The world is your oyster. Students and graduates can complete one or more funded internships in programme countries or partner countries around the world as part of Erasmus+. However, in order to receive a grant, you also need an internship placement. Therefore, we also offer you information here on how to find an internship.
The following three types of internships can be funded through ERASMUS+:
Voluntary internships that are related to studies
Internships for recent graduates
After a bachelor's or master's degree, a graduate internship can be completed, provided that all twelve months of Erasmus funding have not already been consumed during the studies for study abroad and / or internships. Read more here.
For all three types of internships, there are three different funding possibilities through ERASMUS+
Erasmus+ (inside Europe)
Global Erasmus (outside Europe)
Short-term internships (inside and outside Europe)
ERASMUS+ (within Europe)
An internship can be funded by ERASMUS+ within Europe if it is completed in one of the following program countries:
Member States of the European Union: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Spain, United Kingdom (until Brexit), Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus, Malta
Overseas territories of Member States of the European Union: e.g., Martinique, Aruba (see download for further details)
EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
Turkey, North Macedonia, Serbia
Special situation Switzerland: Switzerland is no longer a member of the Erasmus+ programme. Thus students who do traineeships in Switzerland cannot currently receive grants under Erasmus+. However students can apply for grants from the Swiss-European Mobility Programme. Administrative processing must be carried out by a Swiss university based in the vicinity of the internship company. More information can be found here
To find out exactly what the requirements are for an ERASMUS+ internship within Europe, see Requirements. How much the grant is for each country, you can read at Funding.
Global Erasmus (outside Europe)
You can also get an ERASMUS+ grant for an internship outside Europe.
Basically all countries outside Europe are funded, here is the list of the so-called programme countries. How much the grant is for each country, you can read under Funding.
Region 1 Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro
Region 2 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Internationally recognized territory of Ukraine.
Region 5 Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State
Region 6 Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Cambodia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Region 7 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Region 8 Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Region 9 Iraq, Iran, Yemen
Region 10 South Africa
Region 11 Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cook Islands, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kenya, Kiribati, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Zambia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Solomon Islands, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Chad, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe.
Region 12 Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Region 13 Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, (Republic of) Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Uruguay, United States of America.
Region 14 Faroe Islands, United Kingdom.
To find out exactly what the requirements are for an ERASMUS+ internship outside of Europe, see Requirements. How much the grant is for each country, you can read at Funding.
Short-term internships within and outside Europe
Students who are unable to complete a regular Erasmus+ internship stay (min. 2 months) due to their studies or life circumstances have the option of short-term mobility, which is supplemented by a virtual component. Short-term mobilities can be completed in programme and partner countries worldwide.
A short-term internship must last between five and 30 days to be eligible. More requirements can be found here. The grant amounts for a short-term internship can be found here.
Did you know that a virtual component is mandatory for a short-term internship? You can find out more here
How do I find an internship?
Inquire with your study programme about existing contacts and networks as well as internship companies of previous students.
Here you will find current announcements of internships abroad that have been sent to International Relations.