ERASMUS Internships for Students

The program:

The ERASMUS program enables students and graduates of the University of Bremen to complete an internship, funded with an Erasmus grant, in one of the participating countries. These include the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, and the French and Dutch overseas territories.

Students and graduates may receive up to 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 student has already received an Erasmus grant in his or her current study cycle, the length of the funding will be deducted from the twelve months. Internships can be funded both during studies and after graduation. The duration of the internship must be at least 2 months (60 days) and a maximum of 12 months.

The aim of the program is to let students and graduates acquire experiences relevant to their fields, expand their professional qualification, and extend their intercultural competence. Internships allow the participants to collect on-the-job-experience related to their studies, and build a network of professional contacts for their future career.

Who can apply?
All students of the University of Bremen (graduates, please see the page "ERASMUS internships for graduates"). This includes citizens of non-EU countries.
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 also 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 should be related to the field of study. They can be voluntary or mandatory.

Internships in EU institutions cannot be supported. For this purpose, there is the DAAD's short scholarship program.

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 for Erasmus+ student stays is based on the different costs of living in the target countries ("program countries").

The following three country groups apply to ERASMUS internships in the 2023/24 project year:

  • 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 project year 2023/24 the University of Bremen supports ERASMUS internships with these grants:

Group 1: 750 euros
Group 2: 690 euros
Group 3: 640 euros

In order to enable all students to receive funding, we are unfortunately forced to limit the funding duration of the mobilities in the 2023/24 project year. Internships abroad lasting less than 4 months are funded on a per-day basis, internships abroad lasting between 4 and 6 months (120 - 179 days) are funded for a flat rate of 4 months (120 days). Internships abroad between 6 and 8 months (180 - 239 days) are funded for 6 months (180 days) and internships abroad of more than 8 months (240 days and more) are funded for 8 months (240 days).

Where can I apply?
You can apply 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 Training Placement (to be filled out by the company)
  • ECTS certificate or recognition in the case of voluntary internships

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.

Internships can be supported in

  • all member-states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK,
  • the candidate countries: Türkiye und Macedonia,
  • the EEA-countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,
  • the overseas territories of EU-member states: Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands
  • the French overseas regions/collectivities: French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Futuna, Guadeloupe, La Réunion, Miquelon, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre, Valais
  • the British territories: Anguilla, Ascension Island, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Virgin Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St. Helena, South Georgia, Southern Sandwich Islands, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caico Islands
  • the Dutch territories: Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten
  • the Italian communities: Campione d'Italia, Livigno, Italian part of Lake Lugano
  • the Spanish territories / regions: Ceuta, Melilla
  • the Greek region: Mount Athos
  • the Finnish island group: Åland
  • the Danish autonomous region: Greenland

Application documents Erasmus internship

To apply for an Erasmus scholarship, you must submit the following documents to the International Office:

  • Application form
  • Letter of motivation
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Curiculum vitae (if possible in Europass format)
  • Confirmation of Training Placement (to be filled out by the company)
  • ECTS certificate or recognition in the case of voluntary internships
  • International accident and liability insurance

The application should be received at least one month before the start of the internship so that timely payment can be guaranteed. You can also easily submit missing documents as soon as they are available to you.

Contract documents Erasmus internship

When you receive your acceptance for funding from the Erasmus program, you will be sent your contract documents at the same time: two copies of the grant agreement, and three copies of the learning agreement.

Please fill in your account details in the grant agreement, sign it and send us one original paper agreement. The other one is for you.

The learning agreement must be signed by you and a responsible person in the company. Please send us a signed copy, a scan is also sufficient here. The other copies are for you and your company.

As soon as the signed contract documents are available at the International Office, the first installment of the scholarship can be paid.

Final documents Erasmus internship

In order to receive the second installment of your Erasmus scholarship, you must submit the final documents completely and on time to the International Office.

The final documents consisted of the following:

  • Assessment form, signed and completed
  • Certificate, signed and completed
  • Final report for publication on our blog (preferably with photos)
  • The assessment form, the certificate and the Europass will be sent to you with your contract documents. After completing your internship, you will receive an automatically generated email asking you to fill in the EU-Survey. This EU-Survey is a mandatory part of the Erasmus grant.

We do not need any of these documents in original, you can send them to us either by mail or by email.



Mathias Bücken
Tel.: +49 421 218-60374
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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!