in their home country.
„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. Internships are not mandatory in WU curricula (except CEMS), so this is a voluntary internship.
Requirements for application
In order to be able to apply for an Erasmus+ internship, students must have successfully completed courses to the extent of a minimum of 38 ECTS credits. Free electives are not included.
You can check online if you fulfill the requirements to apply for an internship abroad. To do so, please log in with your username and your password.
BBE students can earn 8 ECTS credits for their internship, provided that they have successfully completed the internship seminar.
The requirement for an application is admission to a WU master degree program. The mandatory internship required for the Master Program in International Management/CEMS is not eligible for the Erasmus+ grant, because it does not meet the minimum academic achievement required for the grant.
Letter of motivation: (why this internship is relevant for your degree program, why you are motivated to fulfill the tasks required for this internship, etc.)
Learning Agreement for Traineeships: must be signed by the student and the host institution
Current enrollment confirmation (only for student internship)
Proof for top up individual support (optional)
Erasmus+ internship grants are not full grants. They are intended to cover part of the additional living expenses students incur during a stay abroad.
|Countries||Grant amount per month|
|Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey||530|
|Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain||580|
|Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden||630|
WU is responsible for the payment of mobility grants. 80% of the entire mobility grant is paid out at the beginning of the stay abroad. The remaining 20% are paid out after completion of the stay abroad if the required documentation is submitted in time.
Top Up Green Travel
Environmentally friendly mobilities are supported with a one-time Top Up of €50. You can apply if you travel to your host institution and back again by bus or train. In addition, individual support is possible to the extent of 2 travel days each for the outward and return journey (maximum 4 days in total).
Erasmus+ support for students with disabilities/chronic illnesses
Students with disabilities/chronic illnesses can apply for additional Erasmus+ funds. The amount of this financial support is not fixed, but based on the actual additional financial burden caused by a student’s disability or illness.
Eligible students who wish to apply must communicate their status when applying for an Erasmus+ grant, at the latest. As part of the application, a detailed list of all necessary expenses must be submitted. We recommend contacting us by e-mail when applying for a semester abroad, so there is enough time to prepare the application as well as possible. Information can also be found here.
Students who receive a federal scholarship (Studienbeihilfe) can continue to collect this financial aid during their Erasmus+ exchange stay abroad if they have full admission to courses and exams in Austria. However, interns are not eligible for additional federal financial aid for a stay abroad (Beihilfe für ein Auslandsstudium, BAS).
At any time, the application documents can be submitted via our application form, but at least four weeks before the start of the internship. Unfortunately, later applications cannot be accepted.
If a grant can be awarded depends also on the availability of funds.
Before your international internship
Your application documents will be reviewed.
You will be notified by e-mail to your WU e-mail account if you have been nominated for the grant. With this e-mail, we will also send you the signed Learning Agreement and the Grant Agreement.
A signed copy of the Grant Agreement has to be sent back to us by e-mail within 14 days.
Learning Agreement for Traineeships: The student is responsible for retaining the Erasmus+ contract and the Learning Agreement for Traineeships for his or her records.
Students selected for an Erasmus+ traineeship grant are required to take a mandatory language skills assessment (Online Language Support “OLS”) in the institution’s main working language before and after their stay (exception: native speakers).
For the respective host country, all exchange students have to obtain appropriate insurance coverage. Health insurance is mandatory, accident and liability insurance is optional but recommended. Please inform yourself accordingly, for example here.
During your international internship
Amendments to the Learning Agreement for Traineeships (e.g. extensions) must be submitted in due time.
The Confirmation of Stay must be issued by the host institution during the last week of the Erasmus stay abroad.
An extension is possible: The application for extension must be sent by e-mail at least 4 weeks before expiration of the originally scheduled period. The extension must be an immediate continuation of the originally scheduled period and take at least 15 days.
After your return
After returning from your internship you will receive a link to the EU Survey automatically. It is an online survey about your experiences. Only after doing this, you can apply here for the second payment of the Erasmus+ internship grant.
You need the following documents:
Learning Agreement including “After the mobility”
Confirmation of Stay
Proof of the Top Up Individual Support (optional)
Proof of the Top Up Green Travel (optional)
Insufficient documents may result in a reduced payment or even a reclaim of the payment already made.