The Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme

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

For internships in the UK, a Temporary Worker-Government Authorized Exchange visa (T5) is required. Please refer to the additional information for internships in the United Kingdom.

The grant installments for the Erasmus+ Traineeship Abroad Programme vary depending on your country of destination, and currently range from 480 to 600 euros per month. Consult your faculty as to whether internships abroad can be accredited for your studies.

Short and sweet — here's how it works:

  • Search independently for an internship or an opportunity to complete your dissertation / final project
  • Write an email including your basic details to LMU Career Services
  • Complete and sign our Learning Agreement (students, faculty, LMU Career Services, host organization).
  • Apply online via MoveON (at least four weeks before your internship begins)
  • Receive a confirmation from LMU Career Services
  • Complete further steps to receive your first grant installment
  • Send your final documents via MoveON for the second installment

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
    • 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

  • 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.

For the funding year 2020 and onwards, it is possible to do an internship in line with the following options:

  • 1. Option: internship at the location of the institution offering your internship
  • 2. Option: blended learning internship, where a part of the internship is completed online from your home country (in this case, Germany) and the other part is completed at the location itself, i.e. in person, at the institution offering your internship. Here, only the section at the location is funded. This section may not last less than the minimum funding period of two months. Only the part at the location itself and in person will count towards your Erasmus+ contingent. Benefit: We issue a "Diploma Supplement" for your entire internship and not only for the part done at the location itself.
  • 3. Option: online internship, which takes place online from your home country (Germany). You won't receive any financial support, and the internship period won't count towards your Erasmus+ contingent either. Benefit: The framework for this set up is regulated administratively through our Learning Agreement. We will issue a "Diploma Supplement" for the entire period of your internship. You can also participate in intercultural awareness training to get prepared, even if you mobility only takes place online.

Please indicate your preferred internship option on your application.

From the initial application to receipt of your final documents

Please e-mail the following information to LMU Career Services prior to applying:

  • 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 you start your internship and for internships in UK 3 months prio to the internship start!

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:

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, 313 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.
  • Confirmation of Arrival (PDF, 44 KB) (for internships in UK or start BEFORE October 1, 2022): Please have this certificate filled out and signed by your internship institution upon arrival. Then send a scan by e-mail to LMU Career Services.

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 internships that started BEFORE October 1, 2022: Traineeship Certificate Project 2021 (DOCX, 66 KB)
    For internship that started FROM October 1, 2022: Traineeship Certificate Project 2022 (DOCX, 66 KB)
    For internships in UK: Traineeship Certificate Project 2020 (DOCX, 66 KB)
    Please note:
    • We don't accept pre-dated documents!
    • Only fill in physical mobility/period if you have completed a stay consisting of a virtual and a physical part (blended mobility)!
  • Internship report (DOC, 64 KB)
  • Your registration certificate — if the confirmation submitted with your application doesn't cover the entire period of your internship.
  • EU survey (only for internships in the UK that run until March 31, 2023): You will automatically receive your access information from the EU database.
  • 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.

For more detailed information on the documents listed above and on Erasmus+ traineeship mobility, please refer to our Checklist (PDF, 313 KB).

Further information

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 top-up for students and graduates with "fewer opportunities" is available to the following student groups:

  • Students with disabilities:
    • Top-up is available from a degree of diability of 30 for UK and from a GdB of 20 for all other Erasmus+ countries.
    • Note: the top-up for UK is lower because the funding comes from the old Erasmus generation.
    • 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 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.

For internships starting on or after October 1, 2022 (excluding UK), the financial top-up may also be paid to the following students:

  • 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.

You can upload the relevant supporting documents together with your application in our application portal.

  • Conducted by SINIK (Student Initiative for Intercultural Competence)
  • When you have provided us with your basic details, we will automatically inform you of the next training session.

  • 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.

Addtional Information for Internships in the UK

Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange visa (T5)

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For internships in the UK you need a "Temporary Worker-Government Authorized Exchange visa (T5)". Please read the information on the visa website carefully!

In the context of your Erasmus application at LMU, please also note the following:

  • Apply for the scholarship at least 3 months before the start of the internship, otherwise the deadlines for the visa cannot be met.
  • We or your employer must apply for a "Certificate of Sponsorship" for you at the British Council. For this we need certain documents from you. We will inform you separately by e-mail which documents these are. Once we have submitted the complete documents to the British Council, it takes 5 weeks until we receive your "Certificate of Sponsorship".
    Please note: For internships that end after 31.03.2023, we as a university can no longer apply for a "Certificate of Sponsorship" for you. The process must then be handled by your internship institution.
  • With the "Certificate of Sponsorship" you apply for the corresponding visa. You should receive the visa after 3 weeks. Please make sure that you have gathered all other documents for the visa application in time!
  • For research placements of up to 6 months no visa is required. It is important that you use words like "reserach" or "researcher" instead of "work placement", "internship" or "traineeship" in the Erasmus+ Learning Agreement.
Please also note that you will have to pay additional costs for the visa and health insurance. The LMU Career Service subsidizes this with 300 euros in addition to the Erasmus scholarship.

Contact

Do you have any further questions on this program? Then you're welcome to contact us for a consultation!

Iris Geise

LMU's Career Services

International Internships

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+49 89 2180-1359

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