Funding for Erasmus+ internships

Andreas Männle

+49 (0)441 798-2484

Lisa Hasselbrink

+49 (0)441 798-4669

Office hours

Availability by phone
9 -12 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. 
Thursdays: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Face-to-face office hours in the SSC
2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Erasmus+ internship

Erasmus+ offers students and graduates of all subjects the chance to apply for a scholarship for an internship abroad within the EU and other selected countries.

Duration: 2–12 months

Financial support: partial scholarship

The complete application documents must be submitted at least six weeks before the start of the internship. Erasmus internship scholarships are awarded by the EU-Hochschulbüro Hannover.

Programme countries

  • EU member states: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus
  • Candidate member: Turkey
  • EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
  • Overseas territories of EU member states

Specific information for internships in the UK

A Temporary Worker-Government Authorized Exchange visa (T5) is required for interns under the Erasmus+ programme to stay in the UK. In order to be able to apply for such a visa, the participants must have a so-called Certificate of sponsorship, which is issued for Erasmus+ by the British Council. The Certificate of Sponsorship is a reference number that contains information about the position and the personal data of the participant and is valid for three months from the date of issue. The application for the reference number must be submitted to the British Council by the  individual grant recipients. This process can take up to three weeks and is not chargeable for German citizens.

The visa application can be filled out online after presenting the reference number from the Certificate of sponsorship and costs 244 British pounds (German citizens receive a discount of 55 British pounds). Those who have a visa also may have to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge for access to the NHS, the public health service. Calculate your immigration health surcharge

In the Tier5 (GAE) category there is no minimum salary requirement. However, students must prove their livelihood through the Erasmus+ funding and / or the internship salary and must not apply for public benefits.


Application documents

  • Application form Erasmus+ (University Hannover)
  • Learning agreement for traineeships (University Hannover)
  • Enrolment certificate(s) or exmatriculation certificate and a copy of the diploma
  • Proof of previous Erasmus funding (if applicable)

Application documents provided by the University Hannover (in German)

Who can apply?

  • Students (BA / MA / doctorate)
  • Graduates (BA / MA / doctorate); funding after graduation is only possible, if the application for Erasmus+ has been submitted during the last year of study. The degree programme must be completed by the start of the internship.

Funding criteria

  • Self-organized full-time internship in a company, organization or social/cultural institution
  • Internship closely related to studies and/or career objective and of a suitable level
  • Transcultural nature of the internship
  • Crediting of the internship and subject-related support from the university supervisor
  • Funding will not be granted for the following organizations: European institutions, (diplomatic) representations and public institutions of the country of origin (e.g. German embassy). Neither will funding be granted for internships in companies that are involved in EU lobby work. Internships at universities will only be funded in exceptional cases.

You'll find further information about eligibility requirements and application on the website of the University of Hannover (in German).

International Mobility

It is also possible to be supported by Erasmus+ for internships outside the countries mentioned above.

This is done through the so-called "International Mobility". The application procedure is the same as for the regular application. 

However, there are less funds available for the "International Mobility". Therefore, rejections may occur more often than with regular applications.

Blended Mobilities/Short-term Mobilities

It is possible to participate in short-term placements if the reasons below are given:

  • Duration: 5-30 days in presence + virtual phase before and/or after (undetermined duration)
  • Requirements:
    • Blended mobilities always include a presence and a virtual phase
    • at least 3 ECTS points are awarded
    • Individual blended mobility (short-term) is intended for students who are "unable to participate in a long-term physical mobility activity due to personal, family, health or study-related circumstances"
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