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
The Erasmus+ grant for internships abroad is a financial aid to support a self-organized internship in one of the 27 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, and Türkiye.
Students can complete several funded internships abroad up to 12 months per study cycle (e.g. Bachelor or Master) and thus complete a maximum of 24 months in total. For budgetary reasons, internships starting from January 2023 will be funded only up to a maximum of 4 months. Grants are awarded are subject to available funding.
Mobility to the country of origin is possible, however, these will be given the lowest priority when awarding the grants. Stays in neighboring countries where students usually reside and have their center of life (cross-border commuters) are excluded. Please report mobility to the country of origin when applying.
Prerequisites & Requirements
The internship takes place full-time and lasts at least two full months (60 days).
It is a physical stay at the location of the hosting organization/company.
Internships can be completed at all organizations that are engaged in entrepreneurial activities. Excluded are institutions of the European Union (e.g. EU Commission) and organizations that administer EU programs. Information on this and internships positions can be found here.
* Bachelor's students must have completed courses amounting to at least 38 ECTS credits. Free electives do not count towards the 38 ECTS credits.
You can check whether you meet the application requirements online at 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 students can be awarded 8 ECTS credits for their internship, provided they have positively completed the respective internship seminar.
** 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 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, Türkiye||€530|
|Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain||€580|
|Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden||€630|
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 who receive an Austrian federal study grant during the internship (including recipients of the " Selbsterhalter/innenstipendiums") (temporary, available depending on available funding)
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 disclose this at the latest when applying for an Erasmus+ grant and 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 made only to the student's own account.
Information regarding the federal study grant (Studienbeihilfe)
The federal study grant can be received 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 study grant for studies abroad (BAS).
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: the intern must be re-registered 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 handed in during the student's studies, prior to the date of the last academic performance. The internship must then be completed within twelve months of graduation. At the time (including the beginning) of the internship, the intern must not be re-enrolled (including in another degree program).
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
Current confirmation of studies (only for student internship)
Step 2: Signing of the grant agreement
Your documents will be reviewed. You will be notified of 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 by you and returned to us via email.
The student is 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 e-mail.
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?
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?
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.