Erasmus+ offers students and graduates of all subjects the chance to apply for a scholarship for an internship abroad within the EU and other selected countries (as listed below).
- EU member states: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus,
- Candidate member: Turkey
- EEA countries: Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway
- Overseas territories of EU member states as well as: Greenland, New Caledonia and Dependencies, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Wallis and Futuna, Mayotte, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena, Ascension island, Tristan da Cunha, British Territory of Antarctica, British Indian Ocean Territory, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands and Réunion.
- 2-12 months
- Partial scholarship (Funding rates)
The complete application documents must be submitted to the Career Service six weeks before the start of the internship at the latest. Erasmus internship scholarships are awarded by the EU-Hochschulbüro Hannover.
- Application form
- "Learning Agreement for Traineeships"
- Enrolment certificate(s) or exmatriculation certificate and a copy of the diploma
- Proof of previous Erasmus funding (if you have already received an Erasmus grant)
Current application documents are available from the website of the EU-Hochschulbüro Hannover (in German).
Eligibility and funding criteria
- Students (BA/MA/PHD)
- Graduates (BA/MA/PHD; Funding after graduation is only possible, if the application for Erasmus+ has been submitted during the last year of study. The degree programme must be completed by the start of the internship.)
- Self-organized full-time internship in a company, organization or social/cultural institution
- Internship closely related to studies and/or career objective and of a suitable level
- Transcultural nature of the internship
- Crediting of the internship and subject-related support from the university supervisor
- Funding will not be granted for the following organizations: European institutions, (diplomatic) representations and public institutions of the country of origin (e.g. German embassy). Neither will funding be granted for internships in companies that are involved in EU lobby work. Internships at universities will only be funded in exceptional cases.
- Erasmus+ can be combined with the Mobilitätszuschuss of the University of Oldenburg.
You'll find further information about eligibility requirements and application on the website of the University of Hannover (in German).