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ERASMUS internships for graduates

The program:
The ERASMUS program enables graduates and students of the University of Bremen to complete an internship, fu7nded with a grant from the Erasmus program, in one of the participating countries. These include the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, 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.

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 2019/21 the groups are::

  • Group 1: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, 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, Turkey, Hungary.

During the program year 2019/21 the University of Bremen supports ERASMUS internships with these grants:

Group 1: 555 Euro
Group 2: 495 Euro
Group 3: 435 Euro

Where can I apply?
You can download the application form here  (right click, save as...). Please fill it in on the computer (electronically) and send it to the International Office of the University of Bremen. You can also print the completed application and hand it in in person.

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 place later on.


Office hours in the advisory and counseling office of the International Office:

VWG Building, Room 0580
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Since our advisory and counseling office is closed temporarily due to the current situation, you can reach us during our office hours alternatively online (via Zoom).  For data protection reasons, only one person at a time can be in consultation. Please be patient if you have to wait a bit.


Mathias Bücken
Fon.: +49 421 218-60374
Email: auslandspraktikaprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Blog "Praxisschock"

Reports from internships abroad

On our blog 'Praxisschock' you will find the final reports of interns. In this way, you can experience first-hand how the adventure of an internship abroad is going for your fellow students - and maybe you'll feel like throwing yourself into the adventure yourself!