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PROMOS: Interning Abroad

Students may apply for PROMOS when interning abroad in companies or organisations worldwide (except ERASMUS member states, a funding for Switzerland is possible) for 1.5 to 3 months. Eligible for funding are those internships lasting six weeks to three months. The funding period starts on 1 January 2019 and ends on 28 February 2020.

If you wish to intern in international organisations (e.g. at UNO), EU institutions or organisations administering EU programmes, in diplomatic representations of Germany, German Humanities Institutes Abroad, at Goethe Institut, the German Archaeological Institute or German schools abroad (DAS) you still need to apply directly at the DAAD. Internships at DSD and Fit schools can be funded through PROMOS.
Internships that were arranged by the organisations IAESTE, AIESEC, bvmd, ZAD and ELSA can be funded through the DAAD with travel allowances.


  • German citizenship or persons who are on a par with Germans according to § 8 Absatz 1 Ziffer 2 ff., Absatz 2, 2a und 3 BAföG
  • International degree-seeking students enrolled at RUB can be funded in all subprogrammes, as long as they do not intend to stay in their home country
  • Enrolled at Ruhr-Universität as full-time students
  • Good academic records


  • Travel allowance between € 175 and € 3,475 (depending on the host country and duration of stay)
  • Monthly scholarship of € 300 (for some exceptions the scholarship mounts up to 400 € or 500 €)
  • Applications of students who already receive public funding will be checked additionally



Contact and counselling

Person in charge

Anika Odenbach

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