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PROMOS Scholarship for internships abroad (non-EU countries)

The PROMOS call for applications for internship abroad starting from 01 July until 31 December 2024 is open from 15 February until 31 March 2024!

Students of all disciplines can apply for a scholarship for an internship abroad outside the EU through the DAAD-funded PROMOS program.
Applications for internships abroad starting between 1 July and 31 December 2024 are open until 31 March 2024.

Applications for PROMOS scholarships are announced twice a year and are only accepted during the application period:

  • Application by 30.09. of a year for starting the internship abroad from 01.01. to 30.06. of the following year.
  • Application by 31.03. of a year for starting the internship abroad from 01.07. to 31.12. of the same year.

Who can apply?

  • German students
  • Students who are equivalent to German citizens as set out in Section 8 (1)(2ff) and Section 8 (2), (2a) and (3), BAföG
  • Non-German students and graduates if they are enrolled at a German university with the goal of graduating at that university (stays in the student's home country are not permitted.)

Funding criteria for your internship abroad

  • Programme countries: All countries excluding Iceland, Croatia, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the EU member states.
  • Duration of the internship: 6 weeks to 6 months
  • Self-organized full-time internship closely related to studies
  • Subject-related supervision from the student's home faculty during the internship
  • Internships at the following organisations are excluded from funding through PROMOS: International organisations (e.g. UNO), EU institutions, institutions and organisations which administer EU programmes, the German embassy, German humanities institutes, Goethe Institutes, German archaelogical institutes and Deutsche Auslandsschulen (DAS).
  • Internships at DSD and Fit schools can be funded by PROMOS. PROMOS can be combined with the Mobility Grant.

For further information about eligibility requirements and application please see the Guidelines (in German).

PROMOS scholarships will be awarded by a scholarship committee according to the PROMOS Guidelines (§ 3). The decision of the committee is final. There is no right of appeal.

Application: two steps

Step 1: Online application

Please complete the online application

(access link will be published during application period).


Step 2: Document upload into Cloud Storage

Upload application documents in the university's cloud storage

Prior to uploading your documents in the university's cloud storage, please merge the documents into a single pdf file. The file should be named as follows: P_2024_1_last-name_first-name.pdf

Following documents are required:

  1. Application form
  2. Letter of motivation Please include: relevance for studies and career perspectives; reasons for choosing the company/institution; academic and professional benefit; reasons for choosing the target country; personal reasons (max. two pages; German or English)
  3. CV (German or English)
  4. Current transcript of records ("Notenbescheinigung", download in Stud.IP)
  5. Confirmation of host organisation
  6. Confirmation of school (please have this document signed by a faculty lecturer who can confirm your internship)
  7. Enrolment certificate(s)
  8. Confirmation of voluntary work and/or non-university-related job (brief confirmation of duration and scope is sufficient)
  9. Proof of language skills in working language

Please address your application to the PROMOS selection committee.

Funding institutions

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