The Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme

Do you want to complete an internship in another European country? The Erasmus+ Traineeship Grant offers financial support for registered students and doctoral candidates as well as for graduates.

In order to give as many students as possible the opportunity to receive an Erasmus+ grant, the maximum funding period is four months. The actual duration of your internship may exceed the scholarship.
Your internship must last at least two full months.

Please keep in mind that your complete documents must reach us 4 weeks before the start of your internship. Plan enough time to collect all the information and signatures you will need, plus the time we will need to check your documents. A retroactive grant agreement after the start of the internship is not possible. If you can’t meet the application deadline, it is mandatory to attend an appointment with Michael Brielmaier.

Internships in the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland) can no longer be financed via Erasmus+. Instead, internships in these countries can be financed via the PROMOS grant.

Grant requirements

To apply for the Erasmus+ Traineeship Grant, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Internship is during your studies
    • Internship or dissertation / final project in another European country
    • No residence in the internship country
    • You are registered at LMU (up to and including doctoral studies)
  • Internship is planned for after your degree program (Graduate Internships)
    • Internship in another European country
    • No residence in the internship country
    • Internship period is within one year after your graduation
    • You are registered at LMU (up to and including doctoral studies) at the time of your application
    • Exmatriculation has occured before you start your internship

  • Member States of the European Union:
    Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden
  • Program countries outside the EU:
    Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Türkiye

  • Full-time internships of 30 hours or more per week or 12 hours of instruction per week for teaching internships
  • Voluntary and mandatory internships
  • Types of internships: regular internships, research internships, practical final dissertation or semester-project internships, mandatory internships, voluntary internships or graduate internships
  • Paid and unpaid internships
  • Relevant to your degree program
  • Internship duration of at least two to a maximum of 12 months Please check the length of your internship. If it is shorter than 60 days, you can apply for the Career Services Scholarship. Here, the minimum duration of your internship is only 53 days.

Internships in EU institutions as well as institutions managing EU programs are excluded from Erasmus+ funding. You can see which institutions this applies to on the EU website. These internships can be funded by a separate DAAD program.

Scholarship process

You got accepted for your dream internship? Great!

Please email the following information to LMU Career Services to start your scholarship application:

  • Exact date of the beginning of your internship (e.g. Monday, the...)
  • Exact date of the end of your internship (e.g. Friday, the...)
  • Location of your internship
  • Country of your internship
  • Your faculty at LMU (number and name)
  • Have you already participated in the Erasmus+ Programme (study exchange / internship)? Yes/No; if yes, how many months have you already received funding for?
  • Internship type: mandatory internship, voluntary internship, or graduate internship
  • Name of your internship institution
  • Grant: Erasmus+

After this, you'll receive a link to the application portal from us.

Without these basic details we can't process your application!

Application deadline: latest four weeks before the start of your internship!

Please apply through the MoveON portal. Please select the online form „Application Scholarships for International Internships“ in the portal.

The following documents must be uploaded to apply for the Erasmus+ Traineeship Grant:

Mandatory documents:

Required documents for the optional additional funding:
  • Green Travel Declaration (PDF, 108 KB), see “Further information” below
  • Honorary declaration (PDF, 145 KB) for the top-up for students and graduates of the following groups:
    • first-time academics
    • students with disabilites
    • students with child/ren
    • students with chronic illness
    • working students and graduates
  • Further information can be found under "Additional grant for the support of equal opportunities"

Please note: The Learning Agreement for Traineeships must be signed by all three parties (student, faculty/LMU Career Services, host organization) when you submit your application. Please consult our Checklist (PDF, 319 KB) for specific information for students from different departments. Here you will also find a good overview of all the steps and documents that need to be completed or submitted before, during and after your Erasmus traineeship.

  • Grant Agreement: This document will be sent to you by email. It must be signed twice and then sent to LMU Career Service. You can either mail these two original versions or hand them in in person. In advance, you can also submit a scan of the documents by mail to LMU Career Service.
  • OLS language test: An invitation to the language test will be sent automatically by mail from the OLS system. On the OLS platform, you can also take free, tutored online language courses. Please note: Native speakers don't need to take this test.
  • Graduate internships: Submit your exmatriculation certificate as soon as you receive it.

After that, you'll receive the first grant installment.

If your internship is extended by more than five days, you must request for this extension by submitting the Learning Agreement for Traineeship - Changes. This must be scanned in and submitted by mail to LMU Career Service at least one month before you originally planned on ending the internship.

Traineeship Certificate: completed and signed by your internship employer.

For internship that started from October 1, 2022: Traineeship Certificate Project 2022 and 2023 (DOCX, 66 KB)

Please note:

-We don't accept pre-dated documents!

-Physical mobility/period is only to be filled in if your internship consisted of a virtual and a physical component (blended mobility).

  • Internship report (DOC, 143 KB)
  • Your registration certificate — if the confirmation submitted with your application doesn't cover the entire period of your internship.
  • EU Survey: The DAAD is working on a new platform for the new project, the Beneficiary Module. At the moment you do not have to fill out a questionnaire. However, if you are asked to fill out a questionnaire or report in the Beneficiary Module at a later date, we will contact you again here
  • Career tip: Your internship provider can issue an accredited reference for you. This reference looks great in future applications!

Please upload all final documents in one go to the MoveON portal no later than 30 days after ending your internship. You have already received the link to this portal with your application.

Further information

The scholarship rate for the Erasmus mobility is calculated according to country group and length of your stay:

  • Country group 1 (750€ per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden
  • Country group 2 (690€ per month): Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
  • Country group 3 (640€ per month): Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary

Definition of Green Travel: For the majority of the travel distance (at least 50% of the total trip), low-emission means of transport such as train, bus or carpooling are used.

Students who travel to their internship in accordance with the Green Travel requirements of the Erasmus+ program can apply for a Green Travel grant:

  • Green Travel Top-up in the amount of 50€.
  • 1 - 4 additionally funded travel days, if the Green Travel takes longer than the travel with the non-green alternative.

To apply, submit the "Green Travel Declaration" with your application through our application portal. You can download the template under the section "Application" above on this page.

The grant for the support of equal opportunities contains 250€ per month in addition to your funding (see Erasmus+ Countries above). Top-ups are not combinable. Top-ups are available to the following student groups:

  • Students with disabilities:
    • Top-up is available from a degree of disability of 30 for UK and from a degree of disability of 20 for all other Erasmus+ countries.
    • Proof is provided by submitting the severely disabled person's ID card, the notice from the state social welfare office or a medical certificate.
  • Students with child/ren:
    • Please let us know if you have a child or children and are travelling with them.
    • Proof is provided by submitting the child(ren)'s birth certificate and travel documents.
  • Students with chronic illness:
    • Please provide proof of your chronic illness in the form of a medical certificate.
    • The certificate must indicate that you are incurring additional costs due to your illness.

  • First-time academics (students and graduates from non-academic parents)
    • Top-up is for undergraduate and graduate students whose parents or caregivers do not have an academic degree from an institution of higher education.
    • Proof may be made via a declaration on honor of the parents'/relatives' educational qualifications or a self-declaration of the parents/relatives.
  • Working students and graduates
    • The top-up is for employed students and graduates who have to suspend their employment during the Erasmus internship or have to terminate their employment for the stay abroad.
    • The employment must have been active for at least six months prior to the date of application for the Erasmus Internship Grant. In this regard, please note the application deadline of 4 weeks before the start of the internship.
    • During the minimum period of employment, the monthly salary must be above 450,00€ and below 850,00€. In case of several activities, the net earnings of all activities per month are added up.
    • It must be an employment subject to social security contributions.
    • Activities that are performed in self-employment are excluded.
    • The employment may not be continued during the Erasmus internship, but must be paused or terminated.
    • Proof must be provided by the corresponding salary slips and a declaration on honor regarding the pause or termination.

To apply for the grant, submit a declaration on honor (see template under "Your application") and the relevant supporting documents together with your application in our application portal.

  • Per study cycle (bachelor, master, doctoral studies), students can make use of a maximum of 12 months of Erasmus+ funding. These months can be divided into several study and internship periods. Exception: teacher education/medicine/law students can make use of a maximum of 24 months of Erasmus+ funding
  • Since a graduate internship is formally part of your previous study cycle, you must have at least two Erasmus+ months left over from your previous study cycle to apply and be eligible for funding.

The linked homepages provide you with information on the respective provisions relating to entry and stay regulations in non-EU program countries within Erasmus+:

You have to provide the following three insurances for your stay abroad:

• Accident Insurance

• Liability Insurance

• Health Insurance

Check with your current insurance whether certain services are already included or can be increased for the period of your internship.
In addition, the DAAD offers its own insurance packages: Link to the DAAD insurance packages, see Tarif 720. As proof of your internship you can hand in your Learning Agreement, signed by all parties.


Do you have any further questions or feedback on this program? Feel free to contact us!

Michael Brielmaier, M.A.

LMU's Career Services

Consultant for Business Contacts & International Internships

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