Students have been able to receive the ERASMUS Mobility Grant for self-organised internships in foreign EU member states since autumn 2007. The mobility grant is currently approx. € 250 per month. However, the exact amount may vary with the number of applicants each year and your monthly rate of pay from your internship.
Countries eligible for the Mobility Grant are all EU member states, Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Croatia and all overseas territories belonging to these countries.
Students are also eligible who’ve already received the ERASMUS Mobility Grant for studying abroad at an ERASMUS partner university.
Application and Mobility Grant
You need to submit your application to the International Office at least one month before your internship starts. However, it would be wise to contact the International Office before you apply for the Mobility Grant to prepare for the next steps.
Students may only receive the ERASMUS Internship Mobility Grant once throughout the course of their studies.
Internships in the following organisations are excluded from the ERASMUS Programme:
- European institutions and organisations
- Organisations and institutions administering collaborative programmes (EU programmes)
- National diplomatic representations (embassies, consulates, etc.) of the student’s home country in the host country. These institutions are eligible for DAAD’s Carlo Schmid Programme
Scholarships may only be awarded in accordance with funds provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). An early application could increase your chances of being nominated for a grant. However, students have no legal entitlement to monetary support from the ERASMUS Programme and this cannot be claimed from RUB.
Please remember to take out health insurance whilst abroad. Your insurance company will be happy to assist you in finding the best cover.