ERASMUS Internships for Graduates
The ERASMUS program enables graduates and students of the University of Bremen to complete an internship, funded with a grant from the Erasmus program, in one of the participating countries. These include the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Türkiye, and the French and Dutch overseas territories.
Graduates and students may receive up to a total of 12 months (Staatsexamen 24 months) of funding in each study cycle (Bachelor, Master, PhD, Staatsexamen). This can be divided among several stays abroad. For example, if a graduate has already received 5 months of funding from Erasmus in their current study cycle, they have up to 7 months of funding left for an internship or stay abroad. Internships can be funded both during studies and after graduation. The duration of the internship should be at least 2 months (60 days) and a maximum of 12 months.
The aim of the program is to let graduates and students acquire practice-relevant experiences, expand their professional qualification, and extend their intercultural competence. Internships allow participants to collect on-the-job-experience related to their field of study and to build a network of professional contacts for their future employment.
Who can apply?
All graduates of the University of Bremen (students, please visit the page "ERASMUS internships for students"). This includes citizens of non-EU countries.
There are two important conditions for graduates:
- the application must be submitted before the end of the studies
- the internship must be finalized within one year after the studies
You can still apply if you have already completed a project funded by the ERASMUS-program (study period / internship) as long as the total funding period does not exceed twelve months in your current study cycle.
What is funded?
Internships in companies, organizations or institutions of another Erasmus participating country. Research internships at universities can be funded, as well as internships in NGOs, associations, foundations, political parties, and the EU country offices such as the representation of Bremen in Brussels.
To be funded, internships must be related to the field of study. They can be voluntary or mandatory.
The duration of the internship must be at least 2 months (60 days) and a maximum of 12 months.
Linguistic and cultural preparation
Participants should prepare themselves linguistically and culturally for the internship abroad in order to have an easier access to the country and to be able to guarantee an optimal result of their stay. Even if the internship is not conducted in the local language, it is still highly recommended to acquire at least a basic knowledge of it.
The International Office offers intercultural training for this purpose.
Courses for language preparation are available at the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen at the University of Bremen.
What is the funding?
The financial support from the program Erasmus + is based on the cost of living in the host country. For the program year 2021/23 the groups are::
- Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
- Group 2: Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus.
- Group 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slowenia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Türkiye, Hungary.
During the program year 2021/23 the University of Bremen supports ERASMUS internships with these grants:
Group 1: 600 Euro
Group 2: 540 Euro
Group 3: 480 Euro
Where can I apply?
You can apply, except for internships in the UK, here via our database MobilityOnline. Afterwards, please upload the following documents (which can be downloaded in MobilityOnline:
- Letter of motivation
- Certificate of enrollment
- Curriculum vitae (if possible in Europass format)
- Confirmation of internship placement (to be filled out by the company)
- ECTS certificate or recognition in the case of voluntary internships
Please apply for Erasmus funding for internships in the UK via our 'Internships in the UK' website.
When can I apply?
The application for the ERASMUS funding of an internship abroad can be submitted anytime prior to the start of the internship at the International Office.
If you wish to do an internship after you graduate, you must submit the application before the end of your studies. You can submit the internship placement later on.